Approaches to Treating Malnutrition in IBD

New study will compare the Mediterranean and specific carbohydrate diets The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is sponsoring what it is calling the first-ever national study of the effect of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s disease. The study will compare the Mediterranean-style diet with the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) in order to evaluate

IBD relapse rates high when patients quit anti-TNF medication

Study shows IBD relapse rates are high when patients quit their anti-TNF medication Almost half of inflammatory bowel disease patients who stop anti-TNF drugs when they achieve remission have a relapse, researchers reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Researcher Dr. Maria Jose Casanova of Hospital Universitario de la Princesa in Madrid, said the study

NIH Recommends Early Peanut Introduction for High-Risk Infants

NIH Panel Recommends Early Peanut Introduction for High-Risk Infants Babies as young as 4 months can be exposed to peanuts Babies at high risk for developing peanut allergies should be introduced to peanut-containing foods in a controlled way as early as 4 to 6 months of age, according to new guidelines from an expert panel

CDC Issues Guidelines to Limit Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions

The CDC has issued guidance recommending the use of non-opioid pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, aspirin or acetaminophen, for most chronic pain; limiting opioid prescriptions for acute pain to three to seven days; prescribing the lowest possible effective dose; and giving patients immediate-release formulations, among other measures designed to limit abuse of the highly addictive