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Are we using biologic therapy properly?

The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario, according to a study published by authors from several Canadian hospitals and ICES in the journal Gut. The authors […]

Health Problems

Using an anti-smoking drug to control neurons

An anti-smoking drug now has a new job—as a chemical switch to turn select neurons on or off. The drug latches on to designer proteins, called ion channels, that control whether or not a neuron will send a message. By putting those proteins only in certain groups of neurons, scientists can target modulation of specific […]

Personal Health

The $9 Drugstore Product Meghan Markle Is Using to Prevent Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often inevitable, especially during pregnancy. Your mom most likely has them. Even celebrities have gotten real about stretch marks (Chrissy Teigen affectionately calls hers “stretchies”.) Apparently we’re in good company, because Meghan Markle is taking action to prevent stretch marks while she’s pregnant. According to The Sun, the Duchess of Sussex is reportedly using a […]

Health Problems

Using inkjet printers to build a new biosensor for less invasive breast cancer detection

NIBIB-funded researchers have created a novel, low-cost biosensor to detect HER-2, a breast cancer biomarker in the blood, allowing for a far less invasive diagnostic test than the current practice, a needle biopsy. Scientists at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and funded in part by NIBIB, combined microfluidic technology with diagnostics, including electrochemical sensors […]

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Irritable bowel syndrome relieved using hypnosis, study reveals

Hypnosis is twice as effective at reliving agonising symptoms of IBS than other methods, study reveals ‘Gut-directed’ therapy improved symptoms for up to 50% of people trialled Relaxing the brain could work better than current treatments for the stomach There is no cure for IBS which 10-15% of the population experience symptoms of Hypnosis could be […]