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Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Prevent Bone Loss
2012-07-11 17:21:49

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women's bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis. A new study assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week. Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks. Bones are in a constant...

2012-06-25 23:01:05

The US Drug Watchdog says, "It sounds counterintuitive, that a drug supposedly devised to fight osteoporosis could also be associated with women, who suffered an out of the blue broken femur bone. However, when it comes to the osteoporosis called Fosamax, that is exactly what we are saying, and we want to get victims to the best possible attorneys." The US Drug Watchdog is trying to identify every woman in the United States, who has been using, any type of osteoporosis drug, or the...

2012-06-18 23:11:28

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of osteoporosis in men Osteoporosis in men causes significant morbidity and mortality. Today, the Endocrine Society released clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for management of this condition in men. "Osteoporosis in Men: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," is published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society....

2012-06-12 23:01:41

A study published online in May 2012, by the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, revealed that atypical femoral fractures were associated with bisphosphonate (including Fosamax) use. Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, belongs to the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It was approved by the FDA in 1995 and developed to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. On March 3rd, 2010, the U.S FDA issued a drug safety...

2012-06-11 23:01:58

The US Drug Watchdog says, "The osteoporosis drug called Fosamax, and out of the blue femur breaks is one of the most complicated issues we have ever encountered. For one, we are hearing from women, who were using Fosamax for five years or more, their femur broke, and typically they had to have at least one surgery to repair the femur. Often, if not in most cases these surgeries involve using a metal rod to reinforce the femur. Our greatest fear is most women, who have had this happen will...

2012-05-16 22:39:06

Even at 80 or older, age shouldn't be a barrier to surgery for 'C2' fractures For older adults with "C2" fractures of the upper (cervical) spine, surgery and nonsurgical treatment provide similar short- and long-term outcomes, reports a study in the May issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Although the patients were at significant risk of complications and death in the year or two after C2 fracture, these risks are similar with surgical and...


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