Crohn's disease

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Is a 300% increase in Crohn's disease the result of our escalating exposure to wireless technologies? A question from Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, first published as a blog on StopSmartMeters July 2014

Could immunotherapy be helpful in Crohn's disease? April 2014

Living with Crohn's and coeliac disease. Caleigh is one of only 600 people in the UK with both conditions. She talks about the conditions and how she copes with them. April 2012

Interesting blog post from a colitis sufferer showing how following a particular diet (Speciifc Carbohydrate Diet in this case) may not be the whole answer, and how an elimination diet may be needed to add the final piece to the puzzle.  July 2011

Infantile Crohn's relieved by whipworm. An account by a father of how whipworms have transformed his daughter's life. Febuary 2011

Crohn's Disease - The Effect Of Diet, Vitamin D, And More – by Dustin Rudoph
November 2020

A productive battle with Crohn's disease: the story of Emer's battle with Crohn's disease told by her husband – Paul Mander-O'Beirne 2009


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Research Reports

Upregulation of calprotectin in mild IgE-mediated ovalbumin hypersensitivity. April 2017
Calprotectin (a protein bio-marker for inflammation) can be detected in faeces and is found to have raised levels for individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. This study demonstrated that raised levels of calprotectin may also be associated with IgE food allergies.

Inflammation – not genetic susceptibility – drives the growth of intestinal bacteria and invasive E. coli linked to Crohn's disease. August 2012

New study explores role of fungus in inflammatory bowel disorders. June 2012

Patients with Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal (GI) disorders may be exposed to significant doses of diagnostic radiation.March 2012

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) research team at Virginia Tech have discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn's disease. March 2012

Probiotics for Crohns disease, colitis and colon cancer
Febuary 2011

Could a highly processed Western diet really be the cause of Crohn’s disease?

Possible Crohn's risk for regular aspirin users
May 2010

Vitamin D helps asthma and Crohn’s disease
January 2010

West Coast Crohn's patients on hookworm therapy swear by treatment
May 2009

Pig whipworms (Trichuris suis) found to be safe and effective in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Disease, especially Crohn's disease
March 2009

Stem cell treatment for Crohn's disease
March 2009

Crohn's disease risk and severity influenced by genetic combination
March 2009

Form of Crohn's disease traced to disabled gut cells
October 2008

How friendly bacteria avoids immune attack to live happily in the gut
September 2008

New research has trebled the number of genetic regions known to be implicated in Crohn's disease
July 2008

Crohn's, milk and gluten
December 2008

Parasites and the hygiene hypothesis
November 2008

Hypnosis and counseling show real promise in the treatment of IBS and Crohn's
November 2008

Newly discovered immune cell may help with Crohn's and colitis
November 2008

Probiotics may benefit Crohn's disease patients
November 2008

First clinical trails of hookworms to treat Crohn's disease take place at Nottingham University in the UK.
July 2008

Stem cells heal chronic inflammation in the gut - may help restore immune system to normal function for Crohn's disease
July 2008

New therapies and medications for Crohn's disease
July 2008

Early experiments with pig whipworms and Crohn's disease by Dr Joel Weinstock at the University of Iowa
June 2008

Bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis may cause of Crohn's in humans
December 2007

Cornell scientists link E Coli bacteria to Crohn's Disease
August 2007

‘Camera pill’ helps identify Crohn’s disease in children
May 2007
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Relatives at risk of Crohn's?
January 2007

Defense mechanism against Intestinal Inflammation could lead to important therapeutic innovations in the treatment of Crohn's
March 2008

Organic diet may benefit Crohn's disease patients
January 2008

Patients with dormant Crohn's disease benefit from enteral nutrition to reduce the risk of disease becoming active again
December 2007

Bacteria and plant sugar may help combat Crohn's and colitis
April 2007

Crohn’s disease: a new approach
Febuary 2005

But Crohn’s and vitamin D supplementation may not mix
Febuary 2005

First Published Febuary 2005


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