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Ostac®, Bonefos® Metabolism A biphosphonate used to manage osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone, cancer-induced hypercalcemia in Pts with prostate CA, myeloma and other CAs by regulating osteoclastic activity Therapeutic effect ↓ pain, risk of Fx, new bone metastases. See Osteoporosis.
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Q. why is it bad to walk outside with wet hair after you have taken a shower , when it's clod out side? what can happen to me if i will do it ?

A. I've done this several times. The few times, my mother told me not to, I caught a cold.

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Professor Gareth Morgan, of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, and Professors Walter Gregory and Anthony Child, of Clinical Trials Research Unit at University of Leeds compared zoledronic acid against a similar drug, clodronic acid in a group of almost 2,000 patients.
It was found that zoledronic acid reduced mortality by 16 per cent and extended overall survival by 5A[cedilla]5 months from 44.5 months to 50 months when compared with clodronic acid.
"Although we have not definitively identified the underlying mechanism of action, the early improvement in overall survival with zoledronic acid compared with clodronic acid supports early use of zoledronic acid in multiple myeloma," the authors added.