First steps to protect the knees and prevent problems

Pounds increase pressure on the knee, said Dr. William J. Bryan, an orthopedic surgeon at Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Houston. Continue reading

The cost of delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in five children

The report omits some policy areas that we consider as important to improve children’s access to care. For example, some states have innovative programs like forgiveness of student loans and tax incentives to help dentists establish practices in areas not served or practice in community health centers. patients and parents need oral health education to help them take care of themselves and their families to prevent the disease. Many of them need additional services such as transport, in order to be able to get to dental appointments. If Medicaid has done a better job of these things, treatment costs would decrease, because it would be better to prevent disease and the treatment less. Continue reading

New drug promising for advanced thyroid cancer

A targeted drug called pazopanib could prove effective against difficult to treat cases of thyroid cancer cases, researchers say. Continue reading

Green Tea: The Eyes Have It

The results showed that different parts of the eye absorb varying amounts of catechins. The area with the highest concentration of catechins was the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The area with the lowest absorption of catechins is the cornea, which is clear, the outer layer of the eye. Continue reading

Benefits of treatments for osteoporosis outweigh the possible risk of rare fractures of the femur, the study suggests

The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or thighbone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the family of drugs called bisphosphonates, according to a new study by a UCSF team of epidemiologists. Continue reading

Calls for legislation on a European scale a salt Guided by the study

Bibbins-Domingo K, Glenn CC, Coxsone PG et al. Projection effect of dietary salt reduction on future cardiovascular disease. New Engl J Med 2010. Published online January 20.
Pasquale Strazzullo, Lanfranco D’Elia, Bakwin Kandala Ngianga, and Francis P. Hood Taking salt, stroke and cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.1136/bmj.b4567 Source: ESC Press Office Continue reading

Family history increases the risk of breast cancer

Women with more blood relatives who have breast cancer have been known for years to be more at risk themselves, narod WebMD. Continue reading

Surgical options in inherited breast cancer show drastic treatment is not always the best

‘If a woman with breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy BRCA1/2-associated considered, our results show that will have fewer recurrences in the breast if chemotherapy is also used. And our conclusion that 15 years, the results of BCT and mastectomy are similar should reassure newly diagnosed women who may find the idea of ​​an immediate mastectomy overwhelming. We strongly encourage patients to discuss treatment options with your local doctor before starting treatment. ‘ Continue reading

Independent Advisory Committee recommends the continuation of Oral Calcitonin Phase III studies for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

Unigene Laboratories, Inc. has announced that an independent Data Monitoring Committee recommended that Novartis and Nordic Bioscience its partners to proceed as planned with their courses of study for the oral phase III calcitonin and osteoarthritis. Continue reading

Bone growth factor commonly used for transactions not approved Plugs

Although BMP is approved for use in bone growth by stimulating a specific type of spinal fusion surgery is most often used for non-approved ‘off label’ purposes, according to a new study, conducted by Kevin L. Ong, Ph., of exponent, Menlo Park, California, Dr. Ong and co-authors: ‘With the uncertainty about the risks of using BMP in some off-label applications, more research is needed to better define appropriate indications. ‘ Continue reading

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