Michelle Oddy faces nearly 40 percent risk of dying, but she is willing to take the risk. The 20-hour surgery will replace her liver, bowel, colon, pancreas, large and small intestine, and half of her stomach.
Feature | Health April 20, 2019
Patients are likely to get treated for different conditions before they get a correct diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Symptoms resemble that of other conditions, which is why the cancer is often in the advanced stages once detected.
Public Health March 2, 2019
Nicholas Stover needed to use the bathroom more often because he has Crohn's disease, but he was fired for 'time theft.' He is seeking a minimum of $3 million in damages.
Business Tech February 25, 2019
The FDA has approved the one-a-day tablet Trulance of Synergy Pharmaceuticals for treating chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. The one-a-day tablet is the pharma's first to obtain regulatory clearance.
Medicine January 20, 2017
Ulcerative colitis affects thousands of Americans every year. New research suggests that transplanting healthy stool into patients with ulcerative colitis may help alleviate symptoms or even cure the disease.
Medicine May 24, 2016
Parasitic worms may help treat inflammatory bowel disease, a new study has found. Conditions such as Crohn's disease may benefit from worm therapy as it changes the composition of the gut microbiota, in a way that is beneficial to the host.
Life April 15, 2016
Galapagos' experimental bowel disease drug GLPG1205 failed to perform better than the placebo drug used in the medical trial. The Belgian pharmaceutical company is discontinuing the drug program for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Life January 26, 2016
Malnourishment in children may not be curbed by merely giving food. Researchers found that gut infection may cause malnutrition and vaccination failure.
Life December 16, 2015
A food additive commonly found in ice cream, margarine and other processed foods affect the bacterial makeup of the gut increasing a person's odds of developing inflammatory and metabolic diseases.
Life February 26, 2015