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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.

What triggers fractures in healthy bones

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 14:24

Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have shown for the first time how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones.

New gene could pave way for preventive medicine against fractures

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 18:49

Scientists have identified a special gene that regulates bone density and bone strength.

`High doses of VitD may help prevent fractures`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 13:43

High doses of Vitamin D may be the most beneficial in reducing bone fractures in older adults.

Epilepsy drugs trigger risk of fractures

Last Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 15:54

People on anti-epileptic drugs are up to four times more likely to suffer spine, collar bone and ankle fractures than non-users of such drugs.

Genes that increase risk of osteoporosis and fractures discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 14:38

Researchers have identified the genetic variations that are believed to cause osteoporosis.

New genetic regions behind bone-weakening disease and fractures identified

Last Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 19:16

Researchers have uncovered thirty-two previously unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and fracture.

Vit D has mixed effects on cancer, broken bones

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 09:35

Extra vit D and calcium may offer some protection against fractures in elderly people.

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