FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who get even light exercise, like a daily walk, may lower their risk of suffering a broken hip, a large study suggests.
A number of studies have linked regular exercise to a lower risk of hip fracture -- a potentially disabling or even fatal injury for older adults. Each year, more than 300,000 people in the United States aged 65 o...
TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Corticosteroid shots are often used to ease arthritis pain, but a new study suggests they may be riskier than thought.
Researchers found that among patients who had the treatment at their center, 8% had complications. Most often, that meant a worsening in cartilage breakdown in the joint. But a small number of patients suffered bone loss ...
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In recent years, the number of U.S. adults getting total hip replacements -- meaning both a new ball and joint socket -- following a hip fracture has soared to an estimated 500,000 annually.
That's nearly three times the rate at which these adults undergo a partial hip replacement, which only replaces the ball of the hip joint.
FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most people expect some risk in activities like mountain biking or rollerblading, but few would expect to end up in the emergency room with a broken thigh bone from doing a squat.
That's exactly what happened to Rachael Jones, 39, who was just trying to stay in shape, despite having a lifelong genetic illness.
THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a young adult, start thinking about your bone health, an expert advises.
Most people reach peak bone mass -- the strongest bones they'll ever have -- between 25 and 30 years of age, according to Dr. Philip Bosha, a physician with Penn State Sports Medicine in State College, Pa.
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People who have had a stroke, and the doctors who treat them, have a lot to be concerned about: regaining mobility and function, controlling risk factors for a second stroke, guarding against depression that can result from a newly limited life.
There's another potential consequence not on everyone's list: osteoporosis.
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women's bones, a new study suggests.
"We found that higher triclosan levels in urine were associated with lower bone mineral density in the femur and lumbar spine and increased the risk for osteoporosis in U.S. women, especially postmenopaus...
THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study suggests.
The research, of 173 adults aged 35 to 50, found that men and women were equally likely to have low bone mass in the hip. It was found in 28% of men and 26% of women.
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) --
Many aging Americans face the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. Now, they have a new means of fighting back, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new treatment on Tuesday.
The FDA gave its OK to Evenity, an injected therapy developed by drug giant Amgen. Evenity (romosozumab) is a type of therapy known as a m...
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed a way to grow live bone using a rib and a 3-D mold in animal studies, and they say their technique could offer a new way to treat severe head and facial injuries.
The technique was tested in sheep. First, the researchers made a rectangular defect in the animal's jaw. Then they printed out an implantable mold and spac...
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life.
When bone density drops but isn't yet at the level of osteoporosis, it's called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects more than 33 million Americans over age 50, men and women, while 10 million have osteoporosis....
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Guarding against injury means increasing both flexibility and strength. Target the muscles that support your ankles to protect your joints by strength-training two or three times a week on alternating days and always after you've warmed up.
Start by using a resistance band to work calf muscles. Sit on the floor, with legs straight. Wrap the ...
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say children's skeletons are maturing sooner than they did early in the 20th century, and this could affect the timing of certain orthopedic treatments.
Girls are reaching full skeletal maturity nearly 10 months earlier and boys nearly seven months earlier, according to the University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on multiple medications and your high blood pressure is still not under control, you might want to ask your doctor to check the lead levels in your shin bones.
Researchers found a link between the two, and they noted that standard blood tests didn't spot rising lead levels while the shin bone test did.
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people suffering from painful gout flare-ups point to diet as the culprit, new research suggests DNA plays a much bigger role.
The findings challenge the long-held belief that diet is the major factor in gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling. Gout is caused by hyperuricemia -- high blood levels of uric aci...
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for leg injuries, preliminary research suggests.
The study included boys and girls who played soccer at 52 U.S. high schools. Those who'd suffered a concussion at any time in their life were 85 percent more likely to suffer leg injuries during one soccer season than those w...
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But -- surprisingly -- the injury occurs the same way in both genders, a new study reveals.
Prior research suggested women are two to four times more likely to suffer ACL tears due to differences in how this type of injury occurs in the ...
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago -- and rumored to be "alien" -- are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies, researchers say.
The findings may or may not put to rest any internet-driven alien theories.
But the researchers said their discoveries could potentially aid in diagnosing rare bone disor...
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found.
Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented Monday at the Societ...
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors say.
The calcium phosphate cement flows into the spongy inside portion of the bone, filling in microfractures and other damaged areas, and it hardens in about 10 minutes' time, sa...
FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone.
Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile and living independently, said Kristen Beavers, a health and exercise science professor at Wake Forest University.