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- Study: Risk of Hip Fractures Reduced With Supplements (ABC News)
"Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements for several years can help older women reduce the risk of hip fractures, according to the results of a long-term, comprehensive, federally funded study by the Women's Health Initiative."
- Study: Acid Reflux Pills Linked To Hip Fractures (CBS News)
"Millions of Americans suffering from heartburn and acid reflux take a class of prescription drugs that includes Nexium, Prevacid and others. With 180 million prescriptions a year and sales topping $14 billion, these drugs are a success story. But, as CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports, a new study shows using them long-term may significantly raise your chances of fracturing bones."
"They found people who took PPIs for 5 years were more than one-and-a-half times more likely to have hip fractures. Those who took the drugs for 7 years were four-and-a-half times more likely, which is of particular concern, because 30 percent of seniors who break a hip die within a year." 08-08
- Foot Care (Angsko)
Provides information on injuries and other problems of the feet, such as bunions, warts, shin splnts, corns, stress fractures, flat feet, tendonitis, calluses, gout, neuroma, orthotics, nail fungus, ingrown nails, heel spurs, hammertoes, cracked heels, and more.
- -12-01-05 Boldly Unveiling a Dark Secret (CBS News)
"Eighteen months ago, Rania Al Baz was a stunningly beautiful young Saudi woman, who prided herself on her modern life and her professional accomplishments as the very visible host of Saudi Television's morning show."
"After her husband beat her severely, "Doctors gave her a less than ten percent chance of survival. Her face was fractured in thirteen places, and she was severely concussed. While she was in a coma, fighting for her life, her father took photographs of her severely beaten face, and when she regained consciousness, she agreed they could be printed."
"The sight of what had happened to her very familiar face at the hands of her abusive husband tore the veil off the taboo subject of domestic abuse and sparked a debate throughout the Arab world. Domestic abuse, by its very nature, is difficult to quantify in every society. But in Saudi Arabia, where strict Islamic Sharia law is applied, there are no statistics and very rarely any kind of prosecution." 11-05
- Ankle and Foot Injuries (Intellihealth.com)
"When a bone breaks or cracks, the injury is called a fracture. In the ankle, three different bones can be fractured...." 01-06
- New Sinus Treatment Offers Hope (ABC News)
"The procedure, called balloon sinuplasty, opens sinus cavities the same way doctors open clogged arteries when they do a balloon angioplasty."
"After the sinuplasty, the sinus openings become significantly wider. In most cases, they stay that way, because the balloon has actually fractured the bones and spread them apart — all without pain." 04-06
- Barbaro Breaks Down in Preakness (Fox News)
"Barbaro, thought by many to be a serious contender for the Triple Crown if he won the Preakness, was diagnosed with a fracture above and below his ankle. Dr. Larry Bramlage, of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, called it a 'life-threatening' injury." 05-06
- -06-07-06 Iraq Releases Hundreds of Prisoners (USA Today)
"Hundreds of newly freed Iraqi prisoners kissed the ground after being dropped at bus stations Wednesday as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki launched the largest such release since the U.S.-led invasion."
"Sunni Arab political leaders welcomed the initiative, which was intended to promote reconciliation in this fractured nation." 06-06
- Study: Osteoporosis Shot Reduces Breaks (USA Today)
"Reclast, given as an annual, 15-minute infusion, reduced risk of new spine fractures by 70% and of hip fractures by 40%, according to data supplied by maker Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. The drug, chemically known as zoledronic acid, also reduced the risk of fractures elsewhere, according to a just-completed, international study of 7,736 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis." 09-06
- Groundwater Exploration (EarthWaterGlobal.com)
"EarthWater Global locates, develops and manages previously overlooked, large-scale, sustainable groundwater resources. EarthWater's President, Robert Bisson, has developed and demonstrated a revolutionary concept of how fresh water is transmitted through tectonic fractures in bedrock and stored in 'Megawatersheds'. "
"EarthWater Global draws on data generated from a variety of technologies, developed for and used by the oil and gas industry, to locate and develop these vast groundwater resources on a low-cost, sustainable basis." 06-07
- Woods Reportedly Out for the Season (NBC Sports)
"Tiger Woods will miss the rest of the season because of a left knee that will require more surgery, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday."
"Woods had surgery to clean out cartilage April 15, but later suffered a stress fracture while preparing for his return to golf. That’s what caused his pain during the U.S. Open, which he won in a 19-hole playoff Monday over Rocco Mediate."06-08
- -08-22-10 Training Pastors, Rabbis, and Imams at the Same School (Time.com)
"Claremont will commence a first on U.S. soil: a 'theological university' to train future pastors, imams, and rabbis under one roof. The experiment to end isolated clerical training brings together Claremont, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) and the Academy for Jewish Religion California. The hope of officials at all three organizations is that when leaders study their own religious traditions together alongside friends of other faiths, they will develop the respect and wisdom necessary to transform America's fractured religious outlook." 08-10
- Stem Cells, Disease, and Aging (New York Times)
"Thomas Rando, a researcher at Stanford University, thinks stem-cell treatments may enhance healing in older patients who have difficulty recovering from surgery or a fracture. But he's also thinking about deeper issues involving the power of regenerative medicine. 'There are very basic questions I hope we can make headway on using stem cells — in terms of understanding cellular aging, how that's related to tissue aging and the aging of an organism,' he says. Which leads to the interesting possibility that with stem cells, we may no longer define age as how old we think we are but as how old our cells tell us we are." 03-11
- -Meta-Study on Vitamin D (Time.com)
"The government-backed group looked at 19 clinical trials and 28 observational studies and found that vitamin D, in combination with calcium, can indeed help reduce bone fractures, but that as far as cancer and heart disease are concerned, the data just aren’t conclusive enough to suggest that vitamin D supplements have any benefit."
"The USPSTF’s review follows a similar review in 2009, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). That review, which examined the link between vitamin D and 17 health outcomes, culminated in concrete recommendations for how much vitamin D people should get — 600 IUs daily for most Americans." 12-11
- New Designs for Space Travel Suits (Txchnologist.com)
"Despite daily, rigorous exercise and resistance-training routines, astronauts find it exceedingly difficult to maintain their muscle and bone strength in space. In fact, the risk of skeletal fracture is considered by many experts to be the single most important limiting aspect of long-duration spaceflight.”
"Duda, Newman and other researchers are working to develop new spacesuit designs that could help counteract these threats as well as avoid some of the familiar drawbacks of current spacesuit models such as bulk, weight and rigidity." 03-12
- -03-10-12 Study: Quakes Linked to Gas Drilling (CNN News)
"Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, involves injecting a mixture of water and chemicals deep into the earth. The pressure causes shale rock formations to fracture and natural gas is released in the process. The fluid is then extracted and the natural gas is mined through the well. Some fracking operations have been linked to the contamination of drinking water supplies, and that led to a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York."
"New Yorkers only have to look over the border in Pennsylvania to find an example of a fracking operation gone wrong.”
" 'In the community of Dimock, Pennsylvania,' Sinding said, 'an aquifer was contaminated by bad drilling and fracking practices by a gas company. In addition to which there were a huge number of spills. It was a sort of horror story of what goes wrong when an industry isn't effectively regulated.' "
"A pair of university studies that came out over the past few months, one from the University of Texas and the other from Stanford, showed the process of fracking itself doesn't appear to pose a risk to drinking water. The studies found no record of a drinking water supply being contaminated by fracking fluids injected into shale formations several thousand feet below the Earth's surface. But the studies reported that shoddy drilling practices, accidents and poor oversight above ground have led to contaminated water wells." 03-12
- -What Is Fracking? (CNN News)
""Fracking," as the process is commonly known, involves injecting a mixture of water and chemicals deep into the Earth. The pressure causes shale rock formations to fracture, and natural gas is released. The fluid is extracted, and the natural gas is mined through the well." 06-12
- -09-24-12 Pediatricians Warn Against Children Using Trampolines (Time.com)
"Parents should be discouraged from letting kids bounce on trampolines at home, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)."
"Overall, fractures and sprains make up the bulk of the harms in any age group, while falls from the apparatus, which can be catastrophic, cause 27% to 39% of all injuries. The statement notes that failed attempts at somersaults and flips frequently cause cervical spine injuries, resulting in permanent and devastating consequences." 09-12
- -Study: Some Fracking for Gas Can a Pose Long-Term Risk for Water Sources (Truth-Out.org)
"A recent study has found that, under certain conditions, the chemical-laced water used in hydraulic fracturing can migrate through fractures and faults up to overlying aquifers in as little as tens of years."
"The study, done by hydrogeologist Dr. Tom Myers and published in the peer-reviewed Ground Water, raises renewed questions about the potential for hydraulic fracturing to fundamentally alter shale rock formations and the hydrogeologic cycle in ways that could affect freshwater drinking supplies." 11-12
- Facts About Broken Bones (KidsHealth.org)
"When a bone breaks it is called a fracture (say: frak-chur). There's more than one way to break or fracture a bone. A break can be anything from a hairline fracture (a thin break in the bone) to the bone that's snapped in two pieces like a broken tree branch." 04-06