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2012-01-10 15:07:12

Kaiser Permanente study suggests significant height loss may indicate more serious health problems Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study found that women 65 and older who lost more than two inches over 15 years were 50 percent more likely to both fracture a...

2012-01-10 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study found that women 65 and older who lost more than two inches over 15 years were 50 percent more likely to both fracture a bone and to die in the subsequent five years, compared to...

2011-12-20 03:00:00

BRAY, Ireland, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Osteologix Holdings, PLC ("Osteologix" or the "Company") declared a dividend of Euro 0.06 per sharepayable to shareholders of record on December 19, 2011. The payment date will be February 15, 2012. The payment date is being delayed to allow time for certain Irish Dividend WithholdingTax ("DWT") exemption forms to be returned to the Company by shareholders prior to dividend payment. Shareholders who are not Irish residents...

2011-12-19 14:59:29

Randomized controlled trial A simple physician notification system can help prevent further fractures in osteoporotic patients who have had already had fractures, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Patients who have had a major fracture because of osteoporosis do not undergo testing for bone mineral density or receive medications to help prevent additional fractures. Recent 2010 Canadian clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis care noted this...

2011-12-08 23:43:35

Women who underwent surgery to remove their ovaries before the age of 45 years were more likely to have arthritis and low bone mineral density compared with women with intact ovaries, researchers found. Anne Marie McCarthy, Sc.M., a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, presented the results at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. "Our study suggests that some women with oophorectomy, particularly...

2011-12-05 07:02:00

BOONTON, N.J., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unigene Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: UGNE) today announced that the Company terminated its amended and restated exclusive worldwide license agreement and related development services and clinical supply agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pertaining to an oral formulation of a recombinantly produced parathyroid hormone (PTH) analog for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The termination of these agreements...

2011-11-23 07:00:00

LINK×PING, Sweden, November 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centre d'Imagerie de Morges, an imaging center in the canton of Vaud, is the first facility in Switzerland to offer women an opportunity to combine their mammography examination with osteoporosis detection in a single examination. In this manner, women can examine their bone health and prevent fractures at an early stage, thereby avoiding unnecessary suffering and healthcare costs, and the center can give...

2011-11-15 14:31:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) and Kaiser Permanente unveiled on Monday their "20/20 Vision" for reducing hip and other fractures by 20 percent by 2020 at a best practices sharing event Monday at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health on Capitol Hill. Each year, 325,000 hip fractures are reported in the United States. Of that number, approximately three-quarters are women. The combined number of all osteoporosis-related fractures...

2011-11-15 06:42:26

Whole-body-vibration, a popular exercise which uses a vibrating platform, is sometimes advertised as being able to boost bone density. However, a one-year-study on healthy postmenopausal women has shown that it has no such effect. The study entitled, "Effects of 12 Months of Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) on Bone Density and Structure in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial", is published in the November 15, 2011 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. This study was led by...

2011-11-09 07:10:00

BOONTON, N.J., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unigene Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: UGNE), a leader in the design, delivery, manufacture and development of peptide-based therapeutics, today announced positive top-line results of its Phase 2 clinical study evaluating an experimental oral parathyroid hormone (PTH) analog for the treatment of osteoporosis in 93 postmenopausal women. The study achieved its primary endpoint with statistical significance. The Phase 2 study was conducted by Unigene...