Fundamental deficits in the bone microarchitecture of trabecular and cortical bone structure, as measured by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (CT), can predict the risk of fracture in older men and women even when standard measures of bone mineral density (BMD) are in the normal range, according to new research.
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Despite a high distribution rate of stable iodine after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, only 63.5% of parents reported having taken the tablets, with many citing safety concerns in questionnaires, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital disability. And even with remarkable advances in care, it remains the leading cause of non-infectious death in infants.
The long-term effectiveness of pain medications for patients with knee osteoarthritis is uncertain, and larger randomized clinical trials are needed to answer questions related to pain control, according to data published in JAMA.
Use of insulin or sulfonylureas as second-line treatment in adults with type 2 diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, whereas use of newer classes of glucose-lowering drugs is not, new real-world research from the United States indicates.
Not that long ago, Juliet Jacobsen, MD, had for a patient a woman with cancer. The patient did not want Jacobsen to talk about life expectancy. At all. Ever. She did not want to talk about time-based prognosis when she was diagnosed. She did not want to talk about it when cancer spread.
Recent attacks in the UK and elsewhere using powerful nerve agents show that U.S. healthcare providers don't need to be near a battlefield to find themselves dealing with similar emergencies, researchers argue in a commentary that offers advice on what to do and who to call.
In previous studies of resilience in people, researchers have rarely differentiated in their analysis of the types of traumatic events experienced by individuals. However, the type of trauma undergone seems to be a significant predictor of how someone will fare long-term, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
Women in the US military describes infertility rates that are approximately three times higher than the general population, according to a new report. And they present face challenges, gaining access to infertility care, as well as the problems of unintended pregnancies and accessing birth control, according to the report, which documents the state of reproductive healthcare among women in the military.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India's drugs regulator has ordered Johnson & Johnson to stop manufacturing its Baby Powder using raw materials in two of its Indian factories until test results prove they are free of asbestos, a senior official said on Thursday.
A unique opportunity made it feasible for uninsured patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who received emergency-only dialysis in Dallas, Texas, to enroll in private, commercial health insurance plans in 2015 and that made it possible for workers to compare scheduled to vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants with ESRD.