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World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 presents outstanding scientific program

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) have joined forces to present an outstanding scientific programme for the upcoming IOF WCO- ECCEO10, a global congress to be held in Florence, Italy...

World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 -- IOFWCO-ECCEO10 to be held in Florence

We invite you to attend the joint Congress of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the European Society of Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, to be held in Florence, Italy from May 5-8, 2010. IOF WCO-ECCEO10 is a unique opportunity for clinicians and res...

Nutrition and bone health session to open the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Bangkok

The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis, the largest scientific conference devoted primarily to osteoporosis, will open on December 3rd in Bangkok with a special session focused on four key topics in nutrition and bone health. Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director of the MRC Epidemiology Resource Ce...

IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Bangkok to address Asian issues

With projections indicating that more than 50% of all osteoporotic hip fractures will occur in Asia by the year 2050, the prevention and treatment of osteoporotic fractures has become a major health concern in the region. The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO), to be held for the firs...

Majority of osteoporosis patients not receiving calcium and vitamin D with treatment

Geneva, Switzerland 15th September, 2008: New research published today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), Montral, Canada, reveals that less than half (43%) of patients in Europe with osteoporosis are claiming to take both calcium and vitamin D su...

USC School of Dentistry researchers uncover link between osteoporosis drugs and jaw infection

A group of University of Southern California School of Dentistry researchers says it has identified the slimy culprits killing the jawbones of some people taking drugs that treat osteoporosis. Microbial biofilms, a mix of bacteria and sticky extracellular material, are causing jaw tissue infect...

Early registrations to global osteoporosis conference

Those planning to attend the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2008 (IOF WCO), to be held in Bangkok, Thailand can now submit their registration to benefit from special early bird rates. The IOF WCO 2008, which will be held from December 3-7, 2008, is the worlds largest scientific congress devote...

Hebrew SeniorLife researchers search for aging, osteoporosis genes

(Boston, Mass.) Researchers at Hebrew SeniorLifes Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) have examined close to 100,000 genetic markers for low bone mass and aging to help determine which genes are responsible for the development of osteoporosis and longevity. One of the HSL studies surveyed the en...

Less than one month to opening of world’s largest global congress on osteoporosis

More than 4,000 health professionals are expected to attend the upcoming IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) to be held from December 3 7, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. Detailed information about the congress is available on the IOF website at www.iofbonehealth.org IOF and the Thai Os...

Take advantage of reduced pre-registration rates for the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis

Convenient online registration to the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2008, at greatly discounted rates, is available only until October 31, 2008. To benefit from lower rates and easy registration, please visit http://www.iofbonehealth.org/wco/2008/homepage.html . Special registration fee...

ETH Zurich and IBM improve diagnosis of osteoporosis

With the goal of developing an accurate, powerful and fast method to automate the analysis of bone strength, scientists of the ETH Zurich Departments of Mechanical and Process Engineering and Computer Science teamed up with supercomputing experts at IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory. The breakthro...

New research on structure of bones raises questions for treatment of osteoporosis

Researchers have discovered that the structure of human bones is vastly different than previously believed findings which will have implications for how some debilitating bone disorders are treated. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, and the BAM...

New study reveals promising osteoporosis treatment

A New York University College of Dentistry professor has developed a calcium phosphate-based supplement that -- even at low concentrations -- significantly improves bone strength and thickness without the side effects of many current drug treatments. Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, a Professor of Biomateri...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

About nineteen percent of people have a genetic variation that may increase susceptibility to osteoporosis, a new study reveals. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrated that in women the variant gene speeds up the breakdown of estrogen and is associated wit...

Happier, healthier, more productive hens on omega-3?

...hey will look at the full biochemical and cellular mechanisms through which omega-3 is able to improve bone health. This research will also relate to osteoporosis in humans, a disease that affects six million sufferers in the UK. Dr Tarlton added: "By supplementing with omega-3 we hope to be able to retain t...

UAB study reveals bone coupling factor key to skeletal health

...cular coupling factor that helps bones grow and remodel themselves to stay strong, a finding that could lead to better bone-building therapies and new osteoporosis drugs, the researchers said The coupling factor is a human protein called transforming growth factor beta-1, or TGF beta-1. Previously, scientists ...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

...egetarian diets and cancer has been significantly expanded to provide details on cancer-protective factors in vegetarian diets. An expanded section on osteoporosis includes roles of fruits, vegetables, soy products, protein, calcium, vitamins D and K and potassium in bone health. "Registered dietitians can provid...

Researchers describe 'implausible' chemistry that produces herbicidal compound

...nd phosphinates (with C-P-C bonds) are already widely used in agriculture and medicine. This class of compounds includes the herbicide glyphosate, the osteoporosis treatment alendronate, the antimalarial drug fosmidomycin and the antibiotics fosfomycin, dehydrophos and plumbemycin. Whether man-made or natura...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

...isk factors for the development of breast cancer and endometrial cancer, the researchers explain. On the other hand, early menopause increases risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Previous studies have suggested both menarche and menopause may be partially under genetic control. To identify common ...

University awarded £1.7M to develop nanotechnology for use in health care

...ommitment and the doses currently needed have significant associated toxicity when administered over a lifetime. Complications include heart problems, osteoporosis and visible fat redistribution. Professor Steve Rannard, from the University's Department of Chemistry, said: "Control of matter on this nano-scal...

Poor treatment for common vertebral compression fractures

... treating these patients", says Tommy Hansson. osteoporosis IN BRIEF osteoporosis causes a reduction in the strength of the skeleton making it much easier for a person with osteoporosis to suffer from fractures. The most common fracture...

Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity

...said Dr. Celedn. Current recommendations for optimal vitamin D levels geared toward preserving bone health, such as preventing rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. "This study also provides epidemiological support for a growing body of in vitro evidence that vitamin D insufficiency may worsen asthm...

Meet-the-expert sessions on 20 key topics to enhance scientific programme of IOFWCO-ECCEO10

... The International osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) will hold a joint globa...physiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, as well as policy related issu...

New drug agent knocks out multiple enzymes in cancer pathway

...he American Chemical Society . The new agent belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. These compounds were originally developed to treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases, but were recently found to also have potent anti-cancer and immune boosting properties. Drug developers have tried for yea...

Building strong bones: Running may provide more benefits than resistance training, MU study finds

... COLUMBIA, Mo. osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to the National osteoporosis Foundation. Resistance training often is recommended to increase and preven...

Study: Elderly Women can increase strength but still risk falls

...s completely sedentary grandmother, helping her stay in her own home until she died at age 93. She broke both hips, lost six inches of height, and had osteoporosis so severe that a caregiver accidently crushed several of her ribs just helping her out of a chair. "There's a gap between life expectancy and quali...

Why binge drinking is bad for your bones

... the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Ryan Himes, a research assistant in the Burn and Shock Trauma Institute. The National osteoporosis Foundation says that many people who abuse alcohol do not get enough calcium. Alcohol also can affect the body's calcium supply. And drinking too much...

IOF calls on European citizens to stand tall and speak out for their bones

... The International osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) kicked off World osteoporosis Day events today in Brussels. This year's theme of... Bones is a global call to take charge and improve osteoporosis healthcare policies around the world. ...

Vitamin K does not stem BMD decline in postmenopausal women with osteopenia

...hese are done, high dose vitamin K1 supplementation should not be recommended for the prevention of osteoporosis. In the US, 10 million people have osteoporosis and 18 million have osteopenia, a milder condition that precedes osteoporosis. ...

Small protein may have big role in making more bone and less fat

...But Dr. Shi believes it's the short burst of GILZ at work there. He wants to know exactly how it works to see if it could offer a targeted therapy for osteoporosis and obesity and maybe a safer option for many who need glucocorticoids. A recent $1.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Dia...

Prevent a bone break, drink milk to boost calcium

...tional activities, ability to work or physical capacity to exercise and stay healthy. These adult bone fractures may also be an early sign of risk for osteoporosis a serious condition of brittle bones afflicting more than 10 million Americans. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three servings of...

Quest for better treatment for effects of menopause

...for regulating the menstrual cycle. Lack of oestrogens increases the risk of very important diseases with respect to premenopause, amongst these being osteoporosis and illnesses related to the cardiovascular system. Amongst these heart diseases atherosclerosis is the most important, being an illness characterised...

Oocyte-specific gene mutations cause premature ovarian failure

...omen, he said. While most people associate it with infertility, women with premature ovarian failure face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and premature death. Ovarian reserves are important for womens health. In looking for genes that cause the disorder, Rajkovic and his colleagues he...

Testosterone replacement theraphy beneficial in men 60 and older

... SAN DIEGO, CA The risk of osteoporosis (bone fracture) in women is highly recognized by t...n. Some two million males have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and another three million are at risk. Gender... that are frequently associated with osteoporosis. osteoporosis is often associated with high bone turnover (incre...

Study suggests link between obesity, poor bone health

...lege of Family and Consumer Sciences. Previous studies on bone health and obesity used a two-dimensional bone densitometer that is commonly used in osteoporosis screenings. Lewis explained that a notable shortcoming of the bone densitometer is that it does not take into account bone shape and geometry, which h...

'Runner's high' may also strengthen hearts

...al rates following heart attack, even in people with cardiovascular disease. In addition, exercise also decreases the risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, osteoporosis and even depression. However, despite these proven health benefits, much less is understood about how exercise produces these benefits. The UI stu...

Study shows some athletic men may risk low bone density

... COLUMBIA, Mo. According to the National osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects more than 2 million men in the United Stat...ve follow-up care than women. Risk factors for osteoporosis in men are similar to those identified in women: f...

Contrast agent trials in swine

...e, a salt containing calcium and phosphate that is also present in bones. As the basis of their NIR contrast agent, the researchers chose to use the osteoporosis drug pamidronate, a biphosphonate. Biphosphonates, which are also used for the treatment of bone metastases in breast cancer patients, preferentially ...

Of mice and men: similarities between skeletons of both

...oot bones. This is very important because, for example, mice, like people, suffer from osteoporosis. The significance of this lies in that research on osteoporosis in mice can have great relevance for and applications to humans. The same is true in relation to other problems related to fractures, skeletal develop...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 3, 2007

...most fundamental scientific beliefs about the structure of human bone is incomplete -- a finding they say could have sweeping impact on treatments for osteoporosis and other bone disorders. Their study, scheduled for the Oct. 16 issue of ACS' Chemistry of Materials, a bi-weekly journal, concludes that sugars, not...
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