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New review provides insights on rates, predictors of relapse after surgery in Crohn's disease patients

Some patients with Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract, require surgery to remove part or all of the large intestine; however, surgery does not cure the condition and many patients relapse after surgery.

High adolescent BMI could impact cognitive function in midlife

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that higher Body Mass Index (BMI), if it begins in adolescence, can affect cognitive function in midlife. However, the effect appears to be restricted to adults who had lower socioeconomic position as children.

Japanese scientists capture live distribution of melanin inside the skin

With a little help from chickens and video cameras, scientists have captured live the moment when skin gets darker.

New article highlights conflict between psychoanalysis and sexology

"Psychoanalysts were once thought to be experts on sexual issues, but that is less true today.

Endocrine Society applauds Novo Nordisk for pledging to limit rising insulin prices

The Endocrine Society lauds Novo Nordisk's recent announcement that it would limit price increases for its therapies, including insulin, and hopes that other entities in the insulin supply chain including manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurers will also demonstrate similar restraint to address this important issue.

Pubic hair grooming linked to increased STI risk, says study

Removing or trimming pubic hair is associated with an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a study published in Sexually Transmitted Infections.