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2010-10-19 08:47:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --  A new study shows that women with high T-scores don't need screening every two years, but at least every ten years. "If a woman's bone density at age 67 is very good, then she doesn't need to be re-screened in two years or three years, because we're not likely to see much change," Margaret L. Gourlay, MD, MPH of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and author of this study was quoted as saying. "Our study found it would take about 16...

2010-10-16 15:45:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that new six-year data reinforce the long-term efficacy and safety profile of once-yearly Reclast® (zoledronic acid) injection in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.(1) The study of more than 1,200 women was presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Toronto, ON, Canada. The study showed that Reclast maintained bone mass in...

2010-10-15 08:10:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A new virtual bone biopsy may be a key tool to identify future bone problems for men with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. The most commonly known treatment for this disease is androgen deprivation therapy or ADT. ADT suppresses or blocks the production or action of male sex hormones. But the same thing that has been used to treat cancer for years is actually associated with the decay of cortical and trabecular bone....

2010-10-15 08:07:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A simple ultrasound can speed up the healing of fractures. The use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures, which weren't healing as quickly as usual, resulted in 34% greater bone mineral density (BMD) in the fracture area after 16 weeks than use of a sham device. The researchers tested LIPUS in 51 patients and 50 controls. "These findings demonstrate significantly greater progress toward bone healing after LIPUS treatment...

2010-10-11 08:43:00

PITTSBURGH Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. Most people know that osteoporosis is a condition that affects many older women. Though osteoporosis isn't as common in men -- because most men have naturally larger and stronger bones -- they can get it, too. Here are some tips to help women and men keep their bones strong: Eat right. A diet with enough calcium and vitamin D helps keep bones strong. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, adults over...

2010-10-08 14:54:32

Ultrasound can speed the healing of fractures. A randomized controlled trial reported in the open access journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders has found that the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures which showed inadequate progress toward healing resulted in 34% greater bone mineral density (BMD) in the fracture area after 16 weeks than use of a sham device. Jon E. Block, Ph.D. worked with a team of researchers from University Hospital Marburg and...

2010-10-05 14:02:00

Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn't diagnosed until a person experiences pain...

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2010-10-05 13:52:42

With NSF support, Nikhil Gupta and Paulo Coelho have pioneered research that reveals surprising insights about the effect of compression on bones, and about the limitations of the foams used for protection in helmets and armor No sample is safe in Nikhil Gupta's Composite Materials and Mechanics Lab at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Whether it's a small nugget of rabbit bone or a piece of industrial protective foam, all are bound for a custom-built compression machine...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. announced its new Osseoflex DR Steerable Bone Drill at the North American Spine Society's (NASS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The physician-controlled drill was designed to facilitate treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) that may contain sclerotic bone resulting from osteoporosis or fibrotic metastases. The Osseoflex DR Steerable Bone Drill features proprietary technology and allows for unipedicular access...

2010-10-04 19:44:59

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a group of substances in the body that play a key role in controlling bone density, and on this basis they have begun development of a drug for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone disorders. The findings of the Hebrew University researchers have just been published in the American journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). The research group working on the project is headed by Prof. Itai...