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Abu Dhabi to host Mideast osteoporosis meetings

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), a worldwide organisation dedicated to fighting osteoporosis, is set to hold its  meetings in Abu Dhabi next year and in 2019. The third and fifth Middle East and Africa Osteopo

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Weight loss plans 'can lead to osteoporosis'

Unhealthy weight loss programmes and crash dieting can lead to early osteoporosis disease as dietary supplements taken for body building contain anabolic steroids which also contribute to the problem, said an expert. Lifestyle-rel

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Anlene offers free bone scanning in Bahrain

Anlene, a dairy products brand specially formulated for adults’ bone health, is offering free bone scanning sessions for a limited time in Bahrain. The free service is being offered from 4pm to 10pm each day at the Lulu Hypermarket in Riff

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FDA approves ‘osteoporosis’ tablet

EffRx Pharmaceuticals has announced that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Binosto (alendronate sodium) Effervescent Tablets, previously known as EX101. The tablets are used for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopau

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Vitamin D deficiency focus for summit

The finding that 78 per cent of the UAE population suffer from Vitamin D deficiency, which is essential for good bone health, despite the abundance of sunshine, will be highlighted at an upcoming summit in Dubai. The eighth Middle East Ort

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Experts discuss treatment for Osteoporosis

More than 1000 healthcare professionals from across the GCC, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe region, recently gathered in Dubai to discuss new data and advancements in the field of osteoporosis. This was the first official regional me

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UAE doctors seek increased testing for Osteoporosis

UAE doctors have called for an increase in screening for Osteoporosis after a local audit revealed the country has a comparatively low number of specialist screening machines. The audit of Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) machines

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Al Rahba adds new scanning unit

Al Rahba Hospital, which is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, has added a new DEXA scanning unit, increasing its capacity and quality of screenings. The DEXA scanning procedure is one of the most widely used methods

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New bone centre opens in Dubai

Al Biraa Arthritis & Bone Centre, a brand new facility in Dubai dedicated to raising awareness of osteoporosis and preserving local residents’ bone health, is opening today (June 24). Emirates Arthritis Foundation (EAF) and Anlene, Fon

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Amgen osteoporosis drug wins approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the sale of Amgen's osteoporosis drug Prolia to help prevent fractures in post-menopausal women. The approval comes just days after the medicine received European approval.  &n

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