Preventing disparities in colon cancer screening

How to prevent disparities in colon cancer screening – People living in poverty are less likely to be screened regularly for colorectal cancer — and more likely to develop the disease and die from it. How to end these disparities — and raise screening rates, lower disease rates, and prevent deaths?

Crohn’s disease – accelerated step-care a best management practice

REACT clinical trial supports new approach of accelerated treatment for Crohn’s disease – The final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn’s disease support the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a best practice for the care of active Crohn’s disease.

DietBet social gaming site effective weight loss tool

Miriam Hospital study shows social gaming site effective weight loss tool – Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses.

Excess body weight may affect brain part that controls memory, emotions, and appetite

Excess weight linked to brain changes that may relate to memory, emotions, and appetite – Being overweight appears related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions, and likely also involved in appetite control, revealed by researchers.

Weight gain prevention intervention effective to prevent weight gain

Intervention appears effective to prevent weight gain among black women – An intervention not focused on weight loss was effective for weight gain prevention among socioeconomically disadvantaged black women. Promoting clinically meaningful weight loss among black women has been a challenge.

Vedolizumab an effective treatment for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Studies show vedolizumab is an effective treatment for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – Investigational antibody vedolizumab is an effective treatment for those suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) when other treatments have failed, revealed in an international clinical trial.

Early baby formula use helps mothers breastfeed longer

Early formula use helps some mothers breastfeed longer – Giving small amounts of formula in the first few days of life to infants experiencing high levels of early weight loss actually can increase the length of time their mothers end up breastfeeding, revealed by researchers at UC San Francisco, US.

Weight loss may prevent and treat osteoarthritis in obese

Weight loss may prevent, treat osteoarthritis in obese patients — Obesity may trigger biomechanical changes, pathways that contribute to osteoarthritis – Weight loss may prevent and significantly alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis, a progressive disease of the joints known as “wear and tear” arthritis. Obesity actually may trigger the biomechanical and inflammatory changes that cause osteoarthritis, and the pain and loss of mobility associated with the condition.

20$ financial incentives get greater weight loss

Program that pays for weight loss seems to pay off — Rewards, penalties get better participation, greater weight loss than program without incentives – Modest financial incentives offered over an extended period of time were significantly more likely to encourage sustained participation in a weight-loss program and long-term maintenance of weight loss than an identical program that did not offer financial rewards.