New brittle bone test to end hip break agony for thousands

New brittle bone test to end hip break agony for thousands
 

The simple test could prevent three in 10 hip fractures among older women, which equates to 8,000 women each year.
The test pinpoints the risk of osteoporosis, which affects nearly three million people in Britain and is linked to a shorter life.
The debilitating condition weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break, leading to more than 500,000 fractures every year.
But as there are no tell-tale early symptoms – a third of patients are unaware they have the devastating condition until they suffer a fracture. 
A fifth of victims die within a year because the ensuing surgery... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Health, Views: 51
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