Chiropractor News

Protective molecule sidelined in models of ALS
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS and over the course of aging -- as well as a molecule that interferes with this helpful process. The discovery in mice has implications for patients with ALS, also kno ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 18
Menopausal hormone therapy improves bone health
Washington, DC--Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Previous studies have revealed the positive impact of menopausal hormone therapy MHT on bone mineral density. The new study is ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Better cartilage map could help researchers improve engineered joint repair
Cartilage serves as a shock absorber for the human body, lubricating joints and helping them move smoothly. Its texture is softer than bone -- yet stiffer and stronger than muscle. When it is damaged, patients can experience osteoarthritis, disc herniation and other painful conditions. This week in ACS Central Science , researchers reveal that the structure of cartilage has a more complicated zona ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 16
Psoriatic arthritis patients find condition difficult to diagnose and often mi...
Philadelphia, November 16, 2016 - Psoriatic Arthritis In America 2016 , is a new national survey by Health Union of over 500 individuals suffering from psoriatic arthritis PsA . The results reveal that the diagnosis process is often frustrating and lengthy, and that most patients experience multiple symptoms before leading to a diagnosis. In addition, respondents reported difficulty explaining oft ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 16
Footing the bill for a 'silent' sickness
The silent burden of foot disease afflicts one in ten hospital patients, costing taxpayers billions and filling nearly 5,000 hospital beds each night, according to QUT research. The research, released on the back of World Diabetes Day MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 , analysed the conditions of 733 adult inpatients from five Australian hospitals on one day. It found 10 per cent of patients had foot disease and ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
ESCEO-IOF expert panel reviews current evidence for efficacy of calcium supple...
An expert consensus meeting of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases ESCEO and the International Osteoporosis Foundation IOF has reviewed the evidence for the value of calcium supplementation, with or without vitamin D supplementation, in healthy musculoskeletal ageing. Professor Ren 233 Rizzoli, Chair of the ESCEO Scien ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
Myocardial inflammation elevated in RA patients
WASHINGTON -- People with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of heart failure even when controlling for coronary artery disease. Chronic myocarditis, or heart inflammation, is one suspected risk factor for cardiovascular disease CVD in this patient population. Two new studies measure the prevalence of myocardial inflammation in RA patients without known cardiovascular disease, assess how ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Staying on dmards through surgery does not increase post-op infection risk
WASHINGTON -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients who keep using their disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs prior to surgery do not face an increased risk of infection after their procedures, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington. Rheumatoid arthritis RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the m ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
13-country precision trial looks at cardiovascular effects of anti-inflammator...
WASHINGTON -- A 10-year trial involving osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients in 13 countries reveals new insights on the cardiovascular safety of widely used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and COX-2-specific inhibitors, according to new research findings to be presented on this week at the 2016 ACR ARHP Annual Meeting. Osteoarthritis , or OA, is the most common joint disease affe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Study suggests probable scientific misconduct in bone health studies
MINNEAPOLIS - A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals. The study used statistical methods to detect scientific misconduct or research fraud and calls into question the validity of a body of research work led mainly by one researcher in Japan. The study is published in the November 9, 2016, online issue of N ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
Suppressing protein alleviates radiation-induced bone loss in animal model
PHILADELPHIA - Radiotherapy destroys cancer cells using high-energy ionizing radiation to damage DNA and induce cell death. About two million patients per year in the United States - more than 50 percent of all cancer patients -- receive radiotherapy at some stage during their illness, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy, surgery, and targeted medicines. Radiotherapy targets tumor cel ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis may protect against rapid bone loss
A new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation IOF Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure CIBS Working Group concludes that early and aggressive treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis RA with biologic drugs, specifically biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs DMARDs , may be most effective in halting progressive bone loss in patients with RA. Co-Author Dr. Cristiano Zerbini MD, D ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7