Are dogs really man's best friend? A recent study in JAMA Surgery suggests they are responsible for some hip fractures in the elderly. Is this a new fear (or fake news generated by cats)?
Bones are not inert objects, but instead living tissue that responds to a host of mechanical forces. So what if the reason some elderly fall and "break" their hip is that – similar to a bridge collapsing from mechanical fatigue – their bones just gave way?
A recent study suggesting that ibuprofen and morphine are equally effective for pain management in children with fractures has been gaining a lot of attention in recent days.
A new study assessed the risk of fall-related injuries in almost 5,000 older people with high blood pressure in relation to the medication they were taking. There was some trend toward greater risk of falling among those being treated.