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Radius Health (RDUS) Announces FDA Approval for TYMLOS for Treatment of Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
April 2017 - Radius Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: RDUS), a science-driven fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that is committed to developing innovative therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis, oncology and endocrine diseases, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TYMLOS (abaloparatide) injection for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture defined as history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy. In postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, TYMLOS reduces the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures.Read more…
If you would like more information about the VeLVET Study or if you are interested in participating, please call The Cleveland Clinic Department of Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health Institute research line, at 216-445-8090.Read more…
April 2017 - A widely shared story that U.S. health officials are recommending a delay in breast-feeding to improve vaccine effectiveness is false.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency named in the false reports, encourages breastfeeding. The CDC says breast milk is best for all infants except in rare cases such as when a mother has active, untreated tuberculosis.Read more…
April 2017 - Infants born to mothers who are vaccinated against the highly contagious and potentially fatal whooping cough are much less likely to get it than others, researchers said, in a large study published Monday.
Whooping cough, which is caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria, is easily spread when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. About half of infants who contract the illness require hospitalization for complications like pneumonia or brain disorder, Reuters reported.Read more…
March 2017 - Hormone replacement therapy is associated with lower coronary artery calcium scores in postmenopausal women, and may also be linked to lower all-cause mortality, according to data presented in a poster at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.Read more…
March 2017 - Hormone replacement therapy reduces the risk of early death in postmenopausal women by as much as 30 per cent, a major new study indicates.
A survey of more than 4,200 women found that those who used the treatment also had healthier hearts.
The proportion of women taking up up HRT has dropped significantly over the past two decades since reports emerged that it can lead to a greater risk of certain cancers in some people.Read more…
March 2017 - A study published in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, a postmenopausal form of the disease with a poor prognosis.Read more…
Urinary incontinence is common, underreported, and undertreated. Primary care physicians should be comfortable discussing urinary incontinence with their female patients and managing it with conservative treatment.Read more…
Study proves effectiveness of exercise in managing weight and hot flashes in postmenopausal women, even those who were previously sedentaryRead more…
For young women undergoing bilateral oophorectomy, estrogen therapy effectively controls symptoms, lessens risk of disease, and reduces mortality. This review discusses how disturbingly, many women go untreated due to inappropriate fears regarding estrogen use.
List authored and from Fertility and Sterility, September 9, 2016.Read more…