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2011-12-06 23:37:42

It is now possible to use dental X-rays to predict who is at risk of fractures, reveals a new study from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy reported in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology. In a previous study, researchers from the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy and Region Västra Götaland demonstrated that a sparse bone structure in the trabecular bone in the lower jaw is linked to a greater chance of having previously had fractures in...

3-D Printer Used To Make Bone-like Material
2011-11-30 10:40:53

[ Watch the Video ] Clears way for custom-made replacement tissue It looks like bone. It feels like bone. For the most part, it acts like bone. And it came off an inkjet printer. Washington State University researchers have used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopedic procedures, dental work, and to deliver medicine for treating osteoporosis. Paired with actual bone, it acts as a scaffold for new bone to grow on and ultimately...

2011-11-29 10:51:57

In a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), growth hormone replacement for six months was found to increase bone formation in abdominally obese women. "This is the first time that the effects of growth hormone on bone have been studied in obesity," said the study's lead author, Miriam A. Bredella, M.D., a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston....

2011-11-21 16:05:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims of harm resulting from use of the drug Fosamax, notes with some regret a report that a âœnovel treatment known as whole-body vibration doesnât appear to improve the bone health of postmenopausal women who are at high risk of developing osteoporosis.â New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 According to a November 15 piece published by U.S. News and World Report, the treatment,...

2011-11-21 13:00:00

Stephan Karian, health and nutrition expert, author, and founder of Great American Products produces an infomercial to address the ongoing problem of osteoporosis. Destin, FL (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 Osteoporosis or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. It is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people 50 years of age and older. In the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated...

2011-11-18 08:00:00

The US Drug Watchdog is urging women, who suffered a broken femur, or thighbone fracture, for no apparent reason, while they were using the osteoporosis drug called Fosamax to call them, and get identified. According to the FDA, "Typically these fractures occurred after using any type of osteoporosis drug, or Fosamax for five years, or more." The US Drug Watchdog says, "In the instance of Fosamax, we are talking about women, whose leg simply broke. They did not fall, they did not run into...

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...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

Swanson Health Products introduces Swanson Ultra BONOLIVEâ“ž¢, an innovative bone health supplement that features an extract from the leaves of olive trees. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Swanson Health Products announces the latest breakthrough in natural bone support: Swanson Ultra BONOLIVEâ“ž¢, a revolutionary olive-based bone health supplement. This innovative product has its roots in Mediterranean tradition, where people...


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