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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