Beware of trendy barefoot running shoes – you could end up with broken bones in your foot Advocates of barefoot running claim it can reduce injuries and back pain'Minimalist' shoes such as these now account for 15% of salesBut experts say many people suffer injuries by overdoing it early on Runners should make transition from regular trainers more slowly, they say By Anna Hart PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 7 March 2013 Experts have warned that 'barefoot' five-finger running shoes (pictured) can easily cause injuries It has become one of the latest running crazes, said to reduce the risk of injuries and back pain.
Miracle model amazes doctors by walking just SEVEN months after the 80ft hotel plunge that should have killed herChantelle Serginson, 25, was not expected to live after her horrific six-storey fallShe recovered and doctors told her it would take 18 months to walk againNow she has amazed them by getting back on her feet in just seven months | UPDATED: 13:10 GMT, 31 December 2012 A young woman who plunged 80ft from her hotel balcony and was left horrifically injured has said it's 'miraculous' that she's walking again.
The China doll twins: Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of lifeAmy and Ava are so fragile that even cradling them could break their ribs Mother Charmaine was 23 weeks pregnant when she was told her girls could have a severe bone deformity but didn't want to terminate themBabies appeared healthy after birth but a scan 11 days later revealed how delicate they wereAva broke her arm while being bathed while Amy broke her ribs wriggling in her cot | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 12 December 2012 The parents of twin girls have revealed they can't even cradle them, because they suffer from a rare condition which means they are as fragile as china dolls.
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.
Daily glass of wine ‘is as good as drugs for protecting thin bones in older women’Regular moderate intake of alcohol after the menopause helps to maintain bone strength says review teamAbstaining from alcohol leads to higher risk of developing osteoporosisNational Osteoporosis Society warned against drinking more to protect bones | UPDATED: 06:57 GMT, 3 August 2012 One or two glasses of wine a day could work as well as drugs at protecting older women from thinning bones.
New dawn in care of brittle bone patients as GP pay deal means they will receive incentives to stop fractures | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 2 April 2012 Incentives: For the first time, GPs' pay will depend partly on their ability to cut the number of fractures caused by bone thinning Hundreds of thousands of osteoporosis sufferers will receive better NHS care as a result of a pay deal which comes into force today.