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Using a simulation model, Swedish researchers have shown that the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) could considerably reduce the human and healthcare costs associated with osteoporotic fractures. The results from the model were presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Milan. Read more
DO-HEALTH 2015
DO-HEALTH, a unique three-year European study of healthy ageing, has met its recruitment target of 2158 community dwelling seniors aged 70 years and over. The seniors are enrolled in DO-HEALTH study centres in Basel, Geneva, Zurich, Berlin, Innsbruck, Coimbra, and Toulouse. Read more
man with sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common respiratory disorder which has been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis and abnormal bone metabolism 1,2. It has also been associated with other medical illnesses such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression. That’s why it is important that sleep apnea is identified and treated.What is obstructive sleep apnea? Read more
senior japanese women
A new Japanese study shows that, despite being within the population group at highest risk of osteoporosis, most postmenopausal women in Japan do not feel they are personally at risk of osteoporosis. Just as worrying is that many of those who do feel at risk don't necessarily take steps to protect themselves against bone loss and future fractures. Read more
senior women using walking aids
A recent systematic review comparing the excess risk of hip fracture related to antidepressant use showed that this commonly prescribed medication may have a substantial impact on the rate of hip fractures in the population. The literature review was conducted for France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the USA. Some of the key findings included: Read more
osteoporosis medications
A clinical trial is a research study in which volunteers receive investigational treatments under the supervision of a physician and other research professionals. These treatments are usually developed by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies who select qualified physicians to carry out the clinical trials. The trials, designed to determine the benefits of these potential new therapies, are... Read more
Progress in Osteoporosis journal
Progress in Osteoporosis (PIO) is a review journal that helps readers keep up with new information and research developments by providing critical evaluation of the most important literature in the field of osteoporosis published in the preceding few months.The journal is written by Professor Ego Seeman, a renowned researcher and educator.  Read more
IOF Young Investigator Award recipients in Taipei
Today, researchers from Australia, Hong Kong/China, Malaysia, and Singapore received the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s (IOF) Young Investigators Awards, presented at the IOF Regionals – 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Taipei. Read more
IOF Regionals Taipei '14
While a low body mass index (BMI) of less than 20 kg/m2 has been shown to be an independent risk factor for hip fractures, far less is known about the relationship of body weight changes on hip fracture risk. Read more
IOF Regionals Taipei '14
An epidemiological study presented today at the 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting is one of the first to project the immense and growing economic cost of osteoporotic fractures in China. Read more

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