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Diet and Clear-Mindedness Affects Psychosocial Needs in IBD Patients

Posted: February 14 2019

Among 10 different psychosocial needs, diet and a lack of clear-mindedness were the ones most patients with inflammatory bowel disease felt were affected by their disease, a study reports. The study, “An Exploratory Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Psychosocial Factors Affecting Health-Related Quality of Life,” was published in Medical Sciences. Although previous studies have shown that […]

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Stoma products inspired by body art, tattoos and lingerie

Posted: January 22 2019

Stephanie Monty, an entrepreneur from the University of Birmingham’s BizzInn business incubator, has been awarded £310k by Innovate UK.  Inspired by seeing close family members suffering from the devastating effects of Crohn’s disease, she set up her company, Ostique, to develop a new range of stylish stoma products that are beautiful as well as functional. […]

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Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Are at Greater Risk of Mental Illness Postpartum

Posted: January 22 2019

A study published in the journal Gut shows that women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at greater risk of developing a mental illness after giving birth compared to the overall population. Study authors found that more than one-fifth of pregnant women with IBD had a new-onset mental health diagnosis. “There’s increasing awareness about mental […]

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A Nutritionist’s View on Managing IBD through Lifestyle and Diet

Posted: January 21 2019

In the article published in Frontiers in Immunology in 2015, its authors conclude: “The evidence that genetic factors contribute in small part to disease pathogenesis confirms the important role of microbial and environmental factors. Epigenetic factors can mediate interactions between environment and genome. Epigenetic mechanisms could affect development and progression of IBD. Epigenomics is an emerging field, and future […]

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Tired of hearing comments about your Weight?

Posted: December 12 2018

Weight is an emotionally charged subject for many people. For those living with Crohn’s disease, it’s an even more difficult topic, as weight loss and gain aren’t always in their control. Between flare-ups, courses of steroids, and sometimes even surgery, fluctuations on the scale are a somewhat inevitable part of living with the condition. One thing that certainly doesn’t help? Judgmental, […]

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Can neuro-linguistic programming help you retrain your brain with language?

Posted: December 3 2018

NLP explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotions (programs). Martin Probst, an NLP master practitioner, uses NLP to help people overcome phobias. “The brain blows certain things out of proportion — a trigger is involved and the brain takes over from there. We […]

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Depression, COPD increase risk for persistent opioid use in patients with IBD

Posted: November 19 2018

New persistent opioid use is becoming increasingly common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for patients with mental health disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Mohamed Noureldin, MD, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Michigan Medicine, and colleagues wrote, that previous studies have identified IBD itself […]

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Hidden battle: Raising awareness of a disease no one wants to talk about

Posted: May 1 2018

One in 250 Australians are sufferers of a disease that has no cure, is increasingly prevalent, is most commonly diagnosed in young people and yet is barely spoken about. May is the awareness month for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Sufferers are reluctant to speak about their illness for fear […]

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The bugs responsible for Crohn’s disease

By Paul Bertrand

A study published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe reveals that the make up of a person’s gut bacteria changes when they develop Crohn’s disease.

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