Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Groups Launch Pediatric IBD Research Network
    VANCOUVER, Canada—Dr. Grace McCarthy, Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders (CH.I.L.D), this week announced an important new partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to fund the creation of the ...More
    July 6, 2012 Posted in News
  • Partnership May Speed Research for IBD, Other Diseases
    SEATTLE—Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), a non-profit biomedical research institute in Seattle, Wash., and Novo Nordisk, a global health care company headquartered in Denmark, recently announced a three-year collaborative agreement to potentially ...More
    July 3, 2012 Posted in News
  • New Data: IBD Treatments are Safe During Pregnancy
    NEW YORK, N.Y.—According to new data presented at 2012 DDW, there is no increased risk of birth defects among newborns of women who take certain biologic (infliximab, adalimumab and certolizumab) or immunomodulator (azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine) therapy to control ...More
    May 22, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study: Children with IBD Have Difficulty in School
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have difficulty functioning in school, particularly because their tendency to internalize problems can impact attendance. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study appearing in the ...More
    February 16, 2012 Posted in News
  • More Research Claims Fecal Transplants Treat C. difficile, IBD
    It may gross people out, but apparently, it works. Evidence is growing regarding the effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplants as a treatment for patients with recurrent bouts of Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) associated diarrhea. ...More
    November 2, 2011 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • American Idol's Casey Abrams Launches IBD Awareness Campaign
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    One of last year’s most popular American Idol contestants, Casey Abrams, is launching a national disease awareness campaign, IBD Icons, to let people know that living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) does not have to stop them from pursuing their goals. Starting ...More
    July 28, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Peppermint May Relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    University of Adelaide researchers have shown for the first time how peppermint helps to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome, an affliction that affects up to 20 percent of the population. ...More
    April 21, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Pearl Jam Guitarist Raises Awareness about Digestive Diseases
    Mike McCready, lead guitarist and co-founder of iconic American rock band Pearl Jam, recently made a public service announcement to support community-based fundraising and awareness regarding digestive diseases. He did this through Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Take ...More
    April 19, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders
  • ACG Releases New IBD Recommendations
    The American College of Gastroenterology published a new evidence-based systematic review on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) as a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) for April 2011, a special issue entirely dedicated to IBD. ...More
    April 12, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Doctors See More Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Once a medical rarity in children, inflammatory bowel disease today is increasingly common in kids, but many of them may not be diagnosed in a timely manner, according to experts from the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Johns Hopkins Children’s. ...More
    March 31, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders