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New test may determine early menopause and help women prevent osteoporosis
The first research from the Breakthrough Generations Study, which was recently published in Human Molecular Genetics, could predict early menopause. Although early menopause is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, women who experience this change are susceptible to other health problems including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and a reduction in fertility.
Indian doctors perform surgery to relieve elderly osteoporosis patient
Doctors from Bangaluru, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, recently performed a pinhole - sutureless - spine surgery on a 75-year-old woman with osteoporosis.
Many individuals are unaware of their risk for osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, which is often referred to as a "silent disease," can result in painful and dangerous fractures, particularly after a fall. Since the condition has no symptoms, falls can be especially bad for people who are unaware they have low bone density.
FDA approves new osteoporosis medication
This week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a delayed-release formulation of risedronate sodium for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. According to manufacturer Warner Chilcott, Atelvia is equivalent to standard risedronate (Actonel), Endocrine Today reports.
Researchers find new method for studying infections in orthopedic implants
Many osteoporosis sufferers receive orthopedic implants to replace bone or cartilage that has deteriorated. Despite advances in design, hospitals have been unable to address bacterial infection, which is the leading cause of failure in this procedure. In an effort to improve this process, researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology found a new method for studying bacterial infections in the implants.
Eating right and exercising may help prevent osteoporosis
In honor of World Osteoporosis Day, which is October 20, Highmark - a health insurance agency - has released a list of tips for keeping bones healthy and preventing potentially fatal fractures.
European conference discusses prevention of spinal fractures
At a press conference held in Belgium this week, the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the Belgian Bone Club and the European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group called on healthcare professionals and health policy officials in Europe to take action to prevent spinal fractures.
Osteoporosis drugs may increase stroke risk in cancer patients
New research reveals that cancer patients who are treated with osteoporosis-fighting drugs such as bisphosphonates are at an increased risk for abnormal heart rhythms and stroke. The study appears in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Study shows prostate cancer treatment may cause bone decay
Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia recently found that a common treatment for prostate cancer called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may cause bone decay.
Ultrasound device may improve bone healing
A recent report published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders shows how the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures may speed up the healing process and increase bone mineral density (BMD). This information may be beneficial to osteoporosis patients who suffer from painful bone fractures.
Study shows that Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone density in healthy children
According to a new study published in the Cochrane Systematic Review, giving vitamin D supplements to healthy children with normal vitamin D levels does not improve their bone density.
Doctors see increase in patients with osteoporosis symptoms in feet
According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or is not diagnosed until a person experiences pain from a bone fracture. The college recently reported that unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis.
Scientists discuss the ethics of placebo-controlled studies for osteoporosis research
In an essay appearing in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, two researchers, Clifford Rosen and Sundeep Khosla, wrote that placebo-controlled trials of new osteoporosis drugs can be performed ethically, if patient selection and other design issues are handled carefully.
Eating foods that contain bone-building nutrients may help in preventing osteoporosis
Women who want to lower their risk of developing osteoporosis can eat certain foods in addition to other healthy habits. A number of dairy products, produce and nuts contain calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients, EmpowHer reports.
Specific exercises may help women prevent osteoporosis
Primary care physicians often recommend that middle-aged women, particularly those who are petite, engage in weight-bearing exercise in order to prevent osteoporosis. However, many women are unsure of how much weight is necessary, and which exercises offer the greatest benefit.

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