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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Survey: 71 Percent of Hip Fracture Patients Not Told They Have Osteoporosis

May 19, 2016 — More than 7 in 10 older adults who suffer hip fractures aren't told they have the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis -- despite the fact that hip fractures nearly always signify the presence of ... read more

In Search of a Treatment for Osteoporosis from the Tequila Agave

Apr. 9, 2016 — Apart from being the raw material for making a very traditional drink in Mexico, the blue variety of the Agave tequilana has substances capable of improving the absorption of calcium and magnesium, ... read more

Bone Density Lower With Use of ADHD Stimulant Medicine

Apr. 4, 2016 — Children and teenagers who take stimulant drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have lower bone density than their peers who do not take these medications, a new study ... read more

SSRI Antidepressants Promote Bone Loss During Lactation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Antidepressant use with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy and breast-feeding causes decreased bone density in mothers that may put them at higher risk of broken bones ... read more

Abaloparatide May Help Prevent Fractures in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

Apr. 3, 2016 — The investigational drug abaloparatide-SC (subcutaneous) may help increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women and reduce their risk of fracture, new industry-sponsored research ... read more

Anti-Mullerian Hormone May Predict Rate of Trans-Menopausal Bone Loss

Apr. 1, 2016 — Doctors have devised a test which could help them predict which women going through menopause will lose bone faster than average, new research ... read more

Gene Variants Found to Strongly Improve Bone Density in Girls

Mar. 23, 2016 — Rare genetic changes strongly increase the likelihood that a child will have higher bone density, but only in girls, pediatric researchers have found. Because childhood and adolescence are critical ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have linked psoriasis to the risk of widespread bone loss and describe how the protein IL-17 acts as a 'messenger' between the skin and the bones. IL-17 ... read more

HIV-Infected Young Males Have Higher Rates of Bone Loss Than Females

Mar. 10, 2016 — Rates of low bone mass are greater in HIV-infected males than in females, accumulating evidence suggests. Researchers studied 11 biomarkers associated with inflammation, bone loss and/or bone ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — People with leukemia could be helped by new research that sheds light on how the body produces its blood supply. Enabling scientists to grow the stem cells artificially from pluripotent stem cells ... read more

ADHD Medications Associated With Diminished Bone Health in Kids

Mar. 3, 2016 — Children and adolescents who take medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show decreased bone density, according to a large cross-sectional ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements in Pregnancy Do Not Improve Bone Health

Mar. 1, 2016 — Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy, as recommended for all women under UK guidelines, has no significant effect on the bone density of babies, according to the first randomized controlled ... read more

Drugs That Treat Osteoporosis Also Can Cause Small Risk of Thigh Bone Fractures

Mar. 1, 2016 — Osteoporosis drugs have significantly reduced the risk of bone fractures for millions of people, but also have been linked to unusual fractures of the femur (thigh ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Bone does something better than most human-made materials: it bounces back after it breaks. Scientists report that cancellous bone displays unique material properties that allow it to recover shape ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — A low-salt diet does not necessarily translate to stronger bones in postmenopausal women, physician-scientists report. While current sodium intake guidelines are aimed at cardiovascular health, the ... read more

HIV Preventative: Effect of PrEP on Bone Density Is Reversible

Feb. 24, 2016 — The slight loss in bone mineral density associated with HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) antiretroviral use is reversible in young adult patients who stop taking the drugs, according to new ... read more

Zolodrenic Acid Can Prevent Early Bone Loss in HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

Feb. 23, 2016 — A single dose of the drug zoledronic acid was found to inhibit the bone loss that is common in HIV-infected patients and that is increased during the first two years of treatment with antiretroviral ... read more

Dried Plums Provide Protection from Bone Loss Due to Radiation, Study Shows

Feb. 22, 2016 — Dried plums are effective in protecting from bone loss due to iodized radiation, a new study shows. The study showed consuming dried plums can protect from ionizing radiation that increases oxidative ... read more

Physical Therapy Cuts Urine Leaks Dramatically for Women With Osteoporosis

Feb. 17, 2016 — After menopause, women with osteoporosis struggle more with urinary incontinence than women with healthy bones do. But physical therapy that includes pelvic floor muscle training can produce dramatic ... read more

Lifelong Physical Activity Increases Bone Density in Men

Feb. 11, 2016 — Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a researcher has determined another ... read more

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