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What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable 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
A look at pancolitis, a form of ulcerative colitis affecting the intestine. Included is information on flare-ups and complications of the condition. (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 easy on the digestive system. Included is detail on studies and whether the diet is safe. (Medical News Today)

What is chronic diarrhea and how is it treated?
Learn all about chronic diarrhea, with a focus on why it might occur and what treatments and home remedies exist to relieve symptoms. (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. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best Crohn's disease blogs
Crohn's disease blogs can be a useful source of educational information on the condition and contain tips and accounts from individuals with the disease. (Medical News Today)

New IBD treatments may combine antifungals and probiotics
A review suggests that gut fungi, along with bacteria, play a key role in gut health, and new treatments for IBD may combine antifungals with probiotics. (Medical News Today)

Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood. (Medical News Today)

What causes itching, pain, and loose stools?
Diarrhea may resolve quickly by itself, but can also be painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. It can also cause a burning sensation in the surrounding area. This MNT Knowledge Center article explains the causes, home and medical treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What is a hemicolectomy?
A hemicolectomy is a procedure in which the surgeon removes a part of the colon. It is done to relieve conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn what it involves, how to prepare for this operation, and what to expect in terms of recovery. The outlook will depend on the reason for the treatment. (Medical News Today)

The colon of patients with IBS reacts differently to bacteria
The intestinal barrier of patients with the gastrointestinal disease IBS allows bacteria to pass more freely than in healthy people, according to a study led by researchers at Linköping University... (Medical News Today)

Spondyloarthritis: Symptoms, treatments, and causes
Spondyloarthritis is a term used to describe inflammatory diseases that cause arthritis. Learn about the types, causes, symptoms, and outlook. (Medical News Today)

Rural living tied to lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease
A study of Canadian populations finds that living in urban households is tied to a lower chance of being diagnosed with IBD, particularly in childhood. (Medical News Today)

Cake icing pigment could worsen inflammatory bowel disease
Titanium dioxide - a pigment used in foods, cosmetics, and medicines - could compound IBD symptoms. It should be avoided by patients, researchers suggest. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for IBD in offspring
Study in mice underscores concern over unwarranted use of antibiotics during pregnancy and early development. (Medical News Today)

Researchers make significant progress in engineering digestive system tissues
Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions - from... (Medical News Today)

Scientists find genes that may cause inflammatory bowel disease
From hundreds of genes potentially responsible for inflammatory bowel disease, a new genome-wide analysis focuses on a few that may cause the illness. (Medical News Today)

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