Overweight & Obesity

Obesity linked to higher risk of broken bones in women

New research being presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, the Netherlands (4-7 May), has found that women with obesity and overweight, particularly women with high waist circumference, are more ...

Medications

How safe is a 'holiday' from bone-strengthening meds?

(HealthDay)—People on bone-protecting drugs often take breaks from them for a few years. Now a new study finds that a "holiday" from the medication risedronate (Actonel) may come with a slightly increased risk of hip fracture.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Predicting the likelihood of bone fractures in older men

Fractures in the vertebrae of the spine and calcification in a blood vessel called the abdominal aorta can both be visualized through the same spinal imaging test. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

A 'skeletal age' calculator to predict bone fracture risk

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a computational model to calculate 'skeletal age', a personalized estimate of an individual's risk of bone fracture and premature death.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fracture patients vulnerable to COVID-19

More than half of COVID-19 cases in the study were thought to have been picked up the disease in hospital, findings from the first coronavirus wave suggest.

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