By Christine Hsu | Tue, 02/14/2012 - 16:14
Exercise in the early twenties promotes bone growth may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study.
By Christine Hsu | Thu, 01/19/2012 - 17:13
Screening for osteoporosis could protect against fractures, but experts said for many women, screenings for the bone disease may be unnecessary and suggested that current guidelines may create extra tests and increase costs and unnecessary treatment.
By James Heather | Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:48
A Food and Drug Administration panel has has voted to improve the labeling of a class of osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates, which have been linked to thigh fractures and other side effects.
By James Heather | Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:35
New report reveals low treatment uptake, inadequate implementation of national osteoporosis guidelines and poor adherence to therapy
By Staff Reporter | Wed, 06/15/2011 - 16:27
A new report launched today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA) reveals that the burden of fractures in Europe has been vastly underestimated. The report concludes that in Europeâ€™s five largest countries and Sweden alone, an estimated 2.5 million new fragility fractures occurred in 2010 â€“ the equivalent of 280 fractures per hour. It also showed an astounding eighty deaths per day attributable to fragility fractures.
By James Heather | Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:20
Osteoporosis constitutes a major public health problem through its association with age-related fractures, most notably those of the hip.
By Staff Reporter | Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:42
New research shows that the Wnt receptor Frizzled-9 (Fzd9) promotes bone formation, providing a potential new target for the treatment of osteoporosis. The study appears online on March 14 in The Journal of Cell Biology (www.jcb.org).
By Staff Reporter | Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:27
A team of researchers led by Vicente Gilsanz, MD, PhD, director of Clinical Imaging at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, determined that the onset of puberty was the primary influence on adult bone mineral density, or bone strength. Length of puberty did not affect bone density.
By James Heather | Wed, 01/12/2011 - 09:02
Newly released findings of a multinational survey conducted on behalf of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) show clear disparities between patients' and doctors' perceptions of osteoporosis and its management.
By Staff Reporter | Mon, 12/13/2010 - 09:51
Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and widespread across the entire population.
By Staff Reporter | Mon, 11/22/2010 - 10:13
Good news for tomato lovers: scientists say two glasses of tomato juice a day can keep osteoporosis away! With more than three million people suffering from the illness in UK, it is definitely some good news to the week bones of Britons.
By Staff Reporter | Thu, 11/04/2010 - 14:48
The adult human skeleton undergoes constant remodeling, with new bone forming at sites that have been broken down by a precise process called resorption.
By Staff Reporter | Wed, 10/20/2010 - 10:38
A drug marketed to grow bone in osteoporosis patients also works to heal bone wounds in gum disease patients, a University of Michigan study suggests.