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2011-08-18 15:13:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several Prolia® (denosumab) studies, including eight year efficacy and safety data from a Phase 2 extension study in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis with low bone mineral density (BMD), at the 2011 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. from Sept. 16-20, 2011. "The breadth of data being...

2011-08-18 14:58:01

When it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women "” and people of all ages, actually "” a Florida State University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating dried plums. "Over my career, I have tested numerous fruits, including figs, dates, strawberries and raisins, and none of them come anywhere close to having the effect on bone density that dried plums, or prunes, have," said Bahram H. Arjmandi, Florida...

2011-08-05 11:43:00

DUBLIN, August 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Osteologix Holdings, PLC ("Osteologix" or the "Company") stated that its previously announced plans to consolidate its operations in Ireland have been completed. All operations at the former location in Virginia have ceased. Its former parent, Osteologix, Inc. has been dissolved and all former shareholders as of the exchange date of July 26, 2011 will receive an equal number of shares of Osteologix Holdings PLC. Shares of the Company stock...

2011-08-05 00:00:29

The US Drug Watchdog is launching a vital investigation involving the osteoporosis drug called Fosamax, and women who may have suffered out of the blue fractures to their femur, or thigh bone. According to the FDA, "typically these fractures occurred after using 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 something, their femur bone simply broke. We need...

2011-08-02 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape Solutions, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced that it has been granted a patent from the United States Copyright and Patent Office for its innovative shape memory alloy based technology. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,985,222, was granted July 26, 2011 for "Osteosynthetic Implants, Methods of Use and Manufacture." Scientists at MedShape developed the patented technology to address the...

2011-07-22 00:01:02

The world leader in cast covers and patient-requested orthopedic gear announces a club for people who have broken a bone. Hollister, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Enduring a broken bone or sprain is painful enough, to add insult to injury having to wear an ugly, cumbersome cast, boot, splint or brace can make it worse. For these reasons CastCoverZ!, the leader in cast covers and the world's largest specialty retailer for providing orthopedic after-market products has created a club that brings...

2011-07-19 00:00:00

ZURICH, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products for trauma, wound and spinal indications, announced today that it has received Notice of Allowance for U.S. 11/679,807 from the U.S. Patent Office. The now allowed application acknowledges that Kuros has been first in showing that parathyroid hormone (PTH) when applied locally in a matrix to a bone...

2011-07-07 15:08:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Samuel Meklir of Sommers Schwartz P.C. received a verdict of $1,050,000.00 on behalf of his client by an Oakland County Jury in a medical malpractice action. The client is a 68 year old paraplegic man whose femur was fractured by his occupational therapist at William Beaumont Hospital. As a result of the fracture, he required surgery to repair the fracture and had no choice but to have a colostomy due to his inability to perform his transfers...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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