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New Crohn's disease damage index tool could help minimize complications

New index developed by international team to measure Crohn's disease damage

Crohn's disease affects everyone differently. Sometimes the damage causes by the form of inflammatory bowel disease is difficult to measure, making it difficult to minimize complications. A new scoring index has now been created by researchers that measures the total damage to the intestines caused by Crohn's disease.

New Research Shows that Snacking On This Heart-Healthy Nut Reduces Belly Fat

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Are you looking for an easy way to reduce that belly fat? Here is what researchers recently discovered during a cholesterol study where eating one specific type of nut not only proved to be heart healthy, but also reduced the belly fat of 52 overweight, middle-aged test subjects.

Friendly yeast gobbling bacteria could help treat Crohn's disease

Yeast gobbling bacteria could help Crohn's disease

Researchers from the UK and American recently discovered how a yeast gobbling bacteria could help treat Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases. For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a specific immune boosting bacteria that is stimulated when we consume bread,beer and other fermented or yeast containing foods rich in carbohydrate.

New metro ads focus on fibromyalgia and other invisible disabilities

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is focusing on people with health problems and disabilities that may not be visible to others. A new group of ads has been created with help from the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) to remind people to leave seats open for others. It is a positive step for the people who use the metro in Washington D.C. and cannot find a seat despite their disability.

Celiac disease patients benefit from restroom access bill

Celiac disease is a complex disorder with patients often suffering from stomach pain, bloating, cramping, diarrhea and constipation. They are often forced to search for bathrooms if they are out in public, but more states are becoming aware of the issues people encounter with employee-only bathrooms. Restroom access bills force businesses to let people with celiac disease and other medical conditions use the facilities or face a fine.

Fibromyalgia sufferer shares pain of ignorance

Many fibromyalgia sufferers have horror stories about visiting their doctors and attempting to get help for their chronic pain. Shelly Van Winkle recently shared her story as a fibromyalgia patient who spends an enormous amount of money on prescription drugs without finding relief. Her account echoes the problems often experienced by others with this condition.

Gluten-free food in Rome for celiac disease travelers

The city known for its delicious pasta should not scare celiac disease travelers. There are many gluten-free options in Rome, so you will not be stuck eating cooked vegetables with rice while everyone else enjoys a hot pizza. Italy’s celiac disease association, the Associazione Italiana Celiachia, is a strong ally for people with the disorder, and sufferers even receive money from the government to buy gluten-free food because it is more expensive.

NeuroMetrix promises fibromyalgia pain relief with Quell at CES

NeuroMetrix believes it has a solution that may help fibromyalgia patients fight chronic pain. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the company shared Quell, a wearable device that promises to give sufferers relief. You wear it on your upper calf and can connect it to your smartphone to keep track of progress.

Gluten-free bread maker from Panasonic revealed at CES

Gluten Free Bread

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) featured a new gluten-free bread maker from Panasonic that should make the life of people with celiac disease easier. Although it is often cheaper to make your own bread instead of buying the overpriced gluten-free store versions that crumble as soon as the bag opens, many people find it difficult to create delicious loaves at home. The SD-YR2500 model promises to make ugly, tasteless bread a distant memory.

Avoiding foot injuries during sports

The new year encourages many people to create their list of resolutions, and fitness tends to be at the top. However, starting a new sport or exercise routine can lead to foot injuries if the proper precautions are not taken. There are several easy tips you can follow to prevent injuries, but you should not hesitate to seek help from a podiatrist for serious problems.

Gwyneth Paltrow makes hairstylist go gluten-free without celiac disease

Gwyneth Paltrow has reignited the debates about celebrities promoting diets and creating fads. She recently helped her hairstylist, David Babaii, lose 135 pounds by encouraging him to change to a gluten-free diet despite the fact that he does not have celiac disease. Although Babaii is thrilled with the results, he admits it was not easy.

Army veteran blames fibromyalgia on fume exposure

Brandon Garrison is a U.S. Army veteran who believes some of his health problems may be linked to fume exposure during the war in Afghanistan. He suffers from multiple health problems including fibromyalgia and believes the time he spent near the burn pits affected him long-term. He is not the only veteran who is concerned about the fumes from the burning of hazardous waste during the wars.

Gluten-free ice cream cookie sandwiches recalled for Listeria

Groove gluten-free ice cream cookie sandwiches are being recalled by Great Feeling Foods, LLC because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The ice cream has a custard base made by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream that could be contaminated. Consumers are encouraged to either throw away the products or return them to the stores for a refund.

New Study Reveals Effective Way to Control Belly Fat in Men

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Controlling the amount of belly fat that accumulates during normal aging is something most men have to eventually deal with—sometimes even if they engage in aerobic exercise on a regular basis. However, a new large-scale study shows that belly fat accumulation can be controlled and even reversed just by adding on this one exercise.

Gluten-free snacks to bring for celiac disease travelers

Traveling while you are on a gluten-free diet can be a challenge, so it is recommended that you bring snacks with you to fight those hunger pangs before you risk cross-contamination at a fast food place. If you suffer from celiac disease, then you may want to consider packing the following options with you. They do not require any preparation and are easy to store.

Immunosuppressive Therapy and Stem Cell Study for Multiple Sclerosis

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Investigators have just released the interim results of a five-year study of high-dose immunosuppressive therapy (HDIT) and hematopoietic stem cell therapy in 24 individuals with multiple sclerosis. After three years, most of the participants showed improvements in neurological function and sustained remission of active relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS).

Dietitian offers gluten-free diet advice for celiac disease

The popularity of the gluten-free diet among people who do not have celiac disease has led to it being labeled a fad by critics. Dietitian Christina Mariano tries to address some of the common concerns and questions about the diet while shedding light on its importance for people who have celiac disease. This is more than a popular diet trend that has been spreading around the country.