Detection method for intestinal infections could make a camera in the intestinal tract unnecessary

Micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease. Colonic biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Chronic inflammation in the gut, internationally known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), is a growing problem in the world, especially in developing countries. The Netherlands already has about 90,000 IBD patients. At the European level,…

Researchers advocate new approach to breast cancer prevention

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A commentary by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Practice suggests that advances in breast cancer prevention research have resulted in new and innovative opportunities to modify breast cancer risk and potentially reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality. “It is prudent for health care providers…

Drug withdrawal morphs brain communication networks in mice

Artistic visualization of the decreased modularity and increased synchronization between brain regions during psychostimulant withdrawal (left hemisphere) compared to control mice (right hemisphere). Credit: Lauren Smith, UC San Diego Health Sciences Addictive psychostimulants, from nicotine in cigarettes to illicit drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine, affect different regions of the brain. The same is believed true…

US warns Americans fake pills contain deadly fentanyl

Credit: CC0 Public Domain US authorities on Monday warned Americans to not buy prescription pills online because they increasingly include lethal doses of fentanyl and methamphetamine. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said the advice applied to counterfeit medicine made to look like real Oxycontin, Vicodin and Xanax or Adderall. Fake pills are widely available on…

Set expectations to reduce email stress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People can limit the negative impact of email, not necessarily by sending less email, but by sending better emails that clearly define response expectations, according to a new study from the ILR School. Email is a tremendous source of workplace stress, as the expectation that every message will be read and…