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Medical news travels far and fast these days and it’s always on the move. Keeping up to date with the latest developments is a challenge, but these articles will help you stay on top:

Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today

There are over 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella of arthritis, with the arthritis A-Z including disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and tendinitis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Although it often develops in people over the age of 50, it can occur at any age as a result of an injury or another joint-related condition. Arthritis has no cure, but there are many treatments that can help slow down the condition and provide some relief.

Why is osteoarthritis more common among women? Study sheds light
A new study provides insight into why women are more likely to develop OA than men, and estrogen and microRNAs in synovial fluid may hold the answer....Read More.
Arthritis drug does not cross placenta in pregnancy, study finds
Study suggests that the arthritis drug certolizumab pegol is safe to use in pregnancy, after finding little to no placental transfer from mother to child....Read More.
Study links immune responses to intestinal microbes with rheumatoid arthritis
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), self-reactive T cell responses cause inflammation and progressive damage to synovial joints....Read More.
Sarcoidosis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Sarcoidosis is a chronic inflammatory condition which causes persistent granulomas. It can affect any organ, but most often affects the lungs....Read More.
New gene mutations found in white blood cells in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Gene mutations accumulating in cells are typical of the development of cancer....Read More.

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Back Pain News From Medical News Today

Back pain affects most people at some point in their life, triggered by bad posture, bending awkwardly or lifting incorrectly. Most cases of back pain improve within a few weeks or months, but some people experience long-term repetitive pain. Sometimes back pain can be caused by an injury or disease, such as a slipped disc, sciatica, whiplash, frozen shoulder or ankylosing spondylitis. Treatment may include strong pain medication, muscle strengthening exercises, manual therapy or CBT.

Tailbone pain: Causes, diagnosis, and relief
Pain in the coccyx, or tailbone, can appear for a number of reasons, including injury, childbirth, and degeneration. Learn more in this article....Read More.
Pilonidal cyst: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
In this article, we take a closer look at pilonidal cysts, including the risk factors, the recovery process, and if they can be prevented....Read More.
Six sciatica stretches for pain relief
Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain....Read More.
Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis
Following an exercise routine can help people with ankylosing spondylitis manage their symptoms and slow the progression of the condition....Read More.
Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression
in this article, learn about ankylosing spondylitis which is a type of arthritis. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and how might it be treated?...Read More.

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Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today

Orthopedics involves the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Bone problems may include deformities, infections, tumors, and fractures. Problems of the joints may include arthritis, bursitis, dislocation, pain, swelling and ligament tears. Common orthopedic-related diagnoses focus on issues with the ankle and foot, hand and wrist, shoulder, knee, elbow and spine.

Why is osteoarthritis more common among women? Study sheds light
A new study provides insight into why women are more likely to develop OA than men, and estrogen and microRNAs in synovial fluid may hold the answer....Read More.
Rib cage pain: Six possible causes
Rib cage pain can be caused by a range of conditions, from fractures to fibromyalgia. Learn about the symptoms and when to see a doctor....Read More.
Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge....Read More.
Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment
Ulnar nerve entrapment is a common injury, but what is the ulnar nerve and what are the causes of ulnar nerve entrapment? How is it diagnosed?...Read More.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms
Eating more than two portions of fish every week was found to reduce disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study reveals....Read More.

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Neurology / Neuroscience News From Medical News Today

Neuroscience describes the scientific study of the mechanics of the central nervous system such as its structure, function, genetics and physiology as well as how this can be applied to understand diseases of the nervous system. Neurology is a specialized area of medicine that concerns disorders and diseases of the nervous system ranging from Alzheimer's disease through to infection and personality disorders. Neurology involves diagnosing and treating conditions of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. This category includes news on nervous system disorders and discoveries, research related to the brain, memory and how we perceive the environment.

People with autism may be more rational in their economic choices
Scientists compare the decision-making abilities of adults with autism spectrum disorder and adults without. The former may be less biased than the latter....Read More.
Computer model simulates sense of touch from the entire hand
The software will allow scientists to simulate the response of the entire nerve and use it to create realistic touch sensations with bionic hands....Read More.
Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Parkinson's disease
Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy - alone or in combination - improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial in the......Read More.
Frontal lobe: Functions, structure, and damage
What is the frontal lobe? in this article, learn about the functions of the frontal lobe, the effects of damage to it, and possible treatments....Read More.
What is the vagus nerve?
In this article, learn about the vagus nerve and what it affects in the body. What is vagus nerve stimulation and what further research is being conducted?...Read More.

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Sports Medicine / Fitness News From Medical News Today

Sports medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Sports medicine covers subjects such as sports injury prevention and treatment, exercise for health, drugs in sport, recommendations for training and nutrition and maximizing peak performance and exercise physiology.

Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook....Read More.
Cycling to work could make your day less stressful
If, like many people, you are a victim of workplace stress, a new study suggests that cycling to work instead of driving could help to diminish this....Read More.
Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows
Teenagers might get less physical activity than previously believed, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University....Read More.
How can exercise improve body image?
A new study examines the psychological effects of a single exercise session on young women and shows how working out can make us feel stronger and thinner....Read More.
How does the brain respond to a single bout of exercise?
A new review examines the data available on the neurochemical, cognitive, and behavioral effects of a single session of physical activity....Read More.

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