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Office workers are low on vitamin D and need the sunshine
Nine in ten office workers are low on vitamin D because they struggle to see enough of the sun. This is putting thousands at greater risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why office workers need to get OUT in the sunshine
Nine in ten office workers are low on vitamin D because they struggle to see enough of the sun. This is putting thousands at greater risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specific diabetes medications recommended to protect bone health
Research highlights treatment options for co-managing type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis Related items fromOnMedica Osteoporosis - treatment options Osteoporosis - primary prevention Metformin lowers cardiac deaths better than other drugs Drug could cut heart events by 26% in diabetics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health
(The Endocrine Society) Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge. A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism highlights the most effective treatment options for treating these conditions together. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Most Important Thing You're Not Discussing With Your Doctor
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=59447396e4b0d188d027fe80,592db98de4b07c4c731385fc,5644e394e4b08cda3487ed70 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I just needed a chance': from refugee to the heights of Australian medicine
After fleeing Vietnam by boat in 1981, a dishwashing job at St Vincent ’s hospital was Tuan Nguyen’s lucky breakTuan Nguyen ’s lucky break came in the form of a Mrs Ramsay, who cast an eye over his CV, and offered him a job washing dishes in St Vincent’s hospital kitchen.That was 1982, and Nguyen was a refugee, having fled communist persecution in his native Vietnam, and only days in the country.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty Tags: Refugee Week Refugees Australia news Vietnam Osteoporosis Medical research Health Asia Pacific Source Type: news

New class drug significantly reduces spine fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 press conference showed that, in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, 12 months treatment with romosozumab was associated with rapid and large reductions in their risk of a vertebral fracture compared to placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

9 Women On Why They Switched From Cardio To Weight Training
Anna Danes was a lifelong runner, jogger and walker, but after giving birth to her daughter 12 years ago, she got busy and wasn’t able to keep up her regular exercise routine. She quickly noticed changes in her body, especially her weight beginning to creep up, and eventually went back to a cardio-heavy routine. She wasn’t seeing results, though, and after successfully battling breast cancer, getting divorced and shaking off her old life as a lawyer to become a jazz singer (her sophomore album, “Find Your Wings,” topped iTunes’ jazz chart in 2016), she knew it was time for a change. “I&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines Updated on Managing Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The American College of Rheumatology has issued updated guidance on managing glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in adults and children. Among the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Overestimating Osteoporosis Prevalence Carries Its Own Risks Overestimating Osteoporosis Prevalence Carries Its Own Risks
Dr Kenny Lin explains how new data support a more measured approach to diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly
CT scans are going beyond identifying broken bones to detecting skeletal frailty...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening JAMA: Early imaging questionable for older adults with back pain Fracture risk grows after prostate cancer radiation therapy Space radiation study offers bone loss clues (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mice headed to International Space Station to test osteoporosis drug
The International Space Station is about to get 40 rodent visitors as part of a scientific project to test the effects of an experimental bone building drug. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specific long-term therapy may not prevent fractures in older women
(American Geriatrics Society) Bisphosphonates are sometimes used to treat osteoporosis. Studies have shown that the risk for bone fractures lessens when women with low bone mineral density take these medications for between one and four years. However, little is known about whether taking bisphosphonates for longer has the same effect. A team of researchers examined whether older women taking bisphosphonates for 10-13 years had fewer bone fractures than older women with similar fracture risks who took these medicines only briefly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Osteoporosis Algorithm App Review
(MedPage Today) -- Comprehensive, but concerns about conflicts-of-interest (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 1, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mice headed for space to test bone-building drug developed at UCLA
What do space travel, rodents and a bone-building protein all have in common? A team of UCLA scientists is bringing these three elements together to test an experimental drug that could one day result in a treatment for osteoporosis, which affects more than 200 million people worldwide.The drug could also potentially help those with bone damage or loss, a condition that afflicts people with traumatic bone injury, such as injured military service members, as well as astronauts  who lose bone density while in space.Led by Dr. Chia Soo and Dr. Kang Ting, who met and married while working on this project, as well as Dr. B...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What is osteoporosis? Why YOU actually need milk in your diet
OSTEOPOROSIS prevention is just one of the many reasons why you shouldn ’t be cutting milk from your diet. On World Milk Day, here they all are. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State of Musculoskeletal Health 2017
We are delighted to announce the launch of theState of Musculoskeletal Health 2017.The compendium report, to be updated annually, is a comprehensive one-stop data source of information and statistics on the prevalence, incidence, risk factors, comorbidities and impact of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in the UK. What conditions are included?1. Inflammatory conditionsAxial Spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis)GoutJuvenile idiopathic arthritisRheumatoid arthritis2. Musculoskeletal painOsteoarthritisBack pain3. Osteoporosis and fragility fracturesThe State of Musculoskeletal Health 2017...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 31, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

State of Musculoskeletal Health 2017 report
We are delighted to announce the launch of theState of Musculoskeletal Health 2017 report.The compendium report, to be updated annually, is a comprehensive one-stop data source of information and statistics on the prevalence, incidence, risk factors, comorbidities and impact of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in the UK. What conditions are included?1. Inflammatory conditionsAxial Spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis)GoutJuvenile idiopathic arthritisRheumatoid arthritis2. Musculoskeletal painOsteoarthritisBack pain3. Osteoporosis and fragility fracturesThe State of Musculoskeletal...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 31, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Why Mental Health Has Become Political
Last week, Women’s Health posted on Instagram about the newly proposed health care bill. Were it to pass in its current state, we said, the 51 percent of women with pre-existing conditions could be priced out of insurance. We shared photos of our editors, including myself, holding signs listing our pre-existing conditions. A few opened up about physical issues such as heart murmurs, blood clots, and migraines. Others mentioned mental ones, including anxiety and depression. I held a sign that mixed both: “OCD & C-section.” The post led to a lively debate. Some women applauded with words of thanks, clap...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of osteoporosis treatments for improving bone mineral density
After teriparatide, osteoporosis treatment with denosumab yields higher additional bone mineral density gain, compared with bisphosphonates, according to data presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2017.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Awareness, adherence key to improved osteoporosis care
(University of Missouri-Columbia) According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer osteoporosis-related fractures each year. Although comprehensive care for fragility fractures is available to patients, their understanding of risk factors, treatment adherence and the use of preventive screening remains low. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine reviewed recent osteoporosis treatment and management options with the goal of preventing complications from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Denosumab Ups BMD More Than Bisphosphates After Teriparatide Denosumab Ups BMD More Than Bisphosphates After Teriparatide
Use of denosumab after stopping teriparatide yields a greater increase in bone-mineral density in postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis than bisphosphonates, according to a retrospective analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Caring for the female athlete: A guide for athletes, parents and coaches
Since the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, the number of girls competing in high school sports has increased from 295,000 to nearly 3.2 million, and more women are playing collegiate sports than ever before. As these numbers continue to rise, and girls and young women become more empowered through sports, awareness of the health issues specific to female athletes has become increasingly important. Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, medical director of Boston Children’s Female Athlete Program, and the program’s sports dietitian, Laura Moretti, share need-to-know information and offer str...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Female Athlete Program Kathryn Ackerman Laura Moretti Source Type: news

Agappe Diagnostics ties up with Hitachi Chemical Company
The instrument enables early detection of kidney malfunctioning, cardiac problems and osteoporosis. It can also support detection of prostate cancer and TB. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Updates on Osteoporosis Treatment
Brief summaries in this slide show highlight the latest ACP drug recommendations for both osteoporosis and low bone density. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Source Type: news

Heart safety clouds hopes for Amgen, UCB bone drug approval
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart Problems Hit Hopes for Experimental Amgen, UCB Bone Drug Heart Problems Hit Hopes for Experimental Amgen, UCB Bone Drug
Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Safety risk for Amgen and UCB’s bone drug lifts rival Radius
Drugmaker’s shares plunge on fears osteoporosis medication will not win approval (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amgen's Bone Drug Disappointment Shows Limits Of Genetics In Drug Discovery
Romosozumab for osteoporosis was supposed to be an example of how genetic research can lead to better drugs. Instead, it may increase patients risk of heart attacks -- and may never make it to market. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:AMGN NYSE:SNY NASDAQ:REGN NYSE:MRK Source Type: news

Amgen And UCB Announce Top-Line Phase 3 Data From Active-Comparator Study Of EVENITY(TM) (Romosozumab) In Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis
ARCH Study Met Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints by Reducing the Incidence of New Vertebral, Clinical and Non-Vertebral Fractures Imbalance in Cardiovascular Events Observed as New Safety Signal THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, May 21, 2017 -- (... Biopharmaceuticals Amgen, UCB , romosozumab, EVENITY, osteoporosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart problems hit hopes for experimental Amgen, UCB bone drug
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Higher rate of heart problems seen with Amgen bone drug in trial
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA said on Sunday they did not expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Higher rate of heart problems with Amgen osteoporosis drug in trial
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc and UCB SA on Sunday said they do not expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Amgen And UCB Announce Top-Line Phase 3 Data From Active-Comparator Study Of EVENITY ™ (Romosozumab) In Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis
ARCH Study Met Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints by Reducing the Incidence of New Vertebral, Clinical and Non-Vertebral Fractures Imbalance in Cardiovascular Events Observed as New Safety Signal THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, May 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) today announced that the EVENITY™* (romosozumab) ARCH study met both primary endpoints and the key secondary endpoint. At the primary analysis, treatment with EVENITY for 12 months followed by alendronate significantly reduced the incidence of new vertebral fractures through 24 months, clinical f...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Yogurt May Be Good for the Bones
Older men and women who ate yogurt daily had a lower risk of osteoporosis than those who did not eat yogurt. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Yogurt Bones Osteoporosis Exercise Source Type: news

American College of Physicians issues guideline for treating low bone density or osteoporosis to prevent fractures in women and men
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a new guideline regarding treatment of osteoporosis to prevent fracture.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - May 13, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Treating Osteoporosis
The American College of Physicians recently issued a guideline on treating osteoporosis and low bone density to prevent fractures, which the AAFP has endorsed. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Osteoporosis symptoms - adding THIS to your diet is proven to reduce risk
OSTEOPOROSIS is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break - but now experts have revealed eating one particular type of dairy product can hugely reduce risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cook Medical sells vertebroplasty portfolio to IZI Medical
Cook Medical said today it sold its portfolio of vertebroplasty devices to IZI Medical Products for an undisclosed amount. Included in the sale are Cook Medical’s Duro-Ject Osteo-Site, Osteo-Force and Vertefix brands, as well as needles, injectors and cements, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said. “In the US, there’s an estimated 700,000 vertebral fractures a year due to osteoporosis. We were not giving this product family the resources it needed to continue to advance, so we’re pleased to have found it a new home with IZI Medical. The sale of our vertebroplasty product family all...
Source: Mass Device - May 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Spinal Cook Medical izimedical Source Type: news

Yogurt consumption in older Irish adults linked with better bone health
The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density and a significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis in older women and men on the island of Ireland, after taking into account traditional risk factors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Therapy in Breast Cancer Associated With Better Outcomes
Oral osteoporosis therapy was associated with improvements in event-free survival and distant disease-free survival in post-menopausal women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Yogurt consumption in older Irish adults linked with better bone health
(Trinity College Dublin) The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density and a significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis in older women and men on the island of Ireland, after taking into account traditional risk factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review finds no link between dairy and heart attack or stroke risk
Conclusion This large meta-analysis of cohort studies demonstrated no increased risk to cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or all-cause death from eating dairy products. The review has strengths in its large size and the fact it was able to analyse different types of dairy product, such as high and low-fat and everyday products such as cheese and yoghurt. However, there are a number of factors to consider: The results of a systematic review are only as good as the quality of the underlying studies. These are all observational studies and it's possible that unadjusted health and lifestyle factors are having an...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: ACP update treatment guidelines for preventing bone fractures
In revised guidelines, the ACP strongly advise that women with osteoporosis should be treated with bisphosphonates or denosumab to prevent bone fractures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

ACP Updates Guidelines on Treating Low Bone Density, Osteoporosis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Clinicians should offer alendronate, risedronate, zoledronic acid, or denosumab to women with osteoporosis to reduce the risk for hip and vertebral fractures (strong … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guideline for treating low bone density or osteoporosis to prevent fractures
The American College of Physicians recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that physicians treat women with osteoporosis with bisphosphonates (alendronate, risedronate, or zoledronic acid) or denosumab, a biologic agent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New ACP Guidelines on the Treatment of Osteoporosis New ACP Guidelines on the Treatment of Osteoporosis
The American College of Physicians issues first new guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women in almost 10 years. But not everyone agrees with all of their recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Experts streamline guidelines for treating osteoporosis
About half of Americans over age 50 risk broken bones due to osteoporosis, a condition that causes decreasing bone mass and deteriorating bone tissue. However, the number of patients being treated for the condition has been declining due to the mistaken perception that one type of medication commonly carries risks including atrial fibrillation and joint pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news