Pediatrics

The 'Goldilocks day': The perfect day for kids' bone health

Not too little, not too much—Goldilocks' "just right" approach can now assess children's daily activities as new research from the University of South Australia confirms the best make up of a child's day to maximize bone ...

Vaccination

Shingles vaccine: Should I get it?

Question: What are my options for the shingles vaccine? If I've already had shingles, should I get the vaccine so that I don't get shingles again?

Medical research

Light stimulation makes bones heavier

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone loses mass as a result of age or other influences. This weakening is the leading cause of fractures in the elderly, often after trivial injuries, and makes treating these "pathological ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Q&A: Who should have a bone density test?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 62-year-old woman who has been fairly healthy most of my life. I try to walk daily and eat right. I've never had a fracture or bone health issues. But after my annual physical this year, my doctor suggested ...

Surgery

'Bandage' developed to rebuild broken bone

Researchers at King's College London have developed a material that allows transplantation of bone-forming stem cells into severe bone fractures and speeds up the healing process.

Medical research

Researchers use soy to improve bone cancer treatment

Researchers in recent years have demonstrated the health benefits of soy, linking its consumption to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and improved bone health.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea linked with higher spine fracture risk among women

Emerging evidence suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may negatively affect bone health. Results from a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research now indicate that women with history of OSA may ...

Health

Causes of higher risk of stress fractures in female runners

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, enjoyed by a broad range of age groups and skill levels. More women are running recreationally compared to men; specifically 54% of runners are female as indicated by ...

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