• Youth sports participation associated with increased bone density in early adulthood

    17 days ago - By Healio

    Young adults who regularly participated in sports activities during childhood and adolescence are more likely to have increased bone density than their less athletic peers, according to findings published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
    “Our study provides a strong rationale for the early and persistent encouragement of sports participation among young children and adolescents in order to support primary prevention strategies for the prevention of osteoporosis and age-related fracture,” Joanne A. McVeigh, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Occupational Therapy,
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  • Researchers find early predictors of long-term outcomes in childhood glaucoma

    17 days ago - By Healio

    Early findings can predict long-term IOP control and visual acuity outcomes in primary and secondary childhood glaucoma and provide the data for a severity staging system, according to a study.
    A group of researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute investigated the clinical factors potentially associated with poor long-term outcomes in a cohort of 15 children younger than 3 years who presented to the institute over 20 years, from 1990 top 2010. Data were collected at the initial visit, the following two visits, at 3 and 5 years, and at the most recent visit.
    Three variables at the third
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