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2013-06-18 19:28:11

Researchers have developed a risk assessment scoring system that they believe may better identify certain adults-– especially African Americans-– at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke than does the current system of diagnosing the metabolic syndrome.

2013-06-18 19:27:03

Taking calcium and vitamin D before exercise may influence how bones adapt to exercise.

2013-06-18 09:50:48

A special type of in vitro fertilization, or IVF, may increase the risk for insulin resistance among children conceived in this way.

2013-06-18 09:49:42

Low testosterone worsens the harmful effects of obesity in the nervous system.

2013-06-18 09:48:37

A missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to pain-killer addiction.

2013-04-17 17:28:51

Hair strands contain valuable information about senior citizens' stress levels that can be used to determine an individual's cardiovascular disease risk.

2013-04-17 17:27:26

Although the drug zoledronic acid slows bone loss in osteoporosis patients, it also boosts levels of a biomarker that stops bone formation.

2013-04-17 17:26:00

Reminding primary care doctors to test at-risk patients for osteoporosis can prevent fractures and reduce health care costs.

2013-03-08 00:56:58

Chinese women are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease if they have their first menstrual cycle or enter menopause later than their peers.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.