A New Culprit in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have made a discovery that could lead to better treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The illness affects 1.6 million people in the United States, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding and other potentially debilitating symptoms. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common forms of IBD, an autoimmune condition whose development has been linked to genetic and environmental factors.

New Hope for Treating Brain Diseases

Researchers have found that an antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens.

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, demonstrated that the compound, interferon-lambda, tightens the blood-barrier, making it harder for the virus to invade.

A Matchmaker's Seven Steps to Finding Love

Read any book on how to succeed in business or about the traits of highly effective people and it will quickly become clear that there are common habits/ behaviors required to succeed. What if we applied those same high standards to our personal life – dating in particular? Below, Dana Michel, founder and president of a new dating site, Marriage Material, offers seven surefire tips on how to successfully find love.

1. Be Decisive

When Hospitalization Happens to Dementia Patients

From the National Institute on Aging

A trip to the hospital with a person who has memory loss or dementia can be stressful for both of you. This outline, from experts at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), can relieve some of that stress by helping you prepare for both unexpected and planned hospital visits.

Childless Boomers at Risk of Becoming “Elder Orphans”

With an aging Baby Boomer population and increasing numbers of childless and unmarried seniors, nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65 are currently or at risk to become "elder orphans," a vulnerable group requiring greater awareness and advocacy efforts, according to new research by a North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) geriatrician and palliative care physician.


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