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Novel approach to ultrasound raises possibility of new medical applications
A new ultrasound technique provides a non-invasive way of assessing bone structure on the microscale. (2019-09-17)
HTA in the European network: Osteoporosis screening without proof of benefit
For the first time, IQWiG was in charge of a health technology assessment for the European network EUnetHTA. (2019-09-17)
Types and rates of co-existing conditions in diabetes are different for men and women
A new study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-15)
How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors
New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy bones -- a discovery that could lead to treatment for osteoporosis and other bone diseases later in life. (2019-09-10)
Weight change and bone health in older adults with obesity
Weight loss in older adults is accompanied by loss in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased risk of bone fracture. (2019-09-05)
Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?
A three-year study by researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine's McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed there is no benefit in taking high doses of vitamin D. (2019-09-03)
New pharmaceutical target reverses osteoporosis in mice
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have discovered that an adenosine receptor called A2B can be pharmaceutically activated to reverse bone degradation caused by osteoporosis in mouse models of the disease. (2019-08-21)
Migraine diagnoses positively associated with all-cause dementia
Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. (2019-08-14)
Optimal vitamin D levels may vary for different ethnic and racial groups
When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should look at each individual patient as having different requirements and not rely on 'one-size-fits-all' guidelines, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers and the University of California, San Francisco. (2019-08-14)
Osteoporosis drugs linked to reduced risk of premature death
A large cohort study has revealed a common osteoporosis drug significantly decreases premature mortality risk, likely related to a reduction in bone loss. (2019-08-12)
Bone strength could be linked to when you reached puberty
A new study from the University of Bristol has linked bone strength to the timing of puberty. (2019-08-09)
IOF review of impact of drug holidays on bone health
The impact of interruption of anti-osteoporosis treatment in patients on therapy with bisphosphonates or denosumab is reviewed in a new IOF Working Group paper. (2019-07-08)
Long-term follow up is required to help maintain bone health in childhood cancer survivors
A new publication by the IOF Cancer and Bone Working Group provides succinct recommendations for essential long-term follow-up of bone health in childhood cancer survivors. (2019-07-02)
UMN researcher studies hip fracture probability on women in late life
New University of Minnesota Medical School research evaluates the impact of multimorbidity on the probability of hip fractures. (2019-06-27)
Women exposed to common antibacterial chemical more likely to break a bone
Women exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2019-06-25)
New osteoporosis therapy's dual effects on bone tissue
Sclerostin is a protein produced by osteocytes in the bone that inhibits bone formation. (2019-06-25)
Vitamin D may not help your heart
While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new Michigan State University study has found that taking vitamin D supplements did not reduce that risk. (2019-06-19)
Researchers find 28% of 35- to 50-year-old men studied are at-risk for osteoporosis
The study analyzed the bone mineral density of 173 adults between 35 and 50 years old. (2019-05-28)
Fracture risk tool useful in women with breast cancer initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy
The FRAX® tool takes into account certain factors to determine the risk of bone fracture in the general population. (2019-05-09)
A link between mitochondrial damage and osteoporosis
In healthy people, a tightly controlled process balances out the activity of osteoblasts, which build bone, and osteoclasts, which break it down. (2019-05-09)
Many stroke patients not screened for osteoporosis, despite known risks
Many stroke survivors have an increased risk of osteoporosis, falls or breaks when compared to healthy people. (2019-04-25)
Thiazide diuretics reduced the risk of fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease
The use of thiazide diuretics was associated with a decreased risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-04-23)
Metformin may help patients maintain weight loss long-term
In the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial and its long-term follow-up study, among the persons who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight during the first year, long-term maintenance of weight loss was more likely if they had been assigned to treatment with metformin than with placebo or lifestyle intervention. (2019-04-22)
USC research shows remedy for painful jaw disease
USC researchers and collaborators report a breakthrough to prevent osteonecrosis of the jaw, a side effect suffered by some people undergoing treatment for cancer or osteoporosis. (2019-04-11)
Near-atomic map of parathyroid hormone complex points toward new therapies for osteoporosis
An international team of scientists has mapped a molecular complex that could aid in the development of better medications with fewer side effects for osteoporosis and cancer. (2019-04-11)
Too much of a good thing? High doses of vitamin D can lead to kidney failure
A case study in CMAJ highlights the dangers of taking too much vitamin D. (2019-04-08)
Wood ash recycling program could help save Muskoka's forests and lakes
Implementing a new residential wood ash recycling program to restore calcium levels in Muskoka's forest soils and lakes could help replenish the area's dwindling supply of crayfish and maple sap, according to new research co-led by York University. (2019-03-28)
New medication gives mice bigger muscles
Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have studied a new group of medicinal products which increase the muscle- and bone mass of mice over a few weeks. (2019-03-27)
Many postmenopausal women do not receive treatment for osteoporosis
The benefits of treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risks, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. (2019-03-25)
Race, ethnicity influence fracture risk in people with diabetes
Caucasians and Hispanics with diabetes have a greater risk of fracture compared to those without diabetes, while African Americans with diabetes have little to no additional fracture risk, according to a study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-23)
Bisphosphonates increasingly prescribed to the women most likely to benefit
In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report. (2019-03-23)
How does estrogen protect bones? Unraveling a pathway to menopausal bone loss
Women who have reached menopause are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures and long-term impairment of mobility. (2019-03-22)
Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Patients' voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients' beliefs, values or preferences (BVPs). (2019-03-20)
New material will allow abandoning bone marrow transplantation
Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS' developed nanomaterial, which will be able to restore the internal structure of bones damaged due to osteoporosis and osteomyelitis. (2019-03-19)
CT scan prior to spine fusion finds almost half of patients had undiagnosed osteoporosis
For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. (2019-03-12)
Across diseases, women are diagnosed later than men
When considering all diseases, there are big differences between the course of men's and women's patient care within the Danish healthcare system. (2019-03-11)
Study reveals disparities in osteoporosis treatment by sex and race/ethnicity
New research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial/ethnic groups. (2019-03-06)
Study finds ultrasound can assess bone health, increase early screening for osteoporosis
The findings could lead to lower costs and increased screening for populations at-risk for bone diseases, which study authors say extends well beyond postmenopausal women. (2019-02-25)
Finnish researchers discover a new form of hereditary osteoporosis
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and Folkhälsan have identified a new gene whose variants cause hereditary childhood-onset osteoporosis. (2019-02-24)
People with osteoporosis should avoid spinal poses in yoga, Mayo Clinic study says
Yoga postures that flex the spine beyond its limits may raise the risk of compression fractures in people with thinning bones, according to research from Mayo Clinic. (2019-02-20)
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