Bones

Novel method to generate stem cells developed

Novel method to generate stem cells developed

Chinese scientists have developed a novel method by mixing two chemicals that help generate stem cells which can self-renew or multiply while maintaining the potential to develop into other types of cells and be used to treat a wide range of ailments.

Apr 09, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Bizarre! Pregnant woman gave 'coffin birth' after she was buried

Bizarre! Pregnant woman gave 'coffin birth' after she was buried

In a bizarre case, a team of archaeologists have discovered skeletal remains of a woman with a hole in her skull and bones of fetus lying between her legs, reportedly. 

Mar 28, 2018, 15:12 PM IST
Consuming this diet may boost bones density in postmenopausal women

Consuming this diet may boost bones density in postmenopausal women

A new study suggests that postmenopausal women should consume a Mediterranean diet as it may boost their bones and muscle mass.

Mar 20, 2018, 10:37 AM IST
 Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not reduce fracture risk, claims study

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not reduce fracture risk, claims study

Previous studies have come to mixed conclusions about an association between supplements and fracture risk, researchers said.

Jan 01, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Exercise alone may not protect your knees: Study

Exercise alone may not protect your knees: Study

Weight loss has been shown to slow down cartilage degeneration in overweight and obese individuals.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Water test may help prevent bone disease in India

Water test may help prevent bone disease in India

While low amounts of fluoride are beneficial for healthy teeth, high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading to skeletal fluorosis, said researchers at the University of Bath in the UK.

Nov 18, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Air pollution weakens bones, increases fracture risk

Air pollution weakens bones, increases fracture risk

This study is the first to document high rates of hospital admissions for bone fractures in communities with elevated levels of ambient particulate matter (PM2.5), a component of air pollution,

Nov 10, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
Your body structure affects your appetite too, says study

Your body structure affects your appetite too, says study

Researchers in Canada studied a hormone produced by human bones, called osteocalcin, which affects how we metabolize sugar and fat.

Nov 01, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
World Osteoporosis Day: Lifestyle tips to keep your bones healthy

World Osteoporosis Day: Lifestyle tips to keep your bones healthy

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is marked on October 20 each year.

Oct 20, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
This is what causes bone loss in elderly

This is what causes bone loss in elderly

Osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures -- is a major health problem in older people.

Sep 24, 2017, 15:24 PM IST
Meet this 18-year-old vlogger who has a bone like 'chalk'!

Meet this 18-year-old vlogger who has a bone like 'chalk'!

18-year-old Michaela Davert is all of '2ft 6ins' tall and has already suffered close to 90 fractures and undergone around 25 surgeries in her short lifetime.

Jun 17, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
Newly-devised tiny bubbles may help heal fractures

Newly-devised tiny bubbles may help heal fractures

The new two-step gene therapy method successfully treated non-healing fractures in pigs within eight weeks of treatment, said Maxim Bez from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

May 18, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
Take these injection shots to keep your bones strong

Take these injection shots to keep your bones strong

Only the approved drug PTH addresses the cells involved in bone formation (osteoblasts) but doctors must prescribe bisphosphonates with it to target bone degradation simultaneously.

Mar 30, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health

Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health

One year of targeted exercise can decrease harmful sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth.

Mar 23, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Want to build healthy bones? Start exercising now

Want to build healthy bones? Start exercising now

Who doesn't want to build strong bones? Well, everyone does and for that one needs to exercise regularly.

Mar 04, 2017, 20:42 PM IST
Menopausal hormone therapy may improve bone health, claim experts

Menopausal hormone therapy may improve bone health, claim experts

Women who undergo menopausal hormone therapy for symptoms such as hot flashes may not only have increased bone mass but also improved bone structure, a new study has claimed.

Nov 18, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

World Osteoporosis Day: Things that can weaken your bones!

As women reach menopause their vulnerabilities to osteoporosis go up due to the sudden decrease in levels of oestrogen - a female hormone that protects bones - during this time.

Oct 20, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

Top five health benefits of apricot!

Apricot belongs to the family of peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries and can be consumed in both fresh as well as dried form.

Oct 12, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Reasons why you should add more protein to your diet!

Sources of protein include grains, legumes and nuts, as well as animal sources such as meats, dairy products, fish and eggs.

Jul 01, 2016, 11:12 AM IST

Here is why you should drink milk daily!

Milk should be included in their daily diet for healthy lifestyle.

Apr 14, 2016, 10:44 AM IST