IBD Can Inflame Skin Cancer Risks
Sometimes drugs that effectively treat one condition unintentionally increase the risks of another. It has recently been discovered that this is the case for some drugs that treat inflammatory bowel disease.
Growing up With Crohn's Disease
Like type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease once was thought to be an adult illness. Not anymore. Children and adolescents are also plagued with this disease that plays havoc on the digestive tract.
FDA Focus on TNF Blockers
A class of drugs is now under suspicion of causing cancer in children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 30. These are called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an update regarding its ongoing safety review of these drugs.
Sunlight, Vitamin D, and Crohn's Disease
Why do some people develop Crohn's disease, and others don't? Scientists are working to find out what puts people at higher risk for developing this gastrointestinal condition.
Medical Advice From YouTube?
You turn to YouTube for advice, entertainment, cat videos, and practically everything else. So why shouldn't you look to the video-sharing site after you've been diagnosed with Crohn's?
Promising new treatment for Crohn's disease
Scientists have found a strain of probiotic, or “good bacteria,” that could treat Crohn's disease, where other probiotics have failed.
Faster Crohn's Disease Diagnosis
These days, doctors have a tough time determining whether their patients with Crohn's disease need surgery or medication. A new diagnostic tool could make their job much easier.
The Molecule of Many Diseases
It is good news when researchers gain a little more knowledge about the development of one disease. It is even better news when that little bit of knowledge applies to a whole group of diseases.
Antibiotics May Rough up Your Gut
If you get a bacterial infection, you may need to take some heavy antibiotics. Beware, though… it is possible that those antibiotics may be a contributing factor for developing bowel disease.
Advancing Crohn's Disease Treatment
Even 15 or 20 years ago hearing a diagnosis of Crohn's disease was bad news. Advances in treatment now mean that the disease is manageable and patients can live a normal life. It's no longer the death sentence it once was.