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How blood vessel health may drive IBD
Researchers have found that blood vessels likely contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The finding also suggests novel treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about boswellia
Boswellia is a resin that has widespread use in natural medicine. Scientific research is starting to provide evidence for its effects on inflammatory health conditions. Learn about its possible uses, benefits, and side effects here. (Medical News Today)

What can make passing stool painful?
There are many reasons a person may experience pain during a bowel movement. In this article, we discuss 10 possible causes and some treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment
A new study looks at the interaction between a specific protein and a type of receptor. Blocking this specific pathway may help treat Crohn's. (Medical News Today)

How to recognize Candida in stool
The presence of Candida in stool does not always signal an overgrowth. Signs of Candida in stool include white or brown mucus, froth, or foam. Treatment options include antifungal medications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is bile acid malabsorption?
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Could a plant based diet be the answer to Crohn's disease?
Following a plant based diet helped one man with Crohn's disease achieve complete remission after a year of standard treatment had failed to do so. (Medical News Today)

Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice
New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators. (Medical News Today)

What to know about folate deficiency
Folate is an essential nutrient. A lack of dietary folate can cause anemia, which is especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of folate deficiency here. (Medical News Today)

IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment
Predicting the severity of an individual case of IBD may help guide treatment. A new study outlines a blood-based test that can predict IBD's course. (Medical News Today)

What to know about abdominal tenderness
Causes of abdominal tenderness include a variety of gastrointestinal issues, injuries to the area, and organ-related conditions. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Learn more about abdominal tenderness here. (Medical News Today)

Why does my stool smell foul?
Foul-smelling stool can have a variety of causes, from milk allergies to chronic pancreatitis. This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Researchers explore 'completely novel, nontoxic' IBD treatment
Researchers identify a new method that could allow them to treat and even prevent the development of inflammatory bowel disease, among other conditions. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tumor necrosis factor
Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links with medical conditions, and how to reduce TNF levels. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?
Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions. (Medical News Today)

Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?
Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks. (Medical News Today)

IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising
Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation. (Medical News Today)

IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut
Cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet reduced inflammation, prompted tissue repair, and promoted good bacteria in intestines of mice with IBD symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What are the facts of Crohn's disease?
Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s and some other digestive disorders. (Medical News Today)

Treating constipation in Crohn's disease
Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to expect during a bowel resection
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as strictures and fistulas. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all
New research suggests that fecal transplants from 'super donors' could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Crohn's disease and joint pain
Crohn’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can vary in severity. If people leave it untreated, symptoms can gradually get worse and may become more difficult to treat in the future. Treatment also reduces the risk of serious complications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A 'keeps the peace'
New research illuminates the vital role that moderate levels of vitamin A have in preventing the immune system from attacking the bacteria in our guts. (Medical News Today)

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