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One bone fracture increases risk for subsequent breaks in postmenopausal women

Current guidelines for managing osteoporosis specifically call out hip or spine fractures for increasing the risk for subsequent bone breaks. But a new UCLA-led study suggests that fractures in the


Inequality in medieval Cambridge was ‘recorded on the bones’ of its residents

Social inequality was “recorded on the bones” of Cambridge’s medieval residents, according to a new study of hundreds of human remains excavated from three very different burial sites within the


A ‘skeletal age’ calculator to predict bone fracture risk

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a computational model to calculate ‘skeletal age’, a personalised estimate of an individual’s risk of bone fracture and premature death.