The psychological strain of chronic physical illness
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(Michael Greenwood/ News Medical Net) — Chronic physical illness is psychologically draining to those experiencing it, and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety are more common amongst such individuals, who are frequently required to adjust their lifestyle and aspirations to accommodate their physical  …

Treatment for Crohn’s disease shows promising results at Montreal hospital
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(Matt Gilmour/ Daniel J. Rowe/ CTV News) — Doctors at Montreal’s Ste-Justine Hospital say they have a treatment for Crohn’s Disease that helps keep children out of hospital and improves their long-term health.

Ten-year-old Mikael Carpentier was diagnosed four years ago with the inflammatory bowel disease,  …

The end of inflammation? New approach could treat dozens of diseases.
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(Connie Chang/ National Geographic) — Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Lauren Finney Harden had always had allergies. But after she moved to New York City for her first job in 2007, inflammation “just exploded” throughout her body.

“I had insane full-body rashes and strange gastro issues. I’d get massive burps that made  …

A link between gut microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis
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(Jean-Francois Huppe/ Neuro Science News) — An international research team has established a link between gut microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. The team led by Éric Boilard of Université Laval has discovered that a protein naturally present in the gut acts on the microbiota and causes the  …