Osteoporosis

2016/08/25MEDICAL UPDATE

Investigative abaloparatide lowers fracture risk for women with osteoporosis

by Bruce Sylvester: Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who have received daily treatment with the investigative drug abaloparatide achieved a significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and non-vertebral fractures compared with placebo, researchers reported in the August 16 issue of JAMA/The Journal of the American Medical Association.

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2015/05/19MEDICAL UPDATE

Men far less likely to prevent, screen for osteoporosis

While the consequences of osteoporosis are worse in men than women - including death - older males are far less likely to take preventive measures against the potentially devastating bone-thinning disease or accept recommendations for screening, according to startling new research by North Shore-LIJ Health System geriatricians.

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2015/04/28MEDICAL UPDATE

World Health Matters: China: Osteoporosis fractures expected to double by 2035

by Gary Finnegan: China is facing a major increasing in osteoporosis-related fractures, according to a new study which forecasts a doubling of fractures in the next 20 years.

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2015/04/17MEDICAL UPDATE

Paracetamol appears to lack efficacy for lower back pain and osteoarthritis

by Bruce Sylvester: Paracetamol is not effective for treating neck and lower back pain, and it provides only slight relief for osteoarthritis, researchers reported on March 31, 2015 the BMJ/British Medical Journal.

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2015/04/10MEDICAL UPDATE

First blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be available

The first blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be developed, thanks to research by the University of Warwick.  The research findings could potentially lead to patients being tested for osteoarthritis and diagnosed several years before the onset of physical symptoms.

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2015/04/02MEDICAL UPDATE

Higher incidence of osteoporosis and fractures found among male smokers

by Bruce Sylvester: Results of a retrospective study suggest that, among middle-aged to elderly smokers, men have a higher risk than women of developing osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae.

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2015/01/20MEDICAL UPDATE

Bisphosphonates with nitrogen appear to lower risk of endometrial cancer

by Bruce Sylvester: Women using bisphosphonates with nitrogen, which are prescribed for osteoporosis and other bone conditions, appear to have half the risk of developing endometrial cancer compared to women who do not use the treatment.

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2014/04/08MEDICAL UPDATE

Shock-absorbing ‘goo’ discovered in bone

Latest research shows that the chemical citrate – a by-product of natural cell metabolism – is mixed with water to create a viscous fluid that is trapped between the nano-scale crystals that form our bones.

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