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Riders to dress in purple for Crohn’s

Posted: May 26 2021

The Beginner Show fundraiser on Sunday, 23 May will line up with Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month to raise funds for the Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA). The club will be raising awareness for the disease as well as much-needed funds -20 per cent of the show profits and 10 per cent of sales on […]

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Research

Engineered organism could diagnose Crohn’s disease flareups

Bioengineers create pH-sensing gut bacteria to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease.

By Jade Boyd In an important step toward the clinical application of synthetic biology, Rice University researchers have engineered a bacterium with the necessary capabilities for diagnosing a human disease. The engineered strain of the gut bacteria E. coli senses pH and glows when it encounters acidosis, an acidic condition that often occurs during flareups […]

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Tips for coping with IBD fatigue

Posted: May 24 2021

By Alexa Federico Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can vary quite a bit, from typical gastrointestinal (GI) pains to joint pain. One of the most commonly experienced symptoms is fatigue. Many people will still experience fatigue even when their GI symptoms are in remission. This level of fatigue makes it difficult to keep up with a […]

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Research

A gut feeling

Scientists link genetic makeup of bacteria in the human gut to several human diseases.

By Jen A. Miller We are truly never alone, not even within our own bodies. Human beings play host to trillions of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms that make up the human microbiome. In recent years, the mix of these resident bacteria, and the presence of specific bacterial species, has been linked to conditions ranging […]

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What 2,000-year-old poo says about our gut bugs

Posted: May 19 2021

By science reporter Gemma Conroy Many of us spend more time sitting than moving, and we are more likely to reach for a highly processed snack than a stick of celery.  And it turns out our poo has also changed. A new study has found that our gut bugs are vastly different from those that inhabited our hunter-gatherer […]

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How does it work? J-pouch for ulcerative colitis

Posted: May 18 2021

 By Jenna Fletcher Many people with UC never need surgery. However, up to one-third of people who have been living with the condition for 30 years may require surgery. This article explains how J-pouch surgery works, what to expect after the procedure, and the benefits and risks. What is a J-pouch, and how does it work? J-pouch surgery […]

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Personal Story

4 People share what life is like in ulcerative colitis remission

Posted: May 18 2021

By Korin Miller Most people use medications to stop inflammation in the large intestine. (Sometimes, people have surgery to remove their colon and rectum when medications don’t work.) Reducing your symptoms and achieving ulcerative colitis remission isn’t always easy, and some people need to go through several prescriptions before they find what works for them. Below, we asked […]

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Personal Story

I Became a model after having my colon removed

Posted: May 13 2021

By Gaylyn Henderson, as told to Sarah Z. Wexler My road to a Crohn’s diagnosis started when I was 13. I had always wanted to model, but I was sick so often—experiencing chronic loose stool and using the bathroom often—that I didn’t think it was a possibility for me. My pediatrician immediately referred me to […]

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‘It’s affected my life in many different ways’

Posted: May 10 2021

By 2022, it’s expected that more than 100,000 people will be living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in Australia, according to Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA). As the rate of these inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) continue to rise, CCA is urging people to share what it’s like to live with these life-long illnesses as […]

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PBS listing for Australians with a rare epilepsy condition and ulcerative colitis

Posted: May 10 2021

In a historic first, Australians living with a rare form of epilepsy will have access to a medicinal cannabis drug, which is being listed on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the first time. From 1 May 2021, Australians living with Dravet syndrome, will have access to Epidyolex® (cannabidiol), a new treatment used in combination with […]

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