Braces help avoid surgery in teens with scoliosis
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the first large-scale test of whether wearing a brace helps to prevent an already-curved childhood spine from twisting further, bracing was nearly twice as effective as a watch-and-wait approach at preventing kids from needing corrective surgery. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bracing Avoids Surgery for Young Patients With Scoliosis Bracing Avoids Surgery for Young Patients With Scoliosis
The jury is in: Bracing in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis reduces curve progression and can avoid the need for surgery, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

NIH Study Establishes Benefits of Bracing in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Page: Scoliosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Lends Conclusive Support to a Scoliosis Treatment
Physicians have recommended bracing to treat scoliosis in adolescents for more than 50 years, but until now, research on its effectiveness had produced mixed results.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Research Scoliosis Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Study Affirms Benefit of Back Braces as Scoliosis Treatment
Physicians have recommended bracing to treat scoliosis in adolescents for more than 50 years, but until now, research on its effectiveness had produced mixed results.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Research Scoliosis Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Study Supports Back Braces for Scoliosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis, back braces decreased the progression of curves to the point where surgery would be needed, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - September 19, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis
Title: Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk ScoliosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 19, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

UI researchers: Bracing is effective in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
(University of Iowa Health Care) A multi-center study led by University of Iowa researchers to determine whether wearing back braces would prevent the need for spinal correction surgery in children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis was cut short when early results were overwhelmingly in favor of bracing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The effects of two spinal orthoses on balance in elderly people with thoracic kyphosis - Azadinia F, Kamyab M, Behtash H, Maroufi N, Larijani B.
BACKGROUND: Hyperkyphosis increases the risk of falls for elderly people by reducing postural balance. Spinomed orthosis and the posture-training support are two available options for improving postural balance but have never been compared. OBJECTIVES: To... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

How a mother’s battle with truncus arteriosus informed her daughter’s
Lauren and Kaylee As a cardiac patient at Boston Children’s for the past 29 years, Lauren Hoey had learned to thrive in spite of her condition, but she never knew that she would be learning these coping skills in order to teach her daughter, Kaylee, the same skills and attitude. When Lauren was just 18 hours old, she underwent her first heart surgery for truncus arteriosus, a rare congenital heart disease (CHD) that means only a single vessel arises from the heart. Normally, there are two separate vessels coming out of the heart. In 1983—the year Lauren was born—she stayed at Boston Children’s for ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Justine Cadet Tags: All posts Heart conditions Adult Congenital Heart Program at Boston Children’s BACH CHD congenital heart disease Frank Pigula Heart Center Mary Mullen truncus arteriosus Source Type: news

I was I was certain chronic spine pain would stop me ever running... just look at me now! Radio 2's Jo Whiley reveals hos she combats scoliosis
The 48-year-old TV presenter and Radio 2 DJ has taken up running to combat the painful condition that has left her with a curved spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New studies highlight benefits of EOS 3D imaging in assessing corrective bracing for scoliosis
EOS imaging (NYSE Euronext, FR0011191766-EOSI), the pioneer in orthopaedic 2D/3D imaging, have announced that two new studies supporting the use of its 3D imaging technology in assessing the impact of bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) have been published online in the European Spine Journal. Bracing is the preferred therapy for progressive scoliosis with a Cobb angle (curve) in the range of 20° to 45°, though current data on its efficacy in correcting spinal curvatures are inconclusive... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Top golfer's scoliosis struggle
Stacy Lewis became the No. 1 LPGA golfer in the world in March. She never envisioned that outcome when she was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis didn't stop top golfer
Stacy Lewis became the No. 1 LPGA golfer in the world in March. She never envisioned that outcome when she was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis hasn't stopped top female golfer
Stacy Lewis became the No. 1 LPGA golfer in the world in March. She never envisioned that outcome when she was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top-Ranked Golfer Beats Scoliosis
Title: Top-Ranked Golfer Beats ScoliosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 24, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Identification Of Gene Associated With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan have identified the first gene to be associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (also called AIS) across Asian and Caucasian populations. The gene is involved in the growth and development of the spine during childhood. Their study is published today in the journal Nature Genetics. AIS is the most common pediatric skeletal disease, affecting approximately 2% of school-age children. The causes of scoliosis remain largely unknown and brace treatment and surgery are the only treatment options... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Gene associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis identified
(RIKEN) Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan have identified the first gene to be associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (also called AIS) across Asian and Caucasian populations. The gene is involved in the growth and development of the spine during childhood. Their study is published today in the journal Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ICU care questioned for scoliosis surgery in teens
Intensive care unit admission may be unnecessary after spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis for patients without complications, research suggests. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - April 19, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Scoliosis in Teenagers: To Brace or Not to Brace Is Still a Question, Embargoed for January 19, 2010, 7:01 p.m. EDT
01/19/2010, (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - April 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager with scoliosis grows FIVE INCHES overnight after operation to straighten his spine
Harvey Legge, 14, from Lincolnshire, had a bend in his spine so severe that it was crushing his vital organs. He was diagnosed with scoliosis, curvature of the spine, at eight years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Giant Bubbles Protect Fish From Scoliosis
Mysterious structures in spine could shed light on human back problems (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 4, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paraparesis 22 Years After Harrington Rod for ScoliosisParaparesis 22 Years After Harrington Rod for Scoliosis
Was this patient's paraparesis and neurological deterioration related to his scoliosis surgery 22 years prior? Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Scoliosis: Schoolgirl with the 'worst spinal curvature' doctors had ever seen can do the splits again after 11-hour operation
Emily Crosby, 13, from Hartlepool, had such bad scoliosis that her lungs were being crushed and were in danger of being punctured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Program cuts down on unneeded scoliosis referrals
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating pediatricians about scoliosis seems to cut down on the number of children who are unnecessarily sent to specialists for curves of the spine, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Addicted to painkillers at 14: Schoolgirl speaks of 'horrendous ordeal' after developing excruciating back condition
Louiselle Morris, from Cardiff, was diagnosed with scoliosis - an extreme curvature of the spine - which left her in agony and relying on the strong painkiller Tramadol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Posture Is Important But It Won’t Prevent Scoliosis
Remember when your parents told you to sit up straight? Slouching among adolescents hasn’t gone out of style and neither has the popular refrain. Sitting and standing tall remains important because it lengthens the spine, and strengthens the back, neck and shoulder muscles. But can good posture prevent the curving of the spine known as scoliosis? Unfortunately, it won’t, says Robert Lark, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Duke Orthopaedics. “Scoliosis is not preventable,” he says, “but once we diagnose it, there are things we can do to prevent progression of the curve.” Scoliosis i...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - February 14, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Orthopaedics Source Type: news

How surgery helped Anna to walk
MY daughter Anna discovered she had scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, one Saturday afternoon in May, 2010, when she was 14 years old. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard III discovery: news and resources round up
If you're planning to teach the king in the car park, here are the best news stories, videos, multimedia and teaching resources about the royal discoveryNews that the skeleton found under a Leicester car park is Richard III has shone a beaming spotlight on England's last Plantagenet king, killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. So seize the day and harness that enthusiasm in the history classroom and beyond using these news stories, multimedia, teaching resources and recommended websites.From the the GuardianRichard III bones found beneath Leicester - videoDNA tests have confirmed that human remains found beneath Grey Fr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Emily Drabble Tags: Blogposts Guardian Professional Archaeology Richard III Teacher Network Secondary schools Teaching Education Monarchy History and history of art Source Type: news

'It's like Richard III wanted to be found'
Screenwriter Philippa Langley, creator of the Looking For Richard project, explains her lifelong passion for the monarchSince Philippa Langley, an Edinburgh-based screenwriter and producer, read a biography of Richard III 15 years ago, the last Plantagenet king has dominated her life.She is now a leading member of the Richard III Society, and was the originator of the Looking For Richard project, which after years of research and fundraising led to the exhumation of bones from a Leicester car park – now confirmed by the local university as those of the 15th-century monarch.To the embarrassment of her teenage children...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: The Guardian University of Leicester Archaeology Richard III Features UK news Monarchy Science Source Type: news

Richard III's scarred skeleton becomes a battlefield for academics
Leicester enjoys its moment in the spotlight as discovery of last Plantagenet king's bones sparks fierce debate among historiansAs in 1485, once the death of the king was confirmed, the arguments started. Was the search for the man in the car park a stunt and a media circus, or a classic piece of research archaeology based on sound science, which opens a window on a period of history fogged by Tudor propaganda?The debate will certainly last longer than Richard's two-year reign. Before the identification had even been formally confirmed, the redoubtable historian Mary Beard had waded in on Twitter: "Gt fun & a myst...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: The Guardian Leicester News Archaeology Richard III Forensic science UK news Monarchy Source Type: news

Digging up Richard III will not bury old arguments | Paul Lay
I have a bone to pick with those who claim the maligned monarch's skeleton will rewrite the history booksLeopold von Ranke, the father of modern history, described his discipline as "an endless argument". Never was this more so than in the case of Richard III. While the science appears conclusive – it is the skeleton of the last Plantagenet king, claims Leicester University's team of archaeologists – the historical arguments that surround Richard's reign of two years and two months will go on, not least the immortal question of who killed the princes in the Tower.Was it Richard? Probably. The Duke of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Paul Lay Tags: Leicester News Archaeology guardian.co.uk UK news Monarchy Science Source Type: news

Richard III: DNA confirms twisted bones belong to king
Skeleton found beneath Leicester car park confirmed as that of Richard III, as work begins on new tomb near excavation site• Read the latest on the discovery hereNot just the identity of the man in the car park with the twisted spine, but the appalling last moments and humiliating treatment of the naked body of Richard III in the hours after his death have been revealed at an extraordinary press conference at Leicester University.There were cheers when Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the hunt for the king's body, finally announced that the university team was convinced "beyond reasonable doubt" that i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Leicester Archaeology guardian.co.uk Features UK news Monarchy Science Source Type: news

Chicago Chiropractor Offers Non-Surgical Curvature Correction
CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Chicago chiropractor wants Chicago residents to know that many cases of abnormal spinal curvature can be corrected without resorting to surgery. According to Dr. KayLynne Koubsky of Universal Health Source, spinal alignment issues such as scoliosis, often respond to chiropractic treatment and other non-invasive corrective methods. "Early detection and regular treatment sessions can slow or even stop abnormal curvature and its possible complications," says Dr. Koubsky. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 4, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Common Are Skeletal Problems in Neurofibromatosis Patients?
Discussion Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is one of many neurocutaneous diseases. Also called phacomatosis, a review can be found at: What is the Epidemiology and Genetics of the Major Phacomatoses? The key elements of NF1 and 2 are: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Epidemiology: 1:2500-3000 – most common phacomatosis Genetics: autosomal dominant with variable penetrance, associated with chromosome 17 Neurological: various central nervous system tumors especially neurofibromas (often benign but may act malignant because of location or size, tumors may also degenerate into a malignant variant or cause other problems such a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Video: "Casting" Call: A Cure for Scoliosis?
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scoliosis is a potentially fatal condition for children. The spine curvature can be improved with surgeries and metal rods, but now doctors believe something simple could cure it in some kids. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis in Teenagers: To Brace or Not to Brace Is Still a Question
01/19/2010, - (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - January 20, 2010 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news