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
This is what can keep elderly away from fractures

This is what can keep elderly away from fractures

The study showed that men with high levels of magnesium -- an essential nutrient and an important component of the bone -- had a 44 per cent reduced risk of having a fracture.

Apr 13, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods

Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods

New research suggests that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women.

Jan 27, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

Heavy pot smoking linked to bone disease and fractures

The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body weight and a reduced body mass index (BMI), which could contribute to thinning of their bones.

Oct 13, 2016, 14:43 PM IST

Old people suffering from hip fracture may never recover: Study

Around 300,000 older Americans are hospitalized and receive surgery because of hip fractures annually.

Sep 12, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

Weight loss surgeries can increase risk of fractures: Study

We're talking about severely obese and overweight people. However, is this really the right route to take?

Jul 28, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

Low weight infants more vulnerable to osteopenia

In the study published in the journal Calcified Tissue International and Musculoskeletal Research, researchers investigated whether increasing the frequency of physical activity intervention to twice daily has a greater effect on bone strength compared to a once daily intervention or no intervention at all.

Jul 08, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

New drug to help bones heal better, faster

Bone fractures are a big problem in society, especially in older people

Nov 20, 2015, 17:34 PM IST

Just when you thought calcium pills can protect your bones

As per a recent study, increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people.

Sep 30, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

Statins not linked with reduced fracture risk

Contrary to prevalent suggestions that statin users may have a reduced risk of fractures, researchers have found that treatment with an anti-cholesterol medicine did not reduce the risk of fracture among men and women.

Dec 02, 2014, 12:36 PM IST

High milk intake may be associated with more fractures, death rates

A new study has found that contrary to the belief that milk helps reduce the risk of fractures, it actually may be linked to high fracture and mortality rate.

Oct 29, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

Technique to stimulate new bone growth developed

MIT scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have designed a new implantable tissue scaffold that induces the body to rapidly form new bone which looks and behaves just like the original tissue.

Aug 20, 2014, 19:08 PM IST

Spider silk inspires stronger adhesives

Researchers after getting inspired from spider Silk are trying to develop more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures.

May 19, 2014, 13:39 PM IST

Obesity can aggravate bone and muscle loss

Did you know that obesity may result in deterioration of bone density and muscle mass? If not, pay heed, a study warns.

Apr 18, 2014, 17:30 PM IST

I will never cut down on pace, says Aaron

Indian fast bowlers have a history of cutting down on pace to focus on line and length but Varun Aaron, despite coming off five stress fractures, says he will never compromise when it comes to speed.

Apr 18, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to increased fracture risk in elderly women

A new study has shown that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women.

Apr 06, 2014, 16:07 PM IST

Vitamin D supplements not required for healthy people: Experts

According to experts,healthy people don`t need Vitamin D supplements.

Jan 25, 2014, 22:06 PM IST

Being active during early years may help lower fracture risks in old age

Exercise interventions in childhood may be associated with lower fracture risks as people age, due to the increases in peak bone mass that occurs in growing children who perform regular physical activity, a new study has concluded.

Mar 24, 2013, 13:39 PM IST

Smoking prolongs fracture healing

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.

Mar 23, 2013, 13:00 PM IST

What triggers fractures in healthy bones

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.

Dec 12, 2012, 14:24 PM IST

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