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Osteoporosis detectable in nails

A scan of the fingernail is a non-invasive new method that has be devised to test the strength of bonds in the nail that also correspond to bonds in bone, to predict osteoporosis. The fingernail scans were comparable with current technology of bone scans, which are more expensive and harder to access. Osteoporosis is a demineralizing condition of the bone that is more common in the aging population, particularly women.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by myDNA.com

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About: Osteoporosis detectable in nails

Date: 14 July 2005

Source: myDNA.com

Author: Austin

URL: http://www.mydna.com/health/osteo/news/resources/news/200507/news_20050714_osto.html

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