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The results from a double-blind, multicenter phase II trial of the investigational drug MLN02 in patients with ulcerative colitis showed that MLN02 was more effective than placebo for the induction of ...


Treatment with a recombinant form of a hematopoietic growth factor GM-CSF, Sargramostim ( Leukine ), significantly reduced symptom severity and improved quality of life after 56 days of daily drug i ...


A study, led by David S. Alberts, of the Arizona Cancer Center at Tucson, found that Ursodeoxycholic Acid ( UDCA ) treatment is associated with a 39% relative reduction in the risk of recurrence of hi ...


Infliximab is the first biologic to show efficacy in two inflammatory bowel diseases ( IBD ), Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Results from two Phase III trials presented at Digestive Diseas ...


Zelnorm ( Tegaserod ) may offer new approach in the treatment of upper gastrointestinal ( GI ) disorders, such as dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ) and functional heartburn. Zelno ...


Timing of introduction of gluten into the infant diet is associated with the appearance of celiac disease autoimmunity in children at increased risk for the disease. A study showed that children wit ...


A open-label study carried out by physicians at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center showed that there may be a new application for the antibiotic Rifaximin ( Xifaxan ) in tr ...


Rifaximin ( Xifaxan ), an oral, gastrointestinal-selective antibiotic, can be safely used to prevent attacks of travelers’ diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli. A study, led b ...


A survey of almost 2,000 people with gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ) found that approximately half have trouble sleeping, which affects their work productivity and leisure activities. The s ...


There has been a great deal of progress made in the development of safer, more effective obesity procedures. Obesity patients who opt to have some form of bariatric surgery have a greater chance of lo ...


IBD ( inflammatory bowel diseases ) is a term referring to several chronic diseases that cause inflammation of the intestines, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Symptoms for both con ...


A Phase III study showed that patients with moderate to severely active Crohn's disease treated with Adalimumab ( Humira ) have seen continuing improvements in clinical response and clinical remissio ...


Results from two clinical trials demonstrate that Esomeprazole ( Nexium ) can reduce upper gastrointestinal ( GI ) symptoms - such as moderate to severe pain, burning and discomfort in the upper abdom ...


Mediterranean diet may be beneficial to health, and it seems to prolong the life. The Mediterranean diet is characterised by a high intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits and cereals, a moderate-hig ...