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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Health Research: Mindfulness training helps with inflammatory bowel diseases ♦ An easy test for sickle cell disease ♦ Drug protects fertility and may prolong life

Mindfulness training helps patients with inflammatory bowel diseases Training in meditation and other mindfulness-based techniques brings lasting improvements in mental health and quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
An easy test for sickle cell disease A team of biomedical engineers has developed a simple, inexpensive, and quick technique for the diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease that can be used in regions where advanced medical technology and training are scarce
Study points to more individualized treatment options for youth with onset type 2 diabetes New research examined predictors of the outcomes in youth with onset type 2 diabetes based on early characteristics at diagnosis, and suggests the need for specific criteria for adolescents that are different from those in adults
Drug protects fertility and may prolong life in chemo-treated mice A physician and her research team have shown that a heart medication can prevent ovarian damage and improve survival in adolescent mice after chemotherapy. The treatment also increased the number of their healthy offspring.

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