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Facial wrinkles may predict bone density in early menopause


June 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jun 5 (IANS) The worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is."In post-menopausal women, the appearance of the ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery linked to increased fracture risk


June 5th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) People who have had gastric bypass (bariatric) or other weight-loss surgeries have an even higher risk of fractures than previously found.Such people have 2.3 times the ... Read more...

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HIV-infected patients at higher risk for bone fractures


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected patients are at higher risk for bone fractures than the general population.Low bone mineral density in HIV-infected patients is common and ... Read more...

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Elderly can blame low sodium for fractures and falls


November 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that older adults with even mildly decreased levels of sodium in the blood (hyponatremia) experience increased rates of fractures and falls.Falls are ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis drugs can raise fracture risk


October 17th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of women taking drugs for osteoporosis could be at risk of serious leg fractures.Doctors warn that the most commonly prescribed group of treatment, bisphosphonates, may ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drugs ‘increase risk for fractures in patients’


July 30th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that postmenopausal women with diabetes taking thiazolidinediones (TZDS), including rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, may be at increased risk for fractures.Men with diabetes taking both ... Read more...

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Why common drugs can lead to broken bones


June 9th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have explained why some commonly used drugs can up your odds of breaking a bone.The drugs-glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisone and prednisone) and the insulin sensitizer rosiglitazone-work through entirely ... Read more...

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Heartburn Drugs Can Cause Fractures


May 26th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Health supervisory bodies in America have warned physicians and patients about the mounting risk of bone fracture due to the lengthy usage of well-liked heartburn ... Read more...

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High-dose vitamin D tied to increased fall risk among older women


May 12th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Older women receiving an annual large dose of vitamin D may have an increased risk of falls and fractures, says a new study.According to the research in the ... Read more...

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Long-term use of certain contraception jabs linked to increased fracture risk


May 7th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): DMPA, a commonly used injectible contraceptive, is associated with higher risk of bone fracture when used alone, and not in combination with estrogens, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug raises bone fracture risk in older women


February 11th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Women with type 2 diabetes who take a commonly prescribed class of medications to treat insulin resistance may be at a higher risk for developing bone fractures, Henry ... Read more...

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Grandpa’s broken hip means weaker bones for grandsons


January 30th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Hip fractures in grandfathers are linked to low bone density and reduced bone size in their grandsons, new research shows. "This is the first time this risk factor for ... Read more...

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Weak bones ‘run in the family’


January 30th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has found a link between hip fractures in grandfathers and low bone density and reduced bone size in their grandsons.According to lead researcher Mattias Lorentzon, ... Read more...

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HIV-infected postmenopausal women at increased bone fracture risk


January 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Postmenopausal HIV-infected women have a high prevalence of low bone mineral density and high bone turnover placing them at high risk for future bone fractures, says a new ... Read more...

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Novel way to improve bone health in cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment


September 16th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists looking for ways to reduce bone loss in astronauts claim to have found a novel way of improving the bone health of cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment."Our ... Read more...

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People undergoing weight loss surgery face increased risk of fractures


June 12th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that people who undergo bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, have almost twice the expected risk of breaking a bone, and an even higher ... Read more...

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Heartburn drugs increase risk of hip fractures


June 5th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Even short-term use of popular acid-reducing heartburn drugs could increase the risk of hip fractures, a new study has found.The study, presented at this year's Digestive Disease Week ... Read more...

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Vitamin D linked to reduced fracture risk in elderly


March 24th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Older adults can prevent fractures by taking oral vitamin D supplements at a dose of at least 400 international units per day, says a new study. "The anti-fracture ... Read more...

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New ultrasound device may revolutionise osteoporosis diagnosis


February 20th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 20 (ANI): Scientists in America have come up with a new form of ultrasound that may lead to early prediction of bone loss, a hallmark of osteoporosis. Dr. Yi-Xian Qin, ... Read more...

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Astronauts in space lose greater rate of bone strength than previously believed


January 27th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A study has found that astronauts spending months in space lose greater rate of bone strength than previously believed, making them increasingly at risk for fractures later ... Read more...

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Months in space erode astronauts’ bone strength


January 27th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington Jan 27 (IANS) Astronauts who spend months in space tend to lose bone strength, making them increasingly vulnerable to fractures in later life.Universities of California (UC) Irvine and San Francisco evaluated ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may help fight diabetes


December 16th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Giving children vitamin D supplements in infancy may cut their risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in life, according to a new study.In the study, researchers ... Read more...

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Popular class of diabetes drugs doubles fractures risk in women, finds Indian-origin boffin


December 10th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has found that long-term use of a popular class of oral diabetic drugs doubles the risk of fractures in women ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drugs double fracture risk among women


December 10th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Long-term use of popular oral diabetic drugs doubles the risk of fractures in women with type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. "We knew going into this study ... Read more...

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Heart failure patients at ”increased fracture risk”


October 21st, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Heart failure patients are at an increased risk of fractures, which includes debilitating hip fractures, according to a group of researchers. Canadian researchers have reported in Circulation: Journal ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy cuts postmenopausal fracture risk


September 20th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that hormone replacement therapy can significantly reduce the risk of fractures in postmenopausal women.The data analysed from the end of the 1970s ... Read more...

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HIV-infected patients at higher risk of bone fractures


August 29th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): HIV-infected patients are at a significantly higher risk of bone fractures, according to new study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM)."Prior ... Read more...

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Drinking four glasses of milk daily cuts bone fracture risk


June 10th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Four glasses of milk daily can significantly cut the risk of bone fractures in adults, suggests a new study.The study from University Hospital Zurich and Dartmouth ... Read more...

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Diabetes drugs could double fracture risk


April 29th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland have found that a widely used class of diabetes medications appears to be associated with an increased risk for ... Read more...

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Loop diuretics linked to bone loss in older men


April 15th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 15 (ANI): A new study states that old-age men who take loop diuretics, commonly prescribed drugs for heart failure and hypertension, are prone to increased rates of hip ... Read more...

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Using airbags without seatbelts boosts injury risk


March 17th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Drivers and passengers who dont wear their seatbelts thinking that the airbags in the car will protect them in the event of a crash, are at higher ... Read more...

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Now, a web based tool to predict bone fracture risk


March 9th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Elderly people would soon be able to predict their bone fracture risk with just a click of a button. Scientists at Sydney-based Garvan Institute of Medical Research have ... Read more...

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Bone mineral content increases despite weight loss in obese adolescents


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Contrary to the fact that weight loss leads to decreased bone mineral density, researchers have found that bone mineral content in obese adolescents keeps on increasing despite weight ... Read more...

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