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Growth hormone reduces risk of osteoporosis fractures in older women

The Endocrine Society, 27-AUG-2015
Washington, DC--For years after it was administered, growth hormone continued to reduce the risk of fractures and helped maintain bone density in postmenopausal women who had osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Why Do Humans Have Allergies? Parasite Infections May Be the Trigger

Brian Handwerk, October 29, 2015
Peanuts. Bees. Pets. Trees. For most people, these things are harmless parts of everyday life. But for allergy sufferers, plenty of seemingly innocuous items can be unbearably irritating and even lethal.

Parasitized Bees May Self-Medicate with Nectar

>strong><h5><p>By Elizabeth Preston, September 1, 2015
Mary Poppins taught us that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. A bumblebee’s favorite sugary drink may already be laced with medicine. And bees seem to dose themselves with medicinal nectar when they’re suffering from a gut full of parasites.</strong><h5><p/>