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2011-03-25 00:00:30

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its Annual Spring IBD Education Day at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its Annual Spring IBD Education Day at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. This free program...

2011-03-23 14:55:00

In the news release, NephRx Corp. Awarded New U.S. Patent for Oral Mucositis Agent NX002, issued 23-Mar-2011 by NephRx Corporation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the original version should be disregarded. The complete, corrected release follows: NephRx Corp. Awarded U.S. Patent for Use of Novel Growth Factor Peptide NX002 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease --Validates Potential Utility of NX002 as Treatment for this Common and Disabling Condition with Significant Unmet...

2011-03-23 12:28:00

NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediaplanet Publishing released a special report today within the Washington Post on Colon Health. The report's aim is to create awareness around the importance of colon and lower digestive health and its impact on overall wellness. On the heels of Colorectal Cancer awareness month, this report also addresses the prevalence of colon cancer as the second deadliest cancer in America and motivates readers to be more vigilant around regular screening....

2011-03-23 03:00:00

LOOS, France, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DigestScience Foundation has been committed since its inception in 2008 to developing research into Digestive Diseases: 1. 2009/2010: First steps in cell therapy for Crohn's disease. DigestScience Foundation funded an initial research program to develop a new therapeutic strategy called cell therapy, which was designed for Crohn's disease. A year later, the Dutch team under Professor Daniel Men at Leiden published initial results in...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America today announced that Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. This new caucus will work to promote awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel...

2011-03-16 18:33:45

Children and adolescents growing up with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are less fit than their peers, says a study by researchers at McMaster University and the McMaster Children's Hospital. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics online, shows children and youth with the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease have aerobic fitness levels 25 per cent lower than other children their age, and their muscle function is 10 per cent lower. "Raising a child with a chronic...

2011-03-07 08:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Comebacks(®) Program announced today that Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Justin F. Blum, of Florence, S.C., has been named this year's recipient of the Tony Snow Public Service Award. Blum, now a Senior Army Instructor with the Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program, is being recognized for his service to his country and his community. Now in its 26th year, the Great Comebacks(®) Program...

2011-03-04 00:00:30

Joseph Melenick, 17, of Bay Village, Ohio, has gone above and beyond to raise much-needed awareness of Crohn's and a similar disease called ulcerative colitis, and nearly $50,000 for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's research, education, and support initiatives. New York, New York (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 Since his diagnosis five years ago at age 12 with Crohn's disease, a chronic and often debilitating digestive disease, Joseph Melenick, 17, of Bay Village, Ohio, has...

2011-02-07 14:20:42

Genome regions are signposts to the biology of ulcerative colitis An international team of researchers has made new links between 29 regions of the genome and ulcerative colitis "“ a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The new findings increase the total number of genome regions known to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease to 99. The results point to several biological processes, including the way that our bodies maintain the lining of the intestinal wall, which...

2011-02-01 01:58:18

Probiotic offers possibility of safe, drug-free treatment You know the probiotics in your peach yogurt are healthful, but now it appears they may also be a powerful treatment for disease. A genetically tweaked version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese appears to be an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It may also prove to be useful in colon cancer, another disease triggered by inflammation. Northwestern Medicine...


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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.