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Childhood celiac linked with increased risk for psychiatric disorders

Patients diagnosed with celiac disease in childhood have a higher risk for psychiatric disorders with the increased risk persisting until adulthood, according to study results.“Several studies describe the wide range of extraintestinal manifestations in celiac disease such as fatigue, neurological conditions including headache and neuropathy, but also psychiatric disorders,” Jonas F. Ludvigsson, MD, PhD, of…

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Mailed tests, follow-up calls increase colorectal cancer screening among African Americans

Mailed stool blood tests and follow-up phone calls are examples of effective strategies that increased colorectal cancer screening among African Americans, according to findings of a systematic review.Even though colorectal cancer screening and treatment have improved, mortality rates associated with the disease are 47% higher in African-American men and 34% higher in African-American women compared…

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Gastric cancer rates high among certain ethnic groups aged 50 years or older

Investigators found differences in incidence of gastric adenocarcinoma in specific anatomic sites among certain racial and ethnic groups aged 50 years and older, according to results published in Gastroenterology.“We specifically chose to analyze individuals aged 50 years and older since this is the age group for whom average-risk colorectal cancer screening and high-risk esophageal cancer…