In what could be an early step toward new treatments for people with osteoporosis, scientists at Michigan State University report that a natural probiotic supplement can help male mice produce healthier bones. Interestingly, the same can’t be said for female … Continue reading →
Playing football or running for at least three hours a week could help teenagers counteract the potential damage to their bone health caused by prolonged spells of sitting. An international team, including an expert from the University of Exeter, has … Continue reading →
For women of mixed racial or ethnic backgrounds, a new method for measuring bone health may improve the odds of correctly diagnosing their risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures, according to a UCLA-led study. Currently, assessing osteoporosis and the risk … Continue reading →
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A common type of geographic mapping software offers a new way to study human remains. In a recent issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, researchers describe how they used commercially available mapping software to identify … Continue reading →
*PhD candidate explores their interconnection* Like any 28 year old, Arif Jetha, a fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, is worrying about his future. Once he completes his PhD, should he remain … Continue reading →
Tai Chi helps reduce the risk of falls in the elderly, and improves mental health, is what a new study shows. However, practicing the ancient Chinese art does not help to ease the symptoms of cancer or rheumatoid arthritis. The … Continue reading →
ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A drug marketed to grow bone in osteoporosis patients also works to heal bone wounds in gum disease patients, a University of Michigan study suggests. “This new approach for the treatment of periodontal disease could allow us … Continue reading →
When exposed to sunlight our skin produces vitamin D, mainly the form called D3. It’s important for bones. Deficiency can cause rickets (deformed bone growth) in children and osteoporosis (bone fracture) in adults, among many other health problems.