Osteoporosis: Men with beers bellies warned they are at risk of weaker bones

Put down that drink! Men with beers guts warned they are at risk of weaker bones Belly fat associated with increased risk of osteoporosis in menThis fat reduces how much growth hormone is secreted, which plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones | UPDATED: 16:29 GMT, 29 November 2012 Scroll down for video Belly fat leads to osteoporosis in men, a study has found Men with excessive fat around their middles aren't just putting their hearts under strain – they are also at risk of weaker bones.

Parents of girl, 9, assumed her leg ache was growing pains – in fact their daughter had bone cancer

'Our little girl's “growing pains” were actually cancer': Parents' anguish as daughter, 9, nearly loses leg to deadly bone tumour Hannah had a 22cm tumour growing in her left leg, causing her a huge amount of painNine-year-old underwent four weeks of chemotherapyBrave youngster has donated her cancerous femur to science | UPDATED: 13:54 GMT, 15 October 2012 A couple have revealed how their nine year old girl nearly lost her leg to bone cancer after doctors initially thought she had simply pulled a muscle.

Myeloma: Caring grandfather who wrote "Keeping Your Sense of Tumour" book about his battle with cancer dies

Caring grandfather who laughed at terminal cancer by writing book 'Keeping Your Sense of Tumour' dies Mr Blackburn, was diagnosed with cancer of the bone marrow four years agoDecided to write a humorous book about his experiences Describes seeing in the New Year in a theatre 'though perhaps not the kind of theatre I would ideally have chosen' Added: 'You can only get away with joking about cancer if you actually have it yourself'Brave grandfather died on Saturday | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 27 September 2012 A librarian who vowed to laugh in the face of terminal cancer by writing a comedy book has lost his battle against the illness.

Prostate cancer patients who take extra calcium "could be making their condition worse"

Prostate cancer patients who take extra calcium 'could be making their condition worse' | UPDATED: 07:18 GMT, 8 August 2012 Prostate cancer sufferers who take calcium supplements to protect against bone loss caused by treatment could be making their condition worse, warn researchers.

Saved by a tackle: Teenage footballer diagnosed with cancer after a kick in the knee forced him to visit the GP

Saved by a tackle: Teenage footballer diagnosed with cancer after a kick in the knee forced him to visit the GP | UPDATED: 07:34 GMT, 6 August 2012 A 16-year-old footballer has a bad tackle on the pitch to thank for saving his life, after a visit to the GP showed he had cancer.

Bunion: At last, a pain-free way to banish your bunion…and other cutting-edge cures for your poor, aching feet

At last, a pain-free way to banish your bunion…and other cutting-edge cures for your poor, aching feet | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 30 July 2012 The average person walks 75,000 miles in a lifetime, or five times round the world — so it’s small wonder most of us develop painful and deforming foot problems.

Two men are HIV-free years after bone marrow transplants

Two men remain HIV-free two years after bone marrow transplants One man has had no detectable HIV in his blood cells for two years while the other has been clear for fourStudy suggests stem cells from done bone marrow are protected from being re-infected by HIV | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 27 July 2012 Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells years after having bone marrow transplants.

A glass of wine a day "protects women against brittle bones"

Good news for drinkers! A glass of wine a day 'protects women against brittle bones' Bones or regular female drinkers grew weaker after they stopped drinking for two weeksHowever, bone density increased a day after they resumed drinking | UPDATED: 13:10 GMT, 11 July 2012 Tipple: A glass or two in the evening has a beneficial effect on bone density, researchers say Having one or two glasses of wine a day protects women against brittle bone disease, scientists believe.