Medical research

Stronger bones thanks to heat and microbiota

Osteoporosis, a bone disease linked to aging, is characterized by a loss of bone density, micro-architectural deterioration of the bones and an increased risk of fractures. With one third of postmenopausal women affected, ...

HIV & AIDS

Drinking weakens bones of people living with HIV: study

For people living with HIV, any level of alcohol consumption is associated with lower levels of a protein involved in bone formation, raising the risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Micro-computed tomography provides new insights into Paget's disease

A MedUni Vienna study group led by Peter Pietschmann from the Institute of Pathophysiologyand Allergy Research in cooperation with the University of Vienna and the Museum of Natural History Vienna has made a detailed analysis ...

Genetics

Researchers discover a new form of hereditary osteoporosis

A research group headed by Professor Outi Mäkitie, University of Helsinki, identified in families with childhood-onset osteoporosis disease-causing mutations in a gene that had previously not been connected with the skeletal ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Individualized therapy for patients with osteoporosis

More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a consequence of the bone loss. In many cases, treating the condition ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercise helps bones, but not metabolism, in ovarian function loss

Exercise may reduce the risk of osteoporosis associated with the loss of ovarian function, but fitness may not protect against related metabolic changes and weight gain, a new study reports. The findings will be presented ...

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