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Diet high in fish linked to stronger bones

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who eat greater amounts of fish end up preserving their bone density better than people who don't eat as much fish, a new study finds. Full story

Teens lose bone density after weight-loss surgery

Teenagers who undergo gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery lose bone in the 2 years following the procedure, a new study shows. Full story

Women under 65 also need osteoporosis screening

According to new screening guidelines announced by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, women ages 65 and older should be screened at least once for osteoporosis, and so should postmenopausal women younger than 65 who are at high risk for the disease. Full story

Body vibration therapy fails test in MS patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whole-body vibration is pitched as a solution to everything from low bone density in astronauts to a better golf swing for weekend duffers and as an aid to rehabilitating weakened muscles. But a small new study suggests that regular training using whole-body vibration doe Full story

Pumpkins scare away germs?

   Oct. 30: Scientists have found that proteins in pumpkin rinds can stop yeast infection growth. Dr. Nancy Snyderman gives her take on this and more in “The Spin Doctor.”

New bone drug can cut fracture risk in elderly

A first-of-its-kind osteoporosis drug lowers the risk of bone fractures better than some existing treatments, two studies suggest. Full story

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