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2009-12-18 06:06:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Prolia((TM)) (denosumab) for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at increased risk of fractures, and for the treatment of bone loss associated with hormone ablation in men with prostate cancer at increased...

2009-12-17 06:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ILI) announced today availability of the Bone Health Genetic Test designed to detect genetic patterns associated with the development of osteoporosis-related outcomes. The test determines an individual's risk for developing vertebral or spinal fractures and low bone mineral density. Knowing one's genetic risk could allow an individual to take action towards building optimal bone health by following...

2009-12-14 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new survey distributed by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), while 98 percent of women who participated consider bone strength to be an important health concern, nearly half (45 percent) of these women reported that osteoporosis was not addressed during their last routine OB/GYN visit, and more than a quarter (26.4 percent) of women surveyed have never discussed osteoporosis with their OB/GYN. More than 880 women completed the...

2009-11-23 15:42:40

Animal studies suggest that adding flaxseed oil to the diet could reduce the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women and women with diabetes, according to a report to be published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health. Mer Harvi and colleagues at the National Research Center, in Cairo, Egypt, have studied the effect of diabetes on bone health and evaluated how flaxseed oil in the diet might delay the onset of osteoporosis. The researchers studied 70...

2009-11-09 10:33:41

Research carried out among thousands of people has shown a clear connection between depression and a loss of bone mass, leading to osteoporosis and fractures. This was revealed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers, Prof. Raz Yirmiya, head of the Brain and Behavior Laboratory, and Prof. Itai Bab, head of the Bone Laboratory. They further revealed that the relationship between depression and bone loss is particularly strong among young women. Osteoporosis is the most widespread...

2009-11-02 07:48:57

Study of 650,000 men and women over 50 finds 38 percent drop in hip fracture rate Aggressively managing patients at risk for osteoporosis could reduce the hip fracture rate in the United States by 25 percent, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the November issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The first step must be a more active role by orthopedic surgeons in osteoporosis disease management, researchers say. This study, the largest to look at osteoporosis...

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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...

2009-10-29 14:36:08

Increase in bone density and fewer new vertebral fractures noted in drug trial patients A recent study determined glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (OP) is now treatable with Teriparatide, a synthetic form of the human parathyroid hormone. Researchers found patients with glucocorticoid-induced OP who were treated with teriparatide for 36 months had a greater increase in bone mineral density (BMD) and fewer new vertebral fractures than those treated with alendronate. The findings of this...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

URBANA, Ill., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc., a leading provider-sponsored health insurer, covering more than 310,000 commercial plan members in Illinois and Iowa, has announced positive outcomes from a nine-month Fracture Protection Program pilot launched in partnership with the makers of Actonel, a prescription drug for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Through the program with Health Alliance, the makers of Actonel agreed to...

2009-10-09 10:35:50

Celiac disease (CD) is an inherited intestinal disorder characterized by life-long intolerance to the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Although CD can be diagnosed at any age, it commonly occurs during early childhood (between 9 and 24 months). Reduced bone mineral density is often found in individuals with CD. A new article in the journal Nutrition Reviews examines the literature on the topic and reveals that a gluten-free diet can affect children's recovery...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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