People living in rural households have lower risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease

Living in rural households decreases a person’s risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly for young children and adolescents, according to a new study by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and the Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium (CanGIEC). “Our findings show that children, particularly those under the age ...

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Launches New IBD Clinical Trials Community to Educate and Support Clinical Trial Participation

Clinical trial recruitment is a challenging step toward FDA approval of new treatments for patients across all disease states; this is especially true for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (the Foundation) launched today a dedicated Clinical Trials Community (the Community) for IBD. The Community is designed to educate patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers about the clinical ...

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Reaching black men in barber shops could lead to early detection of colorectal cancer

Community-based program could help reduce incidents of deadly disease in black community, finds study by NYU Langone Health Aging black men are at much greater risk of dying prematurely of colorectal cancer than any other group in the United States, and are less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed at an early stage of the disease. Now a ...

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Enhanced recovery pathway for colorectal surgical patients improves outcomes, reduces cost

Successful protocol shortens hospital stays, reduces patients’ risk of complications, and cuts costs up to $11,000 per procedure A protocol that standardizes care before, during, and after colorectal operations has reduced hospital stays by more than half, reduced complications by more than one-third, and cut costs up to $11,000 per procedure, according to study results presented yesterday at the American ...

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Researchers offer new and novel paradigm for advancing research on beneficial microbes

While beneficial microbes are becoming a more common tool in agriculture, their effectiveness in the field is severely blunted thanks to real-world environmental stressors like heat and drought, competition with other microbes, and interactions with the host plant. Such factors can reduce the treatment’s effectiveness or even drive the microbe to extinction. Adding to these challenges: the development of new ...

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