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Generalized Anxiety Disorders Twice as Likely in IBD Patients
Individuals afflicted with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), like Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), are twice as prone to developing generalized anxiety disorder compared to those without IBD.
For patients unable to have regular bowel movements the search for effective treatment can be uncomfortable with limited options. A potential new treatment is being tested where a vibrating capsule could help these patients with regular bodily functions.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted approval for the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System (ReShape Dual Balloon) to treat obese adults without the need for invasive surgery.
The majority of hospitals included in a recent analysis use reusable sharp containers, a practice that is linked to higher incidence of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection.
The latest research has confirmed bariatric surgery or lifestyle modifications could significantly diminish levels of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in obese patients.
A new investigation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that produce diabetes may explain the strong association between cystic fibrosis and pancreatic complications.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and cirrhosis.

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