What silicone wristbands say about chemical exposure in Uruguayan children

Millions of children fail to reach their developmental potential worldwide, in part due to higher rates of exposure to current and legacy pollutants. Researchers studying chemical exposures among children in Uruguay turned to an unlikely data collection device as part of a recent study: silicone wristbands. These wristbands—the kind many people around the world wear […]

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Study shows genetic markers are useful in predicting osteoporotic fracture risk

A new study shows that genetic pre-screening could reduce the number of screening tests needed to identify individuals at risk for osteoporotic fractures. Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center in the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, is an author on the report published this […]

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