Many women have heard that they should be concerned about bone health as they age because there's a risk for crippling fractures.
But repeated bone scans that are supposed to help assess the risk do a crummy job of predicting who's actually going to break a bone.
That's the gist of a study of 802 women and men who are part of the ongoing Framingham Heart Study. They were screened for osteoporosis in 1987 and again in 1999. Most were in their 70s.
Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 2:34 pm
After Ohio death row inmate Harry Mitts Jr. is executed on Wednesday, the state will have officially run out of pentobarbital — the lethal injection drug.
That's because the Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck LLC, which manufactures the drug, has cut off its supply in deference to the European Union's opposition to capital punishment.
Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 7:00 pm
Here's a quick look at where things stand in Nairobi, Kenya, where terrorists claiming to be part of the Somalia-based al-Shabab organization attacked a shopping mall on Saturday and then kept security forces at bay until late in the day on Tuesday:
Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 9:59 am
Sometimes we at Parallels see a story that's so compelling, we make an extra effort to chase down the facts. So it's in that spirit, this story from Reuters caught our attention:
Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 2:41 pm
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