Resilience-driven care for inflammatory bowel disease leads to sharp drops in ER visits and hospitalizations

A personalized program to increase resilience in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can substantially reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits, Mount Sinai researchers report. The research is being unveiled on October 27 in a plenary presentation at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG 2020). IBD, a group of disorders […]

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Speaking a Pacific language may help new moms

English-and-Pacific speaking mothers had the lowest rate of mental disorder symptoms, followed by those fluent in Pacific languages only. Both were significantly lower than their English-only speaking peers. Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo, Director of the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), says: “Language fluency speaks to a person’s ethnic identity, […]

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Spatial repellents significantly reduce infections of mosquito-borne viruses, study finds

Spatial repellents can reduce the risk of people becoming infected with Aedes mosquito-borne viruses, according to new results of a clinical trial conducted in Iquitos, Peru. Results of the Peru trial are encouraging—study participants whose houses contained the spatial repellent were 34 percent less likely to become infected with Aedes mosquito-borne viruses compared to other […]

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