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Cystic Fibrosis: Patients May Receive Insufficient Antibiotics to Fight Lung Infections

The majority of patients with cystic fibrosis may not achieve blood concentrations of antibiotics sufficiently high enough to effectively fight bacteria responsible for pulmonary exacerbations, leading to worsening pulmonary function, indicates a study led by researchers. Additionally, the study findings show that it's impossible to predict solely from dosing regimens which patients will achieve therapeutically meaningful antibiotic concentrations in their blood.

Walking Football: Active Lifestyle Improved in Children

The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and have fewer physical activities and sports activities have been related to poor fitness and excessive weight gain.

Scientists Uncover Why Knee Joint Injury Leads to Osteoarthritis

Knee joint injuries are typically related to sports, such as football, rugby or ice hockey, but people often do not know that such injuries may lead to joint inflammation and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. In advanced post-traumatic osteoarthritis, joint cartilage breaks down completely, causing severe joint pain, lack of mobility and even social isolation. However, the mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known

Individualized Therapy for Patients With Osteoporosis

More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a consequence of bone loss. In many cases, treating the condition with drugs does not work well, and people with osteoporosis often suffer from cardiovascular diseases at the same time

Sensitive Cardiac Injury Marker Could Reduce Stress Testing

High blood levels of troponin, a protein released by injured heart muscle, can tell if someone recently experienced a heart attack. Measuring lower, but still problematic, levels of troponin can provide useful long-term information for cardiologists, research from Emory University School of Medicine reveals. The results are scheduled for publication in  Annals of Internal Medicine