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The effects of krill oil supplementation on skeletal muscle function and size in older adults: a randomised controlled trial

7 monthes ago   |   By Clinical Nutrition

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of krill oil supplementation, on muscle function and size in healthy older adults.
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Study reveals low use of whole genome sequencing outside of U.S. and Europe

7 monthes ago   |   By Food Safety

One-third of survey respondents in low and middle-income countries do not use whole genome sequencing, according to a study.
Only 8 percent reported using WGS in a routine, real-time way, highlighting minimal uptake of the technology for foodborne disease surveillance outside the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The main barriers for implementation were lack of funding, gaps in expertise, and training, especially for data analysis and interpretation, according to the study published in the journal Foodborne Pathogens and Disease .
PulseNet International did the study to identify...
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Multi-Strain COVID-19 Vaccines Might Be Coming, After Moderna Reports Promising Study Results

7 monthes ago   |   By Time

While U.S. health officials are still debating the best way forward when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine boosters, one thing was clear when experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration met for a recent committee discussion: to get longer-lasting and stronger immune responses, the next booster might have to target more than one strain of SARS-CoV-2. That would make COVID-19 vaccines similar to the annual flu shot, which normally helps the body to generate immunity against up to three different influenza strains.
On April 19, Moderna, which makes one of the two mRNA vaccines available...
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Dementia Risk Higher for Black, Hispanic Military Veterans

Dementia Risk Higher for Black, Hispanic Military Veterans

7 monthes ago   |   By MedPage Today

Black and Hispanic military veterans in the U.S. had significantly greater dementia risk than white veterans, a large retrospective study showed.
Among 1.87 million older adults - 98% of whom were men - who received care...
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How Often Does Prediabetes in Seniors Escalate to Full-Blown Disease?

How Often Does Prediabetes in Seniors Escalate to Full-Blown Disease?

7 monthes ago   |   By MedPage Today

About one in 20 adults ages 65 or older with prediabetes will progress to clinical diabetes within the following year, data from the Longitudinal Epidemiologic Assessment of Diabetes Risk study showed.
Of more than 50...
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Study: More than 20% of older adults in the U.S. experience food insufficiency

7 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

More than 20% of older adults in the United States will experience food insufficiency at some point in their 60s and 70s, according to a University of Michigan study.
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VIDEO: Visual acuity in wet AMD maintained or improved after switch to...

VIDEO: Visual acuity in wet AMD maintained or improved after switch to brolucizumab

In this Healio Video Perspective, Mathew W. MacCumber, MD, PhD, discusses his poster presentation on brolucizumab treatment from the Retina Society meeting. The real-world... Read more ...

Small-aperture IOL a ‘must-have' technology for cataract surgeons

Small-aperture IOL a ‘must-have' technology for cataract surgeons

NEW YORK - Small-aperture IOLs are an important tool for managing patients with challenging eyes, according to an expert at OSN New York. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, said... Read more ...

Albuminuria Remission With Meds; Tzield's High Cost; Osteoporosis Prevention...

Albuminuria Remission With Meds; Tzield's High Cost; Osteoporosis Prevention Lags

"Best" medical treatment with drugs such as SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists was just as effective as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at achieving albuminuria remission in... Read more ...

Corticosteroid injections associated with progression of knee osteoarthritis

Two studies comparing injections commonly used to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis found that corticosteroid injections were associated with the progression of the disease. Read more ...

An unexplained injury discovered after eye surgery. What should happen next?

When Jerry Bilinski, a 67-year-old retired social worker, scheduled cataract surgery with Carolina Eye Associates near his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he expected no... Read more ...

Denosumab achieves structural modification in erosive hand osteoarthritis

Denosumab achieves structural modification in erosive hand osteoarthritis

PHILADELPHIA - Denosumab successfully induces structural modifications patients with active erosive hand osteoarthritis, according to data presented at ACR Convergence... Read more ...

Is Surgery the Only Option for Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis?

New research finds that for some patients, physical therapy provides similar improvements in physical function and pain. Read more ...

Caddick inquest told of lengthy delays in reviewing CCTV, analysing DNA

A senior officer blamed staff shortages and lack of resources for the delays, the inquest into the Sydney fraudster's disappearance and presumed death has heard. Read more ...

GPs fail to identify osteoporosis sparking fears of a hidden epidemic of...

GPs fail to identify osteoporosis sparking fears of a hidden epidemic of brittle bones

Family doctors are well placed to diagnose and treat osteoporosis - which causes brittle bones - but too many people are diagnosed only after a fall, the cross-party group of... Read more ...

Racial, ethnic minorities underrepresented in prostate cancer clinical trials

Racial, ethnic minorities underrepresented in prostate cancer clinical trials

Prostate cancer clinical trials included significant underrepresentation of Asian, Black and Hispanic men based on incidence of the disease among these groups, results of... Read more ...