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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Male Smokers at Higher Risk Than Females for Osteoporosis, Fractures

Mar. 6, 2015 — In a large study of middle-aged to elderly smokers, men were more likely than women to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae. The findings suggest that current and past smokers of both ... read more

Investigational Osteoporosis Drug, Abaloparatide, Lowers Fracture Risk

Mar. 6, 2015 — Abaloparatide-SC, an injectable drug being studied for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, reduces the rate of new spinal fractures by a statistically significant 86 percent and as well as ... read more

Long-Term Effects of Obesity Surgery on Adolescent Skeleton Are Favorable

Mar. 6, 2015 — The skeletons of obese adolescents are usually more dense than those of normal weight teens, but after gastric bypass surgery, most return to normal density within two years, a new study ... read more

Osteoporosis: Balancing Bone Formation and Degradation

Feb. 11, 2015 — Most existing treatments for pathological bone loss inhibit osteoclasts (bone-destroying cells) to limit bone degradation. However, by doing this, they also prevent bone formation since it is ... read more

Feb. 10, 2015 — After using optical tweezers to squeeze a tiny bead attached to the outside of a human stem cell, researchers now know how mechanical forces can trigger a key signaling pathway in the cells.The ... read more

Sleep Problems May Impact Bone Health

Feb. 3, 2015 — The daily rhythm of bone turnover is likely important for normal bone health, and recent research suggests that sleep apnea may be an unrecognized cause of some cases of osteoporosis. Sleep ... read more

Blood Vessel Calcification May Put Kidney Stone Formers at Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Jan. 29, 2015 — People who develop recurrent kidney stones have more calcification in their arteries, which could explain their increased risk for heart disease, researchers say. Kidney stone formers also have less ... read more

Strong Association Between Menopausal Symptoms, Bone Health

Jan. 22, 2015 — Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers with no menopausal symptoms, ... read more

Jan. 16, 2015 — A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The cells, called osteochondroreticular (OCR) stem cells, were discovered by tracking a protein ... read more

Potassium Salts Aid Bone Health, Limit Osteoporosis Risk, New Research Finds

Jan. 14, 2015 — The potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate) plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important part in improving bone health, researchers have found. For the first time, the results also showed ... read more

Good Life Satisfaction Has Beneficial Effects on Bone Health

Jan. 13, 2015 — Women aged 60-70 who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and they suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, according to a recent study. ... read more

Jan. 6, 2015 — Very small changes in the level of acidity in blood may have a detrimental impact on the health of patients with kidney disease, a scientist has discovered. The research focussed on the high level of ... read more

Nanotechnology Used to Engineer ACL Replacements

Dec. 30, 2014 — A synthetic graft for ACL reconstruction has been developed that integrates with the native bone, promotes growth of new ligament tissue, and stabilizes the knee. Connecting the femur to the tibia, ... read more

Bone Loss Drugs May Help Prevent Endometrial Cancer

Dec. 22, 2014 — Women who use bisphosphonates -- medications commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions -- have about half the risk of developing endometrial cancer as women who do not use the ... read more

Hot Flashes Linked to Increased Risk of Hip Fracture

Dec. 18, 2014 — Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal ... read more

Drug May Help Prevent Bone Fractures in Patients on Dialysis

Dec. 11, 2014 — In patients on dialysis, cinacalcet reduced the rate of bone fracture by 16% to 29%, after accounting for patient characteristics and other factors, researchers report. Patients with kidney failure ... read more

PRM-151 Therapy Well Tolerated in Patients With Advanced Myelofibrosis

Dec. 9, 2014 — A study that investigated the potential of the compound PRM-151 (PRM) for reducing progressive bone marrow fibrosis (scarring) in patients with advanced myelofibrosis has shown initial positive ... read more

Study Examines Use of Bone-Strengthening Drugs for Men Receiving ADT

Dec. 2, 2014 — Although some guidelines recommend use of bisphosphonates (a class of drugs used to strengthen bone) for men on androgen deprivation therapy, an analysis finds that prescriptions for these drugs ... read more

Scientists Identify Bone Cells That Could Help Children Who Need Corrective Facial Surgery

Nov. 24, 2014 — Our bones are smart. Bones know that by adolescence it's time to stop growing longer and stronger, and from that point on bones keep their shape by healing injuries. Many factors cause ... read more

Remotely Controlled Magnetic Nanoparticles Stimulate Stem Cells to Regenerate Bones

Nov. 24, 2014 — Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as ... read more

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