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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Potential Early Warning Signs of Osteoporosis Found in South Asian Women

Mar. 21, 2017 — Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study ... read more

Men Face Greater Risk of Death Following Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

Mar. 14, 2017 — Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle, according to new ... read more

Insights on Optimal Treatment of Paget's Disease of Bone

Feb. 8, 2017 — In a study of patients with Paget's disease of bone -- a common skeletal disorder that can lead to bone deformity, fractures, osteoarthritis, and bone pain -- long-term intensive bisphosphonate ... read more

Bone Markers as Screening Strategy for Patient Adherence to Osteoporosis Medications

Jan. 30, 2017 — A new position paper proposes measuring specific bone turnover markers (BTMs) in patients who have initiated use of oral bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis as a practical way to identify ... read more

Examining Women's Bones During Menopause May Help Head Off Fractures

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new study examined the bone traits of 198 midlife women transitioning through menopause for 14 years. The goal: identifying women who will experience bone fragility well in advance of ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could Reduce Risk of Bone Loss in Women

Jan. 26, 2017 — Anti-inflammatory diets -- which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains -- could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study ... read more

Scientists Identify Bone Degradation Process Within Metastatic Breast Cancer

Jan. 25, 2017 — Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through cancer. ... read more

New Stem Cell Technique Shows Promise for Bone Repair

Jan. 20, 2017 — A new study has introduced a new treatment for skeletal system injuries, using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic ... read more

Nanofibers Developed for Healing Bone Fractures

Jan. 18, 2017 — In future, it may be possible to use nanofibres to improve the attachment of bone implants, or the fibers may be used directly to scaffold bone regeneration. This would aid the healing of fractures ... read more

Creative Approach to Probing Genome Identifies Genes That Likely Influence Bone Strength

Dec. 14, 2016 — In an important step in the battle against osteoporosis, a serious brittle bone disease that affects millions, researchers have identified more than a dozen genes amid the vast human genome likely ... read more

Researchers Identify Biochemical Mechanism Behind a Rare, Painful Genetic Disease

Dec. 13, 2016 — A team of researchers has uncovered a possible biochemical mechanism behind a rare, painful genetic disorder called ACDC disease, which causes calcium buildup in the arteries. The finding could lead ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Loss of a key protein has been discovered as the event that leads to defects in skeletal development, including reduced bone density and a shortening of the fingers and toes -- a new potential target ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Teenagers who are obese may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new ... read more

Sooner on Your Feet After Hip Fracture

Nov. 21, 2016 — An already available drug can help patients get back on their feet more rapidly after a hip fracture, according to an international study. The results suggest that treatment with the drug accelerates ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — Connective tissue cells in the heart turn into bone-producing cells in response to injury, researchers have found. The discovery helps explain why some people who survive heart damage develop ... read more

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Improves Bone Health

Nov. 17, 2016 — Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new ... read more

Noninvasive Method to Detect Bone Marrow Cancer Proposed

Nov. 14, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can effectively identify bone marrow cancer (myelofibrosis) in an experimental ... read more

Biologic Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Protect Against Rapid Bone Loss

Nov. 8, 2016 — Investigating best evidence regarding bone loss in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new review finds that early and aggressive treatment of RA with biologic drugs may have protective effect on ... read more

Suppressing Protein Alleviates Radiation-Induced Bone Loss in Animal Model

Nov. 7, 2016 — New research may hold a clue to curtailing the feared side effect of cancer patients receiving radiation therapy being at high risk of losing bone density and suffering from broken bones within the ... read more

Link Between Early Menopause, Higher Risk of Fracture, New Study Confirms

Nov. 2, 2016 — Fracture risk for those with early menopause is not minimized by use of calcium, vitamin D, or standard dose hormone therapy, data pulled from clinical trials ... read more

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