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Live Fearless Challenge raises 400k to support people living with Crohn’s and colitis

Posted: October 11 2021

By Lourdes Antenor The Live Fearless Challenge is a month-long personal fitness challenge held each year in September to raises funds for programs, education and support for people who have Crohn’s disease (Crohn’s) and ulcerative colitis (colitis), the two most common types of inflammatory bowel disease. The fundraising also supports research into the diseases. There […]

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National health literacy programme for people living with IBD

The aim of the CCA IBD project is to implement the Optimising Health Literacy and Access (Ophelia) process over 3 years to collaboratively codesign ways to improve delivery of information, services and resources for people with IBD and their carers.

Authors: Melanie Hawkins, Wayne Massuger, Christina Cheng, Roy Batterham, Gregory T Moore, Simon Knowles, Ranjit G Nadarajah, Leanne Raven, Richard H Osborne Introduction Non-government organisations (NGOs) represent the interests of the communities they serve, whether this be locally, nationally or internationally.1 The role of a community sector NGO is to give voice to its community through […]

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How to maintain your social life when you have IBD

Posted: October 11 2021

By Elizabeth Millard About two years ago, as Samantha Plevney was dealing with a major Crohn’s disease flare-up, she decided to tell her gastroenterologist how it was affecting her emotional health. “I told him that I’m alive but I’m not living,” she recalls. “Not being able to see my friends because of the uncertainty of […]

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Potential link between Crohn’s disease and fatty tissue discovered

New research led by a team at the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland has revealed a direct link between fatty tissue and Crohn’s disease.

The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports in a paper titled, “Adults with Crohn’s disease exhibit elevated gynoid fat and reduced android fat irrespective of disease relapse or remission.” The researchers, who collaborated with a team at University Hospital Limerick (UHL), are suggesting Crohn’s disease may be a fatty intestine condition. “Crohn’s disease (CD) is […]

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Study shows diet has ‘underappreciated role’ in treating ulcerative colitis

Patients with ulcerative colitis following a novel diet achieved higher clinical remission and mucosal healing compared with patients who received a single donor fecal transplantation, with or without diet, according to a study.

By Monica Stonehill “We evaluated whether integration of novel diets for donors and patients in addition to fecal transplantation (FT) could increase FT remission rate in refractory UC,” Chen Sarbagili Shabat, of the pediatric gastroenterology unit at Wolfson Medical Center’s PIBD Research Center in Holon, Israel, and colleagues wrote. “UCED alone appeared to achieve higher clinical remission and mucosal healing than […]

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New treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: opioids may cure that “bad gut feeling”

Posted: October 7 2021

Opioid receptors play key roles in regulating our senses and emotions. Recently, their discovery outside the nervous system raised several questions about the effects of opioids on the immune system. Now, researchers from Japan have shown that KNT-127—a drug that targets delta opioid receptors—can reduce pro-inflammatory signals in the colon. Their research highlights the immunomodulatory […]

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