Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteonecrosis of jaw risk highest for IV bisphosphonate use

(HealthDay)—The risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is highest in association with intravenous bisphosphonate use, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review highlights ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease

A review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw—when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood—points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs ...


'Asia tallest man' hospitalised in China

A 2.55-metre (8 foot 4 inch) Chinese man who is among the world's tallest living people has been hospitalised for a hip replacement, reports said Monday.