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New evidence that hip and knee steroid injections more dangerous than thought
A new study reveals that commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful in some patients with at-risk conditions or may cause complications that are not well understood. (2019-10-15)
What doesn't crack them makes them stronger
It sounds a bit strange, but some materials become stronger when subjected to stress. (2019-10-10)
Recommendations to prevent secondary fractures in adults 65+ with osteoporosis
A multistakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has issued clinical recommendations for the optimal prevention of secondary fracture among people aged 65 years and older with a hip or vertebral fracture -- the most serious complication associated with osteoporosis. (2019-10-02)
International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement
The trial was conducted on 1,495 patients 50 or older who had been able to walk before having a displaced femoral neck fracture, at 80 centres in the 10 countries of Canada, the US, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. (2019-09-26)
New technique to improve ductility of ceramic materials for missiles, engines
Purdue University researchers have developed a new process to help overcome the brittle nature of ceramics and make it more ductile and durable. (2019-09-24)
Research could help flexible technology last longer, avoid critical failures
A new study from a Binghamton University research team uses the topography of human skin as a model not for preventing cracks but for directing them in the best way possible to avoid critical components and make repairs easy. (2019-09-24)
What wolves' teeth reveal about their lives
UCLA biologist discovers what wolves' broken teeth reveal about their lives. (2019-09-24)
No bones about it, this protein slows down fracture-healing
Broken bones are a bigger deal the older you are: healed bones of older people are weaker and more likely to re-fracture. (2019-09-19)
Tensile strength of carbon nanotubes depends on their chiral structures
Single-walled carbon nanotubes should theoretically be extremely strong, but it remains unclear why their experimental tensile strengths are lower and vary among nanotubes. (2019-09-18)
Multicomponent home-based treatments improve mobility in older adults after hip fracture
Each year more than 260,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures, a debilitating injury that can severely and permanently impact mobility. (2019-09-10)
Model of health
Until now, there's never been a tool that could determine how long it will take a patient to heal from a tibial fracture. (2019-09-10)
Weight change and bone health in older adults with obesity
Weight loss in older adults is accompanied by loss in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased risk of bone fracture. (2019-09-05)
Pain medication use by children after common surgeries
About 400 caregivers reported pain medication use by children after common surgeries such as hernia, elbow fracture, appendectomy or adenoid removal in this study. (2019-09-04)
Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density
The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. (2019-08-21)
Optimal vitamin D levels may vary for different ethnic and racial groups
When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should look at each individual patient as having different requirements and not rely on 'one-size-fits-all' guidelines, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers and the University of California, San Francisco. (2019-08-14)
Osteoporosis drugs linked to reduced risk of premature death
A large cohort study has revealed a common osteoporosis drug significantly decreases premature mortality risk, likely related to a reduction in bone loss. (2019-08-12)
Conservative treatment with a sling can replace surgery for shoulder fractures
An arm in a sling cures a shoulder fracture just as well as an operation with plates and screws. (2019-08-09)
Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care
A scheme that pays hospitals to deliver high quality care has been shown to improve the outcomes for patients with broken hips in England. (2019-07-31)
Finding alternatives to diamonds for drilling
Diamond is one of the only materials hard and tough enough for the job of constant grinding without significant wear, but diamonds are pricey. (2019-07-23)
Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture
Although increasingly used, the benefit of surgical treatment of displaced 2-part proximal humerus fractures has not been proven. (2019-07-19)
Poor quality social relationships linked to bone loss in postmenopausal women
Poor quality social relationships that contribute to psychosocial stress may be associated with bone loss in postmenopausal women, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-07-09)
IOF review of impact of drug holidays on bone health
The impact of interruption of anti-osteoporosis treatment in patients on therapy with bisphosphonates or denosumab is reviewed in a new IOF Working Group paper. (2019-07-08)
How do older adults fare after hip fracture?
The number of daily hours of care people need after a hip fracture has not been well studied. (2019-07-08)
Milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic disease
Ángel Gil, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Granada, has recently coordinated a study reviewing worldwide scientific literature on the role of dairy products in health and in the prevention of chronic diseases (cardiovascular, metabolic syndrome, colon or bladder cancer, and type 2 diabetes). (2019-07-03)
Murder in the Paleolithic? Evidence of violence behind human skull remains
New analysis of the fossilized skull of an Upper Paleolithic man suggests that he died a violent death, according to a study published July 3, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by an international team from Greece, Romania and Germany led by the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. (2019-07-03)
Long-term follow up is required to help maintain bone health in childhood cancer survivors
A new publication by the IOF Cancer and Bone Working Group provides succinct recommendations for essential long-term follow-up of bone health in childhood cancer survivors. (2019-07-02)
UMN researcher studies hip fracture probability on women in late life
New University of Minnesota Medical School research evaluates the impact of multimorbidity on the probability of hip fractures. (2019-06-27)
New osteoporosis therapy's dual effects on bone tissue
Sclerostin is a protein produced by osteocytes in the bone that inhibits bone formation. (2019-06-25)
High postural sway doubles older women's fracture risk
Postural sway is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-06-19)
Adequate protein intake associates with lower risk of frailty
Adequate intake of protein is associated with a reduced risk of frailty and prefrailty in older women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-06-18)
Benefits beyond fracture risk reduction? Results of the VITALE study
While a kidney transplant can restore healthy kidney function, recipients remain at increased risk of fractures, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. (2019-06-14)
Swapping water for CO2 could make fracking greener and more effective
Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than water. (2019-05-30)
Texas A&M researcher makes breakthrough discovery in stretchable electronics materials
With a wide range of healthcare, energy and military applications, stretchable electronics are revered for their ability to be compressed, twisted and conformed to uneven surfaces without losing functionality. (2019-05-29)
Soy foods linked to fewer fractures in younger breast cancer survivors
A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, is the first study to find that diets high in soy foods are associated with a decreased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors. (2019-05-21)
Does fracture risk differ between 2 common types of weight-loss surgery?
This study used Medicare claims data to compare risk of fracture among about 42,000 patients who had weight-loss surgery. (2019-05-15)
Fracture risk tool useful in women with breast cancer initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy
The FRAX® tool takes into account certain factors to determine the risk of bone fracture in the general population. (2019-05-09)
Initial clinical experience of zero TE skull MRI in patients with head trauma
Zero TE (ZTE) skull magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a possible option for clinical use in patients with skull lesions and may be helpful in managing radiosensitive trauma patients, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-05)
Ice-proof coating for big structures relies on a 'beautiful demonstration of mechanics'
A new class of coatings that sheds ice effortlessly from even large surfaces has moved researchers closer to their decades-long goal of ice-proofing cargo ships, airplanes, power lines and other large structures. (2019-04-25)
Thiazide diuretics reduced the risk of fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease
The use of thiazide diuretics was associated with a decreased risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-04-23)
Working out makes hydrogels perform more like muscle
Human skeletal muscles have a unique combination of properties that materials researchers seek for their own creations. (2019-04-22)
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