Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use may raise fracture risk

(HealthDay)—Long-term, high-dose use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) is associated with a modest increase in the risk of hip and upper extremity fractures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For young adults, fractures mainly due to severe trauma

(HealthDay)—In a cohort of young adults, fractures mainly result from severe trauma, with few fractures at osteoporotic sites, according to a study published online July 29 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Medications

Newly prescribed sleeping pills increase risk of hip fracture

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and "Z-drugs' have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff ...

Health

Hospitalizations increase near fracking sites, study shows

People living in areas of Pennsylvania where hydraulic fracturing is booming are suffering increasing rates of hospitalization, a new study says. The study is one of a small but growing number suggesting that the practice ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigational osteoporosis drug, abaloparatide, lowers fracture risk

Abaloparatide-SC, an injectable drug being studied for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, reduces the rate of new spinal fractures by a statistically significant 86 percent and as well as statistically significant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why men are the weaker sex when it comes to bone health

Alarming new data published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), shows that one-third of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men, with mortality rates as high as 37% in the first year following fracture. ...

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