Pharmacologic Treatment of IBS: AGA Clinical Practice Guidelines

The American Gastroenterological Association has issued new guidelines for the medical treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The guidelines, which are separated into one publication for IBS with constipation (IBS-C) and another for IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D), are the first to advise clinicians in the usage of new, old, and over-the-counter drugs for IBS, according

Type 1 Diabetes Control Worse in Racially Segregated Teens

Racial residential segregation was significantly associated with poor glycemic control in Black adolescents with type 1 diabetes, according to data from 144 individuals. Racial residential segregation is considered a form of systemic racism that involves limited access to resources, including health care resources, Deborah A. Ellis, MD, of Wayne State University, Detroit, and colleagues wrote in

Brits offered £4,000 to take part in whooping cough study

Would you deliberately get infected with whooping cough for £4,000? Healthy adults under 50 urged to take part in vaccine trial that will see them put up in a hotel for 16 nights for monitoring University Hospital Southampton recruiting for whooping cough vaccine trial Volunteers will get £3,775 of taxpayer cash to get nasal spray

Maternity care experts develop prenatal care delivery recommendations

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists partnered with the University of Michigan to convene a panel of maternity care experts to determine new prenatal care delivery recommendations. Based on emerging evidence and experience, including significant changes in prenatal care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, these recommendations are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women's

Overlap in pro-inflammatory genes and pathways between COVID-19 and MIS-C

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers in the United States characterized differential host immune responses in acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) to inform future development of novel biomarkers for both diseases. Study: Nucleic acid biomarkers of immune response and cell and tissue damage

Covid jabs 'saved 20MILLION lives during first year of roll-out'

Covid vaccines ‘saved nearly 20MILLION lives during first year of world’s roll-out’ New analysis shows 12million lives were saved in wealthy nations by Covid jabs Jab distribution to poorer countries also prevented another 7.5million deaths But UK experts say another 600k lives could of been saved if jab target was met  Covid vaccines saved almost

Silence for thought: Special interneuron networks in the human brain

The analysis of the human brain is a central goal of neuroscience. However, for methodological reasons, research has largely focused on model organisms, in particular the mouse. Now, neuroscientists have gained novel insights on human neural circuitry using tissue obtained from neurosurgical interventions. Three-dimensional electron microscope data revealed a novel expanded network of interneurons in