Tag: Inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn's Disease Patient Michelle Oddy To Undergo Risky 7-Organ Transplant

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

Colorectal Cancer Commonly Misdiagnosed In Younger Patients

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, Fired Amazon Worker With Crohn's Disease, Files Suit Over Bathroom Breaks

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

FDA OKs Constipation Drug From Synergy Pharma

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

Healthy Stool Transplant May Cure Ulcerative Colitis: Study

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

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 Fails In Medical Trial

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

Gut Infection May Cause Malnutrition And Vaccine Failure

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

Food Additives Just Don't Add Flavors, They Also Cause Obesity And Other Health Problems

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

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