Medical research

Is vitamin K the secret key to bone strength?

When we think of strong bones, we usually think of milk, a rich source of the nutrients that promote bone density: calcium and vitamin D. But we may be overlooking another important nutrient created closer to homeā€”in our ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel methodology to predict spinal fractures in patients

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) are a prevalent skeletal condition in the elderly, occurring due to a net loss in bone density with the inevitable onset of aging. Unfortunately, they are largely under-diagnosed until ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keeping your bones strong at every age

Falling may be painful, especially if the landing is less than graceful. Even a few steps out the front door can carry with them the risk of falling.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

A bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women, a large study found. The results suggest these medicines might help more people than those who get them now ...

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