Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
Extra vitamin D "was associated with significantly less physical (More)
Posted 2:43 PM 5/15/2013 by Scott Roberts
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Simponi (golimumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis.
The drug is designed to block tumor necrosis factor, which has a key role in causing abnormal (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' early growth is influenced by the types of bacteria in their digestive system, a new study says.
A variety of bacteria quickly populate the sterile digestive tract of a newborn. Norwegian researchers identified connections between specific types (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from recurring urinary tract infections may carry a particularly hearty strain of E. coli bacteria that flourishes in both the gut and the bladder, and can migrate back and forth despite repeated treatments, a small new study finds.(More)...
Posted 12:00 PM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Yearly flu vaccinations are safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease, but too few of these youngsters get a flu shot because their parents worry about possible side effects, researchers report.
Not only does vaccination help protect against the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/24/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that assesses levels of a compound produced in the stomach appears to be a strong indicator of whether there will be heart trouble down the road, researchers report.
The higher the levels of the compound -- called trimethylamine-N-oxide (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplantation -- an innovative enema treatment -- may help reduce or eliminate symptoms of ulcerative colitis in most children and young adults, according to a small study.
The process, formally called fecal microbial transplantation (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/5/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A proton pump inhibitor, a drug commonly taken for heartburn, may cause side effects.
The American Academy of Family Physicians lists these factors to consider before using a proton pump inhibitor (PPI):
Posted 5:00 AM 4/3/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause diarrhea and inflammation of the large intestine. When it flares, making changes to your diet may help ease symptoms.
The University of California, San Francisco offers these suggestions:(More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors that increase the risk of blood clots in women during or after pregnancy are outlined in a large new study.
Women who were older than 35, who were overweight or obese, or who smoked were at somewhat higher risk of developing blood clots (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/1/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors use quick-and-easy disease labels to sum up symptoms of concern in an otherwise healthy infant, parents are more apt to want to treat their child with some type of medication, even if they're told that drugs won't help, new research says.(More)...