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Obesity may disturb bone growth during teen years

Obese teens might not develop sufficient bone mass relative to their body weight, according to a new study from Brazil. Both...

Nobel Laureate Kertesz, 84, has surgery for broken hip

Hungarian novelist and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz, 84, winner of the 2002 Nobel Literature Prize, had surgery on Thursday...

Lady Gaga went "cold turkey" to break marijuana habit

Lady Gaga was smoking as many as 15 joints a day to help relieve the pain of a hip injury before a friend made her abruptly...

Vitamin D supplements may not increase bone density

People over the age of 50 often take vitamin D supplements thinking they're making their bones stronger and preventing osteoporosis....

Specialty Compounding recalling products: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Sunday that Specialty Compounding LLC will voluntarily recall its full line...

Surgery may not be better for spine fractures

Getting back surgery to fix fractures caused by compression of the spine may not be any more beneficial than more conservative...

Hormone therapy, calcium may lower fracture risk

Women taking a combination of hormone therapy and calcium and vitamin D tablets after menopause were less likely to fracture...

Stomach CT scans may help find osteoporosis: study

Doctors can use a patient's abdominal CT scans to also check for signs of the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, according...

Pool exercise may build strength, reduce falls

Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new...

Sleep aids tied to hip fractures in the elderly

Nursing home residents taking sleep aids such as Ambien are more likely to fall and fracture a hip than residents not being...

[DRGD] - FDA panel advises against calcitonin salmon

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that the agency no longer support the marketing...

FDA staff say calcitonin salmon cancer risk appears plausible

Staff reviewers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that a potential increased risk of cancer with drugs containing...

Older women, don't take vitamin D for bones: Panel

Older women shouldn't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones, and there's not enough evidence to...

Men with big bellies likely to have weaker bones

Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease...

People overestimate benefits of prevention

Patients asked to estimate how many lives would be saved through cancer screening or how many hip fractures can be prevented...

White kids at higher fracture risk than others

Mirroring the results of research in adults, a new study shows that white children are at a higher risk of breaking a bone...

Fewer hip fractures after cataract surgery

In a new study of older adults with cataracts, people who had surgery to improve their vision were less likely to fracture...

Widespread use of prescription steroids draws worry

Many Americans are on oral steroids for years without getting therapy to minimize the extra fracture risk that accompanies...

Injectable osteoporosis drug in short supply: FDA

Patients who want an injectable form of the bone-strengthening drug Boniva may not be able to get it in the next few weeks...

No link seen between bone drugs, colon cancer

Women who use certain bone-building drugs may not have a decreased risk of colon cancer, a new study finds -- despite prior...

CORRECTION: Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines

Older adults who are at high risk of falls should have physical therapy and take vitamin D supplements to reduce their chance...

Panel recommends against hormone therapy

Women taking hormone therapy to prevent certain chronic conditions or ease hot flashes face a complicated mix of possible...

Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines

Older adults who are at high risk of falls should have physical therapy and take vitamin D supplements to reduce their chance...

FDA approves generic Boniva for osteoporosis

The first generic versions of Roche's bone-strengthening drug Boniva have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

More spending equals better care - in Canada

A new Canadian study suggests that patients treated in Ontario hospitals do better at facilities that spend more money on...

Vitamin D tied to fewer stress fractures in girls

In a new study, girls and young women who got lots of vitamin D through their diet and supplements were half as likely to...

Many don't stick to bone drugs, despite counseling

People with the bone-thinning condition osteoporosis often skip the drugs they are prescribed, and telephone counseling does...

Phosphate enemas may be deadly in elderly: report

Sodium phosphate enemas, used to relieve constipation, may cause older people to suffer kidney failure or even die, a new...

CORRECTION: Microchip delivers drug; can it replace shots?

An implantable microchip delivered osteoporosis medicine to a small group of Danish women, raising hope for a new kind of...

Microchip delivers drug; can it replace shots?

An implantable, wireless microchip delivered osteoporosis medicine to a small group of Danish women, raising hope for a new...

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