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Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

... take place within minutes. The end product is a mineral such as magnesite, which can be used as aggregates for road-building or shaped into bricks for construction. Carbon dioxide makes up 40 per cent of its weight and it would take 1,500 times more space to store the same amount in gas form. Compared t...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to measure bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD) in 1,500 healthy children between the ages of 6 and 17. The study is the first to include all criteria needed to serve as a pediatric reference database for normal bone density in children: 1) the most current measurem...

Estrogen is important for bone health in men as well as women

...strogen metabolites are a strong predictor of bone mineral density in the men they studied. Testing hormone l...s possibly a key hormone for maintaining peak bone mineral mass in men, according to the authors. The researchers also looked at whether other factors, inclu...

Once-yearly treatment significantly reduces bone fractures in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis

...uced by 41 percent. The study also showed bone mineral density increased significantly in the spine by 6.7 percent and in the hip by 6 percent in women on Reclast compared to those who received placebo. Reclast belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates, which are used to treat osteoporosis. U...

Early onset of poor bone mineralization revealed in children with cystic fibrosis

...eve that their observations of a reduction in bone mineral density, even in healthy children in early childho...status and low vitamin D levels. "Deficient bone mineral density is becoming an increasingly important clinical issue in adult patients with CF," said Dr. Se...

Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD

...carotene, fish, fruits, vegetables, and vitamin or mineral supplements. They also had higher intakes of vitamin E and total energy." The hazard ratio from cured meats associated with lower lung function test results and increased odds for COPD did not change after researchers made adjustments for multipl...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007

...ind that Stardust had collected tiny grains of the mineral osbornite, which chemically is titanium nitride. Osbornite forms only at ultra-hot temperatures of about 3,140 Fahrenheit. Scientists thus concluded that the osbornite could have formed near the sun, and ejected to the outer reaches of the solar syst...

Marshall to receive Wilmer Souder Award from IADR

..., dentin, cementum, bone, and the relationships of mineral level and biomechanics using a materials engineering approach. This has greatly added to basic science information about the micro-structural properties of especially dentin. These studies have had considerable impact on the understanding of bonding ...

Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk

...for using aspirin, hormone therapy and vitamin and mineral supplements in heart disease and stroke prevention in women. "The updated guidelines emphasize the lifetime risk of women, not just the more short-term focus of the 2004 guidelines," said Lori Mosca, M.D., Ph.D., director of preventive cardiology at...

NHLBI awards 12 Women's Health Initiative contracts

... country of origin affecting hip fracture and bone mineral density in Whites, and bone mineral density in Blacks. The results will be a valuable resource to assist other researchers who wish to c...

Daily use of antidepressants associated with increased risk of fracture in older adults

...ot reliably examine such factors as falls and bone mineral density, the authors note. J. Brent Richards, M.... examined the relationships between SSRI use, bone mineral density (BMD) and falls. Participants who used the medication at the beginning of the study and at y...

Repeat bone mineral density scans do not appear helpful for predicting fractures in most older women

Repeating a bone mineral density (BMD) scan up to eight years after an initial BMD appears to provide little additional benefit for predicting fractures among older postmenopausal women, according to a report in the January 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of t...

Selenium supplements may contribute to reduced HIV viral load

...nts appears to increase the level of the essential mineral in the blood and may suppress the progression of viral load in patients with HIV infection, according to an article in the January 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Advances in antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

FSU study: Can prunes reverse bone loss after menopause?

...ne testing every three months; and have their bone mineral density measured at the beginning and end of the study using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or "iDXA" (eye-DEX-uh), the latest in whole-body scanning technology. Meanwhile, hopes are high for those plums. In a 2004 study he led while at Oklahoma ...

Prenatal multivitamins for undernourished women may reduce risk of low birth weight

Undernourished women who take a vitamin and mineral supplement while pregnant may be less likely than women taking only iron and folic acid supplements to have babies weighing less than 2,500 grams, and their newborns may be less likely to have morbidity in the first seven days of life, according to a...

Women on osteoporosis drug can discontinue use with no risk

... a bisphosphonate or anti-resorptive drug, on bone mineral density and fracture risk in post-menopausal women with low BMD for up to 3.8 years. Alendronate is used to reduce bone loss, increase bone density and reduce the risk of spine, wrist and hip fractures in postmenopausal women. Bisphosphonates ar...

Just how useful are animal studies to human health?

...gree. For instance, bisphosphonates increased bone mineral density in both clinical trials and animal studies, while corticosteroids reduced neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in animal studies and in clinical trials, although the data were sparse. Animal studies are generally of poor quality and lack...

Weight loss through calorie restriction, but not exercise, may lead to bone loss

...sing body weight is associated with decreased bone mineral density, which increases the risk for osteoporosis...n after one, three, six, nine and 12 months. Bone mineral density was measured every three months using a technique known as dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry....

Drug prescribed for migraines and seizures increases risk of kidney stones

...r Sakhaee, senior author of the study and chief of mineral metabolism at UT Southwestern. More than 29 million Americans suffer from migraines, with women being affected three times more often than men, according to the National Headache Foundation. "Topiramate is probably one of the most commonly prescr...

New nationwide study will evaluate effect of antioxidants and fish oil on progression of AMD

... to see if they need to take the AREDS vitamin and mineral formulation. This alone could save more than 300,000 people from vision loss over the next five years."...

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