Gerontology & Geriatrics

Scientists identify interleukin-11 as key driver of aging

An aging population will bring colossal health, social, and economic challenges over the coming decades. As people live longer, staving off the physical decline and frailty that come with age has become a holy grail, with ...

Genetics

Study reveals promising drug target for treating osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a skeletal condition that leads to the weakening of bones, making them porous, fragile, and prone to breakage. A whopping 8.9 million fractures are caused by osteoporosis annually, with one fracture occurring ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can we withdraw treatment in post-menopausal osteoporosis?

Bisphosphonates are the recommended first-line treatment in post-menopausal osteoporosis, with denosumab recommended second-line. Based on the length of clinical trials for bisphosphonates, these drugs are usually prescribed ...

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Population ageing

Population ageing or population aging (see English spelling differences) occurs when the median age of a country or region rises. With the exception of 18 countries termed by the United Nations 'demographic outliers' (see the Ud 2005 Human Development Report) this process is taking place in every country and region across the globe.

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