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Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms
Cannabis users report that the drug relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study explains the mechanism behind this anecdotal evidence. (Medical News Today)

Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer
A new study reveals that p38 protein in myeloid cells promotes gut inflammation and tumor formation with help from a hormone triggered by p38 in the cells. (Medical News Today)

Study shows how 'friendly' bacteria keep our gut healthy
A new study explains the mechanism by which good bacteria help our guts stay healthy. The results have therapeutic implications for conditions such as IBD. (Medical News Today)

What is a gastrointestinal fistula and what causes one?
A gastrointestinal fistula occurs when part of the digestive tract connects abnormally to the skin or another organ in the body. This severe condition often occurs after surgery and can cause complications such as malnutrition and severe pain. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal fistulae here. (Medical News Today)

Could treating these immune cells cure IBD?
By identifying a distinct group of CD4 T cells that create and perpetuate intestinal inflammation, scientists could be on track to finding a cure for IBD. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ischemic colitis
Ischemic colitis happens when there is not enough blood flow to the colon. It tends to occur more often in people who are over 60 or have chronic conditions. Symptoms include cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. It may resolve on its own and diet changes can help, but in some cases treatment involves surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer
Triclosan is a widely used ingredient in household goods. A study in mice shows that it may have a negative impact on gut inflammation and cancer growth. (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory bowel disease may raise Parkinson's risk
Having IBD is tied to a 22 percent higher risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a nationwide Danish population study that covered nearly 40 years. (Medical News Today)

What causes abdominal bloating?
There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple home remedies. Here, we look at the causes of bloating, what to do, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

E. coli toxin linked with inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers have accidentally discovered a surprising link between microcin B17, a toxin produced by E. coli, and inflammatory bowel disease. (Medical News Today)

What to know about diverticulitis surgery
Diverticulitis occurs when small pockets in the large intestine become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. It can be severe and require surgery, which carries risks and is not always successful. In this article, learn about the types of diverticulitis surgery, who should have it, and how long recovery may take. (Medical News Today)

What causes undigested food to appear in stool?
Certain foods, including high-fiber foods and sweetcorn, are more difficult to digest than others. It is normal for a person to notice undigested bits of these foods in their stool. If undigested food in the stool occurs with other symptoms, including diarrhea, they may have a medical condition, such as Crohn’s or IBS. (Medical News Today)

What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
Fiber is a crucial part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients. (Medical News Today)

Can this biochemical 'switch off' inflammation?
Scientists uncover a new metabolic process involving a molecule called itaconate that blocks the production of inflammatory factors by macrophages. (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory bowel disease may raise heart attack risk
An analysis of more than 17.5 million patients' medical records reveals that having IBD raises heart attack risk independently of other risk factors. (Medical News Today)

What are the causes of loose stools?
A look at loose stools, which are unusually watery bowel movements. Find out about the causes and the role of diet in the consistency of bowel movements. (Medical News Today)

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?
New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium. (Medical News Today)

What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment
Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body. (Medical News Today)

10 rashes caused by ulcerative colitis
This article looks at skin conditions that are related to ulcerative colitis, including psoriasis, vitiligo, and hives. Learn about causes and prevention. (Medical News Today)

What is renal colic? Symptoms and relief
Renal colic is pain caused by a urinary tract stone. The pain can be anywhere in the urinary tract. Learn more about how it is treated. (Medical News Today)

Colitis and Crohn's: Is 21st century living to blame?
It is not clear why some people develop inflammatory bowel disorders and some don't. Research now shows that our lifestyle plays a significant part. (Medical News Today)

What you need to know about pancolitis
Pancolitis is a form of ulcerative colitis that affects the entire large intestine or bowel. It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a chronic condition that develops over a long period and there is currently no known cure. Pancolitis can cause abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. (Medical News Today)

What you can and can't eat on the bland diet
The bland diet is a diet where people consume soft foods that are low in fiber as these are easy on the digestive system. It is also known as a soft diet, low residue diet, or gastrointestinal soft diet. It may be recommended to people experiencing gastrointestinal inflammation or flare-ups of Cronhn's disease. (Medical News Today)

What is chronic diarrhea and how is it treated?
A number of conditions can lead to chronic diarrhea, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dietary factors and allergies can also be a factor. Symptoms include bloating, frequent bowel movements, and loose stools. Find out more about the causes, options for treatment and prevention, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What is left-sided colitis?
Left-sided colitis is a form of ulcerative colitis that affects the left side of the colon, causing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. There may be weight loss, dehydration, and pain. Infections and use of antibiotics may trigger it. Find out when to see a doctor, what treatments are available, and complications. (Medical News Today)

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