Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a chronic condition that can

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a chronic condition that can cause inflammation anywhere in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which runs from the mouth to the anus. However, this condition most often affects the small intestine. There is no single test to diagnose Crohn’s disease. A doctor might need to order a few different tests to confirm a diagnosis of this condition. A doctor will often order an assortment of tests to help diagnose Crohn’s disease. These tests may include the following: Doctors may conduct a blood test to search for signs of infection, anemia, or inflammation relating to Crohn’s disease. A doctor might order an imaging test, such as an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI scan, to get a picture of the person’s internal structures. A CT or MRI scan might require the person to drink a contrast solution or receive contrast intravenously. Doctors often use a special imaging test called an upper GI series to visualize the upper GI tract more clearly. This test involves the use of X-rays, fluoroscopy, and barium. A person will drink the barium solution, and the radiologist will then track its movement through the uppe...

Taiwan Excellence to Host News Conference at 2019 AAPEX to Introduce Technology-Driven Products

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taiwan Excellence, an award that promotes and recognizes innovative Taiwanese brands and products, will host a news conference at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, Nov. 5th. The news conference will feature introductions of cutting-edge new products from Noodoe Corporation, EverFocus Electronics Corp. and Techman Robot Inc. Featured products will include a new electric vehicle charging station, an in-vehicle smart surveillance system and a collaborative robot. The Taiwan Excellence Awards represent the highest achievement awarded to Taiwanese products and are given to companies that bring revolutionary and high-quality innovations to market. Both EverFocus Electronics Corp. and Techman Robot Inc. are the honored recipients of the Taiwan Excellence Award. Introductions at the news conference will be provided by Jessica Lin, director at the Taiwan Trade Center, and Francis Hou, deputy director of the Economic Division of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office. Product presentations will be given by Jennifer Chang, CEO of Noodoe Corporation, Henry Chen, product manager at EverFoc...

Boots announce their top ten gifts for Christmas and they include Morphe Palettes, Fenty and No 7

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Luckily for shoppers, Boots has decided to ease our burden, and has released their top ten, must have gifts for 2019. Their top picks include products from Insta-worthy brands such as Morphe and Fenty, to wellness gifts from the likes of Fearne Cotton and Fitbit. Prices range from £20 to £78, so no matter your budget you can find the perfect gift for someone special. Liz Hewitt – Senior Buyer, Boots UK said: “This year, we’re bringing you the latest products from the most-wanted brands, including the introduction of wellness gifts too. “Our seasonal team scour the globe for inspiration for our festive ranges to make sure we’re tapping into the latest trends, from prints to packaging and the products themselves, to create gifts we know you’ll love”. Beauty Expect have launched their Restorative Collection and it’s perfect for pre-Christmas pampering. If you’re looking to countdown to Christmas in style, then John Lewis’ Beauty Advent Calendar is top of our lists. This article and any featured products have been independentl...

Lacuna Coil Vocalist Says Gaining Recognition In Home Country Of Italy Has ‘Always Been A Bit Of A Struggle’

LACUNA COIL vocalist Andrea Ferro recently spoke with the “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Andrea: “We had this piece of music that Marco [Coti Zelati, bass] came up [with], and we thought it could have been a good intro for the live show, actually, because normally, we always have an instrumental intro that we access the stage [during] for the live performances. But then Cristina [Scabbia, vocals] had an idea — she really liked the melody, so she came up with the melody for the vocals. It sounded so good, it’s almost like a short, mini-song, so we decided to use it as an intro, to do something a little different than what we’ve always done. We’ve never had a proper intro like that, so we decided to try and wrote some lyrics for it, and it fit very well the mood, I think, for the introduction of the record. It is quite a heavy record overall, so it was cool to have something soft to start with, and dark, to create the atmosphere, to set the mood, and then blasting some more heavy songs right after. We thought it was a good idea,...

3 CBD Products Featured in GQ Men of the Year Awards 2019 Goodie Bag; MEDA, Utan, Apothem Labs

This Tuesday night, the GQ Men of the Year Awards will take place, offering winners and presenters expensive goodie bags, amounting to $24,000. However, to entice the individuals involved with this event, GQ already published a list of the products that men can expect from this bag, including several CBD products. The Apothem Labs’ CBD Oil Set will likely be part of the official launch of the brand. According to the official website, the company will be launching their premium products in October this year, which means that attendees will have early access to this new option. The Utan CBD Tanning Mist allows consumers to get a natural looking tan, but without having to expose their skin to the sun. Along with the new and radiant color, this product helps fight redness and is safe to use under makeup. The guests will receive their own bag as well for $300, which includes the MEDA Liposomal CBD drink. This drink was only launched last month, containing 15 mg of CBD to help with sleep and anxiety. Other products in this expensive bag include Candy Kittens sweets, a bottle of Haig Club Clubman Whiskey, and NIVEA MEN Body Shaving Gel, along with 20+ other products. Skylar is a very v...

Boots is giving make up fans a free Beauty Edit Box worth £40

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. WE have good news for make up addicts, Boots are giving shoppers a free Beauty Edit box worth £40 when they spend £20 online or instore on selected make-up. However, the offer is only available until 10 September so you’ll need to be quick if you want to bag some free beauty goodies. The boxes are filled with big brands including must have brands such as NYX, Sleek, Maybelline, and tonnes more. All you have to do to claim yours is spend £20 on selected brands such as NYX, Sleek Maybelline and more – you can see the full list of products here.  And with over a thousand to choose from you can be sure your favourite item is in there. Beauty fans will be pleased to know that these products include cult favourites such as Rimmel Pressed Powder, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, NYX Professional Make up Setting Spray, and Max Factor False Effect Mascara alongside many more. Boots has launched their No.7 Advent Calendar wait list and you better get your name on their soon as it’s sure to sell out. Want more beauty goodies? You’re in ...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Ask any beauty expert what anti-aging ingredient you need in your arsenal and they will all give you the same answer: retinol. And it’s not a time machine just for your night cream—use it in an eye cream and you’ll get the same wrinkle-fighting, skin-evening results. Retinol stimulates a faster turnover of skin cells, so the older, outer layer of skin is sloughed off, revealing healthier, younger skin underneath, which explains retinol’s power to reverse the effects of aging. So exactly what is a retinol? The umbrella term refers to any vitamin A derivative. Aside from increasing cell turnover, they also boost collagen production, which makes them a hero for smoothing existing fine lines and preventing new ones from forming. When you’re applying retinol to the eye area, you should look for one specifically designed for the peepers, since otherwise they might be too potent and can lead to irritatio...