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2012-01-19 10:13:37

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations have recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis using bone mineral density (BMD) screening. However, how often women should be screened is a topic that remains controversial and undecided, with no definitive scientific evidence to provide guidance. Now a new study led by Margaret L. Gourlay, MD, MPH of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine finds that women aged...

2011-03-23 15:06:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced new long-term data showing that during the fourth and fifth years of Prolia® (denosumab) treatment, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis receiving Prolia continued with further, statistically significant, year-over-year increases in lumbar spine and total hip bone mineral density (BMD), a key measurement of bone strength. The overall adverse event profile was similar for the...

2011-02-25 08:40:38

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The same medicines used to treat angina and chronic heart failure, may also help treat osteoporosis. In this new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women that used nitroglycerin ointment for two years experienced a modest increase in bone mineral density and decrease in bone loss. According to study authors, the number of osteoporotic fractures is increasing, and an inexpensive and widely available treatment like...

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