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Why Thousands of People Are Sharing Their Ostomy Bags on Social Media

Posted: February 21 2019

It’s in honor of Seven Bridges, a young boy who died by suicide. “You’re a freak!” “What’s wrong with you?”“You’re not normal.” These are all things kids with disabilities might hear at school and on the playground. According to research, children with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers. […]

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Breastfeeding can limit Crohn’s progression in children

Posted: October 8 2018

Children with Crohn’s disease who are breastfed are less likely to experience progression to stricturing or penetrating disease, while other environmental factors, like smoking, are linked to adverse events among this population, according to research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH, of the division of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues examined […]

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Could Zinc Level Be a Factor in Anxiety and Depression for Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients?

Author: Falaiye, Tolulope; Schaefer, Marc; Zeiger, Timothy; Williams, Emmanuelle; Lau, Patrick; Lehman, Erik

The challenging circumstances for children diagnosed with IBD naturally lead to higher levels of depressions and anxiety. A study conducted on this topic sought to understand the correlation between higher levels of depression, lower zinc levels and its effect on the long-term health of patients. The studies findings displayed a moderate correlation between depression and […]

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Am I the Only One? Understanding Loneliness Among Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Author: Lawton, Rachel; Rothbaum, Robert; LaRose-Wicks, Michelle; Weissberg-Benchell, Jill; Victorson, David; Washburn, Jason

In a recent study, researchers have sought to delve into the potentially harmful isolation involved with children who have IBD. Further, it seeks to understand the factors related to its prevalence in children. The study concluded that while loneliness is a common theme among all adolescence it is particularly prevalent in patients suffering from IBD. […]

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