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Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn’s disease treatment

Treatment options for Crohn’s disease tend to focus on symptom control, but new research highlights a potential treatment option that targets a pathway in the immune system itself. Scientists zoom in on an immune pathway that may help treat Crohn’s. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, have published the […]

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How to recognize Candida in stool

How to recognize Candida in stool

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What is bile acid malabsorption?

What is bile acid malabsorption?

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Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice

Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice

New research in mice shows that immuno-positron emission tomography can accurately detect inflammatory bowel disease in a murine model and that the imaging technique can reveal specific details regarding mediators of inflammation. In the future, doctors may use PET scanning technology to detect IBD. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that affected approximately […]

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Why does my stool smell foul?

Why does my stool smell foul?

Foul-smelling stool has a particularly bad odor. Often, this is due to the foods that people eat. In some cases, however, foul-smelling stool can indicate an underlying medical condition. This article outlines eight causes of foul-smelling stool, along with information on diagnosis, treatments, and when to see a doctor. 1. Antibiotics and infection In some […]

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Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Gastrointestinal problems — from diarrhea to issues caused by food allergies to inflammatory bowel disease — have one common characteristic. A new study suggests an innovative way of tackling it to both prevent and treat gastrointestinal conditions. New research may have opened up a promising avenue for IBD treatment and prevention strategies. Inflammatory bowel disease […]

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What to know about tumor necrosis factor

What to know about tumor necrosis factor

Tumor necrosis factor is a protein found in the human body. Doctors link it with many inflammatory conditions, including forms of arthritis. In a healthy person, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) helps the body to fight off infections. In people with autoimmune diseases, however, high levels of TNF in the blood can cause unnecessary inflammation, resulting […]

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Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?

Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?

Many doctors consider it safe for people to drink alcohol in moderation while taking Humira. However, there is little research into how alcohol and Humira interact, so researchers may not yet know the risks. According to Humira’spatient information sheets, “There are no particular risks associated with alcohol when you are taking HUMIRA.” Adalimumab (Humira) is […]