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Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

Posted 10 Jan 2017 by

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 – Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. The diet includes non-processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, meats and nuts. Over 12 weeks, the diet appeared to ease all signs of these inflammatory bowel diseases in eight of the 10 affected children, researchers report. "The study shows that without other intervention, other changes, we can improve individuals' clinical as well as laboratory markers," said study author Dr. David Suskind. He's a professor of pediatrics and director of clinical gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital. "I'm not surprised," Suskind added, "primarily because preliminary studies ... opened our eyes to the idea that diet had an impact." Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects about 1.6 million Americans, according to ... Read more

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FDA Warns of Painkiller Mix-Up at Nebraska Plant

Posted 9 Jan 2012 by

MONDAY, Jan. 9 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning on Monday that some narcotic prescription painkillers made at a Nebraska plant may have been mixed up with some over-the-counter medicines packaged at the same facility. "We issued a public health advisory to health care professionals and patients about a potential problem with opioid products manufactured and packaged for Endo Pharmaceuticals by Novartis Consumer Health at its Lincoln, Nebraska, site," Dr. Edward Cox, director of the FDA's Office of Antiviral Products in the Office of New Drugs at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said during a morning news conference. On Sunday, Novartis issued a recall for some over-the-counter medications made at the same plant. These included Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X, Cox said. "Mixing of different products in the same bottle could result in consumers ... Read more

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