Osteoporosis News & Features
- Poor Social Life Might Harm Women’s Bones
July 10, 2019 — In a long-term study of more than 11,000 postmenopausal women in the United States, lower bone mineral density was associated with higher "social strain," a measure of negative social interactions and relationships. Weaker bones were also tied to lower levels of social activity.
- FDA Approves New Osteoporosis Treatment
April 9, 2019 — Evenity, an injected therapy, helps build new bone by blocking the effect of a protein called sclerostin. It’s intended for use only in women at high risk off fracture.
- Study: Vitamin D Supplements Don't Build Bone
October 4, 2018 — A review of previously published studies found that taking either high or low doses of vitamin D supplements didn't prevent fractures or falls, or improve bone density.
- Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?
June 14, 2018 — The study of college women included some who reported regularly binge drinking during high school and in the first year of college. That means downing four or more alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period.
- Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk
May 11, 2018 — Bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel), are the most widely prescribed osteoporosis drugs. They are designed to slow or prevent bone loss.
- New Doubts About Surgery for Spinal Compression
May 10, 2018 — However, prior research about this surgery has yielded mixed findings, and there is disagreement about its benefits, risks and cost-effectiveness.
- Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women
March 21, 2018 — Following a Mediterranean diet may be good for bone mineral density and muscle mass in women after menopause.
- Long delays for hip fracture physio
February 9, 2018 — Hip fracture patients, once discharged from hospital, can find themselves waiting up to 80 days for a physio to visit them at home, according to a report.
- Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?
November 21, 2017 — New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain.
- Dairy-free diets 'risking bone health'
April 12, 2017 — A survey for the National Osteoporosis Society suggests that many young adults are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet - and that could be a risk to bone health.
- Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons
March 31, 2017 — During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important
- Osteoporosis Fractures May Be Deadlier for Men
March 15, 2017 — But women suffer more of these broken bones, researchers say
- Older Bones Benefit From Dairy Plus Vitamin D
March 1, 2017 — The supplements boost absorption of calcium, researchers say
- Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years
February 27, 2017 — People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds
- Some Seniors Don't Fully Recover From Hip Fracture
October 25, 2016 — Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families
- Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy
October 11, 2016 — Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect
- Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women
August 16, 2016 — Abaloparatide appears to reduce fractures better than the current drug Forteo, researchers say
- Is Yoga a Prescription for Osteoporosis?
March 24, 2016 — A reader with osteoporosis shares how she got stronger one pose at a time.
- Researchers: Retract This Nitroglycerin Study
December 29, 2015 — Investigation found that lead author fabricated data used to support the finding
- Osteoporosis Isn't Just for Women
November 5, 2015 — Guys, here's how you can protect your bone health now.
- Soy Protein May Protect Against Osteoporosis
November 2, 2015 — Getting plenty of soy protein from food, or taking soy supplements, could help protect older women from osteoporosis, early results from a new study suggest.
- Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age
September 15, 2015 — Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age
- Does Hopping Help Your Hips?
September 11, 2015 — Hopping for 2 minutes a day can help bone health in older men, U.K. researchers say. But it's too soon to recommend that people try it at home, they add.
- This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women
August 27, 2015 — But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment
- Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis Not Linked for Women
July 28, 2015 — But one stone increases odds for more, study found
- The Time to Prevent Osteoporosis Is Now
July 9, 2015 — Bone up on what you can do to maintain bone health as you age.
- Overactive Thyroid Tied to Higher Fracture Risk
May 26, 2015 — Study found greater chances of breaks in hip bones, spinal areas
- Build Stronger Bones With Nutrition
May 4, 2015 — Here's how getting the right nutrients can boost your bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis.
- Exercise After a Broken Bone From Osteoporosis
May 4, 2015 — Learn what kind of exercises you should do after you broke a bone due to osteoporosis.
- Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?
April 22, 2015 — In study, people with osteoporosis were at higher risk for deafness occurring over a few days
- Bone-Building Drug and Frail Women's Hips, Spines
April 13, 2015 — But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population
- More Middle-Aged Americans Getting Hips Replaced
March 24, 2015 — Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64
- Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing: Study
January 19, 2015 — More conservative treatments worked just as well to ease back and leg pain
- Life Satisfaction and Bone Health in Older Women
January 16, 2015 — Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say
- Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds
December 1, 2014 — But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes
- Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?
October 29, 2014 — Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer
- Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Some
October 24, 2014 — Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study
- The Dangers of Thinning Bones as Men Age
October 10, 2014 — One-third of all hip fractures happen in men, and up to 37% of men die in the first year following the fractures.
- Osteoporosis Drugs Work, but...
September 8, 2014 — Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say
- Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk
April 24, 2014 — Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use
- Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss
February 14, 2014 — Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests
- New Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study
January 2, 2014 — Early results indicate romosozumab can rebuild bone
- Drinking Milk as Teens May Not Protect Men's Bones
November 19, 2013 — Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults
- Do You Get Enough Vitamin D and Calcium?
October 24, 2013 — Vitamin D and calcium are essential for bone health. How to know if you're getting enough.
- Bone Thieves: How to Defend Yourself
October 16, 2013 — What’s robbing your bones of what they need?
- FDA Panel: Long-Used Osteoporosis Drug Too Risky
March 7, 2013 — An FDA panel voted to stop recommending calcitonin salmon for the treatment of osteoporosis in women who are at least five years past menopause.
- Easy Living Tips After a Fracture
January 18, 2013 — Learn smart ways to get around, cook, dress, and stay independent when you're nursing a broken bone.
- Living With Osteoporosis
August 20, 2012 — Our expert gives four ways to protect and strengthen your bones.