Preemies may be at osteoporosis risk in adulthood: Study

During the last few weeks of pregnancy, the mother's body transfers calcium to the growing foetus to boost its bone development. 

Premature babies at greater of risk of osteoporosis in adulthood

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle.

Aurobindo Pharma climbs after USFDA nod for OTC drug

Shares of Aurobindo Pharma surged over 2 percent today after the firm got final approval from USFDA to manufacture and market its generic Naproxen Sodium tablets used for treatment of osteoporosis.

Soy-rich diet can prevent weak bones in menopausal women

Soybean foods contain chemicals known as isoflavones that are similar in structure to oestrogen and so could theoretically protect women against osteoporosis by mimicking the action of oestrogen.

Global fracture burden set to double by 2040

By 2040, more than 300 million people will be at high risk of fracture -- double the numbers considered at high risk today -- placing a serious burden on healthcare systems, especially in Asia, new research estimates.

Gene responsible for fracture risk identified

An international team of researchers has identified a gene responsible for bone mineral density and fracture risk.

High prevalence of Osteoporosis among Indian men: Survey

Not just women, men in India have also reported high incidence of Osteoporosis as per a health survey which has claimed that over 80 per cent of 73 lakh men screened were found to have alarmingly low levels of vitamin D in their blood which is essential for maximising bone health.

NASA helps develop osteoporosis and bone cancer test

NASA helps develop osteoporosis and bone cancer test

Scientists have developed a new, rapid test that may offer near real-time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma, using blood samples from NASA space shuttle astronauts.

Keeping `2-yrs-gap` between pregnancies helps women avoid osteoporosis

Women should take a gap of two years between pregnancies, as a new study claims that getting pregnant in less than a year apart might have a greater risk for osteoporosis later in life.

Smoking weakens spine, causes spine infections: Experts

 Smoking weakens the spine and thus further leads to several types of diseases including infection in the spine, health experts warned here on Friday.

Cannabis may help treat bone fractures: Study

A component in marijuana can significantly help heal bone fractures, according to a new study that paves the way for future use of cannabinoid drugs to combat osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases.

Workout can help middle-aged men cut risk of osteoporosis

 Middle aged men should exercise to reverse age related bone loss, cut risk of decrease osteoporosis, finds a new study.

Kidney stones don't cause osteoporosis in post-menopausal women

Post-menopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not prone to osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, shows research.

Osteoporosis linked to heart disease in elderly

 Scientists have found a link between heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes in the elderly.

Here's how 'sitting down' can deteriorate your health

If you are one of those who love to squash their butts down, you are at increased risk of anxiety, claims a new study.

Recurrent depressive disorder linked to lower bone density

 Recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density, a new collaborative study has found.

Declining mobility caused brittle bones in humans: Study

Rather than urbanisation or diet, rise of agriculture and fall in mobility has led to lighter, brittle bones among humans today, interesting research has found.

Stronger muscles make healthier bones

 Higher muscle mass, not fat mass, leads to healthier bone development in children, suggests a new research.

Regular exercise can keep lifestyle diseases away

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis - Indians are facing an unhealthy future burdened with a slew of lifestyle diseases. But instead of expensive medication and therapy, the cure lies in making exercise a compulsory part of everyday life, health experts say.

Vitamin D may help treat age-related diseases

The sunshine vitamin can be of great help for people during their sunset years as it may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with ageing, says a study.