A drug used to treat osteoporosis turns out to have a potentially wonderful side effect: a cure to baldness. If it holds up in clinical trials, this discovery could be the key in treating hair loss for men and women.
A new breakthrough in medicine shows that stem cells coming from pregnant women's amniotic fluids can be the key treatment for osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions. Scientists found that stem cell infusion could treat not only those who suffer from osteoporosis but also rare bone conditions in infants, brittle bone diseases in the elderly, and bone mass loss among astronauts.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide, and now scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Copenhagen have identified a possible key to preventing secondary cancers in breast cancer patients.
Our modern, more sedentary lifestyles have not only made humans heavier, but also noticeably lighter than our hunter-gatherer ancestors - at least in the bones.
The use of vitamin D supplements has previously been thought to help improve bone strength and was particularly popular among women who aimed to keep osteoporosis at bay. However, a new study says there are no benefits to warrant the connection between the two.