Nearly 1 in 3 patients with lupus use prescription opioids for pain

A new study finds nearly one in three adults with lupus use prescription opioids to manage pain, despite a lack of evidence that opioids are effective for reducing pain from rheumatic diseases. Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses…

Vedolizumab Yields Positive Results for Patients with Crohn’s Disease

Vedolizumab could help patients achieve endoscopic and histologic remission in a difficult to treat segment of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). A team of investigators, led by Mark Löwenberg, University of Amsterdam, evaluated the ability of vedolizumab to induce endoscopic and histologic remission for patients with Crohn’s disease in a 110-patient prospective study. The study included…

These Remedies Can Help Relieve Arthritis Pain Naturally

Arthritis causes inflammation in joints. Arthritis is a painful condition that may affect your day to day functioning. Doctors recommend anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers to fight the discomfort. To improve mobility and efficiency simple home remedies might help. Arthritis is a condition that causes swelling and tenderness. This inflammation can affect one or more joints….

‘Glad for the herb’: Jamaican woman claims to be cured of HIV

Claims by local medicinal herb practitioner, Carlton Bennett, that herbal remedies can cure COVID-19 and other diseases, have stirred up controversy and caught the attention of several individuals who are eager to test his hypothesis. Feedback from readers locally and abroad to Bennett’s feature in last Sunday’s Observer revealed stories of people who claimed to have been cured…

Avance en el juicio de Crohn podría ofrecer cura para 620,000 víctimas de la enfermedad

Los pacientes con enfermedad de Crohn deben tener la oportunidad de tener sus células inmunes “reprogramadas” en un intento por vencer la enfermedad intestinal crónica. Se debe comenzar un ensayo clínico en el fideicomiso NHS de Guy y St Thomas dentro de los seis meses posteriores a un avance en el laboratorio por parte de…

A child’s battle with Crohn’s disease

  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The community will come together for the seventh annual Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Harvest and Hops fundraiser. It is a dinner and silent auction all in support to one day find a cure for Crohn’s and Colitis. Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis affects millions of people across the U.S. and damages a…

Can You Cheat on the Keto Diet?

The keto diet is a very low carb, high fat diet that’s popular for its weight loss effects. It encourages ketosis, a metabolic state in which your body burns fat as its primary source of energy instead of carbs (1Trusted Source). As this diet is very strict, you may find yourself tempted by the occasional…

The 5 best summer weight loss drinks to shrink your belly fat- from apple cider vinegar to green tea

Struggling to shed those extra pounds you’ve gained? Here are some of the best weight loss drinks to add to your summery diet to boost your metabolism and melt stubborn belly fat quickly. Want to get rid of belly fat fast? Here are 5 effective weight loss drinks to boost your metabolism  |  Photo Credit: iStock…

Scientists claim to have CURED Crohn’s disease

Scientists claim to have CURED Crohn’s disease after a treatment of antibiotics and faecal transplants sparks long-lasting ‘profound remissions’ Scientists claim to have cured Crohn’s disease after a treatment of antibiotics and faecal transplants sparked long-lasting ‘profound remissions’ in ten patients.  Previously thought incurable, Crohn’s is a debilitating gut disease that affects around 115,000 people in the United…

New effective treatment for inflammatory diseases found

New research conducted by the University of Liverpool and AKL Research and Development Ltd (AKLRD), published in Inflammopharmacology, highlights the potential benefits of a new drug treatment on the human body’s immune response in inflammation. In a number of inflammatory conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and, more recently, COVID-19, major complications and extensive tissue damage can occur…