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Osteoporosis

The Bisphosphonates To Treat Osteoporosis

In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs); to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report. The results of the study will be presented on Saturday at ENDO 2019; the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. “Bisphosphonate drugs have…

Gastroenterology

PCOS Symptoms Correlate With Gut Bacterial Composition

Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) improved with exposure to healthy bacteria in the gut, according to a study in a mouse model of this common women’s endocrine disorder. Because The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Therefore This study builds on recent…

ketogenic weight loss diet

Females Respond Poorly To Ketogenic Weight Loss Diet

The ketogenic diet recently has been touted for weight loss and improving blood sugar control, but a new study finds that females fail to show these metabolic benefits on this high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet. Results of the animal study will be presented Sunday at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Females on…

Alopecia areata

Another JAK Inhibitor Shows Promise For Alopecia Areata

The Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor CTP-543 (Concert Pharmaceuticals) is effective for the treatment of moderate to severe alopecia areata; so as per interim results from a phase 2a randomized safety and efficacy study. They’ve identified our minimally effective dose, James Cassella, PhD, chief development officer at Concert. The autoimmune disease affects about 650,000 people in…

Technology

Collaboration Agreement With Eisai: Novel Tau Imaging Agent

Positron-emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine functional imaging technique that is used to observe metabolic processes in the body as an aid to the diagnosis of disease. The system detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide, most commonly fluorine-18, which is; introduced into the body on a biologically active molecule called a radioactive tracer. The possibility of cancer metastasis Three-dimensional…

Health in Sri Lanka

Towards A Disease-free Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has made remarkable progress in disease elimination and has already eliminated several communicable diseases such as polio, diphtheria, neonatal tetanus and whooping cough from the country.Currently, the National Immunization Programme vaccinates the population against 13 fatal diseases. The excellent communicable disease surveillance system and the wide coverage of the National Immunization Programme assisted…

Hospital Breastfeeding

Improvement In Optimal Hospital Breastfeeding Policy

Breastfeeding, also known as nursing, is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman’s breast. Health professionals recommend that breastfeeding begin within the first hour of a baby’s life and continue as often and as much as the baby wants. During the first few weeks of life; babies may nurse roughly every two to three hours and the duration…

Analgesic

Analgesics In Pregnancy Do Not Seem To Cause Asthma

Following our original epidemiological observations of a positive association between maternal; self-reported, use of paracetamol (acetaminophen) in pregnancy and risk of preschool wheezing1; they subsequently reported a positive association with later childhood asthma2;3. A number of other birth cohort studies have confirmed this findings4; they originally proposed that, if causal, the associations with prenatal exposure…

Medical genetics

Causative Genes Of Osteoporosis Is More Effective Treatments

Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone weakening condition that affects millions of people. Knowing the causative genes may later open the door to more effective treatments. “Identifying a disease’s actual underlying cause often helps to steer us…

Research in mice

Intestinal Tumor Growth In Mice: Boosted By High-fructose Corn Syrup

Does sugar directly feed cancers, boosting their growth? The answer seems to be ‘Yes’ at least in mice according to a study. Their study, published in Science, showed that consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup—the equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugar-sweetened beverage daily—accelerates the growth of intestinal tumors…

Long-Duration Spaceflight

Long-Duration Spaceflight Adversely Affects Post-Landing Operator

For future exploration-class missions to asteroids or other planetary bodies crewmembers; will required to perform operational tasks following extended periods of microgravity exposure. It is well documenting that astronauts returning from long-duration missions to the International Space Station (ISS); exhibit adverse sensorimotor, cardiovascular and neuromuscular effects upon return to Earth due to in-flight adaptation to…

Old people

For Older Adults Control Tied To Feeling Younger

A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health not a sense of control play a significant role in how old younger adults feel. “We recently found that there are things older adults…