Monday, January 22, 2018 -- In postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture, treatment with romosozumab for 12 months, followed by alendronate, was associated with significantly fewer hip fractures than treatment with alendronate alone.
Friday, January 12, 2018 -- A recent literature review and meta-analysis indicates that growth hormone therapy may reduce the risk for fracture in patients with osteoporosis.
Monday, January 08, 2018 -- The EMA has accepted the Marketing Authorization Application for romosozumab in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and in men at increased risk of fracture...
Friday, January 05, 2018 -- The nutrients that typically come to mind in connection with osteoporosis are calcium and vitamin D. But if a mouse study is translatable to humans, we may have to add dietary fiber to that list. Fiber is broken down by some gut bacteria to form short chain fatty acids that prevent bone breakdown.
Friday, January 05, 2018 -- (Natural News) Sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment, and a new study shows that could well be the case when it comes to medication that claims to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden used a novel approach to studying the bone biopsies taken from eight patients who had been... Read More
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 -- The risk for venous thromboembolism among strontium ranelate, denosumab, teriparatide, alendronate, and other bisphosphonates was evaluated by investigators.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 -- Bone atrophy and its related fragility fractures are frequent, late side effects of radiotherapy in cancer survivors and have a detrimental impact on their quality of life. In another study, we showed that parathyroid hormone 1-34 and anti-sclerostin antibody attenuates radiation-induced bone damage by accelerating DNA repair in osteoblasts. DNA damage responses are partially regulated by the ubiquitin proteasome pathway. In the current study, we examined whether proteasome inhibitors have similar bone-protective effects against radiation damage. MG132 treatment greatly reduced radiation-induced apoptosis in cultured osteoblastic cells. This survival effect was owing to accelerated DNA repair as revealed by H2AX foci and comet assays and to the up-regulation of Ku70 and DNA-dependent protein kinase, catalytic subunit, essential DNA repair proteins
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 -- A study investigated the possibility of predicting the risk of bone fractures to help with early diagnosis and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Affecting over two million Canadians, osteoporosis is known as the “silent thief”. Increased bone fragility due to deterioration of bone tissue and loss of bone mass, the hallmark characteristics of osteoporosis, can occur […] The post Can We Predict the Risk of Fractures in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.
Friday, December 15, 2017 -- WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Radius Health, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDUS) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), will...
Monday, December 11, 2017 -- [10-13-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public regarding information previously communicated describing the risk of atypical fractures of the thigh, known as subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femur fractures, in patients who take bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 -- Physical function assessment can be a good predictor of lower bone mineral density and osteoporosis development associated with hemophilia, according to a report published in the American Journal of Blood Research. Therapies to treat hemophilia made available in the past decades have significantly improved patients’ outcomes. This extended survival has brought to light some complications […] The post Joint Problems May Be Good Indicator of Low Bone Density and Osteoporosis appeared first on Hemophilia News Today.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 -- Growth hormone therapy may reduce the risk for fracture in patients with osteoporosis.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 -- Classical homocystinuria (HCU) is an inborn error of sulfur amino acid metabolism caused by deficient activity of cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), resulting in an accumulation of homocysteine and a concomitant decrease of cystathionine and cysteine in blood and tissues. In mice, the complete lack of CBS is neonatally lethal. In this study, newborn CBS-knockout (KO) mice were treated with recombinant polyethyleneglycolylated human truncated CBS (PEG-CBS). Full survival of the treated KO mice, along with a positive impact on metabolite levels in plasma, liver, brain, and kidneys, was observed. The PEG-CBS treatment prevented an otherwise fatal liver disease characterized by steatosis, death of hepatocytes, and ultrastructural abnormalities of endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria. Furthermore, treatment of the KO mice for 5 mo
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -- Investigators evaluated the efficacy of teriparatide vs risedronate in preventing clinical and vertebral fracture in post-menopausal women with existing vertebral fractures.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -- Lack of calcium, vitamin D, and aging are some key factors that increase your risk of osteoporosis. But two recent studies have also attributed air pollution to increasing osteoporosis rates. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, … The post Your risk of osteoporosis goes up because of this appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -- The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on osteoporosis screening and testing in women and men.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 -- A recent study assesses the correlation between dietary lifestyles and musculoskeletal health in middle-aged women with osteoporosis. Medical conditions targeting the skeletal system, such as osteoporosis, are globally prevalent. Osteoporosis is characterized by a loss of bone tissue. Low bone mineral density is also a risk factor for bone fractures. Often, bone loss is a […] The post Do Dietary Patterns Have an Impact on the Risk of Osteoporosis? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- In a recently published study in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers examined the link between vitamin E intake and bone health in an animal model. Vitamin E intake has recently been the focus of multiple bone health studies due to its reported beneficial effects. For this reason, scientists believe that vitamin E may be particularly […] The post Is Your Vitamin E Intake High Enough To Prevent Osteoporosis? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -- Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bones to become brittle and likely to fracture and break. Because of this, patients may avoid physical activity in fear of injury. In actuality, performing certain types of exercises are not only safe … The post This type of exercise is safe for osteoporosis patients appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.
Friday, November 10, 2017 -- Based on a study of nine million people, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health People report that people living amidst high levels of air pollution are more likely to suffer bone fractures from osteoporosis than those living in areas with less pollution.