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2013-04-04 11:41:15

Hormonal changes could precede development of the condition, say authors Low testosterone levels may herald the subsequent development of rheumatoid arthritis in men, suggests research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Sex hormones are thought to play a part in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, and both men and women with the condition tend to have lower levels of testosterone in their blood than healthy people. But it is not clear whether this is a...

2013-03-07 23:51:30

26 countries can't afford certain disease modifying drugs, so excluding 320 million people This means that 320 million people - 40% of Europe's population - who could benefit from treatment with disease modifying drugs (DMARDs) would struggle to get access to them, say the researchers. DMARDs are extremely effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommends the use of synthetic DMARDs immediately after diagnosis to halt...

2013-02-09 23:01:26

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that explains how a new saliva test is making breakthroughs in Parkinson´s disease. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that explains how a new saliva test is making breakthroughs in Parkinson´s disease. As Bel Marra...

2013-01-29 23:02:52

Salimetrics will present two Spit Camp Workshops as part of the 2013 SRCD Preconference on April 17th, 2013. These enhanced workshops will be presented by Douglas Granger, PhD, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and educate attendees on the basics of incorporating salivary analytes into their research. (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Researchers attending the 2013 SRCD biennial meeting or in the Seattle,...

Saliva Could Hold Clues To Parkinson's Detection
2013-01-11 10:58:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The search for a diagnostic test for Parkinson´s disease may soon be over, as new research suggests that testing part of a patient´s saliva gland could detect the degenerative disorder. As part of a study released Thursday, Charles Adler of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and colleagues recruited 15 Parkinson´s patients with an average age of 68. The study participants had dealt with the disease for an average of 12...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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