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Regular exercise prevents hip fractures

...ls of physical activity can help protect against a hip fracture. According to Dr. Susanne Hoidrup from Gl...life, in order to control the alarming increase in hip fractures. In the study, they found that 55% of the people engaged in moderate physical activity...

Osteoporosis in men

...nic pain, loss of independence and, in the case of hip fractures, can be life-threatening. In people age 65 and older, 80 percent of hip fractures in men can be attributed to osteoporosis. Of those men who suffer a hip fracture, one-thir...

Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks

...eater risk of complications after elective knee or hip replacement. In sleep apnoea - which is most commo... sleep breathing patterns, all of whom were having hip or knee replacements. They found that 20% in the sleep apnoea group had complications after the oper...

New therapy better at increasing bone density

...e density in the spine by five per cent and in the hip by 3.9 per cent.// However, if they add an active form of vitamin D (calcitrol) there were further increases in bone density. Moreover, the use of vitamin D significantly reduced the number of falls that elderly women suffered over three years by a...

Too much coffee is too bad

... research implicated cafeine in increased risk for hip fracture and poor clacium retention. As part of a larger long-term study of osteoporosis, Rapuri et al. Compared the bone mineral density of women in high and low categories of caffeine consumption to examine th interaction between caffeine intake,...

Early puberty more resistance

...r brittle bone disease.// Most women who sustain a hip fracture survive, but sometimes death can occur as...age at which the menopause started, on deaths from hip fractures. They studied 54,000 women over a period of 31 years. Of these, 465 died as a result of a ...

Excess vitamin A increases fracture risk

...or vitamin A may increase the risk of osteoporotic hip fracture. Any vitamin or mineral taken in adequate...ts - were nearly 30 per cent more likely to have a hip fracture linked to osteoporosis, compared to those with the lowest intake. The added risk came from ...

High vitamin A increases risk of hip fractures

Too much vitamin A may increase the risk of hip fractures in older women. Vitamin A is important f...d and vitamin supplements - had double the risk of hip fractures compared with women with the lowest intake. One theory is that too much vitamin A inhibi...

FDA Approves New Anti-Clotting Drug

...e risk of blood clots after orthopedic surgery for hip fracture, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Arixtra is the first synthetic anticoagulant indicated for use in...

Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

...nd then hold them in the new spot with grafts from hip or rib bones. Some children have such little bone to work with that they can't complete such surgery until they're teen-agers. And if the graft is poorly placed, it can't be moved. Enter Poll's alternative. It sounds traumatic. After all, Alyssa ran...

Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks

...eater risk of complications after elective knee or hip replacement. In sleep apnoea - which is most commo... sleep breathing patterns, all of whom were having hip or knee replacements. They found that 20% in the sleep apnoea group had complications after the oper...

Tremors connected to Body Mass Index

... elderly, is associated with an increased risk for hip fractures and death, they suggest physicians focus more attention on weight loss in ET patients....

Osteoarthritis and Estrogen are connected

...er between the groups, there was a difference with hip and hand osteoarthritis. Women who were on estrogen were more likely to have hip or hand osteoarthritis. Even after researchers adjusted for other factors such as age, body mass ind...

Staying agile reduces hip fracture risk

...y, including walking, are less likely to sustain a hip fracture. A new report from the long-running Nurse...k or MET) was linked to a six per cent decrease in hip fracture risk. Three hours MET is similar to one hour of walking a week. Women with at least 20 ME...

Aggressiveness is a prime heart disease risk

...ors, like smoking, high cholesterol, and weight to hip ratio. They found that among the men with a high level of hostility, 5.0% experienced at least one cardiac event, such as heart attack or hospital admission, during the study. This makes hostility an even greater risk factor for heart problems that...

FDA approves Watson Pharmaceuticals' Oxytrol patch

...he patch which needs to be applied to the abdomen, hip or buttocks twice a week helps better management of the side effects. The only side effect that the patch produced was itching in 14% to 16.8% of patients during the clinical trials. However, oxytrol is not recommended for patients who are at a risk ...

Breaking up Dangerous Clots

Dangerous blood clots that often develop after hip surgery can be reduced by 96 percent when patients...out 650 patients who were undergoing surgery for a hip fracture. About half received daily injections of the drug fondaparinux for between 19 and 23 days, ...

New Treatment For Hip Joints

For decades, hip replacement surgery has been the only treatment for a deteriorated hip joint. Now a lasting procedure for some younger patients may replace the traditional replacements.//...

Drug Found Effective In Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women

...cute and chronic back pain,// spinal deformity and hip fracture. According to a recent study , it was found that the drug strontium ranelate, for women with osteoporosis appears to be effective in reducing the risk for a vertebral fracture, according to new research. The study also reports that the drug...

The Side Effects Of Estrogen Therapy

...ay the hormone does appear to decrease the risk of hip fractures, yet, they found estrogen increases the risk of stroke, and preliminary data shows it may also increase the risk of dementia. The finding that estrogen increases the risk of stroke is similar to what was found in the WHI study of estrogen...

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