osteoporosis

Nine genes found to affect bone density


August 8th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Scientists have identified nine genes that seem to weaken or strength bone, which could pave the way to more effective treatment for osteoporosis, affecting millions worldwide.Out ... Read more...

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Kerala-based gelatin maker aiming at Rs.300 crore turnover


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) expects to close the current fiscal with a turnover of around Rs.300 crore on rising demand for gelatin in the pharmaceutical ... Read more...

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Wine could help protect older women from thinning bones


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) One or two glasses of wine a day could help as much as medicines to protect older women from osteoporosis or thinning of bones, a study ... Read more...

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India PM condoles Saudi prince’s death


June 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday expressed grief over the death of Saudi Arabia's deputy prime minister and crown prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, ... Read more...

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Calcium pills raise heart attack risk


May 24th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Taking calcium supplements can push up the risk of a heart attack, and could do more harm than good, warn researchers.People take calcium supplements as they ... Read more...

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Playing basketball, soccer staves off Osteoporosis


May 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 7 (IANS) Young men who play load bearing games such as volleyball and basketball for four hours a week or more increase bone mass, which may ensure protection ... Read more...

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British hospitals running out of vital drugs: Indian-origin MP


April 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) At least 19 health trusts in Britain have written to the department of health warning it of shortage of vital medicines to treat high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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New drug slows oesteoarthritis progression (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) A drug that is prescribed for those with osteoporosis, a brittle-bone disease, has shown promise in slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis, the gradual wearing ... Read more...

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New drug ’slows’ oesteoarthritis progression


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Protelos (strontium ranelate), prescribed for those with osteoporosis or brittle bone disease, has shown promise in slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis, a study reveals.Osteoarthritis, the ... Read more...

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‘Anti-ageing’ vitamin could weaken your bones


March 6th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Vitamin E, dubbed the "anti-ageing" vitamin may acutally weaken your bones before their time.Animals fed on a diet supplemented with the vitamin developed bones 20 percent ... Read more...

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Thinning of bones linked to heart failure


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 3 (IANS) Heart failure could also be linked to thinning of bones (osteoporosis), an offshoot of old age. "Our study demonstrates for the first time that heart failure ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency may cause infertility


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 3 (IANS) Austrian scientists have found vitamin D's deficiency, long held as a risk factor for diseases like diabetes, may cause infertility among men and women.This deficiency has ... Read more...

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Hazare to stay in hospital


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 3 (IANS) Doctors attending on activist Anna Hazare said Tuesday that his discharge from hospital, earlier slated for Friday, might be postponed for two more days due ... Read more...

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Anna advised a month’s rest, uncertainty over poll plans (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 2 (IANS) Doctors here have advised Anna Hazare one month's rest, putting a question mark over his plans to campaign against the Congress in the forthcoming assembly ... Read more...

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Fake items worth over $300 mn seized in China


November 17th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Counterfeit items including medicines and chemicals worth two billion yuan (around $315 million) have been seized in a nationwide raid in China Thursday, the government said.Police ... Read more...

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Surgeons conduct north India’s first cartilage transplant


November 13th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Vineet Tomar, a 21-year-old engineer from the capital, would now be able to walk again after doctors at a hospital here Sunday performed a cartilage ... Read more...

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Drug counters bone-damaging effects of breast cancer medication


October 10th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An osteoporosis drug counteracts the bone damaging side-effects of some breast cancer medications.The study indicates that some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition ... Read more...

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New gene could trigger osteoporosis


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) A new gene could increase chances of developing osteoporosis, a "silent" disease characterised by increased bone fragility and risk of fracture.Eighty percent of hip fractures are ... Read more...

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This drug can reduce breast cancer recurrence


September 27th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Zoledronic acid, a group of drugs, tried out on breast cancers among post-menopausal women has shown promising results.Mainly used to treat osteoporosis, zoledronic acid is also ... Read more...

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Police deny blame for Ramdev supporter’s death


September 26th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Delhi Police Monday refuted allegations by the family of Raj Bala, the Baba Ramdev supporter who died here Monday, that her death was caused ... Read more...

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Blueberries help build sturdy bones


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Blueberry compounds help build sturdy, healthy bones, if results from studies on lab rats also hold true for humans.Jin-Ran Chen, assistant professor in paediatrics, ... Read more...

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Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases leading cause of deaths: UN


April 28th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 28 (IANS) Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading killer today and are on the risee, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here Wednesday."The rise of chronic NCDs presents ... Read more...

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Now, just one bone-building jab is all it takes to cure osteoporosis


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): A new bone-building drug has been developed that will help reduce the frequency of treatments for osteoporosis sufferers from once a day to once every three months.Most of ... Read more...

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A jab to beat osteoporosis by building new bones


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A jab to treat osteoporosis by helping build new bones and drastically reducing the frequency of treatment has been developed. Osteoporosis occurs when old bones are ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements ‘ups heart attack risk in older women’


April 20th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A new research has indicated that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in older women.The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis ... Read more...

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Anxiety can weaken bones


April 15th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Beware -- anxiety now comes with a new risk: it weakens your bones!Researchers from Deakin in Australia and Norwegian universities analysed data of over 8,000 men ... Read more...

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Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order ... Read more...

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Gene combinations linked to hip osteoporosis in postmenopausal women


March 30th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of Granada says that women with osteoporosis in their hip suffer menopause two years earlier than healthy women.Additionally, researchers have found at ... Read more...

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Obesity in postmenopausal women increases risk for fractures


March 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that postmenopausal obese women are almost as likely to fracture as non-obese women, and that poor mobility and increased risk of falls may ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that causes severe osteoporosis disorder


March 7th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scientists at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' have discovered the gene that is responsible for severe osteoporosis disorder.The study gives vital insight into possible causes ... Read more...

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Long-term use of osteoporosis drugs raises risk of fractures


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of ... Read more...

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Age of onset of puberty predicts adult osteoporosis risk


January 29th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A team of researchers determined that the onset of puberty was the primary influence on adult bone mineral density, or bone strength.The researchers, led by Vicente Gilsanz, ... Read more...

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Study: Sex is important for men aged between 70-95 years


December 8th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian researchers say men want to continue having sex even at the advanced age of 70 to 95 years.The researchers say they interviewed about 3274 men that ... Read more...

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Sex Important To Elderly Men Too!


December 8th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a new survey that is sure to make some people squirm with disgust, it has been revealed that 43% of elderly men (between 70 to ... Read more...

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