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  1. New Guidelines for Osteoporosis Tests

    Feb. 21, 2008 -- For the first time, the nation's leading osteoporosis group is recommending routine bone density testing for men as well as women. New guidelines released Thursday by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) call for bone mineral density (BMD) testing for all men ages 70 and older

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  2. FDA OKs First Generic Fosamax

    Feb. 6, 2008 -- The FDA today approved the first generic versions of the osteoporosis drug Fosamax (alendronate). Teva Pharmaceuticals will make generic Fosamax in 5-milligram, 10-milligram, and 40-milligram daily doses, and in 35-milligram and 70-milligram weekly doses. Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. wi

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  3. Calcium-Packed Carrots in the Works

    Jan. 14, 2008 -- The carrots of tomorrow may pack more calcium, thanks to genetic engineering. Normal carrots don't contain much calcium. By tweaking a carrot gene, scientists at Texas A & M University and Baylor College of Medicine have developed calcium-rich carrots. In an experiment, 30 adults at

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  4. Bone Test Predicts Spine Fracture

    Dec. 18, 2007 -- Postmenopausal women who seem healthy but have low bone-mineral density are at risk of spinal fracture later in life. The finding comes from a 15-year study of nearly 2,700 women who were an average 69 years old at the start of the study. Spinal fracture is the most common kind of f

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  5. No Osteoporosis Drug Proven Best

    Dec. 17, 2007 -- There is no proof that the most widely prescribed osteoporosis drugs work better than other drug treatments for the prevention of bone fractures. That is the finding from a new report funded by the U.S. government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Based on an anal

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  6. Drugs Cut Bone Loss of Hormone Therapy

    Dec. 14, 2007 (San Antonio) -- The bone-building drugs known as bisphosphonates can offset a side effect of hormone therapy for breast cancer -- significant bone loss that can lead to fractures, three new studies suggest. Researchers from the Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group report

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  7. Forteo Helps Drug-Induced Osteoporosis

    Nov. 14, 2007 -- A new study shows that in people at high risk for bone fracture due to steroid-related osteoporosis, the drug Forteo may trump Fosamax. The study included 428 people with osteoporosis tied to long-term use of steroids such as prednisone to treat other conditions. Over time, some ste

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  8. When Hip Fractures Happen Again

    Oct. 12, 2007 -- Hip fractures are a repeat problem for roughly one in seven adults who fracture a hip. That's according to a fresh look at a study spanning more than 50 years. The Framingham Heart Study included adults in Framingham, Mass. Participants got checkups every two years ever since 1948,

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  9. Drinking Tea May Slow Bone Loss

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- Drinking tea may be good for your bones. A new study shows elderly women who drank tea had higher bone density in their hips and less bone loss than women who didn't drink tea. Researchers say the results confirm previous studies that have suggested drinking tea may protect against b

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  10. Bone Drug May Help After Hip Fracture

    Sept. 18, 2007 -- People who start taking the osteoporosis drug Reclast after a hip fracture may live longer with fewer bone fractures. Researchers report that news in The New England Journal of Medicine. Reclast is given by infusion once a year. The process takes 15 minutes. Reclast, made by Novart

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