Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis patients who take “holidays” from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds. A six-year follow-up of patients who took a break from the bone-building drugs found 15 percent of them suffered fractures, according to researchers at Loyola University in Maywood, Ill. “Fracture…

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Arsenic and Rice: What You Need to Know

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s a danger lurking in rice and you won’t find it by reading labels. It’s the chemical arsenic. And the threat isn’t about immediate poisoning but rather that long-term exposure to small amounts can increase the risk of bladder, lung and skin cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Arsenic…

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Hostile Teachers Take the Joy Out of Learning

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teacher hostility can dampen students’ desire to learn and harm their grades. That’s the suggestion of a new study that included nearly 500 undergraduate students who watched either a lecture presented in a normal fashion or one in which the teacher was antagonistic, such as belittling students, showing…

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Making Life With Dementia More Bearable

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When loved ones develop dementia, it’s hard to know how to make their lives better. But now researchers have pinpointed ways to help these folks live as well as possible. “While many investigations focus on prevention and better treatments, it’s equally vital that we understand how we can…

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