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.
As the world’s population ages, cheap, durable and safe artificial limbs will become ever more important.
Whole-body vibration training is gaining interest as it’s easier to do than regular exercise.
Doctors don’t ‘check you for everything’, but are guided by what you personally would benefit from, based on your age and individual history.
Genes and environments almost always combine to influence our risk of diseases. Research in twins has helped us understand how.
Without proper care, lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic could worsen muscle loss and long-term health in ageing populations.
The timing of puberty can influence a child’s bone strength throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.
Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.
There is no treatment for osteoporosis, which affects millions of people and costs billions of euros every year. What if the solution was in the bile? Explanations.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here’s a decade by decade guide to what you’re up against – and what you can do about it.
Largest ever clinical study shows no benefit of vitamin D in preventing bone fractures.
Breaking a bone is never a good thing, but breaking a hip is particularly bad. One in three older adults who break a hip will die within 12 months of the injury.
Bones protect our insides, help us to move and even help make our blood.
Fracture risk is higher in older women than men, but in adolescence the reverse is true. These differences mean our approach to managing bone health for men and women changes across the ages.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
In 2012 the total cost of poor bone health in adults aged over 50 years was A$2.75 billion, and 64% of this cost was the direct cost associated with treating and managing fractures.
Rare diseases are yielding secrets about very common conditions.
Teriparatide is an injectable drug to treat severe osteoporosis, a condition where mineral loss causes the bones to become brittle and to fracture easily.
Scientists have identified a small number of people whose skeletons are extraordinarily break resistant, offering hints on how to make the bones of ordinary people stronger.
The creation of new “pre-conditions” is turning millions of people into patients across the globe.