Chiropractor News

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D
A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity . The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 2
Quieting cells' low-oxygen alarm stops flare-ups in rare bone disorder
PHILADELPHIA - The cellular response to the lack of oxygen fans the flames of flare-ups in a rare bone disorder. In fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva FOP , a mutation triggers bone growth in muscles, which limits motion, breathing, and swallowing, among a host of progressive symptoms. Scientists from the Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders at the Perelman School of Medicine at the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 2
New literature review assesses benefits of stem cells for treating spinal cord...
ROSEMONT, Ill. April 29, 2016 --Stem cell therapy is a rapidly evolving and promising treatment for spinal-cord injuries. According to a new literature review, published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons JAAOS , different types of stem cells vary in their ability to help restore function, and an ideal treatment protocol remains unclear pending further ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 29
Poorer patients in UK less likely to get hip replacements
A study conducted by the universities of Liverpool and Oxford has found that Inconsistent and inequitable hip fracture treatment in the UK means deprived patients and those admitted at weekends are least likely to receive the recommended operation. Poorer patients and those who require surgery at the weekend are less likely to receive a total hip replacement THR , despite clear national guidelines ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Expert panel evaluates role of osteoporosis medications in fracture healing
In people with osteoporosis, one fracture often leads to more fractures, and potentially a future of pain, disability, and poor quality of life. While studies have shown that such high-risk patients benefit from appropriate medication to reduce future fracture risk, more research is needed on the effect of osteoporosis medications on fracture healing. With the goals of improving patient care and p ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
Children with cerebral palsy frequently undergo invasive surgeries -- lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations -- in hopes of improving their physical ability to walk or move. While the surgeries work beautifully for some patients, other children see little to no improvement after those operations. Researchers from the University of Washington s Department of Mech ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Trabecular bone score validated as standalone predictor of fracture risk
One of the most recent and extensively studied determinants of fracture risk is trabecular bone score TBS . TBS, which is assessed by lumbar spine dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry DXA imaging, provides information about the micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue. Previous studies have shown that TBS predicts fracture in postmenopausal women and older men. TBS is currently used in conjunc ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 26
New study looks at safety of outpatient hand and shoulder surgeries
ROSEMONT, Ill. April 21, 2016 --A large study of hand and shoulder surgeries performed at a freestanding, outpatient center found few complications--0.2 percent in nearly 29,000 patients over an 11-year period. The study appears in the new issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . Previous studies have documented the benefits of surgery conducted at outpatient centers, including cost saving ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 21
Risk of second major osteoporotic fracture is greatest immediately after first...
Malaga, Spain - April 17, 2016 - Today, at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, an international research team presented the preliminary results of a new study which aimed to determine whether the predictive value of a past major osteoporotic fracture MOF for future MOF changed with time. They studied a database of 118,872 men and women born between 1907 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 18
Sarcopenia, which affects up to 20 percent of European seniors, may increase 6...
Today, at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. researchers from the University of Li 232 ge, Belgium presented a study that reveals the enormous and growing burden of sarcopenia in Europe. Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the ageing process. Hallmark signs of the disorder are loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait an ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
UK study supports cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation
UK researchers have presented a new study that supports the cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The study was based on analysis of the UK Biobank, a very large study comprising 502,664 men and women aged 40-69 years. Of the total UK Biobank participants, 34,890 individuals 6.94 reported taking calcium supplements, 20,004 taking vitamin D supplements, and 10,406 taking b ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
Farmers are not just the backbone of a nation, they may have stronger hips too
A team of UK and Swedish researchers has released the findings of a new study which assessed the hip fracture risk of farmers in Sweden. Sweden is one of the few countries which tracks hip fractures through a national registry. It is therefore possible to assess how hip fracture risk across the country varies according to occupation, economic status, level of education, latitude, and urban versus ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16