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New therapy better at increasing bone density

...is blend of hormones increases bone 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 wome...

Pressure on spine cause problems

...mall amounts of pressure on the nerves exiting the spine may lead to long-term health issues. A chiropractor will carefully examine the way your spine is aligned. The World Chiropractic Alliance now says that misalignments can lead to pressure on the ...

Back injury cured by engineers

...ect their injury by creating a big stress on their spine afterwards.// This study comparedhe movement of injured and uninjured people. The engineers were able to use a mathematical technique to analyse movements of the injured volunteers without having them do the full action. They found that people wit...

ZYDUS enters female health care segment

...steoporosis leads to fractures, mainly of the hip, spine and wrists, and could disable women for life. This disease is characterised by loss of bone mass, thus making bones very fragile thereby increasing the risk of fractures. Bonmax is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. It maximises bone mass the...

Keys to good bone health

...ics. These exercises cause too much jarring of the spine and can increase the risk of vertebral fractures. Resistance exercises are also part of a good osteoporosis prevention program, and should be performed two to three times per week. They strengthen the muscles and stimulate the bones to grow stronge...

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

...stomas are highly malignant, and can spread to the spine and other parts of the body. But over the past few decades, refined treatments have increased survival rates until approximately 80 percent of children survive for five to 10 years after diagnosis. But the therapies aren't perfect. Radiation and ch...

Clotting Protein plays a role in nerve repair

...ating that insulates nerve fibers in the brain and spine can lead to numbness, muscle weakness and stiffness, impaired vision and coordination problems. In nerves outside the brain or spinal cord, loss of myelin can also occur after an injury. Previous research has shown that fibrin gathers in the lesions...

Useful device makes spinal surgery safer

....// Operating on tumours and other problems in the spine is risky, because the surgeon might separate some of the nerves that are needed to allow movement in the limbs. Researchers at the State University of New York, have been testing a device developed in England that aims to monitor the nervous system d...

Artificial disc looks hopeful

...sfully undergone clinical trials. The bones of the spine are separated by discs of cartilage which serve as a cushion between them. If these get damaged or slip out of position,// two spinal bones may grind together, giving rise to acute and disabling pain. One treatment for the 'slipped' disc is to remo...

Spine Surgeries becoming less painful

The number of people suffering from spine problems is on the rise; the most common of them b... these disorders were treated through conventional spine surgeries which required an incision of about 12cms to be made and the patient took a longer time to...

Artificial discs available as replacements for damaged discs

... by removing a disc or placing a bone graft in the spine to fuse two bones together. Now, an artificial disc which is being studied as a replacement is in the second phase of trials. The phase one study that was recently completed compared the prosthesis to traditional fusion. While in the first phase of t...

Untreated Scoliosis patients found to lead productive and active lives

...nset idiopathic scoliosis(LIS), a curvature of the spine diagnosed after the age ten, have been found to lead normal, productive lives, contrary to earlier belief that the condition increases mortality rates in general or from cardiac or pulmonary conditions potentially related to the curvature. Researcher...

Drug Found Effective In Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women

...ty including a 14.4 percent increase at the lumbar spine and 8.3 percent at the femoral neck. Investigators conclude strontium ranelate given orally each day appears to reduce the risk of vertebral fractures rapidly, effectively and safely among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis....

Reducing The Risk Of Fractures After a Heart Transplant

... a reduction in bone mineral density at the lumbar spine of 0.7 percent. The calcitriol group had a reduction of 1.6 percent. BMD decreased by 1.7 percent at the femoral neck for the alendronate patients and 2.1 percent for the calcitriol patients. The rate of fractures was about the same for the two group...

The Effects Of Dental X-Rays During Pregnancy Questioned

... show young women who are exposed to radiation for spine problems before getting pregnant also have an increased risk of having a low-birth weight baby. However researchers say their results should not discourage pregnant women from having dental X-rays if they suffer from a dental problem, as long as the...

Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women

...ty including a 14.4 percent increase at the lumbar spine and 8.3 percent at the femoral neck. Thus researchers conclude that strontium ranelate given orally each day appears to reduce the risk of vertebral fractures rapidly, effectively and safely among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis....

Surgery of spine for back pain may not be cost effective

... a year are often considered// for costly surgical spine fusion. This is done when no other treatment seems to bring them any relief from the backache. A recent study in the British Medical Journal reveled that in the long run this may not be a cost effective procedure for people who do not have enough fin...

Ankylosing spondylitis may not be detected in children

...in US. Ankylosing spondylitis or arthritis of the spine is a disease that may affect young children. Children who suffer from pain in their joints and stiffness for a long time must be medically examined for spinal arthritis as timely medical intervention may lead to significant relief from the condition ...

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

...een sure which chemicals are responsible." When a spine is damaged, the change in its ability to function ...ned pattern. In response to the initial shock, the spine immediately becomes completely nonfunctional but then starts to recover quickly. Over the course of ...

Vitamin D Supplement in Teenage Girls essential in Winter months

...nd calcium. The bone mineral density of the lumbar spine and left femur were measured at the beginning and end of the study with dual x-ray absorptiometry. For study participants who received 10 micrograms/day, no wintertime decrease in vitamin D status was found . Interestingly they found that the bon...

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