North American Menopause Society updates position statement on osteoporosis management

Jennifer Blake, M.D., from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada in Ottawa, and colleagues reviewed evidence regarding osteoporosis screening, prevention, diagnosis, and management and updated the NAMS position statement. The authors note that osteoporosis is especially prevalent in older postmenopausal women and increases the risk for fracture. Postmenopausal bone loss, which is linked […]

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Focus on coercive control and gendered approach must be at the heart of efforts to address domestic violence and abuse

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021, which received Royal Assent in April, has the potential to save lives, increase safety, protect children from the ongoing impact of growing up with violence and abuse, and improve the protections available for victim and survivors in the family courts and beyond, an expert from the University of Exeter Law […]

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Neuroscientists define safe protocol for EEG-fMRI imaging

A team of psychologists and neuroscientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology led by assistant professor of psychology Sepideh Sadaghiani and graduate student Maximillian Egan published a study to establish safe use of electroencephalography coupled with newly developed functional MRI sequences. In recent years, the field of fMRI has seen drastic improvements […]

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Modest differences in lung function could help spot people at risk of sudden cardiac death

People who have modestly but measurably worse lung function are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. SCD is an unexpected death that results from a sudden malfunction in the heart and in many people who suffer SCD, there are no previous warning […]

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Physical activity during pregnancy is linked to lung function in offspring

Researchers have found further evidence that exercise during pregnancy is good not only for mothers but also for their offspring. In research presented at the ‘virtual’ European Respiratory Society International Congress today (Sunday), Dr. Hrefna Katrin Gudmundsdottir said that a study of 814 babies had, for the first time, shown a link between lower lung […]

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E-cigarettes containing nicotine cause blood clotting and make small blood vessels less adaptable

Using e-cigarettes containing nicotine causes an immediate increase in the formation of blood clots and a deterioration in the ability of small blood vessels to expand and dilate, as well as raised heart rate and blood pressure, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. Researchers say these effects are similar to […]

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