A man who has beaten the symptoms of Crohn's disease with a natural remedy after years of suffering from the chronic illness is now aiming to help others with the condition. James Cook-Coulson, who lives in North Lincolnshire, was told at the age of 21 that he had a 50 per cent chance of dying, was offered steroids and immune suppressants and was told if that did not work, he would have to have his large intestine and part of his small intestine removed and have a colostomy bag fitted. He first discovered he had the illness after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which turned out to be Crohn’s disease. His weight plummeted from 11st to 8.5st and he tried a number of remedies, including a liquid diet. But after a journey of research had led him to Australia, a chance meeting with a nutritionist through a friend of his sister, who lived there, went on to change his life. Now, he has set up his own business supplying the Fibremune food product, containing a powerful … [Read more...] about Man who beat Crohn’s disease with natural remedy aims to help others
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It's a painful, chronic, and for some, untreatable condition. More than 700,000 Americans suffer from Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the digestive tract that can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Now, scientists in the UK have launched a new clinical study to test the use of a stem cell treatment for the inflammatory bowel disease. Moeed Majeed has struggled to control his Crohn's disease for the past eight years. "I remember suddenly getting a lot of pain in my abdominal area, having to go to the bathroom a lot more, which was very unusual, and I wasn't eating a lot because it made me feel sick," he told CBS News. The chronic pain and fatigue became so debilitating he had to drop out of college and move home. A new clinical trial at Queen Mary University of London is working to help people like Majeed whose symptoms aren't responsive to available drugs and surgery. "What we're doing is … [Read more...] about Crohn’s disease patients test experimental stem cell treatment
MEASLES can not only be itchy and painful, the condition can actually be very dangerous. From spotting the signs to getting vaccinated here's all you need to know about the virus... What are measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that can be prevented by taking the MMR vaccine. Because of the medical injection available, cases are relatively uncommon. But instances can spike rapidly if an outbreak occurs. While the infectious condition often clears up in under two weeks, it can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. Although measles can affect people of any age, and we have seen outbreaks among university students, it is most common in young children. Public Health England has confirmed the UK has seen a rise in cases in 2018, with 643 confirmed cases of measles so far this year, compared to just 267 for the whole of 2017. Health experts have said it is part of a rise in cases across Europe. The year began with the announcement on January 16 that … [Read more...] about What are measles, what are the symptoms, can you catch it twice and can you get the disease if you’ve had the MMR vaccine?
Stem cell transplants could the end misery of Crohn's disease, scientists hope. A clinical trial has begun which will use stem cells to grow a new immune system for people with the condition which causes inflammation in the digestive system, leading to chronic pain and extreme tiredness. Around 115,000 people in Britain suffer from Crohn’s and many fail to respond to current treatments. Chief investigator Professor James Lindsay, from Queen Mary University of London, said: “We’re hoping that by completely resetting the patient’s immune system through a stem cell transplant, we might be able to radically alter the course of the disease. “While it may not be a cure, it may allow some patients to finally respond to drugs which previously did not work.” The use of stem cell transplants to wipe out and replace patients’ immune systems has recently been found to be successful in treating multiple sclerosis and the new trial will investigate whether … [Read more...] about Growing new immune system could end misery of Crohn’s disease
PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 July 2018 Gemma Mitchell The NHS is celebrating 70 years of service Picture: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA WIRE More than three in four readers believe the NHS is underfunded, a survey has revealed as the health service today celebrates its 70th birthday. Prime Minister Theresa May has promised more money for the NHS Picture: ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE To mark the milestone we asked for your views on the organisation: what you treasure, what can be improved and what you see as its biggest challenges going forward. Of those who responded to the poll, 78% said the health service needed more investment, and 72% added they would be happy to pay extra tax to help facilitate this. The revenue budget for the NHS in England in 2018/19 has been set at £114 billion, which is a rise from £106bn in 2016/17 and 110bn last year. However, local health care providers such as hospitals are still struggling with gaps between resource and rapidly growing demand and are being … [Read more...] about Revealed – Your views on NHS as health service celebrates 70th birthday