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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
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 Yon Visell, an assistant professor in the Department of Elec ...
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 corticospinal projection is the most important motor system in humans ...
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 provide a quantitative estimate of the patient-specific risk of ...
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 gene variants that strongly affect bone density in adults als ...
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 ages of 19 and 68 years, with a wide range of body mass index ...
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 effectiveness that are low risk and have potential for widesp ...
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 risk of heart disease and obesity. There are a number of dif ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18