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Head injuries like Schumacher`s triple risk of early death

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:02

Amid reports that Michael Schumacher, the Formula One legend who suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident Dec 29, may never come out of coma, here comes an alarming study saying that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) triple the long-term risk of early death.

Childhood fractures may affect bone density later

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 16:35

Certain fractures in early childhood may have implications for a kid`s long-term bone health, said a study.

Drinking more milk during teens does not lower future hip fracture risk in men

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 13:58

A new study has revealed that drinking more milk as a teenager apparently does not lower the risk of hip fracture as an older adult and instead appears to increase that risk for men.

Drinking fluoridated water doesn`t increase hip fracture risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 16:10

A study that was conducted in Sweden has not found any association between drinking fluoridated water and hip fractures.

Indian hip fracture patients at high risk of mortality, disability

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:14

An Indian study has found that 30.4 percent of hip fracture patients died within one year, with the majority of deaths occurring within the first six months after fracture.

Lower abdominal fat increases fracture risk in women

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 12:29

Older women with lower abdominal fat mass are at a substantially higher risk for fractures, particularly of the vertebrae, an Australian prospective study found.

Smoking prolongs fracture healing

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 13:00

A new study led by an Indian researcher from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania corroborates early evidence showing that cigarette smoking leads to longer healing times and an increased rate of post-operative complication and infection for patients sustaining fractures or traumatic injuries to their bone.

High intake of dairy foods may help prevent hip fractures

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 08:58

Increasing consumption of dairy foods may help reduce risk of osteoporotic fractures in the population aged over 5 and reduce healthcare costs, a new study has suggested.

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