Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed

Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 10 December 2012 Brain impairment caused by conditions such as Alzheimer's makes falling over and suffering breaks more likely Doctors are using broken wrists to diagnose dementia in elderly patients.

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk years before condition develops | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 22 September 2012 Dentists at Manchester University are pioneering a technology called Osteodent that can detect those at risk of osteoporosis by looking at dental scans years before the condition develops.

New stem cell gel applied to site of injury "can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree"

New stem cell gel applied to site of injury 'can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree' Gel made by embedding neural stem cells in a mixture of blood clotting protein and growth chemicals | UPDATED: 16:10 GMT, 13 September 2012 A stem cell gel developed by scientists can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves, research has shown.

WWII veteran who has suffered chronic back pain since 1945 is finally cured after undergoing acupuncture

WWII veteran who has suffered back pain since 1945 is finally cured after wife convinces him to have acupuncture Mr Martin eventually went to have acupuncture after he gave in to his wife's naggingHe used to take 19 painkillers a day but now doesn't need to take any | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 31 August 2012 A WWII veteran who has suffered chronic pain since he was caught in an explosion has finally been cured of the suffering after he gave in to his wife’s nagging – and had acupuncture.

New dawn in care of brittle bone patients as GP pay deal means they will receive incentives to stop fractures

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.

Staying out of the sun can wreck your health

Staying out of the sun can wreck your health: How one in four Britons is worryingly low in vitamin D UPDATED: 07:10 GMT, 27 March 2012 Are Britons getting enough of the ‘sunshine’ vitamin Government figures suggest not — a quarter of the population have low levels of vitamin D.