Measuring BTMs could be practical way to identify patient's adherence to osteoporosis medications
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  February 19, 2017  
  Osteoporosis  
  The latest osteoporosis news from News Medical  
 Measuring BTMs could be practical way to identify patient's adherence to osteoporosis medicationsMeasuring BTMs could be practical way to identify patient's adherence to osteoporosis medications
 
Oral bisphosphonates are common first line treatments for osteoporosis. However, approximately half of patients who begin osteoporosis treatment do not follow their prescribed treatment and/or discontinue treatment within a year.
 
 
 New review outlines key challenges and solutions to address growing burden of fragility fracturesNew review outlines key challenges and solutions to address growing burden of fragility fractures
 
With the first of the baby boomer generation now entering their eighties, the next decade will see a significant increase in the number of people living with osteoporosis and experiencing the often devastating outcome of fragility fractures.
 
   Long-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV diseaseLong-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV disease
 
Despite the continued controversy surrounding the use of testosterone in men who have testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism), a new study has found that long-term use of testosterone therapy not only improves vigor and vitality, but may reduce the risk of death due to cardiovascular (CV) disease.
 
   Scientists attempt to slow down ageing using novel compoundScientists attempt to slow down ageing using novel compound
 
A group of Russian and Swedish scientists just published a breakthrough paper, reporting results of a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm university. The article was published in the US journal Aging.
 
   Living with Breast CancerLiving with Breast Cancer
 
Women with breast cancer, who have undergone treatment to eradicate the abnormal cell growth and come out on the other side as a survivor, can experience a complex set of challenges as they recover. In particular, there can be complex emotional and physical changes to face as they continue with their lives. Learning to adjust to these changes can be stressful, and every woman will respond differently.
 
 Oophorectomy for Ovarian Cancer
 
Oophorectomy for Ovarian CancerWritten by Yolanda Smith, BPharm For women who are at high risk of developing ovarian breast cancer, prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy to remove the ovaries on both sides and reduce the risk of these cancers may be indicated. The procedure is primarily performed to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, although it is also associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer.
 
 
 Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients
 
Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patientsA nationwide cancer registry of almost one million patients treated for hormone-sensitive breast cancer shows that one out of six women who should have received post-surgical treatment known as adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) did not get this recommended component of care.
 
 
 New method of repairing injured bone could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries
 
New method of repairing injured bone could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuriesA recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties, which could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries, such as fractures or periodontal disease.