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    1. Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis better than a placebo and the currently available drug, a new study finds. In this phase 3 trial funded by the

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    2. Researchers: Retract This Nitroglycerin Study

      By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the report. Th

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    3. Soy Protein May Protect Against Osteoporosis

      Nov. 2, 2015 -- Getting plenty of soy protein from food, or taking soy supplements, could help protect older women from osteoporosis, early results from a new study suggest. Women become more likely to get that condition, which makes bones weak and brittle, after menopause. That's because their bodi

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    4. Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who need surgery for a broken hip face a higher risk of serious complications and death than those who undergo an elective hip replacement -- and the disparity is not explained by fracture sufferers' older age or poo

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    5. Does Hopping Help Your Hips?

      Sept. 11, 2015 -- Hopping for 2 minutes a day can help bone health in older men, U.K. researchers say. The impact exercises help counteract the effects of aging in the bone, they claim, and that may mean hips are less likely to break after a fall.  But the research team says it's too soon to recomme

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    6. This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years,

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    7. Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis Not Linked for Women

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. "We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis," said corresponding aut

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    8. Overactive Thyroid Tied to Higher Fracture Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who only have a mildly overactive thyroid gland face an elevated risk for fractures in the hips or spinal area, a new review suggests. "Subclinical hyperthyroidism" is a condition in which an overactive thyroid gl

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    9. Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the reason for the connection isn't clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often occur together, a new study from Taiwan finds. A team led by Dr. Kai-Jen Tien, of the Chi Mei Medical Center in

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    10. Bone-Building Drug and Frail Women's Hips, Spines

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests. But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women,

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