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Crohn’s Disease: Hacks for Life With a Colostomy Bag

Sometimes people with Crohn’s disease need surgery. One type of surgery is the creation of a colostomy or an ileostomy, to bring a part of the intestine to the abdomen wall. The procedure creates an opening at the abdomen, called a stoma, so waste can drain into a bag instead of through the anus. As…

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    Can Kombucha Help With Crohn’s Disease?

    We don’t really know what causes or cures Crohn’s disease, says Diane R. Javelli, a dietitian with the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. But we do know this: If you have Crohn’s, it’s harder to maintain the balance of “bad” and “good” bacteria in your gut. You have fewer of the type that…

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      U.S. lawmakers reintroduce House bill safeguarding access to telehealth

      A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives has reintroduced a bill aimed at expanding access to telehealth beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2021 legislation was introduced this past week by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., cosponsored by Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, David Schweikert, R-Ariz., John Curtis, R-Utah; and Doris Matsui,…

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        Best Exercises for Crohn’s Disease

        During high school and her first years of college, Jessica Caron had always been active, running on the track team, playing soccer, and cheerleading. Then, during a spring break trip when she was 20 years old, Caron went through a miserable episode of nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting. At 21, she was diagnosed with Crohn’s…

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          Hand Sanitizer Is Harming Kids’ Eyes

          By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The explosive rise in use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dangerous, unintended consequence: eye injuries among children. Using data from French poison control and a children's hospital in Paris, researchers reported that accidental eye injuries to kids…

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            Vaccine May Keep Melanoma in Remission 4 Years

            By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Giving melanoma patients a "personalized" vaccine can prompt an anti-tumor immune response that lasts for years, an early study finds. The study involved just eight patients with advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. But it builds on earlier work showing it…

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              COVID Variants May Prompt Additional Moderna Vaccine

              Jan. 25, 2021 -- As mutated strains of the coronavirus represent new threats in the pandemic, vaccine makers are racing to respond. Moderna, whose two-dose vaccine has been authorized for use in the U.S. since Dec. 18, said Monday that it is now investigating whether a third dose of the vaccine will better prevent the…

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                Biden cybersecurity team to be bolstered with wave of seasoned experts

                President Joe Biden reportedly plans to nominate Obama-era officials to key cyber positions as the government continues to respond to high-profile digital threats. According to Reuters and CyberScoop, Biden will likely select Jen Easterly as national cyber director; Robert Silvers to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; and Eric…

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                  Health Partners deploys school-based telehealth that even lay people can operate

                  Last year, Health Partners of Western Ohio had been tasked with providing school-based healthcare in 71 sites across the Toledo, Ohio, area. THE PROBLEM Many of these locations would not have Health Partners' employees present to administer examinations, and some of the personnel on-site had minimal or no medical training. So telemedicine immediately came to…

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                    You Shouldn’t Eat Late at Night: Here’s Why and How You Can Avoid it

                    All manner of subtle detriments can befall those who eat late at night, or even merely after the sun goes down. These can include heightened blood sugar, decreased insulin sensitivity, inflammation, and shallow sleep—a situation that if occurring in a chronic sense can build the foundation for all manner of disease including Alzheimer’s. The science…

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                      Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants

                      By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News onlinePublishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesModerna's Covid vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious variants of the pandemic virus found in the UK and South Africa, say scientists from the US pharmaceutical company. Early laboratory tests suggest antibodies triggered by the vaccine can recognise and fight the new variants.…

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                        Can You Eat Pigeon Peas If You Have Breast Cancer?

                        By Jodi Helmer When it comes to breast cancer, what you eat matters. Studies have shown that diets with a lot of saturated fat, processed meats, and red meat are linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. But those that include plenty of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains help protect against the disease.…

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                        This study found an association of geomagnetic disturbances and suicide attempts.

                        Article Publish Status: FREEAbstract Title: Association of Geomagnetic Disturbances and Suicide Attempts in Taiwan, 1997-2013: A Cross-Sectional Study.Abstract Source: Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 02 12 ;17(4). Epub 2020 Feb 12. PMID: 32059562Abstract Author(s): Tsutomu Nishimura, I-Ju Tsai, Hiroyuki Yamauchi, Eiji Nakatani, Masanori Fukushima, Chung Y HsuAbstract: BACKGROUND: A previous study in Japan…

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                        Biochanin A impedes STAT3 activation by upregulating p38δ MAPK phosphorylation in IL-6-stimulated macrophages.

                        OBJECTIVE: IL-6-induced STAT3 activation is associated with various chronic inflammatory diseases. In this study, we investigated the anti-STAT3 mechanism of the dietary polyphenol, biochanin A (BCA), in IL-6-treated macrophages.METHODS: The effect of BCA on STAT3 and p38 MAPK was analyzed by immunoblot. The localization of both these transcription factors was determined by immunofluorescence and fractionation…

                        Effects of vitamin C supplementation on glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.

                        Abstract Title: Effects of Vitamin C Supplementation on Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People With Type 2 Diabetes: A GRADE-Assessed Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.Abstract Source: Diabetes Care. 2021 Feb ;44(2):618-630. PMID: 33472962Abstract Author(s): Shaun A Mason, Michelle A Keske, Glenn D WadleyAbstract: BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that vitamin C supplementation…

                        Senior doctors want gap between Covid jabs halved

                        Publishedduration2 hours agoSenior doctors are calling on England’s chief medical officer to cut the gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 vaccine.Health officials extended the wait from three to 12 weeks to get supplies to as many people as possible.But in a letter seen by the BBC, the British Medical Association…

                        Covid-19: Nurses call for better masks to protect all staff

                        Publishedduration41 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionNurses want to upgrade masks from surgical ones (in blue) to most robust ones (white)Nurses are calling for all UK staff to be given a higher grade of face mask to protect them against new variants of coronavirus.The Royal College of Nursing warns that inadequate PPE may be putting the…

                        Not Bot, Not Beast: Scientists Create First Ever Living, Programmable Organism

                        By Simon Coghlan and Kobi Leins A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots”. This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists published their recipe for making a new lifeform called xenobots from stem cells. The term “xeno” comes from the frog cells (Xenopus laevis) used…

                        Eat More Yellow Veggies, Coffee to Zap Inflammation, Heart Disease Risk

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                        Heat Rash Home Remedies and Related Cures

                        Home Articles Medicines and Remedies  When blocked pores trap sweat heat rash develops. Symptoms vary to reddish lumps from blisters which are superficial. Some sorts of heat rash texture uncontrollable or prickly. Adults usually grow where garments induces perspiration and heat rash in the skin folds. In infants, the rash is available in the…

                        Flea Bite Natural Remedies And Repellents

                        Home Articles Medicines and Remedies  Fleas reproduce fast, specially when you own pets in your home. Treating the pets with anti-flea medications is a great first step in dealing with the issue (see using Rosemary below as a natural flea repellent). Flea bites signs and symptoms Fleabites exhibit several common symptoms. They have been…

                        Spontaneous regression of experimental gliomas–an immunohistochemical and MRI study of the C6 glioma spheroid implantation model.

                        OBJECTIVE: The orthotopic C6 glioma spheroid implantation model has been used to examine factors of neoangiogenesis, growth factor release, and protease expression as well the effect of antitumor agents. The present study systematically investigates the long-term course of orthotopically implanted C6 spheroid gliomas.METHODS: Reaggregated C6 spheroid tumors were implanted into the forebrain of 48 male…

                        Spontaneous regression of optic gliomas: thirteen cases documented by serial neuroimaging.

                        OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate spontaneous regression of large, clinically symptomatic optic pathway gliomas in patients with and without neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1).METHODS: Patient cases were collected through surveys at 2 consecutive annual meetings of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and through requests on the NANOSNET Internet listserv. Serial documentation of tumor signal and size, using…

                        Finding Your MS Support Community

                        In 2009, Hannah Perryman made an appointment with an ophthalmologist to find out what was causing blurred vision and eye pain. After a series of tests, including an MRI, she received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. She started medication to manage the optical symptoms but realized she also needed help with the emotional toll of…

                        Which Foods Should You Avoid if You Have Lung Cancer?

                        By Janie McQueen If you have lung cancer, what you eat is key. But you should think about what to steer clear of, too. If you’re in treatment, certain foods can make side effects worse. And when your immune system is weakened, bacteria and other harmful germs that are common in some foods can hit…

                        FDA Approves First Once-a-Month HIV Therapy

                        By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The first monthly shots to treat adults with HIV were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. “Currently, the standard of care for patients with HIV includes patients taking daily pills to adequately manage their condition. This approval will allow…

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