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Local Anesthetic Given For Pain Relief In Vertebral Fractures

Older patients with one to three recent painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures who had a vertebroplasty or a sham procedure reported similar pain relief over the following year. These results do not support percutaneous vertebroplasty as standard pain treatment in patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. The study was published online in BMJ.

Palliative Care A Cancer Patient, Geography May Be Destiny

According to a new study, researchers found striking differences in terminal care across different parts of the country. When it comes to how much end-of-life care a patient with cancer receives, geography may, indeed, be destiny.

The study was published in the Health Affairs, They reveal that in some areas, people with end-stage lung and colorectal cancers received more intensive care and racked up twice as much in spending in the last month of life.

Spacecraft Need To Survive In Deep Space

When a spacecraft built for humans ventures into deep space, it requires an array of features to keep it and a crew inside safe. Both distance and duration demand that spacecraft must have systems that can reliably operate far from home, be capable of keeping astronauts alive in case of emergencies and still be light enough that a rocket can launch it. Orion has built-in technologies that enable the crew and spacecraft to explore far into the solar system. 

Ear Infections In Adults Affects More In Later Stage

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, parents bring their children to the doctor for ear infections more than any other health issues. So if it seems like you’re always taking your kid to the doctor for an ear infection, you probably are! Additionally, “three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday.

Officially known as acute otitis media (AOM), ear infections can affect anyone. When a child has an ear infection, it can be difficult for the whole family. Although kids are the ones who get ear infections the most, adults can also get them and they can be seriously painful and annoying. When an adult has an ear infection, the symptoms may also be slightly different.

Subcutaneous Fat Fibrosis Links Obesity to Insulin Resistance in Chinese

A new study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese descent put on weight a finding that could help explain why Asians often develop type 2 diabetes at a much lower body weight than Caucasians.

The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, could be used to develop new biomarkers for diabetes risk in Asian populations and could even lead to new classes of drugs to slow the progression of the disease across all ethnicities.