Research based on the longitudinal Dunedin Study suggests a history of childhood fractures could predict adult risk. The knowledge could lead to better awareness and prevention strategies.
A capsular spacecraft, similar to this, will bring Crew Dragon into space.
Exercise is important for astronauts to prevent weak muscles.
Poor bone health is on the list of problems associated with diabetes.
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Researchers are starting to understand why the bones of diabetic people are more prone to fractures.
Our bones grow and change over our whole life.
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Bones protect our insides, help us to move and even help make our blood.
Teriparatide increases bone mineral density at the spine and hip.
Teriparatide is an injectable drug to treat severe osteoporosis, a condition where mineral loss causes the bones to become brittle and to fracture easily.
Having a bad posture is believed to be one of the contributing factors of postural hunchback.
If you don’t alternate your posture at work, the stiffness can build, making it harder to straighten your spine. This can contribute to developing a hunched back.
Your bones are cleverer, and more complex, than you might think.
The network of bone cells inside your skeleton rivals your brain in terms of complexity.
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