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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.

Subchondral bone cyst: Causes, treatment, and symptoms
What is a subchondral bone cyst and what is the link between subchondral bone cyst and osteoarthritis? What are the risk factors and how is it treated?...Read More.
Certain occupations linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis
New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis....Read More.
How do broken bones heal?
Find out what gives our bones their remarkable ability to heal breaks in a finely tuned process that involves stem cells, cartilage, and bone....Read More.
Spondylolisthesis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
In this article, learn about spondylolisthesis. What are the types and grades of spondylolisthesis, how is it diagnosed, and what are the causes?...Read More.
Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises
Upper crossed syndrome refers to an overlapping configuration of overactive and underactive muscle groups. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment....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.

Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix
New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke....Read More.
White matter: The brain's flexible but underrated superhighway
Once considered little more than tightly packed cabling, white matter is now known to be as important as gray matter. We explain why white matter matters....Read More.
New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis
A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere......Read More.
Habitual cannabis use alters brain oxygen
The brains of chronic cannabis users have an altered blood flow and process oxygen differently, which may impact brain function, a study suggests....Read More.
Brain's 'fear hub' generates neurons in adulthood
A new mouse study finds that the adult brain generates new neurons in a previously unknown area: the amygdala, also known as the brain's fear center....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.

Higher income individuals more physically active, yet more sedentary
New research led by American Cancer Society researchers in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Georgia State University used activity monitors to find that......Read More.
Early life physical activity may prevent cognitive decline
A new study in rodents shows how physical exercise in early life creates a cognitive reserve that improves cognition and neuronal activity in later years....Read More.
Dorsiflexion: Injuries and mobility exercises
Dorsiflexion is the movement of raising the foot upwards. Learn about the potential injuries that can affect dorsiflexion, and exercises to treat them....Read More.
Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises
Upper crossed syndrome refers to an overlapping configuration of overactive and underactive muscle groups. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment....Read More.
Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show
New studies presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression....Read More.

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