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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

Mar. 31, 2015 — A drug being developed to treat osteoporosis may also be useful for treating osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease, a rare but potentially debilitating bone disorder that that is present ... read more

Why Popular Antacids May Increase Chance of Bone Fractures

Mar. 26, 2015 — Newly research details a discovery explaining why the 100 million Americans estimated to be taking prescription and over-the-counter antacid and heartburn medications may be at an increased risk of ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — Until now, doctors have been able to measure bone loss -- a process that happens slowly, over time -- but haven't had the means for gauging actual bone ... read more

Cutting Bone Fractures: Routine Bisphosphonate Treatment for Women Over Age 65

Mar. 24, 2015 — Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss affecting more than 44 million Americans and contributing to an estimated 2 million bone fractures each ... read more

Microenvironment Provides Growth Factor for Metastasis

Mar. 17, 2015 — When a person has cancer that spreads to the bone and bone marrow, the tissue becomes increasingly fragile, often leading to increased bone resorption. In a surprising discovery, investigators ... 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

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

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

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