Researchers identify potential 'first-line' treatment for rare bone loss disease
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  April 3, 2018  
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 Researchers identify potential 'first-line' treatment for rare bone loss diseaseResearchers identify potential 'first-line' treatment for rare bone loss disease
 
A possible 'first-line' treatment for a rare bone loss disease has been identified by a research team led by Tohoku University in Japan. The research findings, published in the journal Molecular Cell, could also provide insight into treating age-related osteoporosis.
 
 
 Calcium Deficiency CausesCalcium Deficiency Causes
 
Blood calcium levels can drop for numerous reasons; one is not having enough Vitamin D. Calcium is not absorbed in the body without vitamin D and most people do not sit in the sun long enough for the body to produce enough of this.
 
   Scientists show connection between sugar chains and bone growthScientists show connection between sugar chains and bone growth
 
Scientists at the University of York have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body.
 
   Can a vegetarian diet be dangerous?Can a vegetarian diet be dangerous?
 
While vegetarian diets boast a range of health benefits, the lack of iron, fatty acids and calcium can have a negative impact on health.
 
   Mediterranean diet appears to be good for postmenopausal women's bones and musclesMediterranean diet appears to be good for postmenopausal women's bones and muscles
 
The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds.
 
 Study reveals new link between bone cells and blood glucose level
 
Study reveals new link between bone cells and blood glucose levelThe skeleton is often seen as an inert tissue, but this perception is quite wrong. In fact, the skeleton is constantly being remodeled: old bone fragments are broken down and new bone matrix is deposited, overall leading to a completely renewed skeleton every ten years.
 
 
 Chronic Health Issues with Hysterectomy
 
Chronic Health Issues with HysterectomyWhile many women can expect positive results from a hysterectomy, including relief of psychological symptoms, pelvic pain and urinary symptoms, several chronic health issues can occur, from chronic pelvic pain syndrome to depression.
 
 
 Bone density scans could also aid in identifying cardiovascular disease, study finds
 
Bone density scans could also aid in identifying cardiovascular disease, study findsResearchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney, and Edith Cowan University have discovered that bone density scans, typically used to determine fracture risk, could also be an aid in identifying cardiovascular disease.
 
 
 Study: Diagnosis of celiac disease takes 3.5 years for patients who do not report GI symptoms
 
Study: Diagnosis of celiac disease takes 3.5 years for patients who do not report GI symptomsIt takes an average of 3.5 years to diagnose celiac disease in patients who do not report gastrointestinal symptoms, a Loyola Medicine study has found.
 
 
 Study shows cost-effectiveness of screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal women
 
Study shows cost-effectiveness of screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal womenA recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research analysis indicates that screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal women is a good use of healthcare resources—in other words, it’s cost-effective.
 
 
 Vitamin D cannot be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, review finds
 
Vitamin D cannot be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, review findsThere is a caveat to the push for increased Vitamin D: Don't forget magnesium. A review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans.
 
 
 A tale of love, family conflict and battles over care for an aging mother
 
A tale of love, family conflict and battles over care for an aging mother"Edith + Eddie," a short documentary vying for an Academy Award Sunday, is a gripping look at a couple in their 90s caught up in an intense family conflict over caring for an aging parent.
 
 
 Women’s weight could affect menopause age, study finds
 
Women’s weight could affect menopause age, study findsBeing underweight or overweight could affect the age at which women experience menopause, a University of Queensland study has found.
 
 
 Women with Type 1 diabetes come across unique challenges
 
Women with Type 1 diabetes come across unique challengesWhen diagnosed at a young age with Type 1 diabetes, the disease affects girls and boys equally. However, that changes when girls enter puberty and women face unique challenges throughout their life in maintaining sugar levels.
 
 
 Stair climbing lowers blood pressure and builds leg strength in postmenopausal women
 
Stair climbing lowers blood pressure and builds leg strength in postmenopausal womenIf you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not try climbing the stairs? A new study demonstrates that stair climbing not only lowers blood pressure but also builds leg strength, especially in postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies who are more susceptible to vascular and muscle problems.
 
 
 Climbing stairs reduces hypertension and strengthens muscles, find study
 
Climbing stairs reduces hypertension and strengthens muscles, find studyNew research published in the journal Menopause found that climbing stairs helps lower blood pressure and strengthens leg muscles in postmenopausal women.
 
 
 Long-term PPI use not linked to increased hip fracture risk among Alzheimer's patients
 
Long-term PPI use not linked to increased hip fracture risk among Alzheimer's patientsLong-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use does not increase the risk of hip fracture among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
 
 
 Stem cell treatment may help rejuvenate ovaries, avoid effects of premature menopause
 
Stem cell treatment may help rejuvenate ovaries, avoid effects of premature menopauseYoung women with premature ovarian insufficiency may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid the effects of premature menopause, new research suggests.
 
 
 Low sperm count more prevalent with other health problems finds study
 
Low sperm count more prevalent with other health problems finds studyA new study shows that more and more men have a low sperm count. The team of researchers from University of Padova in Italy, presented their work this week at the ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
 
 
 Health Benefits of Avocado
 
Health Benefits of AvocadoThe following are some of the most obvious advantages of including avocados regularly in the diet. This is rendered easier by the mild neutral flavor and creamy consistency, which lend themselves to its use in many diverse forms, including a dip, a spread, a thickener, a smoothie or a salad.
 
 
 What is Turner Syndrome?
 
What is Turner Syndrome?Turner syndrome (TS), also known as Ullrich-Turner syndrome, is a genetic disorder affecting females due to a lack of one functional X chromosome between the normal pair. The chromosome in question may be completely absent or present only in part.
 
 
 What is Oxytocin?
 
What is Oxytocin?Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus. It is secreted into the posterior pituitary via the pituitary stalk which contains axons projecting from the hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells, and is finally released from the nerve terminals in response to appropriate and varied stimuli.
 
 
 What are Osteoclasts?
 
What are Osteoclasts?Osteoclasts are specialized, multinucleated cells which play a vital role in bone development and regeneration.