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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.

All you need to know about dwarfism
A look at dwarfism, a condition that causes a person to be very short. Included is detail on the diagnosis of dwarfism and management for the condition....Read More.
Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know
An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases....Read More.
What is polyarthritis?
Learn all about polyarthritis, a condition where pain and inflammation occur in multiple joints at once. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments....Read More.
What is polyarthralgia?
Polyarthralgia is when pain affects several joints in the body with no signs of inflammation. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options here....Read More.
Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?
A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D....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.

Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free
Researchers reveal how a 10-minute, CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency technique alleviated chronic back pain for more than 80 percent of study subjects....Read More.
What is cervicalgia and how is it treated?
Learn all about cervicalgia, a pain in the neck. This article looks at common causes, associated symptoms, and how to treat this form of pain....Read More.
What is sacroiliitis?
Sacroiliitis is a condition where one or both of the sacroiliac joints become inflamed. It is often misdiagnosed as lower back pain. Learn more....Read More.
What is nociceptive pain?
Nociceptive pain is caused by physical trauma, such as a sports injury, arthritis, dental procedure, or even stubbing a toe. Learn more....Read More.
ACDF surgery: What to expect
We look at anterior cervical discectomy surgery, a procedure to reduce neck and back pain caused by disc problems. Learn more about what to expect here....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.

What is Treacher Collins syndrome?
Learn about Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects how the bones and tissues in the face develop. We look at its causes and treatments....Read More.
What are bone lesions? Types and treatment
Bone lesions are lumps or masses of abnormal tissue produced when cells within the bone start to divide uncontrollably. They may result in bone tumors....Read More.
All you need to know about dwarfism
A look at dwarfism, a condition that causes a person to be very short. Included is detail on the diagnosis of dwarfism and management for the condition....Read More.
All you need to know about levoscoliosis
A look at levoscoliosis, a condition where the spine twists to the left. Included is detail on the diagnosis, in addition to the complications....Read More.
Is it a broken toe?
Toe injuries are very common, so it is important for people to know the symptoms of a broken toe and to learn what treatment may be needed....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.

How a gene mutation could help to treat chronic pain
Researchers suggest that a rare gene mutation that causes insensitivity to pain could be utilized to uncover new treatments for chronic pain....Read More.
From brain to lips: What causes stuttering?
Stuttering is a fairly common phenomenon, but its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. What happens in the brain when speech fluency is affected?...Read More.
Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?
A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease....Read More.
Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age
What we eat can affect our psychological health, but which foods are beneficial? A new study suggests that the answer may depend on our age....Read More.
'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates
New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the same degree of dampened response....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.

Regular high-intensity exercise may stall Parkinson's symptoms
Results of a phase II clinical trial suggest that high-intensity exercise may help to delay the progression of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease....Read More.
Too much sitting doesn't cause weight gain, says study
The average sitting time in the U.S. is 12 hours per day. You might think that this leads to weight gain, but new research claims this is not the case....Read More.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms improved with fruit and veg
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may significantly improve symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, researchers report....Read More.
I experienced -80°C and lived to tell the tale
Whole-body cryotherapy involves standing in a small chamber set to -80°C. I tried it out so that you don't have to, and this is what it felt like....Read More.
What should you know about hyperthermia?
A look at hyperthermia, a condition resulting in abnormally high body temperature. Included is detail on risk factors and the activities that can cause it....Read More.

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