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Small increases in physical activity may protect premenopausal women's bones
Date: 2012-08-17 16:05:50
Medical experts know that exercise can strengthen the bones of people who are at risk for osteoporosis. New research suggests that even a minor level of physical activity can decrease the likelihood that premenopausal women will screen positive for the bone-wasting disease, which may be detected through a lab test.... Full Story

Mediterranean diet may support bone strength
Date: 2012-08-15 13:48:20
New research suggests that a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may help slow the rate of bone loss associated with conditions such as osteoporosis. This study may be relevant for individuals who hope to reduce their chances of screening positive for the condition in a lab test.... Full Story

Researchers find possible treatment for Crohn's disease in children
Date: 2012-08-07 14:51:01
Parents of children who have Crohn's disease may be able to monitor their kids' prognosis with the help of a lab test. This is especially important considering that pediatric patients may be hard to treat. Recently, an international team of scientists discovered that adalimumab, an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody, may be an effective medication for young patients.... Full Story

Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce likelihood of osteoporosis in women
Date: 2012-08-03 14:16:19
Alcohol, when consumed in moderation, may have a protective effect on women's bones, according to a study published in the journal Menopause. This may be relevant to women are considering undergoing a lab test to screen for osteoporosis.... Full Story

Lab tests for celiac disease are essential to appropriate treatment
Date: 2012-08-01 13:56:32
Individuals who wonder if they have a chronic adverse reaction to gluten may want to consider undergoing a lab test for celiac disease. However, new research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that not enough people are being properly screened.... Full Story

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