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Axial spondyloarthritis: Patients see sustained benefit with certolizumab pegol
Researchers are reporting that early rapid improvements in the signs and symptoms of axial spondyloarthritis in patients treated with certolizumab pegol are maintained at 4 years.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jul 21
Regenerative medicine improves strength and function in severe muscle injuries
PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2016 - Results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine showed significant improvement in strength and range of motion, as well as evidence for skeletal muscle regeneration, in 13 patients who were surgically implanted with bioscaffolds derived from pig tissue to treat muscle injuries. The patients had failed to respond to conventional tre ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 21
Wrist fractures linked to poor balance in elderly patients
Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist distal radius fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . Wrist fractures constitute one-sixth of all broken bones presented in U.S. emergency departments, and occur in 15 percent of women age 50 and older. The majority of these fractures are the resu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 21
High-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and CVE
1. A high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular events Author A healthy diet can include a lot of fat Video Soundbites HD video soundbites of Dr. Hanna Bloomfield discussing the findings are available to download at http www. dssimon. com MM ACP-mediteranian-diet Abstract http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M16-0361 URL goes live when the embargo lifts According to researchers, a healthy diet ca ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 19
High fat diet improves cartilage repair in mice
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively impair cartilage repair, and it could even accelerate it. The effects of a high fat diet on cartilage repair are most likely related to inflammatory and metabolic changes, but the exact underlying mechanism is not clear. It also remains t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 19
Defining sarcopenic obesity is key to its effective treatment
Future Science Group FSG today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA synthesizing current data on sarcopenic obesity, and looking to highlight the need for public health strategies for prevention and treatment. Sarcopenic obesity is the combination of low muscle mass and high fat mass. Tending to be more common in older adults owing to natural changes associated with aging, sarcopenic obesity has the potential to become of increas ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
Scientists trace origin cell of bone and soft tissue tumors, test drug target
DURHAM, N.C. -- Scientists at Duke Health are part of a team that has discovered a type of cell surrounding blood vessels can also serve as a starting point for sarcoma, a form of cancer that occurs in bones and connective tissues. The findings, made through studies of mice, offer insights that could aid in the development of potential new treatments for the rare but devastating cancer, which has 15,000 new diagnoses annually in the U.S. In an article to b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
Tendon, heal thyself!
LA JOLLA, CA - July 13, 2016 - With the Rio Olympics just weeks away, many are wondering how Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will perform. Bolt is the fastest runner ever timed, but he s also been nursing a tendon injury--the kind of injury that can take years to heal. Why are tendon injuries--which also plague Kobe Bryant and Serena Williams, among many others--so tough to treat Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI are working to answer that que ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
July/August 2016 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
Substantial and Growing Proportion of Healthy Weight Adults Have Prediabetes Conventional thinking suggests that the obesity epidemic is driving the epidemic in diabetes, and that abdominal obesity is a particularly good marker of those at risk, but this study, which finds that one-third of non-obese people have prediabetes, is an important wake-up call. In the first study to examine the trends in prediabetes prevalence among individuals with a body mass i ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Maturitas publishes new model of care for healthy menopause and aging
Amsterdam, July 12, 2016 - A new position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society EMAS published in the journal Maturitas provides a holistic model of care for healthy menopause. In the article, the researchers argue that the core team around menopausal womenshould consist of a lead clinician, specialist nurse s and the woman herself, supported by an interdisciplinary network of medical experts and providers of alternative complementary ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Concussions on the rise for adolescents, researchers say
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Sustaining a concussion during adolescence may be more common than previous estimates, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orhopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO today. Our team looked at the administrative health records of more than 8.8 million members of a large private payer insurance group and noted that 32 percent of the individuals diagnosed with concussion w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 11
Milestone study on pomegranate anti-aging mechanism reported by Amazentis SA a...
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 11, 2016 -- Amazentis SA, an innovative life sciences company applying scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today a collaborative publication in Nature Medicine with the 201 cole Polytechnique F 233 d 233 rale de Lausanne EPFL , demonstrating that the Company s lead product candidate, urolithin A, improves mitochondrial and muscle function, resulting in enhanced muscle stre ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 11