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Common osteoporosis medication may entail uncommon side effect
Researchers from various dental schools across the U.S. recently collaborated on a study that assesses the extent to which bisphosphonates, a common treatment for osteoporosis, are associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Anorexia increases risk of premenopausal osteoporosis, study finds
A study recently conducted by an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University reiterated that an important but largely overlooked complication of eating disorders is early-onset osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis medication designed to improve bone strength may be associated with femur fractures
Recent research has linked uncommon femur fractures to a prescription drug commonly used to treat osteoporosis.
Bacteria-derived compound may stimulate bone growth in osteoporotic patients, scientists say
A strain of bacteria that live on coral reefs off the coast of Key Largo, Florida, may contribute to the development of medications that will encourage bone growth and inhibit osteoporosis, researchers have announced.
Early puberty may delay onset of osteoporosis, researchers find
Puberty and age-related osteoporosis may be more closely related than previously thought. A study conducted at the Los Angeles Children's Hospital's Saban Research Institute has determined that early onset of puberty may delay the formation of osteoporosis later in life.
Study quantifies insurance costs of adults who do not stick to their osteoporosis treatments
Osteoporosis treatments can be wide ranging and include hormone replacement, prescription medications and physical therapy. However, many health experts - supported by new statistical findings - warn that going off these treatments can entail serious costs.
Children at risk for type 2 diabetes may be more likely to develop osteoporosis
Children who develop risk factors for type 2 diabetes before hitting puberty may also be more likely to have weak bones in adulthood, according to a new study from Medical College of Georgia researchers.
Heart disease may increase risk of fractures in women with osteoporosis
A group of bone and heart health experts from Australia recently released a report citing cardiovascular disease as a factor that increases the risk of osteoporosis.
Study: Medication used to treat breast cancer may hasten onset of osteoporosis
A team of American oncologists and bone health experts has found that a drug commonly prescribed for women may speed up bone loss and the onset of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is largely avoidable, experts say
More than 4 million women are diagnosed with osteoporosis every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the condition is very common, experts say that it doesn’t have to be, and that knowing the risk factors for the disease may help many women avoid low bone density and painful broken bones.
Prescription osteoporosis treatment adds five years to life expectancy, researchers say
A study conducted in New South Wales, Australia, has determined that a prescription osteoporosis treatment not only reduces bone loss but appears to lengthen lifespan.
Researchers find men need more than vitamin D, calcium to prevent osteoporosis
Bone health experts in Australia have determined that merely consuming the recommended amounts of calcium and vitamin D may not be enough to prevent osteoporosis in aging men.
Many men with osteoporosis risk factors do not meet minimum requirements for screening
A new case study conducted at the University of Kansas has determined that many men who present the risk factors of osteoporosis do not meet the Medicare guidelines for bone-mass density screening.
Study determines which fractures are caused most often by osteoporosis
Although healthcare experts often cite long arm and leg bone fractures as those most likely to be caused by osteoporosis, new research has indicated that this may not be the case.
Researchers push ER osteoporosis test even for patients without fractures
Physiologists in Copenhagen, Denmark have recently released a report suggesting that bone density testing in emergency rooms (ERs) may be beneficial in diagnosing osteoporosis, even among fall sufferers without bone fractures.
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