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2010-03-10 08:55:15

Studies find possible links between prolonged bisphosphonate treatments Bisphosphonate treatments, proven to enhance bone density and reduce fracture incidence in post-menopausal women, may adversely affect bone quality and increase risk of atypical fractures of the femur when used for four or more years, according to preliminary research presented today at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Bisphosphonates are designed to slow or stop the bone...

2010-03-10 07:00:00

Studies find possible links between prolonged bisphosphonate treatments and atypical fractures in post-menopausal women NEW ORLEANS, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bisphosphonate treatments, proven to enhance bone density and reduce fracture incidence in post-menopausal women, may adversely affect bone quality and increase risk of atypical fractures of the femur when used for four or more years, according to preliminary research presented today at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the...

2010-03-04 23:00:00

SEATTLE, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Women who take some types of bone-building drugs used to prevent and treat osteoporosis may be at lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study by U.S. researchers published today in the British Journal of Cancer. The study found that women who used bisphosphonate drugs, such as Fosamax, Boniva and Zomita, for more than two years had a nearly 40 percent reduction in risk as compared to those who did not, according to lead author Polly Newcomb, Ph.D.,...

2010-03-03 09:11:20

SEATTLE "“ Women who take some types of bone-building drugs used to prevent and treat osteoporosis may be at lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study by U.S. researchers published today in the British Journal of Cancer. The study found that women who used bisphosphonate drugs, such as Fosamax, Boniva and Zomita, for more than two years had a nearly 40 percent reduction in risk as compared to those who did not, according to lead author Polly Newcomb, Ph.D., M.P.H., head of the...

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2009-11-02 05:45:00

A University of Cambridge study suggests that women who have suffered a bone fracture are not receiving treatment to protect against future breaks. The researchers conducted an audit of 1,600 women who had visited a specialist clinic with a bone fracture, and found that 31% had suffered a previous break.  However, just 28% had been given the recommended bone-protective drugs. BBC News quoted one of the doctors involved in the study as saying that while more could be done to identify...

2009-09-23 15:06:00

A team of Israeli researchers say they have developed a new drug carrier to deliver compounds straight to a tumor to starve it of blood. Dr. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro of Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine said that like folklore's blood-sucking vampires, cancer tumors require an ample supply of blood to stay alive. Without fresh blood for sustenance, cancer cells shrivel up like raisins and die. Satchi-Fainaro and her team said the new invention that ferries a variety of existing...

2009-09-22 05:28:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced detailed results from a Phase 3, head-to-head trial evaluating denosumab versus Zometa(R) (zoledronic acid) in the treatment of bone metastases in 2,046 patients with advanced breast cancer that met its primary and secondary endpoints and demonstrated superior efficacy compared to Zometa. These results were presented today during the Presidential Session at the 2009 ECCO 15 - ESMO 34 European...

2009-09-16 05:50:40

A research project looking for ways to reduce bone loss in astronauts may yield methods of improving the bone health of cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment. It is well documented that living in the microgravity environment of space causes bone loss in astronauts, but until recently, little was known about the effects of space radiation on bones. Dr. Ted Bateman leads a project funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) to understand radiation-induced bone...

2009-08-11 10:12:11

Twice-yearly treatment with denosumab, a new targeted therapy to stop bone loss, increased bone density and prevented spinal fractures in men receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. The report from an international research study, the first to document reduced fracture risk in men receiving the hormone-blocking treatment, will appear in the August 20 New England Journal of Medicine and is receiving early online release."Androgen-deprivation therapy is the standard...

2009-08-05 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Radius Health ("Radius") today announced topline Phase 2 data demonstrating that in women with osteoporosis, BA058 -- the company's novel PTHrP (parathyroid hormone-related protein) analog -- significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine and femoral neck (a common fracture site located in the hip joint) after six months of therapy. The gains in lumbar spine and femoral neck BMD were further increased in a subset of patients...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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