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Anti-mullerian hormone may predict rate of trans-menopausal bone loss
Boston, MA--Doctors have devised a test which could help them predict which women going through menopause will lose bone faster than average, new research reports. The results of the study will be presented Friday, April 1, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. Measuring anti-Mullerian hormone, a marker of ovarian functioning, in the blood in women early in menopaus ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 1
Anti-Mullerian hormone may predict rate of trans-menopausal bone loss
Boston, MA--Doctors have devised a test which could help them predict which women going through menopause will lose bone faster than average, new research reports. The results of the study will be presented Friday, April 1, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. Measuring anti-Mullerian hormone, a marker of ovarian functioning, in the blood in women early in menopaus ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 1
For young adults, sleep problems predict later pain problems
March 31, 2016 - For at least some groups of emerging adults, sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, suggests a study in PAIN reg , the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain reg IASP . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In contrast, the presence of pain generally doesn t predict worsening sleep problems ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 31
A sensitive subject
Type an email on your computer. Raise a glass to your lips. Feel for the light switch in a dark room. Simple, everyday tasks can demand subtle interactions between our hands and our surroundings, but, surprisingly, much remains unknown about the mechanics of the sense of touch. Most people don t have a very clear picture of how touch sensation actually arises, said UC Santa Barbara faculty member ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Stem cells used to successfully regenerate damage in corticospinal injury
Writing in the March 28, 2016 issue of Nature Medicine , researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, with colleagues in Japan and Wisconsin, report that they have successfully directed stem cell-derived neurons to regenerate lost tissue in damaged corticospinal tracts of rats, resulting in functional benefit. The corticosp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 28
New computational method reveals significant degeneration of knee cartilage in...
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease in which the articular cartilage protecting the joint starts to degenerate and wear off over time. The main risk factors of osteoarthritis are advanced age and overweight-induced significant stresses on the knee joint. Current imaging methods such as MRI and X-ray provide information about the thickness and composition of the cartilage, but they do not prov ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
Gene variants found to strongly improve bone density in girls
Pediatric researchers have found that rare genetic changes strongly increase the likelihood that a child will have higher bone density, but only in girls. Because childhood and adolescence are critical periods for bone formation, these gene variants play an important role in increasing bone strength and reducing vulnerability to fractures later in a woman s life. We investigated whether the same g ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 23
Ultrasound-estimated fat content in muscles may be an indicator of physical he...
Ultrasound-estimated percent intramuscular fat of muscles in the lower extremity was inversely associated with physical activity level and positively associated with body mass index in a recent study. Ultrasound is advantageous because it is less costly and more accessible when compared with other imaging technologies. The Muscle Nerve study included 42 participants 16 men, 26 women between the ag ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 23
Use of mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic low back pain
Among adults with chronic low back pain, both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy resulted in greater improvement in back pain and functional limitations when compared with usual care, according to a study appearing in the March 22 29 issue of JAMA . Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States. There is need for treatments with demonstrated e ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
Health effects of sit-stand desks, interventions aimed to reduce sitting at wo...
An updated Cochrane Review , published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain. Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice
Toronto, ON - Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related type-II osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure. This week, with a publication in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from the University of Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital suggest that this scenario may not be too far away. Osteoporosis affects over 200M pe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Science sheds new light on the life and death of medieval king Erik
The saint s legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church in Uppsala, Sweden, where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains A joint research project headed by Uppsala University now reveals more of the health condition of Saint Erik, what he looked like, where he lived and what the circumstances of his death were. No conte ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16