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2012-04-02 23:00:59

The US Drug Watchdog is saying, "We want to make certain every woman in the United States who used the osteoporosis drug called Fosamax and then suffered an out of the blue femur break gets identified, and we want to make certain they get to the best possible personal injury attorneys, so they get the maximum possible compensation for what they have been through. Most women victims we have spoken with describe the experience as the post painful of their lives." These type of leg breaks are...

2012-03-26 22:15:49

Results may help to understand ways in which early growth can be optimized to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fracture in older age Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, have presented evidence that early growth predicts the size, mineralization, shape and strength of the hip bone in childhood. The presentation was made at the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO12) which took place in Bordeaux, France from March...

2012-03-07 20:21:46

Although many current studies focused on catch up growth (CUG) have described its high susceptibility to insulin resistance-related diseases very few have focused on the effect of CUG on bone metabolism, especially in adulthood. As diet is a controllable factor, the influence of re-feeding with different dietary patterns on bone parameters is important to study. Resveratrol has been attributed a number of beneficial effects in mammals including osteotrophic properties. In the...

2012-02-24 08:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog says, "It sounds counterintuitive to think a drug like the osteoporosis drug called Fosamax could be a contributing factor in a incredibly painful, out of the blue femur break, but that is exactly what we are saying. We need to identify every woman in the United States, who had been using, any type of osteoporosis drug, or the osteoporosis drug called Fosamax for at least five years, and then for some unexplained reason, they suffered a broken femur, thighbone or what is...

2012-02-15 21:34:49

Orthopaedic researchers take the road less traveled A person has a tumor removed from her femur. A soldier is struck by an improvised explosive device and loses a portion of his tibia. A child undergoes chemotherapy for osteosarcoma but part of the bone dies as a result. Every year, millions of Americans sustain fractures that don't heal or lose bone that isn't successfully grafted. But a study presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco...

2012-02-14 15:00:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is cautiously optimistic about the possibility that a new process will improve bone growth. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 According to a press release from the University of California, “[a] research team led by UC Davis Health System scientists has developed a novel technique to enhance bone growth by using a molecule which, when injected into the...

2012-02-14 11:10:02

Physical exercise in the early twenties improves bone development and may reduce the risk of fractures later in life, reveals a study of more than 800 Swedish men carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The strength of our bones is determined early in life. The more bone mass we put on when young, the smaller the risk of fractures as we grow older. Previous research has shown that exercise before and during puberty is particularly important for bone...


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