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2011-05-23 13:44:50

Study highlights roles of gene in load-sensing cells in bone growth; could guide research on treatments for bone diseases like osteoporosis A study by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and collaborators at other institutions has provided new insights into the means by which bone cells produce new bone in response to mechanical stresses, such as exercise. Their findings lay a path for developing new strategies for treating diseases characterized by low bone density, such as...

2011-05-11 07:37:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- One in 10 heart failure patients had compression fractures in the spine that could have been detected by a chest X-ray, but few are receiving treatment to help prevent such fractures. Among 623 heart failure patients, researchers found that 12 percent had moderate to severe vertebral compression fractures and 55 percent of those had multiple fractures. These fractures are a sign of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become less dense and have a high risk of...

2011-05-05 00:00:30

Regardless of your age or conditioning level, the BStrong4Lifeâ“ž¢ System is an alternative treatment for improving bone density, muscle strength, balance, coordination and structural, postural stability. Woodridge, IL (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 In the U.S. today, an estimated 10 million people suffer from osteoporosis and an estimated 34 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk for osteopenia, osteoporosis and broken bones. The U.S. Surgeon...

2011-04-19 09:45:00

HOUSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An Ohio woman suffered bone deterioration and broken bones because of hidden risks with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca's acid reflux drug Nexium, The Gibson Law Firm alleges in a lawsuit filed today in Texas federal court. Filed in the U.S. District Court in Houston, the lawsuit alleges 58-year-old Ginny Begin, of Toledo, Ohio, suffered serious bone deterioration after taking Nexium on a daily basis between 2003 and early 2011. In March, the FDA...

2011-04-12 14:03:28

International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) calls for further research to understand changes in fracture rate incidence and to determine the future socio-economic burden of fragility fractures Osteoporosis constitutes a major public health problem through its association with age-related fractures, most notably those of the hip. As life expectancy rises around the world, along with the number of elderly people in every geographic region, the incidence of hip fractures is estimated to reach...

2011-04-05 00:18:33

Adolescent girls participating in high-impact physical activity, specifically basketball, running and gymnastics/cheerleading, appear to be at increased risk for developing stress fractures, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the August print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Weight-bearing activity stimulates bone remodeling and thus increases bone mass density, but very high levels of activity may be...

2011-04-05 00:09:32

Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The team has uncovered how this process works, providing...

2011-03-29 12:23:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon® Therapeutics announced today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) Annual Meeting the launch of the Osseoflex BT Steerable Bone Tamp. The steerable bone tamp is designed to allow percutaneous access to sclerotic bone. The Osseoflex BT features the same proprietary technology found in the Osseoflex® Steerable Needle and Osseoflex® DR Steerable Drill. The Osseoflex...

2011-03-22 21:37:06

A fibroblast is not always just a fibroblast "“ particularly in the heart. In a heart attack, fibroblasts "“ special repair cells that form a scar after injury "“ come from a population of stem cells that reside within the heart, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital in a report that appears in the journal Cardiovascular Research. By contrast, earlier work showed that the fibroblasts responsible for fibrosis "“ excess fibrous...

2011-03-17 17:28:20

Introducing: A guide to improving the care of patients Many Baby Boomers will experience a bone fracture as they age, and the current US healthcare system is not prepared to provide the necessary care required, according to a special monograph released in the January 2011 issue of Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation (GOS), published by SAGE. The first members of the post World War II Baby Boom generation will reach 65 years old this year. The Baby Boomers encompass an estimated...


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