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Study results show promise for using ultrasound to assess bone health

Osteoporosis affects about 25 percent of women aged 65 years and over and about 5 percent of men aged 65 and over. Unfortunately, most people are unaware that they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. Dual/energy X-ray absorptiometry...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Millions of Americans take medication to keep their blood pressure down. A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, keeping colon cancer away, too. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (often called ACE inhibitors) and angiotensin...

source: HealthDay News

Prescriptions for oral steroid bursts are associated with a 1.8- to 2.4-fold increased risk for severe adverse events within the first month after initiation of drug therapy, according to a study published online July 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

source: HealthDay News

In experiments in rats and mice, two Johns Hopkins scientists — an engineer and an ophthalmologist — report the successful use of nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy for blinding eye disease. A uniquely engineered...

source: News Medical

After an initial embolic stroke of undetermined source, or ESUS, the most prevalent recurrent infarct was another ESUS, according to an analysis of the NAVIGATE-ESUS trial. Researchers also noted that atrial fibrillation was strongly...

source: Cardiology Today

Studies presented during the ASCO2020 Virtual Scientific Program showed the benefit of validated selection tools in pursuing surgical measures for ovarian cancer relapse, Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, told Healio.

source: HemOnc Today

Nuvaira Inc. announced that its targeted lung denervation system for patients with COPD has been designated as a breakthrough device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Nuvaira lung denervation system is designed to reduce...

source: Pulmonology

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