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  1. Serotonin May Be a Key to Treat Osteoporosis

    Feb. 7, 2010 -- The hormone serotonin may hold the key to new treatments for reversing osteoporosis-related bone loss, new research finds. When investigators at Columbia University Medical Center treated mice and rats with an experimental drug that stopped the gut from synthesizing serotonin, they w

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  2. Cell Phones on Hip May Weaken Bone

    Oct. 27, 2009 -- Early research suggests that wearing a cell phone on your hip may weaken the area of the pelvis widely used for bone grafting. Using an X-ray technique used in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with osteoporosis, researchers from Turkey's Suleyman Demireli University measured

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  3. Osteoporosis Help From 'Vegetable Lamb' Plant?

    Oct. 16, 2009 -- The vegetable lamb plant contains substances that may one day help scientists develop new treatments for osteoporosis, a study shows. The study is published in the Journal of Natural Products. Young Ho Kim, PhD, of the Chungnam National University in Daejeon, South Korea, working wi

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  4. New Osteoporosis Drug Coming?

    Aug. 11, 2009 -- The experimental drug denosumab may be on its way to becoming the newest way to treat osteoporosis. Denosumab, a biological drug given by injection every six months, looks safe and effective, researchers report in today's advance online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine

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  5. Spinal Fracture: Cement No Better Than Sham

    Aug. 5, 2009 -- A popular treatment for painful spinal compression fractures works no better than sham therapy in patients with osteoporosis, according to two new studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers compared outcomes among patients who received injections of m

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  6. Do Bone Tests Help Monitor Osteoporosis?

    June 24, 2009 -- Bone mineral density testing is not helpful and may even be misleading during osteoporosis treatment with bisphosphonates, new research shows. Many health groups, including the National Osteoporosis Foundation, recommend bone density testing every year or every two years for people

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  7. Survey: Many Women Slip on Bone Health

    May 14, 2009 -- Many postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are not on top of their disease management, according to a new national survey. Osteoporosis has been declared a global health crisis by the World Health Organization and other health groups, and federal authorities say fractures related to

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  8. Few Treated for Osteoporosis; Many at Risk

    March 26, 2004 -- Bent backs and broken bones don't have to be a normal part of aging. Researchers say recent advances in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis not only slow the bone-thinning disease, but they can also help rebuild your bones. The problem is, only a fraction of those at risk

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  9. Osteoporosis Drugs Work, but How?

    Dec. 31, 2008 -- Millions of people with osteoporosis take bisphosphonates like the drug Fosamax to make their bones stronger. The drugs work well, but a new study shows that they probably don't work in the way experts have thought. It has been widely believed that bisphosphonates work by targeting

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  10. Fosamax: Higher Risk of Jawbone Death?

    Jan. 2, 2009 -- After having teeth pulled, 4% of patients in a study who were taking Fosamax developed a dangerous condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw, USC researchers report. None of the tooth extraction patients not taking Fosamax developed osteonecrosis. The condition, sometimes called jawb

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