All Osteoporosis Articles

European healthcare leaders gather to discuss osteoporosis
In order to discuss how osteoporosis is affecting the world, several global leaders in health are meeting throughout the next year. March 2011 will see the largest gathering of bone health experts, researchers, clinicians and osteoporosis patient societies in Europe.
New drug may treat osteoporosis and prevent breast cancer
According to a study published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, lasofoxifene - which blocks the effects of estrogen in breast tissue - statistically reduced the overall risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
Court examines osteoporosis drug lawsuit
In recent weeks, reports have shown that osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates can cause bone breakage after extended use. Currently, the Manhattan Trial Court is examining a lawsuit filed by 1,400 people against Fosomax, an osteoporosis drug manufactured by Merck, Top News reports.
Lycopene may help prevent osteoporosis
A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that a phytochemical found in tomatoes may help prevent osteoporosis. Calcium researchers at the university examined the link between nutrition and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Actress Portia de Rossi diagnosed with osteoporosis
In recent weeks, Portia de Rossi - actress and wife of television personality Ellen DeGeneres - published a book titled Unbearable Lightness. The book chronicles the star's struggles with her sexuality as well as an eating disorder, which ultimately resulted in a diagnosis of osteoporosis, Third Age reports.
Doctors in India gather to discuss high rates of osteoporosis
In recent weeks, the Allahabad chapter of the Indian Menopause Society convened to discuss the severity of osteoporosis among women in the country. Secretary of the chapter, Vandana Bansal told the Times of India that the risk of osteoporosis doubles with every fracture.
Research suggests beta-blockers may prevent osteoporosis fractures
A recent study by Australian researchers suggests that cardiovascular medications known as beta-blockers can decrease the risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures by half. The drugs, which are taken by about 20 percent of the country's population, produced results that were "comparable with anti-osteoporosis medications," according to the Australian Associated Press.
Researchers find potential osteoporosis treatment
New research published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, suggests a mechanism that may guide development of better strategies for osteoporosis treatment.
Fluoride overconsumption may weaken bones and cause osteoporosis
In the latest issue of Osteoporosis International, researchers report that fluoride consumption from tea and toothpaste damaged one woman's bones.
Gene found that may contribute to falls in postmenopausal women
Research published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences shows that a variant of the gene ACTN3 - which has been linked with muscle strength and power in athletes - is a risk factor for falling in postmenopausal females who are at an increased risk for osteoporosis.
Researchers test safety of new osteoporosis treatment
The results of a recent study by Japanese researchers revealed that self-applied ViaDerm-hPTH may be effective in treating osteoporosis.
Research reveals topical nitroglycerin may prevent osteoporosis
According to the results of a two-year trial presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2010 Annual Meeting, nitroglycerin applied topically could increase bone formation and reduce bone loss in women with osteopenia. It may also prove to be an effective and inexpensive treatment to prevent osteoporosis, MedScape Today reports.
UK healthcare system offers new osteoporosis treatment
A new treatment for women who have an increased risk of osteoporotic fractures will be available as part of the National Health Service (NHS) - which is a publicly funded healthcare system in the UK.
Medical school to conduct trial for new osteoporosis treatment
The Medical College of Wisconsin will conduct clinical trials at Froedtert Hospital to assess the safety and effectiveness of a new vertebral augmentation treatment (Kiva) for painful vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) that were caused by osteoporosis.
British scientists discover new osteoporosis detection technique
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed new imaging technology, which they said does a more complete job of detecting bone weakness compared to existing bone density and multidetector computed tomography (CT) tests, McKnights reports.

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