Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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March 24, 2016

The New Birth Trend That’s All About Bacteria

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

It may sound strange, but some women who give birth by caesarean section (C-section) are covering their newborn in fluid swabbed from their vagina! A baby born vaginally is exposed to a plethora of different bacteria as it comes down the birth canal; these bacteria set up the child’s microbiome, (bacteria in human skin, guts, and […]

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Tags: bacteria, C-section, cesarean section, IBD, immune system, microbiome, Nature Medicine, Sunanda Kane


August 7, 2015

Therapeutic Management of Children with Very Early-Onset Bowel Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Once a medical rarity in children, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasingly common in kids today. Patients who are diagnosed with this disease at a very young age, sometimes less than 6 years old, have what is known as very early-onset IBD (VEO-IBD). Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Michael Stephens M.D., discusses a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, that […]

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Tags: genetic testing, IBD, immune system, Michael Stephens, The Journal of Pediatrics, VEO-IBD


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