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Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

Full-fledged study will test effect on healing time and pain reduction,,,, TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that boosts the body's production of stem cells appears to "jump-start" the bone-healing process to a point that older adults' bones heal as fast as young people's, s...

A Little Drink May Be Good for Your Bones

Moderate consumption offers the most protection, study finds,,,, WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Older men and postmenopausal women who have one or two glasses of beer or wine a day appear to have stronger bones than both nondrinkers and heavy drinkers, a new study suggests. ...

Healthy bones program reduces hip fractures by 37 percent

PASADENA,Calif. November 4, 2008 Proactive measures can reduce hip fracture rates by an average of 37.2 percent -- and as much as 50 percent -- among those at risk, according to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente Southern California. The study was published online on November 3 by The Journa...

The Biology of Broken Bones Leads to New Treatments

Understanding how a fracture heals uncovers "biologic treatments" ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A review of research into how cells and proteins repair fractured bones published in the November 2008 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( ht...

Do Antidepressants Make Bones Brittle?

Studies suggest an increased fracture risk in people who take the medications FRIDAY, July 11 -- (HealthDay News) -- Older adults may get a needed mood boost from a prescribed antidepressant, but they're also at increased risk for bone fractures, a growing number of studies suggest. ...

Good luck indeed: 53 million-year-old rabbit's foot bones found

One day last spring, fossil hunter and anatomy professor Kenneth Rose, Ph.D. was displaying the bones of a jackrabbits foot as part of a seminar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine when something about the shape of the bones looked oddly familiar. That unanticipated eureka moment...

Stem cell treatment for brittle bones in the womb

The extraordinary results of an in utero stem cell treatment could lead to a new treatment for babies with brittle bones, as well as a range of other disabling conditions, according to a maternal-fetal medicine researcher, now based at The University of Queensland (UQ). Action Medical Research h...

Dads break bones of children more often than moms

NORFOLK, Va. Dads break or fracture the bones of their children far more often than moms, and they tend to inflict their abusive rage on infants younger than five months old, according to a study in Child Abuse & Neglect. The abuse can be horrific. In one study case, a child suffered 31 broke...

Mothers Play a Powerful Role in Determining Strength of Daughters' Bones

Families Who Reinforce Lifelong Milk-Drinking Habits at Lower Risk of Fractures WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all the gifts that moms pass on to their families, one of the most important is health knowledge, especially information about bone health and osteoporosis, accor...

A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats,, WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why your children will eat only a few bites of dinner but have no problem scarfing down a big bowl of ice cream? Blame it on their growing bones. New rese...

Fruits and Veggies May Strengthen Bones

Could join calcium and vitamin D in fight against osteoporosis, study finds FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of protein and cereal grains causes excess acid production in the body, experts say, which could increase calcium excretion and result in weakened bones. Howe...

Alcohol Abuse Can Damage Bones

It interferes with bone metabolism and bone mass maintenance, study finds THURSDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol disrupts genes needed to maintain healthy bones, which can lead to a decrease in bone mass and bone strength, a new study says. In previous research, the study auth...

New Drug May Strengthen Women's Bones

In study, denosumab outperformed a standard ,,osteoporosis therapy MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The drug denosumab can boost bone mass in postmenopausal women, according to a study that followed almost 1,200 women, average age 64, with low bone mass for more than one year. De...

Light Alcohol Consumption May Help Bones

A daily drink cuts hip fracture risk and increases density, study finds,,,, FRIDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although excessive alcohol consumption has long been associated with poor bone health, a new review suggests that people who have just one drink a day may actually have strong...

Cola May Be Bad to the Bones

Research suggests the beverage contributes to osteoporosis,,,, SATURDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- While enjoying a cola or two every day might seem harmless enough, recent research suggests that those tasty drinks could be compromising your bone health. "There is enough evidence...

Potential Brain Cancer Drug for Children May Damage Bones

- Animal Study Raises Caution on Using Signal Transduction Inhibitors in Children - PHILADELPHIA, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A novel drug that fully eliminated brain tumors from mice in a dramatic 2004 study has shown a darker side -- causing permanent bone damage in younger mice....

Potential brain cancer drug for children may damage bones

A novel drug that fully eliminated brain tumors from mice in a dramatic 2004 study has shown a darker sidecausing permanent bone damage in younger mice. The researcher who conducted both studies says the disappointing new finding raises concerns about using similar drugs to treat childrens cancers...

Scientists move towards stem cell therapy trials to mend shattered bones

The UK Stem Cell Foundation, the Medical Research Council and Scottish Enterprise, in partnership with the Chief Scientists Office, are funding a 1.4 million project to further the research at the University of Edinburgh with a view to setting up a clinical trial within two years. The initiativ...

Diabetes Drug Avandia Could Weaken Bones

Mouse study suggests it boosts production of bone-eroding cells MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Avandia, a drug used by millions of diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss, according to a new study conducted in mice. Experts fear that, over the long term, Avandia (rosigli...

'High-Trauma' Fractures Tied to Weak Bones

Bone-strengthening therapies could prevent these accident-linked injuries, research shows TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- High-trauma fractures, such as those caused by vehicle crashes or from steep falls, are associated with weak bones, researchers report. Older adults who experience su...

Some Female Athletes Risking Weaker Bones

Swimmers, divers, runners have poorer bone density, research shows FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Certain female college athletes, such as swimmers, divers and runners, have lower bone density than other athletes, a new study finds. If bone density levels in these athletes continued to ...

New IOF Report Shows Smoking, Alcohol, Being Underweight and Poor Nutrition Harm Our Bones

NYON, Switzerland, October 19 /PRNewswire/ -- - World Osteoporosis Day Celebrated in Some 80 Countries - http://www.iofbonehealth.org/newsroom/media-releases/detail.html?mediaR eleaseID=48 (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Inter...

Calcium Rich Food Strengthen Bones Better Than Pills

Latest research suggests that food items rich in calcium strengthen bones better than do supplements taken in the form of pills. Calcium is essential for the prevention of osteoporosis, especially in women after menopause. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes progressive reduction of the ...

Depression Drugs Could Make Bones Fragile

New York, A class of popular drugs used to treat depression could cause bones of the elderly to become more fragile, new studies have shown. Depression is common among older people and doctors often prescribe a class of antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (S...

More Bones of Aborted Fetuses Recovered from Hospital Premises

Bhopal: More skeletal remains of infants were dug out from the gutter of Ratlam's Christian Hospital Monday even as the hospital// superintendent P. Williams, detained earlier following recovery of the bones, was granted bail. Digging continued in the compound of the hospital and more bones o...

X-ray System to Show Moving Bones in 3-D

New project, being developed at Brown University, promises to improve our understanding of the complex motions of bones and joints:// Computed tomography, or CT, delivers detailed 3-D images, but CT scanners are too slow to capture rapid motion. Cinefluoroscopy, a technique that uses X-rays to ...

Make No Bones about Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition which causes the bones to become thin and weak, with a tendency to fracture easily. This is becoming a hugely distressing disease//, which has unfortunately acquired a household status. With osteoporosis, there is loss of vital minerals in the bone; mainly calcium, causi...

WHO Makes No Bones about Global Polio Eradication

Geneva: Polio has indeed been a major handicap to world health and WHO knows it better! The World Health Organization has communicated// its abiding vision of seeing a world free of polio in a span of one to two years. The vision which carried a deadline of 2005 faced a gap in fructification,...

New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures

Researchers are applying the same basic technique seismologists use to measure earthquakes for a new medical technology that promises to prevent stress fractures by detecting the formation of tiny cracks in bones.// The crack formation generates waves similar to those created by earthquakes. ...

Make No Bones About It: Actress Sally, Fields Osteoporosis Like A star!

Actress Sally Field was just short of another milestone, her 60th birthday, when she received news that she had been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.//Osteoporosis is a major disorder of the bones, leading to thinning of the bones which enhances the risk of bone fractures. According to Steve Gol...

Well Preserved DNA In Fossil Bones Discovered

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s researchers have discovered ancient DNA in fossil bones which are apparently well preserved. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences// (PNAS) has published the reports of the scientists. The fossil DNA provides information with regard to population dy...

Maternal Vitamin D Supplementation Promises Healthy Bones In Child

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy can lead to a substantial improvement in the bone density later in life // . Children of mothers who lacked vitamin D supplementation were found to have weaker bones at 9 years of age. Sunlight is very essential for the conversion of Vitamin D into a...

Teens break bones 'due to lack of milk'

A rise in broken bones among adolescents has alarmed researchers who say a decline in milk drinking may be to blame.// Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, examined data from 1969 to 1971 and compared it with information recorded between 1999 and 2001. They found that the ...

Is there a link between bones and memory?

In a large study of elderly people, researchers have uncovered a strong link between thin bones and poor verbal memory. To investigate, Zhang and colleagues analyzed the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and verbal memory impairment among more than 4,300 elderly people included in the...

Long-term Use of Stomach Drugs may Weaken Bones

Usage of certain stomach drugs may weaken the bones in the long run and increase the risk of hip fracture, warns a new study that advises doctors to consider the risk when// prescribing such drugs. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School studied records from the general ...

New Study shows That Radiation Therapy Could Harm The Bones

The scientists from the Clemson University have said one therapeutic dose of radiation resulted in mice losing up to 64% of their bone's weight bearing capacity.// Research in US have indicated, in a study appears in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology that mice that has r...

Teens, Deficient in Vitamin D, May Not have Healthy Lungs and Bones

A new study has suggested that teenagers who are not taking the necessary quantities of Vitamin D in their diets may end up causing damage to their lungs and bones.// Egg yolks, salt water fish, and milk are some of the natural sources of Vitamin D.Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, ...

Raw Vegan Diet Promises Lightweight, Healthy Bones

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine identify yet another reason to indulge in a vegetarian diet. Yes! Uncooked vegetarian food has been found to play a critical role in the development// of lightweight, yet healthy bones. Surprisingly, individuals consuming such a diet have be...

Magnesium In Diet Strengthens Bones

A magnesium-rich diet could strengthen your bones, especially if you are a white senior citizen, says a study. Kathryn M. Ryder and other researchers asked over 2,000 black and white men and women aged between 70 and 79 years // to complete a questionnaire to determine how much magnesium they...

Calcium and Protein Equals Strong Bones

Researchers in their new study suggested that, along with calcium, protein may also an important role in preventing bone loss. Getting enough calcium is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones. During a 2-year study of 200 elderly men and women who were taking calcium citrate malate an...
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