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Low physical function and low muscle mass increase the risk for accelerated bone loss in older hip fracture patients

Low physical function and low muscle mass after hip fracture increased the risk for accelerated bone deterioration in older hip fracture patients. Acknowledgement of the risk factors is important for bone health and overall recovery. “Substantial decrements in physical function, muscle and bone strength occur after hip fracture, which markedly increase the risk for a

Attention, Keto Dieters: Almond Flour Is Ridiculously Low In Carbs

Walk into your local Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s these days and it’s almond flour-based everything. From cookies to crackers, these wheat-free eats certainly seem better for you—but is almond flour really that nutritious? “Besides having a slightly nutty, yet subtle flavor, almond flour is on fire because it’s gluten-free andcontains more protein than regular

Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life

People with low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempt later in life. That is according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that followed almost 50,000 Swedish men from the 1970s until recently. The study is published in the journal Psychological Medicine. Prior studies have

Treatment for ‘low T’ could someday come from a single skin cell, research shows

USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. In today’s Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, scientists describe how they transformed stem cells into functioning Leydig cells—the cells in the testes that produce the male sex hormone. “Our study

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW, analysis reveals

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW in Britain as analysis reveals 130,000 deaths from the killer disease have been avoided since 1989 There were 59.8 breast cancer deaths out of every 100,000 women in 1989 The rate was just 33.4 in 2017, which is the most recent available yearly figure Charities credited better tests

Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 — Helmet use is low among patients presenting to the emergency department with injuries associated with standing electric scooter use, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in JAMA Network Open. Tarak K. Trivedi, M.D., from the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles, and colleagues reviewed medical records for all patients

Is very low LDL-C harmful?

A major Cardiovascular (CV) risk factor is low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C). A lot of evidence that was accumulated supports a linear association between LDL-C levels and CV risk. However, whether the lower limit of LDL-C might offer CV benefits without any safety concerns is still a topic of debate. This review discusses data from studies

Number of GPs retiring before 60 hits a six-year low

Number of GPs in the NHS retiring before 60 hits a six-year LOW because doctors are ‘postponing retirement to see if the staffing crisis improves’ The number of doctors retiring in their fifties was at a six-year low last year Some 588 doctors under 60 drew their pension, compared to 721 in 2017 But the

Use of Telemedicine Low for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 — The use of telemedicine for substance use disorder (tele-SUD) is relatively low in a commercially insured population, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Haiden A. Huskamp, Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues describe how tele-SUD is being used and identify characteristics

AHA: Low Literacy Levels Can Be a Silent Health Threat

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) — He kept it from family members, friends and employers. Some of Walter Washington’s children still don’t know their father struggles to read and write. But his doctors knew. The 64-year-old Dallas man told them because he didn’t want to risk taking the wrong dose of his diabetes

Low fitness may indicate poor arterial health in adolescents

A recent Finnish study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä showed that adolescents with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their lower fit peers do. The study also suggests that a higher anaerobic threshold is linked to better arterial health. The results were published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. Arterial stiffness

How low-fat yoghurt could make your spots WORSE

How low-fat yoghurt could make your spots WORSE How low-fat yoghurt could make your spots WORSE (and why chocolate isn’t as bad for your skin as you may think) For years experts have dismissed any link between diet and skin conditions However, various  food bloggers claim that diet changes have helped them Here, we look

People with low muscle strength more likely to die prematurely

Individuals with weaker muscles do not typically live as long as their stronger peers, according to new research from the University of Michigan. After adjusting for sociodemographic factors, chronic health conditions and smoking history, the study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences found that people with low muscle strength are 50 percent more