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Vitamin D Insufficiency And Forearm Fractures Risks

Children who are vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical treatment, according to a new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

This is the first report that shows the important link between low vitamin D levels and the severity of fractures in children caused by low-energy, less traumatic events such as falling off a bike or falling while running.

Blood Donors' Leftover Immune Cells: Secrets of Antibody Affinity Revealed

During some kinds of blood donations, you get most of your blood back. For example, platelet donation involves a procedure in which donor blood is filtered to harvest the platelets for medical use and the rest of the blood components are returned to the donor's body. The byproducts of this procedure – a fraction of immune cells – are typically discarded.

Protein Pathways Are Closely Linked To Heart Disease And Diabetic Patients

In this study, researchers analyzed the protein pathways that are closely linked to changes in both triglyceride and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetic patients have been identified. The findings of two related studies bring new interest in additional research that will help healthcare providers understand the links and identify ways to intervene earlier and prevent the onset of heart disease or diabetic complications.

Cancer Survivors: Socioeconomic Status Affect The Survival

In a study of patients with anal cancer, living in low median household income areas was linked with an increased risk of early death. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that socioeconomic inequalities may affect cancer outcomes, especially for highly treatable and curable tumors such as anal cancer.