Tag Archives: Common

Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping.

Scientists warned osteoporosis patients on Thursday to avoid two common procedures used to shore up painful fractures in crumbling spines. The treatments, which involve injecting bone cement into broken vertebrae, relieve pain no better than a placebo does, according to an expert task force convened by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. The… Read More »

Common vaccine may protect children from developing type 1 diabetes

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in young childrenPhanie / Alamy Stock Photo By Chelsea Whyte Rotavirus vaccine may protect children from developing type 1 diabetes. In Australia, the vaccine for rotavirus – the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in young children – was added to routine early-childhood immunisations in 2007.… Read More »

Researchers able to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions

When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful — ZIP code or genetic code? The degree to which nature and nurture affect disease and health remains one of the eternal — and still unanswerable — questions in medicine. Now a team of investigators from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the University of… Read More »