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Inflammatory bowel disease, new findings could lead to better treatments

An inflammatory bowel disease is a group of inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, exhaustion, nausea, and chronic diarrhea. At present, there is no complete cure for Crohn's disease. Current treatments include steroids that help to stop the inflammatory process, relieve symptoms and avoid surgery.

Forensic Entomologist Discovers Chinese Migrant Fly in Europe

According to a new study, Dr Stefano Vanin found a Chinese migrant fly on cadavers in Italy for the first time, but the insect is currently also being found in Spain and Portugal. An insect which was mainly seen in China and in South America, but now it’s been found in Europe. The study of these insects would help the Forensic entomologists who are involved in investigating death time by studying the infestation of human cadavers. Dr Stefano Vanin with his associates are investigating about the insects.

Heart Disease in Infants: Mindfulness may Help Mothers to Cope with Stress

A study was conducted by a team of nurse-researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing (Penn Nursing) to learn about the coping mechanisms for stress. A total of 14 mothers of critically ill infants were studied to explore the feasibility of mindfulness as a stress-reduction technique. The study is published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.