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Osteoporosis News
February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

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

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

Screws That Fit the Body's Notches

Oct. 28, 2016 — Complex bone fractures are often set with titanium or steel screws and plates. However, if these remain in the body for some time, they can cause health problems. A new bioceramic screw nail has the ... read more

Avoid a Hyperparathyroidism Misdiagnosis

Oct. 24, 2016 — Almost all of us have four parathyroid glands, located next to the thyroid gland in the neck. They are an organ only the size of a grain of rice, but critical for controlling our body’s calcium ... read more

Study Reveals High Levels of Vitamin D Inadequacy in UK Adolescents

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new study finds high prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy in 14 to 18 year olds at a time of the year when vitamin D levels should be at their peak (post-summer). The research identifies the level of ... read more

Towards Increasingly Personalized Fracture Risk Assessment

Oct. 17, 2016 — In people over 50 years of age, fractures are so common that for example one in three women will suffer a wrist, ankle or hip fracture during their life. Low-energy fractures caused by bone weakening ... read more

Soy Protein Early in Life May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Adulthood

Oct. 14, 2016 — Move over milk, soy protein early in life might be what's needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood. New research reports that early dietary nutrition heavy in soy protein isolate can ... read more

Outwitting the 'Silent Thief' of Osteoporosis

Oct. 13, 2016 — Genetic profiling can help predict whether an individual will break a bone through osteoporosis, new research indicates. The findings are likely to contribute to clinical decision-making in future, ... read more

Cannabis Excess Linked to Bone Disease, Fractures

Oct. 12, 2016 — People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found. The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body ... read more

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