Bone Health

Two Abstracts Explore Treating Painful Bone Metastases

June 4th 2019, 5:51pm

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Bone metastases can cause pain in patients with cancer, and 2 abstracts presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting evaluated treating this pain.

Treating and Identifying the Factors Associated With Development of Bone Metastases

June 1st 2019, 6:00pm

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Two abstracts at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting analyzed bone metastases in cancer.

More Than 1 in 4 Adults Between 35 and 50 Years at Risk for Osteoporosis

May 28th 2019, 10:12pm

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A study has found that 28% of men and 26% of women between the ages of 35 and 50 years have osteopenia and are at risk for osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Linked to Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Diseases

May 24th 2019, 8:17pm

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A study has identified links between osteoporosis and hypertension, coronary heart disease, and cerebral infarction.

How Cells Slow Cancer That Has Reached Bone

May 23rd 2019, 11:19pm

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New research has identified how bone cells subdue cancer cells that have reached the bone so that the cancer cells remain dormant for decades. The finding may help researchers develop new treatments to prevent or treat metastatic disease and put cancer cells to sleep permanently.

Providing Pain Relief for Patients With Bone Metastases

May 18th 2019, 5:00pm

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Multifraction radiotherapy is standard to treat pain in patients with bone metastases that are mostly not in their spine, but new research has shown that single-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy had higher rates of overall pain response and better local disease control.

Study Sheds Light on How Cigarette Smoke, Pollutants Can Cause Osteoporosis

May 14th 2019, 6:17pm

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Damage to mitochondria, which can occur from exposure to cigarette smoke and environmental pollutants, leads to a surge in the creation of osteoclasts that break down bone.

Walking Leashed Dogs Associated With Fractures in Elderly Adults

May 10th 2019, 5:00pm

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Between 2004 and 2017, the annual number of fall-related fractures from walking leashed dogs increased from 1671 to 4396 among adults aged 65 years or older.

Bisphosphonates Are Increasingly Prescribed to Those Most Likely to Benefit

May 8th 2019, 4:52am

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Bisphosphonates, which are used to treat osteoporosis and prevent fractures, are increasingly being used more effectively in a population more likely to benefit, according to results presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

Treatment Could Prevent Patients With Cancer From Experiencing Jawbone Damage After Oral Surgery

May 4th 2019, 6:00pm

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Patients with cancer who receive high doses of bisphosphonates, used to treat bone cancer, can experience jaw damage. New preclinical research published in Bone Science Direct could prevent these patients from experiencing this loss of jawbone tissue after routine oral surgery.