Tag: "bones" at medical news
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...be used to prevent sudden cardiac death and broken bones
due to osteoporosis,say researchers at Penn State'...nd acoustic sensing devices, checkingthe status of bones
could become as easy and safe as taking a blood pressurereading is today. Hall thinks that within ...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...t has apositive, estrogen-like effect on a woman's bones
and cholestoral levels, yetdoes not mimic estrogen's adverse effects on her breasts and uterus. Estrogen acts by binding to structures called receptors in various target tissuecells, which then stimulate different responses. The hormone can cause ti...
UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
...ots and irregular heart beats, does not weaken the bones
of older women, a newUC San Francisco study has fo... thatwarfarin users had no greater thinning of the bones
or fractures than otherwomen their age, even though warfarin inhibits a vitamin that may help buildb...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...t has apositive, estrogen-like effect on a woman's bones
and cholesterol levels. However, raloxifene differs from tamoxifen and estrogen because it does notstimulate the lining of the uterus, Cummings said. He added that compared to estrogen, raloxifene reduces the risk of breastcancer, and does not cause ...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
... second phase of FITincluded 4,432 women with thin bones
but no previous spine fractures. More than 200 million women worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, adisease in which bone mass progressively decreases, thus increasing fracturerisk. Approximately four in 10 women in the United States age 50 or...
UNC-CH Studies Show Medicine Can Reverse Osteoporosis From Transplants, Cystic Fibrosis
...unately they weakenbones," Aris said. "They impact bones
in a half-dozen or more ways such as byblocking calcium absorption in the gut, by promoting bone resorption, orbreakdown, and by diminishing new bone formation. Higher fracture rates resultafter transplantation due in part to these immuno-suppressant...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
...led alendronate, is a bisphosphonate that binds to bones
andprotects against bone loss. During a four-year study of 4432 postmenopausalwomen, 2214 participants received alendronate. New results from the study, partof the landmark Fracture Intervention Trial (FIT), are published in the December23 issue of ...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
Zachary Ruffing was born almost blind. The bones
in his head and shoulders aredeformed and he has difficulty using his mouth, but according to his lawyer,Amanda Hawes, he's bright. "He wants to be an astronomer," she says. Thirteen-year-old Zachary and his parents are trying to pin the blam...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
...l Center. People with osteoporosis have fragile bones
that are very susceptible tofractures. An activity as mild as coughing can sometimes make the spinalvertebrae break, causing a person to become hunched over and in severe cases, todevelop a noticeable hump in the back over several years and to lose ...
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
...mimic the positive effects of estrogen on awoman's bones
and cholesterol levels--while inhibiting estrogen's "bad" effectson a woman's risk of breast cancer. One of the most significant benefits of raloxifene is that it reduces the riskof breast cancer among postmenopausal without causing an apparent incre...
12-year-old Oregon girl is first child to receive new bone growth material in her skull
... to fuse together, craniosynostosis that fused the bones
in her skull and Pfeiffer Syndrome whichcaused her...possibly related to a previous surgery to move the bones
in hermid-face forward. The infection left Emily with large gaps in the front sectionof her skull. N...
Osteoporosis drug rapidly reduces risk of bone fractures: one year of treatmentsignificantly decreases occurence of spinal fractures
...ease bone mass, stop bone loss, andproduce healthy bones
in women with established postmenopausal osteoporosis,"said Steven T. Harris, MD, chief of the Osteoporosis Clinic at UC San Franciscoand lead author of the study. The bone mineral density (BMD) of women in the study who received risedronateincrease...
Vegans likely short on calcium, experts say
...erals results in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bones
to weaken, resulting in a greater risk of fracturesand other injuries. In severe cases, osteoporosis also can cause a person'sshoulders to round and the upper back to deform, resulting in the unfortunatelyfamiliar dowager's hump. Osteoporosis affects...
To build a better artificial hip, UD prof says, mimic Mother Nature
...stress from the patient's leg,they can allow thigh bones
to weaken, especially among those younger than abo...e cartilage in the hip, allowing the thigh and hip bones
to grindtogether. Though total hip-replacement techniques were being investigated in the 18thcentury...
Robotics go where no surgeon has gone before
...pass surgery, the chest cavity is cut open and the bones
are "spread," requiring a fairly lengthy and often painful recuperation for patients. The robotics bypass surgery leaves the patient with only a tiny scar, and a much faster and less painful recovery time. Robotic bypass surgery will likely becom...
ORNL project seeks to pinpoint time since death
...tes or during the summer, a body can be reduced to bones
in just 30 days, Vass said. To develop one of their models, Vass is focusing on tissue analysis and hoping to determine which organ provides the best indication of how long a person has been dead. Lungs are the first to decay. As a body decomposes, p...
War on bacteria could leave drug-resistant strains unchecked
...s a child needs lots of exercise to develop strong bones
and muscles, a child's immune system needs a rigorous workout to develop normal resistance to infections throughout life," says Levy, who also directs the Tuft's Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance. The center focuses on finding solu...
Bringing bone to the right places
...terioration. People with osteoporosis have fragile bones
that fracture easily. Approximately 10 million people in the United States suffer from the disease, and another 18 million have low bone mass, placing them at an increased risk of developing it, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Eigh...
Vitamin D shows promise as cancer prevention drug
...s urge vitamin D on their children to build strong bones
and teeth. Within a decade, a chemically modified version of the vitamin could become one of a small but growing number of drugs used to prevent cancer, researchers reported today at the 220th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the wo...
Supplements that target fat loss
metals that protect themselves
... Can Vitamin D prevent cancer as well as build bones
and teeth? - Could a chemically modified version o...GFD 133, 10:50 a.m.) New material mends broken bones
faster - Treatment for serious bone fractures could be quicker and less invasive, thanks to a new b...
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