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.

Male smokers at higher risk for osteoporosis

Overturning conventional wisdom, a large study of middle-aged to elderly smokers has found that men are more likely than women to have the progressive bone disease osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae.

Black tea substance may treat bone loss

Japanese researchers have found that a substance in black tea may be effective for treating osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle.

Life satisfaction affects bone health

Elderly women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, according to a new study.

Life satisfaction good for bone health

Elderly women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and they suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, says a study.

'Laziness' has made modern humans' bones brittle

 A new study has revealed that the shift to farming and more sedentary lifestyles over the time has resulted in modern humans having more fragile bones.

Drugs for bone loss may help prevent uterine cancer

Women who consume medicines commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions halve the risk of developing uterine cancer compared to women who do not use such drugs, shows a study.

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.

Studies probe why osteoporosis drugs may prevent cancer

International researchers said Monday they have made steps toward understanding why the most commonly used drugs for osteoporosis worldwide, known as bisphosphonates, may also prevent some kinds of lung, breast and colon cancers.

Men twice as likely as women to die after hip fracture

Men are the "weaker sex" in terms of death and disability caused by osteoporosis as their bone health is simply being ignored by the healthcare systems, shows a study.

Five health benefits of rope skipping

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Shying away from Sun? Relax, here`s why

The ideal dose of vitamin D required by a human body ranges between 1,000 and 2,000 IU (International Units) per day.

Feeling drowsy during the day? Check your bones

If you often feel sleepy during the day, chances are that your bones may also be fragile. Researchers have found that orexin proteins - blamed for spontaneous daytime sleepiness - also play a crucial role in bone formation.

3 reasons why sun is good for you

A little sunshine can boost your mood and help prevent serious illnesses.