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2012-12-04 12:06:13

Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. In a study published Dec. 4, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report the data can be useful for developing strategies to help prevent osteoporosis (a disease where bones lose mineral density and become brittle) and bone fractures. The study points to the...

2012-12-03 11:40:50

Postmenopausal women suffered significant bone density loss in their hip after they were treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Bone density loss after six months was six times greater when compared to the typical bone density loss seen in a year in a postmenopausal woman who doesn't receive steroid injection, researchers say. Shlomo Mandel, M.D., a Henry Ford orthopedic physician and the study's lead author, says...

Study Shows Economic Benefits Of Dairy Consumption
2012-11-13 15:53:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted by European researchers analyzed the health economics of increased dairy food, showing the benefits of boosting dietary calcium intake. The latest research reported in the journal Osteoporosis International shows that increasing consumption of dairy foods helps to prevent hip fractures and reduce healthcare costs. The study was based on a new analytical model that links nutrition and fracture risk,...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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