Could Fluoride in Your Tap Water or Toothpaste Be Destroying Your Bones?

Fluoride is — everywhere. Fluorine is a common element in the earth’s crust, so fluorides are naturally present in the soil, rocks, and water all throughout the world. In addition, fluorides are used in many industrial processes, for example, coal Read on! →

IOF Snap Exhibition on Quai WIlson in Geneva – Video

Snap Exhibition The Snap Exhibition was selected by the city of Geneva in Swizterland to be exhibited open air by the lake on Quai Wilson. The project, developed by IOF photographer Gilberto Lontro, has been very well accepted around the Read on! →

FDA Issues Report With Caution On Long-Term Usage of Bisphosphonates

In mid-May, the FDA finally took a position on the controversial bisphosphonates prescribed as treatment for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. (1) Of late the bisphosphonates class of drugs had been gathering an increasing amount of evidence of dire side effects Read on! →

For Stronger Bones In Men: Some Sports Are Better Than Others

A five-year study conducted by the Centre for Bone and Arthritis Research at the Sahlgrenska Academy’s Institute of Medicine of University of Gothenburg in Sweden has clearly demonstrated that when it comes to protecting men’s bones, some sports have an Read on! →

Osteoporosis Linked To Certain Genetic Regions: Global Research

Findings emerging from an international study have shown as many as 32 new genetic regions linked to bone conditions like osteoporosis and easy occurrence of fractures. It was observed in this study that any variation in these 32 regions makes Read on! →

Taking Glucocorticoids After Menopause? Watch Out For Osteoporosis!

Glucocorticoids are a type of steroid hormones that play a critical role in the metabolization of primarily carbohydrates and in immune system response. They are present in most vertebrates and are produced by their adrenal cortex. The most important natural Read on! →

Oral Bisphosphonates Also Spell Trouble For The Eye: Finding

Oral bisphosphonates have some more flak to fend off with findings of a new study coming in from Canada pointing that usage of the drug class puts the osteoporosis patients at an increased risk of developing serious inflammatory eye diseases Read on! →

Denosumab Associated with Dermatologic Toxicity – FDA Adverse Events Reporting System

At the May 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Investigative-Dermatology, one of the presentations, entitled “Denosumab is associated with dermatologic toxicity in the FDA-Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) database,” discussed reports of “cutaneous ([skin] adverse events” (CAE) reported to the FDA’s Read on! →