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2010-10-17 08:55:00

Forteo, a drug produced by Eli Lilly and Co. and used for osteoporosis, has been found to be able to re-grow bone in jaws damaged by severe bone-destroying conditions called osteonecrosis and periodontitis, doctors reported on Saturday.

2010-09-27 17:34:41

Aging disrupts the balance between bone formation and bone destruction, resulting in osteoporosis, which is characterized by reduced bone mass and increased risk of fracture.

2010-09-14 18:32:36

A widely prescribed class of drugs is highly effective in reducing common bone fractures in people with osteoporosis, but an expert panel announced today that these same drugs – when used long term – may be related to unusual but serious fractures of the thigh bone.

2010-09-03 17:48:50

People who take oral bisphosphonates for bone disease over five years may be doubling their risk of developing oesophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet), according to a new study published on bmj.com today.

2010-08-06 14:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bone and Cancer Foundation (BCF) is announcing the publishing of two new patient publications on Pain Management and Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation Therapies.

2010-06-05 14:00:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented preliminary data that shows nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, therapeutic agents used to promote bone health and inhibit resorption, may cause a slightly poorer survival rate in post-menopausal women with early stage breast cancer who take them for their anti-osteoporosis properties.

2010-06-05 07:27:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New data to be presented tomorrow at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, IL, show that the addition of Zometa® (zoledronic acid) to first-line chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients by 16% (P=0.0118) and progression-free survival by 12% (P=0.0179) compared with oral clodronate plus first-line chemotherapy(1).


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.