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Ulcerative Colitis

Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis during childhood is associated with increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology.
In Europe and the United States, more than 3 million people suffer from either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and while they are becoming more common diagnoses, the root causes and triggers are not completely clear to researchers.
Prebiotics and probiotics have been discussed frequently in the media for supposedly improving overall health, especially diseases related to the gut. However, the evidence on the efficacy and use of these dietary supplements is rather complicated.
Entyvio (vedolizumab) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe forms of two gastrointestinal conditions -- ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Although many studies have found Crohn’s disease (CD) patients are more likely to smoke than the general population, only a few have examined CD prevalence as it relates to regional smoking rates.
A wide range of medical conditions are tied to an increased risk of herpes zoster, according to a study published online May 13 in BMJ.
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