Brittle Bones or Increased Heart Risk?
Calcium supplements, often taken to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis, appear to be linked to an increased risk of heart attack, a large study revealed.
Breaking News on Bone Drugs
They're designed to strengthen bones. This class of drugs known as bisphosphorates is also prescribed to cancer patients to treat excessive calcium in the blood. These drugs can actually increase the risks of unusual bone fractures.
Bone Loss Common in AS Patients
People with ankylosing spondylitis can develop weak and brittle bones, or osteoporosis. But it can be hard to spot osteoporosis in these patients because of certain traits of ankylosing spondylitis.
Menopause Linked to Osteoporosis
It's well known that osteoporosis is most common among post-menopausal women. A new study finds that women who start menopause early are at greater risk for fracture than most women. In fact, women who go through menopause before they turn 48 are twice as likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and leads to fractures. The average age for menopause to start is 51. If you have premature menopause, get screened for osteoporosis. The study was conducted by Swedish researchers and published in BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology . ...
Make or Break: Your Bones and Your Genes
The expert advice on osteoporosis is that you can prevent the disease starting when you're young. What if you knew from birth whether you were at risk for fractures?
Athlete's Fractured Wrist Plays into Game
A broken wrist is playing a big role in anticipation of Friday night's NCAA tournament game that pairs North Carolina against Ohio.
Generic Versions of Boniva Approved
Post-menopausal women with osteoporosis now have three generic alternatives to the prescription drug Boniva , a once-monthly tablet designed to treat or prevent bone loss.
Heavy Metal Allergies
A new hip or knee may be what you need to set yourself free from arthritis pain. Many implants are made of metal. So, what happens if you are allergic to metal?
Microchip Implant Delivers Daily Meds
It sounds like something out of a sci-fi flick: An implantable microchip, embedded in your skin, that releases medication with the push of a remote-controlled button.
Bad Break? Cut the Bone Boosting Drugs
Bisphosphonates are a tricky drug. While doctors say the benefits of these osteoporosis drugs are greater than the risk, mounting evidence shows that they can also cause certain fractures.