New recommendations for design, conduct of osteoporosis-specific economic evaluations
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  February 8, 2019  
  Osteoporosis  
  The latest osteoporosis news from News Medical  
 Osteoporosis is not only a women's diseaseOsteoporosis is not only a women's disease
 
Osteoporosis, a bone disease that can result in painful fractures - typically in the back, hip or wrist - is often thought of as a woman's disease. But men get it too, just usually later in life than women.
 
   Researchers compile atlas of genetic influences on osteoporosisResearchers compile atlas of genetic influences on osteoporosis
 
A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density (BMD), one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis.
 
   New recommendations for design, conduct of osteoporosis-specific economic evaluationsNew recommendations for design, conduct of osteoporosis-specific economic evaluations
 
Economic evaluations that compare interventions in terms of costs and outcomes are increasingly used by decision makers, with economic evaluations now playing an increasing role in pricing and reimbursement decisions.
 
 Scientists discover a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice
 
Scientists discover a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female miceUCLA and UC San Francisco life scientists have discovered a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice -- research that could potentially lead to stronger bone density in women and new treatments for osteoporosis in older women.
 
 
 Global task force of bone health experts question effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures
 
Global task force of bone health experts question effectiveness of spinal fusion proceduresThere is little to no evidence that two surgical procedures used to fuse crumbled vertebrae following a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis reduce pain for patients any better than non-surgical or placebo procedures, according to a new report from a global task force of bone health experts published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
 
 
 Scientists discover new blood vessels in bone
 
Scientists discover new blood vessels in boneResearchers have discovered new blood vessels in the long bones of mice and similar new vessels in human long bones that could be used to further our understanding of osteoporosis.
 
 
 Study raises hopes for new approaches to treat osteoporosis
 
Study raises hopes for new approaches to treat osteoporosisA handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists.
 
 
 Cellular protein signal can be manipulated to favor bone building
 
Cellular protein signal can be manipulated to favor bone buildingIn experiments in rats and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that a cellular protein signal that drives both bone and fat formation in selected stem cells can be manipulated to favor bone building.
 
 
 Fractures have prolonged effect on older adults' quality of life
 
Fractures have prolonged effect on older adults' quality of lifeSingle and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.