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Miami project presents data demonstrating therapeutic potential of SRK-015 in ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 10, 2017 - The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with Scholar Rock, a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing drugs that selectively target growth factors in the disease microenvironment, today announced the presentation of data from its SRK-015 antibody program, that demonstrate beneficial effects in a preclinical model o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 10
Childhood obesity major link to hip diseases
New research from the University, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood. Significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis SCFE is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain, and often leads to a hip replacement in adolescence or early adulthood. Chil ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7
Tailbone pain: Causes, diagnosis, and relief
Tailbone pain or pain in the coccyx the lowest portion of the spine may occur suddenly after an obvious injury. It can also appear over time, with no apparent cause.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jul 6
Don't let lower back injuries take you down for the count
ROSEMONT, Ill. July 5, 2017 -- Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , lower lumbar back pain is a commonly reported symptom among the general population however, low back pain among elite athletes who play varsity or professional sports requires additional important considerations. Competitive players stress ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Reducing stress, optimizing coping strategies may diminish need for opioids fo...
ROSEMONT, Ill. July 5, 2017 --Helping patients to better manage stress and improve coping strategies related to pain may minimize the need for opioids following ankle fracture surgery, according to new research appearing in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons . The U.S. is facing an opioid epidemic, with millions of people dependent on or misusing prescription painkillers such as codeine, morphine, oxymorphone ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Understanding the epidemiology of sarcopenia throughout the lifecourse
Sarcopenia is an age-related syndrome which is characterised by progressive and generalised loss of muscle mass and strength. How prevalent is sarcopenia As there is a lack of consensus in the operational definition used to characterized the disorder, estimates vary widely in different clinical settings, and depending on the definition used. Recent definitions have integrated information on muscle mass, strength, and physical function. A new systematic rev ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
Children who see alternative health providers, such as acupuncturists or massage therapists, are less likely than other kids to get their annual flu shot, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 9,000 U.S. kids, those who d received certain alternative therapies were one-quarter to 39 percent less likely to have gotten a flu shot in the past year. The findings do not prove a cause-and-effect connection, however. No one knows whether any alte ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk
Some younger adults who suffer migraines may be at risk for tears in their neck arteries, which can increase the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests. Exactly what triggers these vessel tears is not clear, the researchers added. However, study author Dr. Alessandro Pezzini stressed that the probability that migraine sufferers would develop this condition -- called arterial dissection -- is still quite low. Overall, migraine is a benign condition in th ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study
Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it s unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say. Lower back pain doesn t respond to the programs, which embrace meditation, heightened self-awareness and exercise, according to a review of seven prior studies. Although short-term improvements were reported, no clinical significance was found in terms of overal ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain
Chronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage therapy may provide some relief. Current medical guidelines actually recommend massage therapy prior to the use of opioid medications for lower back pain, explained William Elder, the study s principle investigator. Yet even with those guidelines, physicians and nurse practitioners are not recommending massage therapy, said Elder. He s with the University of Kentucky ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Does symmetry matter for speed? Study finds Usain Bolt may have asymmetrical r...
World champion sprinter Usain Bolt may have an asymmetrical running gait, according to data recently presented by researchers from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. While not noticeable to the naked eye, Bolt s potential asymmetry emerged after SMU researchers assessed the running mechanics of the world s fastest man. The analysis thus far suggests that Bolt s mechanics may vary between his left leg to his right, said Andrew Udofa, a biomechanics rese ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Study links immune responses to intestinal microbes with rheumatoid arthritis
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA , self-reactive T cell responses cause inflammation and progressive damage to synovial joints. Although genetic risk factors for RA have been identified, environmental causes are also thought to play a role in the onset of RA. Recent work suggests that the disease is initially triggered by immune responses to gut bacteria, but how autoimmunity of intestinal origin plays a role in RA-linked autoimmune responses is un ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27