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For young people with schizophrenia, physical and mental exercises offer hope
In as little as a few months, antipsychotic medications can tame the delusions and hallucinations that characterize schizophrenia. But the medications do little to reverse the less familiar brain-based problems that accompany the illness. Affecting memory, the speed at which the brain processes information, attention, problem-solving skills and emotional intelligence, these subtle but profound deficits can prove more crippling than schizophrenia s more dra ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
Insights into new targets and promising treatments for musculoskeletal disease
Great progress has been made in the understanding of the genes and molecular pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of bone and muscle diseases. As a result of these advances, several new molecular targets have been identified for drug design - knowledge which is being harnessed for the development of new treatment options for sarcopenia and metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis, hypophosphataemic rickets, and hypophosphatasia. A special issue ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
Most patients likely to see reductions in pain and disability after bariatric ...
PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2016 - In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association . The study also revealed patient cha ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Risk of breaking a bone depends on where you live
Ethnicity, socioeconomic status and place of residence in the UK all influence the risk of breaking a bone, a new Southampton study has shown. Researchers at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, undertook an analysis of the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink database and calculated the risk of an individual experiencing a fracture. They also examined whether this risk varied according to age, sex, ethnic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Aromatase inhibitors plus growth hormone may help short adolescent boys grow t...
Boston, MA-- Aromatase inhibitors, when used for up to three years in combination with growth hormone, may effectively and safely help very short adolescent boys grow taller, new research suggests. The study results will be presented Sunday, April 3, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston. Treating the growth-retarded child in puberty presents significant challenges not easily overcome by the use of growth hormone GH alone, as ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 4
Bone density lower with use of ADHD stimulant medicine
Boston, MA-- Children and teenagers who take stimulant drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD may have lower bone density than their peers who do not take these medications, a new study finds. The study results will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society s 98th annual meeting in Boston. Stimulants, such as methylphenidate Ritalin and other brands and amphetamine, are frequently a treatment of ADHD, a condition that affects more ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 4
SSRI antidepressants promote bone loss during lactation
Boston, MA-- Antidepressant use with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs during pregnancy and breast-feeding causes decreased bone density in mothers that may put them at higher risk of broken bones later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers will present the results of their animal study Friday at the Endocrine Society s 98th annual meeting in Boston. SSRIs are the most widely prescribed class of antidepressants, particularly during pregnan ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 4
Abaloparatide may help prevent fractures in postmenopausal women with osteopor...
Boston, MA-- The investigational drug abaloparatide-SC subcutaneous may help increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women and reduce their risk of fracture, new industry-sponsored research suggests. The results of the subgroup analysis within the ACTIVE clinical trial will be presented Friday, April 1, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston. Abaloparatide-SC increased bone mineral density and reduced the risk of verteb ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Apr 3
More dietary calcium may lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Boston, MA - In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research from South Korea suggests. The results will be presented in a poster Saturday, April 2, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. The role of dietary calcium intake in cardiovascular disease, stroke and fracture is controversial. Moreover, participants in previous studies were fro ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
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 menopause transition when they are still having menstrual bleeding, ...
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 menopause transition when they are still having menstrual bleeding, ...
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 during the transition between adolescence and young adulthoo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 31