Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporosis risks can be reduced with lifestyle changes and sometimes medication; in people with osteoporosis, treatment may involve both.
By Ansa Varughese | May 08, 2013 07:41 PM EDT
A team of researchers from the UK is granted £12 million to develop home health sensor systems to monitor the health of the aging and vulnerable populations.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 18, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
A drug that blocks bone loss also stops new bone from forming.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 03, 2013 09:45 AM EDT
The largest study of its kind has found that those that show loss of height in old age have less education, do poorer on cognitive tests and are less well off than their taller peers.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 02, 2013 08:15 AM EDT
Bioglass bone regeneration may be close- new engineering research can help these biological glass implants heal broken bones, then safely dissolve when their work is done.
By Jonathan Weiss | Feb 20, 2013 03:15 PM EST
Nanotechnology mixed with DNA will soon help bones to heal faster and stronger than they do now.
By Makini Brice | Dec 04, 2012 01:52 PM EST
A study has found that teenagers who smoke and have depressive symptoms may have an increased risk for developing osteoporosis later in life.
By Amber Moore | Nov 28, 2012 11:46 AM EST
Men with excess visceral belly fat have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 17, 2012 01:05 PM EDT
Switching to a Mediterranean diet rich with olive oil strengthens and protects aging bones, scientists claim.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 03, 2012 11:19 AM EDT
A glass or two glasses of wine a day works just as well as medicine at maintaining bones strength and protecting older women from osteoporosis or thinning of bones.
By Nikki Tucker | Jul 11, 2012 11:31 AM EDT
A small study that comprised of 40 women suggests moderate alcohol consumption, combined with a healthy diet and physical activity, may lower the risk of osteoporosis.
By Makini Brice | Jun 26, 2012 04:03 PM EDT
New research suggests that curry powder and omega-3 could help repair and offset the damage caused by spinal cord injuries.
May 05, 2012 03:56 PM EDT
Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more increase bone mass and might gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life.
By Medical Daily Staff Reporter | Apr 26, 2012 06:34 AM EDT
Early menopause may double the risk of osteoporosis in later life, says a new Swedish study
By Christine Hsu | Feb 14, 2012 04:14 PM EST
Exercise in the early twenties promotes bone growth may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 19, 2012 05:13 PM EST
Screening for osteoporosis could protect against fractures, but experts said for many women, screenings for the bone disease may be unnecessary and suggested that current guidelines may create extra tests and increase costs and unnecessary treatment.