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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects more than 33 million Americans over age 50, men […]

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Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood

Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish meat—protected their offspring from the blood pressure-elevating effects of excessive weight in early childhood. […]

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FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products. Included in the proposed rule are updates on sunscreen safety, sun protection factor (SPF) requirements, and the effectiveness of insect repellent/sunscreen combinations. “The proposed rule that we issued today would update regulatory requirements for […]

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New compound offers superior therapeutic approach to treat MS

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. This debilitating condition periodically shutters communication between the brain and other parts of the body, resulting in symptoms that range from numbness and tingling in the arms and legs to blindness and paralysis. While treatments are available to alleviate inflammation, no […]

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Wellness Problems Prevalent Among Ob-Gyn Residents

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Wellness problems are prevalent among obstetrics and gynecology residents, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Helen Kang Morgan, M.D., from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and colleagues administered a six-item survey to examine U.S. obstetrics and gynecology residents’ perceptions of […]