Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis
Updated guidance for osteoporosis now includes a recommendation for the use of romosozumab, but only in severe osteoporosis and not in women with a history of myocardial infarction or stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk Higher in Patients With IBD Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk Higher in Patients With IBD
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Endocrine Society updates osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline
(The Endocrine Society) The Endocrine Society today announced an update to its osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline to include recommendations for romosozumab, a new medication that was approved last year to treat postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osteoporosis and Implant-Related Complications After TSA Osteoporosis and Implant-Related Complications After TSA
Might osteoporosis contribute to an increased risk of implant-related complications after shoulder arthroplasty?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Women's health and osteoporosis: Boost bone health and prevent fractures by following a healthy diet and supplementing with vitamin D
(Natural News) Calcium and vitamin D are essential for boosting your bone health. But did you know that there are guidelines for supplementation if you are female and have osteoporosis? Postmenopausal women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or are at risk of the condition require calcium and vitamin D. In a study for The Women’s Health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis sufferers given hope with vibrating 'bathroom scales' developed by Nasa
Marodyne LiV - a vibrating device, resembling a set of bathroom scales - produces gentle vibrations that travel up through the legs, stimulating the growth of new bone cells (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopause vitamin D deficiency associated with disc degeneration and lower back pain
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men, likely as a result of decreasing estrogen levels during menopause. A new study demonstrates that vitamin D deficiency, smoking, high body mass index (BMI), and osteoporosis are risk factors for greater back pain. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy prevents disorders with alcohol exposure in ALDH2 deficiency
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that gene therapy to treat one of the most common hereditary disorders, aldehyde dehydrogenase type 2 (ALDH2) deficiency, may prevent increased risk for esophageal cancer and osteoporosis associated with chronic alcohol exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical breakthrough: New drug which REGROWS bones to be released in weeks
A TREATMENT which boosts the formation of new bone and stops its loss in osteoporosis patients is being examined by the government drug watchdog. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes ’ Bones?
Race walkers on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet showed early signs indicative of bone loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Diet and Nutrition Weight Bones Carbohydrates Racewalking Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Double X-ray vision helps tuberculosis and osteoporosis research
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) With an X-ray combination technique, scientists have traced nanocarriers for tuberculosis drugs within cells with very high precision. The method combines two scanning X-ray measurements and can locate minute amounts of metals in biological samples at very high resolution, as the team reports in the journal Scientific Reports. To illustrate its versatility, the researchers have also used the combination method to map the calcium content in human bone, an analysis that can benefit osteoporosis research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A pooled analysis of fall incidence from placebo-controlled trials of denosumab - Chotiyarnwong P, McCloskey E, Eastell R, McClung MR, Gielen E, Gostage J, McDermott M, Chines A, Huang S, Cummings SR.
Recent studies suggest that the RANK/RANKL system impacts muscle function and/or mass. In the pivotal placebo-controlled fracture trial of the RANKL inhibitor denosumab in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, treatment was associated with a lower incide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Increasing vitamin C intake can reduce hip fracture risk by 44 percent: Study
(Natural News) When it comes to healthy bones, people often look to calcium and vitamin D. However, experts suggest adding an unlikely vitamin to the mix: vitamin C. In a recent study published in Osteoporosis International, a team of researchers from Tufts University, Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health revealed that taking vitamin C can potentially reduce... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI enables screening of fracture risk from CT scans
Patients at risk for osteoporotic fractures can be identified through their...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI accurately detects vertebral fractures on CT AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients 3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction USPSTF reaffirms osteoporosis screening Vertebral CAD aces detection of compression fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Screening for high hip fracture risk does not impact on falls risk: a post hoc analysis from the SCOOP study - Condurache CI, Chiu S, Chotiyarnwong P, Johansson H, Shepstone L, Lenaghan E, Cooper C, Clarke S, Khioe RFS, Fordham R, Gittoes N, Harvey I, Harvey NC, Heawood A, Holland R, Howe A, Kanis JA, Marshall T, O'neill TW, Peters TJ, Redmond NM, Torgerson D, Turner D, McCloskey E.
A reduction in hip fracture incidence following population screening might reflect the effectiveness of anti-osteoporosis therapy, behaviour change to reduce falls, or both. This post hoc analysis demonstrates that identifying high hip fracture risk by FRA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause, NIH-funded study suggests
Menopause before age 45 increases the risk of early death, cognitive decline, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- A history of falls, especially injurious falls, predicts subsequent fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a study recently published in Osteoporosis International. Nadia Afrin, M.P.H., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and Similarities
Title: Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and SimilaritiesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Denosumab Tied to Infection Risk Denosumab Tied to Infection Risk
The osteoporosis drug denosumab is associated with a higher incidence of serious infections compared to placebo, but the risk is similar to comparator drugs, a systematic review and meta-analysis reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Effects of a resistance and balance exercise programme on physical fitness, health-related quality of life and fear of falling in older women with osteoporosis and vertebral fracture: a randomized controlled trial - Stanghelle B, Bentzen H, Giangregorio L, Pripp AH, Skelton D, Bergland A.
This study shows that a multicomponent exercise-program based on recommendations for people with osteoporosis improved muscle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Increasing vitamin C intake can reduce hip fracture risk by 44 percent: Study
(Natural News) When it comes to healthy bones, people often look to calcium and vitamin D. However, experts suggest adding an unlikely vitamin to the mix: vitamin C. In a recent study published in Osteoporosis International, a team of researchers from Tufts University, Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health revealed that taking vitamin C can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earlier falls predict subsequent fractures in postmenopausal women
(University of Eastern Finland) The risk of fracture in postmenopausal women can be predicted by history of falls, according to new findings from the Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention Study (OSTPRE) at the University of Eastern Finland. Published in Osteoporosis International, the study is the first to follow up on the association between history of falls and subsequent fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: Researchers find another possible risk factor
A new study has found an association between poor bone health — which can be a sign of osteoporosis — and exposure to high levels of air pollution. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Environment / Water / Pollution Source Type: news

Air pollution may weaken bones
According to a study published inJAMA Network Open, inflammation caused by air pollution may reduce bone calcium levels and increase risk for osteoporosis and fractures.inews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Air pollution can worsen bone health
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A new study by the CHAI Project with over 3,700 people in India associates air pollution with a higher risk to develop osteoporosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Doctors, Researchers Are Already Using A.I.
From osteoporosis, to stroke and drug interactions, here are several ways artificial intelligence is already affecting health care. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End-Stage Congestive Heart Failure in the Nursing Home Setting
Mrs. D is an 89-year-old African American woman who has moved into the nursing home directly from her home. Her husband became ill and could no longer care for her. She has a history of heart failure and was seeing her cardiologist for weekly weights, but she stopped because she could no longer tolerate the outings. She has had multiple falls at home; most recently, she sustained a left wrist fracture. Her past medical history includes allergic rhinitis, arthritis, esophageal reflux, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, a herniated cervical disc, osteoporosis, and situational depression. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news

Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: risk assessment, management and prevention - Walker J.
Osteoporosis is a chronic skeletal condition characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of the bones that disproportionately affects older people. Older people with osteoporosis are at increased risk of sustaining fragility fractur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

European Commission Approves EVENITY(R) (romosozumab) For The Treatment Of Severe Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk Of Fracture
First New Osteoporosis Medicine Approved in the European Union (EU) Since 2010 Novel Bone-Builder With a Dual Effect That Increases Bone Formation and Reduces Bone Loss THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Dec. 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketin... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory Amgen, UCB, EVENITY, romosozumab, osteoporosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Natural remedies for osteoporosis: What are the science-based health benefits of red clover?
(Natural News) Red clover is a preferred herb among herbalists due to the variety of health benefits it provides. This herb is well-known for its ability to treat symptoms of menopause and perimenopause like hot flashes – a feeling of intense heat not caused by external sources. In addition to this, taking red clover can also help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association between trunk muscle endurance, balance and falls self-efficacy in women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures: an exploratory analysis from a pilot randomized controlled trial - McArthur C, Gibbs JC, Ashe MC, Cheung AM, Hill KD, Kendler DL, Khan A, Prasad S, Thabane L, Wark JD, Giangregorio LM.
Background: Trunk muscle endurance may be associated with balance and falls self-efficacy for people with osteoporosis. However, all previous studies have examined trunk muscle strength rather than endurance.Purpose: To explore the relationsh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Drug Trials Snapshot: EVENITY
EVENITY is a drug to treat osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bone) in women after menopause ( “change of life”) who:• are at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture), or• cannot use another osteoporosis medicine or other osteoporosis medicines did not work well. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

NIEHS provides analysis for Apple Women ’s Health Study
The long-term study will evaluate menstrual cycles and such health conditions as infertility and osteoporosis. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do soft drinks affect women's bone health?
People in the United States drink more than almost every other country. A new study asked if this might impact the bone health of postmenopausal women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?
A recent study concludes that consuming higher levels of dietary selenium shows an association with a reduced risk of developing osteoporosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Comprehensive reviews by leading experts focus on challenging areas of vitamin D research
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Although much is known about the important role of vitamin D in bone metabolism and in certain areas of non-skeletal health, there are many open questions and topics of debate. This special issue of Calcified Tissue International features seven state-of-the-art expert reviews which provide insights into current consensus and new directions of research in a wide range of topics -- including vitamin D's role in maternal health, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory disease, and muscle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disease prevention and bone health: 5 Things people with diabetes need to know about osteoporosis
(Natural News) Managing diabetes is already difficult, but unbeknownst to many, it also increases the risk of other diseases. Diabetes and some of its treatments can weaken the bones and increase the possibility of fractures. Without proper control, diabetics may develop osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis lose bone density, making them more likely to sustain fractures. When bones... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 300 UCLA health care providers treat the homeless at Care Harbor free clinic
For Dr. Patrick Dowling, volunteering at the 2019Care Harbor free clinic for people who are uninsured or who lack access to health care is a sharp break from his norm of treating people at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.This atypical setting on the front lines of health care for the most vulnerable, sometimes results in unorthodox treatments.Dowling and other care givers at the annual clinic held at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles noticed that although the 60-year-old man they were treating said he had given himself insulin prior to his arrival at the clinic, his blood sugar level had fallen too low.Typically, physicia...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings
(Cornell University) Cornell researchers have made a new discovery about how seemingly minor aspects of the internal structure of bone can be strengthened to withstand repeated wear and tear, a finding that could help treat patients suffering from osteoporosis. It could also lead to the creation of more durable, lightweight materials for the aerospace industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Short sleep may harm bone health in older women
A study of 11,000 postmenopausal women has linked sleeping for no more than 5 hours per night to a higher risk of having low bone mass and osteoporosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Sleeping Fewer Than 5 Hours a Night Tied to Bone Problems
Menopausal women who didn ’t get enough sleep were at increased risk of osteoporosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sleep Osteoporosis Menopause Source Type: news

Less Sleep Tied to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- Short sleep duration is associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) and a higher risk for osteoporosis among postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Osteoporosis risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention (and 6 nutrients for better bone health in your 30s)
(Natural News) The risk of osteoporosis begins long before menopause. Women must take care of their bone health as early as their 30s by making sure they get enough nutrients required for strong bones. Bones experience constant remodeling and rebuilding throughout a person’s growth and life. They are also honeycombed with numerous tiny pores. As these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Screening Often Missed in Patients With ESRD Osteoporosis Screening Often Missed in Patients With ESRD
Women with ESRD on hemodialysis are rarely screened for osteoporosis despite the fact they are at high risk for bone diseases compared with the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Apple Deepens Medical Research Commitment Through New App
Apple continues to move deeper into healthcare - particularly in the field of medical research. The tech giant has announced three health studies its U.S. customers can now enroll in through a new research app. The studies include the Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. Conducted in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, these multi-year longitudinal studies are available in the new Research app, which can be downloaded today from the App Store. The Cupertino, CA-based company said now participants can potentially groundbreaki...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase risk of obesity and osteoporosis
Exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals known as PFAS may increase risk of obesity, thyroid dysfunction and low bone mineral density.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020, According to Cleveland Clinic Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020, According to Cleveland Clinic
A new osteoporosis drug, minimally invasive mitral valve surgery, immunotherapy for peanut allergies, and biologics in orthopedic repair are among the advances predicted to have the greatest impact in 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Frailty, falls and osteoporosis: learning in elderly patients using a theatrical performance in the classroom - Robles MJ, Esperanza A, Arnau-Barr és I, Garrigós MT, Miralles R.
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the usefulness of a simulated clinical scene with actors in the classroom (theatrical performance) as a teaching tool for the management of falls and their related injuries. DESIGN: Experimental design of two related groups.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Can a woodland herb called black cohosh help prevent osteoporosis in women?
(Natural News) Women have long used black cohosh as an herbal remedy to support their reproductive health. A recent study adds more evidence supporting its use, revealing that the medicinal herb prevents osteoporosis, one of the most severe symptoms of menopause. Millions of women around the world use black cohosh extract to help them manage the effects of menopause.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis
How is the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis relevant to orthopedic surgeons? Find out what there is to know.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news