Trapping mozzies at home to detect disease

Householders and school children are being urged to get behind a University of South Australia campaign to help keep the State free from nasty viruses and diseases. UniSA is launching its Mozzie Monitor project, asking people to take on the role of citizen scientists by capturing mosquitoes in a plastic trap each week so experts can identify the breeds and […]

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Young black men more susceptible to blood pressure spikes even at rest

Young, healthy black men exhibit greater increases in blood pressure than white males following spontaneous changes in nervous system activity when at rest, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation. The study investigated the part of the nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system, which helps regulate the […]

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In Europe, CHMP missed an opportunity for osteoporosis patients at high risk of fracture

Experts from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) regret the recent decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to reject the marketing application for abaloparatide, a potential new treatment option for postmenopausal women at high risk of […]

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