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Comparative studies between VMR and 25(OH)D on Fracture risk

Dr. Charles Ginsberg of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, who helped to conduct the study on VMR and 25(OH)D. The VMR and 25(OH)D does not consistently associate with essential bone outcomes like hip fractures. However, a parameter that is currently used to assess VMR and 25(OH)D was a defective measure. The findings were published online in Bone.

Cerebral anatomy of mild Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Healthy Children

Subclinical obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms are frequently observed in children and have been reported to predict a subsequent diagnosis of OC disorder (OCD). The present study aimed to identify the brain volumetric features associated with subclinical OC symptoms and the potential modulatory effects of sex and age in a large sample of healthy children. It is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Manufacturers say Tobacco harmless when "heated not burnt."

Health panel has neglected "heated not burned" claim saying that tobacco-comprising products have chemicals that can cause serious harm to health even heated. The evidence on the "heated not burned" products (available online in the United Kingdom) had scanned by the independent committee called the Committee of Toxicology (COT). According to the marketing strategies, these were considered less risky than that of traditional cigarettes. Nonetheless, the committee has decided that these should not be assumed to be safe.

Tramadol: Effects On Cognitive, Sports Performance Revealed

The use of analgesic drugs is increased in order to treat the minor sporting injuries so that the athlete could continue training and competing. One of these “trending” analgesics is tramadol that is an opioid agonist and is used in the treatment of moderate-severe pain. The investigators conducted the first randomized controlled trial to access the effects of tramadol on cognitive and sports performance. The study is published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

General Anesthesia: Eases Endometrial Ablation Pain

A new research suggests, women who received paracervical block—an anesthetic procedure at the completion of their endometrial ablation had less pain at one hour postoperatively. Moreover, less immediate postoperative narcotic medication was required. The study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Adjunct local anesthetic blocks helps in controlling pain, and decrease the need for narcotics postoperatively. By proceeding, this measure could protect patients from opioid addiction.