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  1. Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed 20 studies that included nearly 30,000 people and tested how vitamin D supplements affected fall risk.

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  2. Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 222 healthy postmenopausal women in the Los Angeles

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  3. New Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new medication for osteoporosis prompts the body to rebuild bone and could potentially strengthen the skeleton against fractures, researchers report. The experimental drug, romosozumab, frees the body's ability to sti

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  4. Drinking Milk as Teens May Not Protect Men's Bones

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not obser

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  5. FDA Panel: Long-Used Osteoporosis Drug Too Risky

    March 7, 2013 -- An FDA panel voted to stop recommending calcitonin salmon for the treatment of osteoporosis in women who are at least five years past menopause. The committee voted 12-9 against continued marketing of the drug, citing lack of benefit and concerns about a cancer risk. Calcitonin salm

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  6. Moderate Drinking May Help Older Women's Bones

    July 11, 2012 -- Women who drink alcohol moderately may be doing their bones a favor, new research suggests. "Moderate alcohol as a component of a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and physical activity may lower the risk of osteoporosis," researcher Urszula Iwaniec, PhD, associate pro

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  7. Vitamin D, Calcium for Fracture Risk Questioned

    June 12, 2012 -- Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not stave off osteoporosis-related bone fractures in most older women, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. What's more, there is not enough evidence to say whether supplements of vitamin D, with or with

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  8. FDA OKs Generic Boniva for Bone Loss

    March 19, 2012 -- Three generic drugmakers may now sell their own versions of the bone-loss drug Boniva, the FDA ruled today. Boniva, known by the generic name ibandronate, is a once-a-month pill prescribed to prevent or to treat bone loss from osteoporosis. The FDA officially approves Boniva only f

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  9. Drug-Delivery Microchip Could Replace Daily Injections

    Feb. 16, 2012 -- An experimental, implanted drug-delivery microchip that releases medication on command from an external wireless control could one day free patients from daily injections and improve treatment compliance. Results from the first human study of the programmable microchip were reported

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  10. Osteoporosis Medication Linked to Unusual Thigh Fractures

    Feb. 8, 2012 -- Some drugs used to strengthen bones may increase the risk of an unusual type of fracture if patients take them for many years, a new study shows. Overall, most people with osteoporosis, a loss of bone density over time, will suffer fewer broken bones if they take bisphosphonates, a c

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