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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.

Rheumatoid arthritis could be treated with a novel hydrogel
Researchers have developed a hydrogel that has the potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis by absorbing the excess fluid that builds up in joints....Read More.
Retrolisthesis: Types, causes, and symptoms
Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction. In this article, we look at the different types, most common causes, and most important symptoms....Read More.
Joint space narrowing: Treatment, causes, and more
What is joint space narrowing and how is it formed? Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and how joint space narrowing may be prevented....Read More.
Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?
CBD oil has become popular for pain treatment. We look at how it works, how it is used, and the benefits and risks of using CBD oil for pain management....Read More.
Lumbar arthritis: Symptoms, treatment, and causes
Lumbar arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. In this article, learn about the causes, symptoms, how it diagnosed, and how it is treated....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.

All you need to know about iliac crest pain
Iliac crest pain is pain in the hip that can spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about its causes and treatment with this article....Read More.
Retrolisthesis: Types, causes, and symptoms
Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction. In this article, we look at the different types, most common causes, and most important symptoms....Read More.
Anterolisthesis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
In this article, learn about anterolisthesis. What is anterolisthesis and how is it diagnosed? What are the treatment options available?...Read More.
Lower back pain may all be in the mind, study suggests
Feelings of stiffness in the lower back may simply be the brain's way of protecting us from future injuries, new research suggests....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.

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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 does the top of my foot hurt?
Learn about some of the more common causes of pain on top of the foot and what can be done to treat them. This article also looks at foot care tips....Read More.
All you need to know about iliac crest pain
Iliac crest pain is pain in the hip that can spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about its causes and treatment with this article....Read More.
Rheumatoid arthritis could be treated with a novel hydrogel
Researchers have developed a hydrogel that has the potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis by absorbing the excess fluid that builds up in joints....Read More.
Pfeiffer syndrome: What to know
We explore the genetic condition Pfeiffer syndrome including the risk factors and how it is diagnosed. Learn more about the subtypes and outlook, here....Read More.
Hammer toe surgery: What to expect
A hammer toe is a potentially painful toe deformity. We look at the types of hammer toe surgery, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure....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.

What is a decompressive craniectomy?
We look at decompressive craniectomy, a technique to reduce skull pressure. Included is detail on the procedure, recovery process, and when they’re needed....Read More.
Alzheimer's: Word processing duration may predict onset
Delayed word processing may predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, scientists find. The research may lead to new testing practices....Read More.
Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?
Migraines can severely impact daily functioning and productivity, but could they actually be a mark of the brain's self-protective mechanism?...Read More.
What you need to know about dyskinesia
We look at dyskinesia, including the main symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about this condition that results in involuntary movements here....Read More.
What is akathisia and why does it occur?
Learn about akathisia, a symptom that is sometimes caused by taking certain medications. This article looks at the causes, signs, and treatment options....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.

What you need to know about dyskinesia
We look at dyskinesia, including the main symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about this condition that results in involuntary movements here....Read More.
Why does the top of my foot hurt?
Learn about some of the more common causes of pain on top of the foot and what can be done to treat them. This article also looks at foot care tips....Read More.
Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, study finds
A longitudinal study suggests that, contrary to expectations, spending more than 7.5 hours per week exercising does not protect against blocked arteries....Read More.
Calculating how many calories are burned in a day
Learn how to work out how many calories are burned per day, including specific totals for different types of activities and exercises....Read More.
Everything you need to know about ketones
Ketone is a chemical produced by the body when fats are broken down for energy. In this article, we explain ketone tests and how to understand the results....Read More.

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