Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporosis risks can be reduced with lifestyle changes and sometimes medication; in people with osteoporosis, treatment may involve both.
  • Although some reports have suggested a link between the use of oral bisphosphonates (drugs that prevent the loss of bone mass) and esophageal cancer, analysis of medical data from more than 80,000 patients in the United Kingdom found that use of these drugs was not significantly associated with new cases of esophageal or gastric cancer, according to a study in the August 11 issue ofJAMA.
  • American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), ("the Company" or "AOBO"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter ("OTC") products, today announced the commercial launch of Boke brand Yi Shen Jian Gu Gel ("YSJG" Gel) after successful test marketing in the second quarter of 2010.
  • Too little of a protein called neogenin results in a smaller skeleton during development and sets the stage for a more fragile bone framework lifelong, Medical College of Georgia researchers report.
  • Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the joints and the cartilage, the soft tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage is slippery and allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb shock of movement.
  • Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at risk for future osteoporosis and bone fractures.