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2009-05-22 09:54:13

Hyperkyphosis, or "dowager's hump" "” the exaggerated forward curvature of the upper spine seen commonly in elderly women "” may predict earlier death in women whether or not they have vertebral osteoporosis, UCLA researchers have found.In a study published in the May 19 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that older white women with both vertebral fractures and the increased spinal curvature that results in the bent-over posture characteristic of hyperkyphosis...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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