Patients with severe osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture could benefit from a new treatment after NICE recommended it for post-menopausal women in new draft guidance.
The longest study to assess bone mineral density of postmenopausal women has found lower bone loss than previously suggested.
Increasing calcium and protein intake through dairy foods could help to reduce the risk of falls and fractures in older care home residents, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Individuals face a higher risk of dying following hip fractures and living alone after experiencing a hip fracture may further elevate this risk.
The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) has launched a Research Roadmap to develop better treatment methods and work towards a cure for osteoporosis.
The number of people dying within a month of breaking their hip has halved since the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) was established, but more still needs to be done to identify people at risk earlier.
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the prevalence of osteoporosis in the UK is 3.5 million and yet it is often referred to as the 'silent epidemic' as very few people know they have it until they break a bone.
Hip fractures account for one and a half million hospital bed days a year. Targeted nutrition for muscle health could play a critical role in preventing hip fractures and improving recovery rates in hip fracture patients.
A new treatment for severe osteoporosis has received a positive opinion recommending marketing authorisation from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use.
A new European survey reveals that bone specialists believe osteoporosis and fragility fractures are neglected and under prioritised by their healthcare systems, and action needs to be taken.
Hip fractures are common, costly and topical due to recent improvements in care secondary to national registries. Whilst each patient experiencing hip fracture is different, they share many variables and these variables can contribute to…
A survey commissioned by Age UK has found that millions of older people are worried about falling over, with 4.3 million (36%) saying it topped their list of concerns. Falls contribute significantly to hip fractures in older people, many of…
More than 50,000 life-altering fractures could be avoided if preventative services were made available more widely, according to a new report released from the Royal College of Physicians.
Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.
Patients' voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, according to researchers who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40% included any mention of patients'…