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About Crohn’s and Colitis Australia

Formed in 1985, Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is a non-profit organisation and the national peak body that represents approximately 80,000 Australians living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, two chronic illnesses collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aim to deliver services that inform, support, and care for people living with IBD in Australia and to promote research aimed at finding a cure.

CCA is the only organisation in Australia to provide these comprehensive services for patients and families. We work hard to raise awareness and educate the public, as well as collaborate closely with the medical profession and government to improve the quality of IBD patient care. Our staff are well equipped to help you understand your illness and connect you with others than can relate to your day to day challenges.

Visit our website https://www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au today.

The latest news and Research

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Faecal microbiota transplantation: indications, evidence and safety

Posted: March 4 2021

Read the full article in Australian Prescriber. Listen to podcast here. Transcript Welcome to Australian Prescriber Podcast. Australian Prescriber, independent, peer-reviewed, and free. Faecal microbiota transplantation or FMT. At first, it evoked surprise and mirth among some, but that was quickly replaced by the excitement about the possibilities that FMT might bring. It suddenly escalated as a potential […]

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How to look past the chatter and manage your inner voice

Posted: March 3 2021

By Emma Nobel and Gail Boserio That little critic in your head can help you wade through some of life’s biggest challenges — but it can also be a cruel tormentor living rent-free in your mind. Professor Ethan Kross, a psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Michigan, has spent the last 20 years researching how we […]

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Crohn’s disease in Australia – the latest research

Posted: March 2 2021

Research Scientist and Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr Ed Giles and Associate Professor Rebecca Lim are both leading research into Crohn’s at Hudson Institute. Dr Ed Giles is leading two Crohn’s studies at Hudson Institute. One is investigating the relationship between the microbiome and Crohn’s. The other is examining our immune system response and its relationship to inflammation […]

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Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville to take three months off after ‘serious’ health scare

Posted: March 1 2021

By Caroline Schelle Police and Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville announced the leave period in a statement on Saturday, explaining she has been in hospital since last week as a result of Crohn’s disease. “The clear advice from my doctors is if I don’t take this period of rest and recovery I will be faced […]

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Greenspace exposure during childhood reduces risk for IBD

Childhood exposure to residential greenspace was associated with a reduced risk for inflammatory bowel disease, according to data published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

By Monica Stonehill “Intervention studies designed to target specific environmental risk factors to reduce the risk of IBD should include greenspace in study design,” Michael Elten, MSc, from the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues wrote. “It is possible that by changing our immediate environment, we could prevent childhood-onset IBD.” Elten and colleagues […]

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New potential therapy for Crohn’s disease in children

Posted: February 24 2021

Scientists from the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago demonstrated that a nanotherapy reduces intestinal inflammation and shrinks lesions in a rodent model of severe Crohn’s disease. This approach could become an alternative to biologic antibody therapies that carry many side effects, including increased risk of certain cancers. […]

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