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Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn’s Disease in Ashkenazi Jews

Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn's Disease in Ashkenazi Jews

THURSDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have identified five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn’s disease in Jews of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews) and say their findings may help explain why Crohn’s is nearly four times more prevalent in this group than in the general population. Crohn’s is …

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Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn’s, Colitis

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — A new study counters the notion that the prescription acne drug Accutane raises the risk of Crohn’s disease or colitis in women. The study of more than 45,000 women found no such link between Accutane (isotretinoin) use and these illnesses, which are collectively known …

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