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Study shows connection between thyroid dysfunction and hip fractures in older men
New research from University of California Davis Health System finds that older men with thyroid dysfunction have an increased risk of suffering hip fractures. Health Canal reports that this study suggests that screening and treatment for thyroid dysfunction could reduce the incidence of this injury.
Osteoporosis experts publish report on bisphosphonate use
Over the past several months, researchers have been discussing the long-term effects of bisphosphonate use. The common osteoporosis drug has been linked to jaw deterioration and thigh bone fractures.
Researchers say taking a break from osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial
According to a study conducted at Loyola University Health System, taking time off from certain osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial to bone health. Researchers found that bone density remained stable for three years in patients who took a drug "holiday" from bisphosphonates - a popular class of osteoporosis drugs that can cause fractures in the thigh bones and tissue decay in the jaw bone.
Potassium citrate may be effective at treating and preventing osteoporosis
According to a new study, potassium citrate may be effective for preventing and treating osteoporosis, The Times of India reports.
Facial moles may signify lower risk of osteoporosis
A research team from King's College London believes that people with moles have stronger bones than normal, which makes them less likely to develop osteoporosis, The Times of India reports. Other suspected benefits include tauter muscles as well as healthier eyes and heart, according to the Daily Mail.
Study shows low sodium levels may contribute to bone fractures in older adults
According to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition, older adults with mildly decreased levels of sodium in the blood, which is known as hyponatremia, can experience increased rates of fractures and falls.
Men may be at higher risk for complications related to osteoporosis fractures
When women hit menopause, their bone loss declines sharply. For men, the bone loss is much more gradual. However, doctors say if a man should suffer a fracture, the risk of complication is much worse, according to ABC news.
Woman loses case against osteoporosis drug company
A New York jury recently found that Merck & Company's osteoporosis drug Fosamax is not responsible for a Florida woman's dental and jaw problems, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.
Changes in tissue molecules may contribute to osteoporosis risk
Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function. The finding could help in understanding several rare hearing disorders as well as offer insight into such conditions as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Study shows why people with anorexia are at higher risk for osteoporosis
Recent research reveals that people with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa have excess levels of fat in their bone marrow, which could explain why those with the condition lose bone mass and sometimes develop osteoporosis. The disorder, which affects mainly young women, leads to extremely low body weight and an obsessive fear of weight gain.
Flax seed oil may reduce the risk of osteoporosis
Researchers at the National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt have released a statement saying that flax seed oil may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis or bone loss, The Brilliant Stories reports.
Researchers are developing new osteoporosis treatment
Endocrinologists at the University of Pittsburgh (UP) are in the process of developing a treatment of osteoporosis using a naturally occurring hormone that promises to strengthen weakened bones, according to The Brilliant Stories.
New approach to medicine aims to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis
A new approach to healthcare called "Desktop Medicine" is emerging, in which the emphasis on diagnosing diseases and treating symptoms is shifted to identifying risk factors for medical conditions, such as hypertension and osteoporosis, and intervening before they develop. An article on the topic appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Osteoporosis becoming major health issue for Pakistani women
One out of every three women over the age of 50 in Pakistan is suffering from osteoporosis, health experts have said.
People with HIV may be at higher risk for osteoporosis
A new study shows that people with HIV may be more likely to develop bone disease, according to Reuters.

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