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2012-07-28 23:03:42

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a South Carolina woman who took Fosamax (alendronate) and suffered from a subtrochanteric fracture in her right thighbone. Fosamax and other bisphosphonates have been linked to atypical femur fractures, which can occur with little or no trauma. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit alleging...

2012-07-25 10:46:58

Cleveland Clinic team simulates cartilage response to loading A Cleveland Clinic research team is developing virtual models of human knee joints to better understand how tissues and their individual cells react to heavy loads — virtual models that someday can be used to understand damage mechanisms caused by the aging process or debilitating diseases, such as osteoarthritis. Led by Ahmet Erdemir, Ph.D., the team is leveraging the powerful computing systems of the Ohio...

2012-07-24 23:03:52

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that Merck´s Fosamax (alendronate) caused two femur fractures in a Maryland woman. According to the suit, Fosamax and other bisphosphonates can increase the risk of atypical femur fractures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a Fosamax lawsuit naming Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Merck & Co., Inc. and...

2012-07-23 12:20:02

An artificial bone scaffold produced by researchers in South Korea could enhance the treatment of bone damage and defects through bone graftsTokyo, July 23, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Traditionally, bone grafts require material to be transplanted from either another bone of the patient or from a donor. Artificial grafts offer an easier and less risky process, providing an artificial scaffold on which bone cells can grow. However, developing a material with ideal characteristics has proved...

2012-07-17 06:26:39

ADA, Mich., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway recently launched NUTRILITE(®) Ultimate Bone Health Solution, a new product containing two different nutritional supplements to help not only build bone, but also preserve and strengthen it.** Bone health is a significant concern in the U.S., where it's estimated that more than 61 million women and men aged 50 and over will be affected by either osteoporosis or low bone mass by 2020. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2012-07-14 23:00:07

Osteochondritis Dissecansis now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Osteochondritis Dissecansis now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. This is typically seen in adolescent males, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is an entity seen at the ossification centers of the bone (these areas are responsible...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Prevent Bone Loss
2012-07-11 17:21:49

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women's bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis. A new study assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week. Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks. Bones are in a constant...

2012-06-26 10:24:36

WARSAW, Ind., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced the TM Ardis(TM) Interbody System, the first application of a porous metal implant with an interbody indication for the lumbar spine in the United States. The TM Ardis System extends the applications of Zimmer's proprietary Trabecular Metal (TM) Technology, which is currently used across the Company's portfolio, including in the cervical spine....

2012-06-25 23:01:05

The US Drug Watchdog says, "It sounds counterintuitive, that a drug supposedly devised to fight osteoporosis could also be associated with women, who suffered an out of the blue broken femur bone. However, when it comes to the osteoporosis called Fosamax, that is exactly what we are saying, and we want to get victims to the best possible attorneys." The US Drug Watchdog is trying to identify every woman in the United States, who has been using, any type of osteoporosis drug, or the...

2012-06-19 02:27:07

ALBANY, New York, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database Bone Metabolism Therapeutics Market to 2018 - Hyperparathyroidism Sector to Decline in the Absence of New Product Launches and Increased Generic Erosion for Zemplar, Hectorol and Sensipar...