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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.

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?
New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium....Read More.
What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome
A look at tarsal tunnel syndrome, a condition where the foot becomes inflamed. Included are details on diagnosis and the outlook for people affected....Read More.
What is palmar erythema?
Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis....Read More.
What to know about iliopsoas bursitis
A look at iliopsoas bursitis, a condition that can cause pain in the hip joint. Included is detail on recovery time and exercises for prevention....Read More.
What is tendinosis?
In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis....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.

'Wasabi receptor' may advance treatments for chronic pain
A pain response that scorpion toxin triggers may help researchers further their understanding of chronic pain and allow them to develop new therapies....Read More.
What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol
The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products, including alcohol, from the body. Kidney pain can be a sign of serious health issues. Learn more in this article....Read More.
Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience
Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors....Read More.
What causes pain in the lower left back?
Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments....Read More.
Exercises and tips for better posture
Many exercises can help improve posture, including bridges, planks, and other yoga poses. In this article, we look at healthy posture when standing, sitting, and lying down. We also explore exercises and tips for maintaining good posture....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.

Calorie restriction plus exercise can make bones more fragile
New research in female mice reveals that exercising while on a low calorie diet can decrease quality and quantity of bone instead of increasing robustness....Read More.
Fight-or-flight: Do our bones play a part?
A new study in humans and animals identifies the bone hormone osteocalcin as a crucial driver for the fight-or-flight survival response....Read More.
What to know about leg cramps at night
Leg cramps at night, or nocturnal leg cramps, are often linked with overuse or underuse of the muscles, but medical conditions may also be the cause. Learn about causes and treatments here....Read More.
Could gut microbes be the key to overcoming muscle loss in older age?
A new mouse study reveals that gut microbes can influence skeletal muscle mass and function and sheds light on some underlying mechanisms....Read More.
Could bone-like particles in blood contribute to artery clogging?
Scientists have discovered that circulating blood contains bone-like particles and suggest that they may contribute to atherosclerosis....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 causes numbness in the thigh?
Causes of numbness in the thigh include lupus, some autoimmune conditions, and multiple sclerosis. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here....Read More.
Could drinking tea boost brain connectivity?
A small study tests whether regular tea drinkers have differently structured brains to non-tea drinkers. The findings are intriguing but not conclusive....Read More.
Physical fitness linked to better brain function
In the largest and most in-depth study of its kind, scientists confirm that physical fitness is associated with improved cognitive ability....Read More.
Does poor oral health impact brain function?
Two new studies suggest that there is an association between stress related tooth problems and cognitive decline among older populations....Read More.
How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?
This Friday the 13th, we take a look at the psychological mechanisms of superstitions and their effect on mental health and well-being....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.

Should you exercise during your period?
Exercise during a period can improve mood, reduce pain, and provide overall health benefits. Learn more about exercising during a period here....Read More.
What is the ideal heart rate when running?
Keeping track of heart rate while running can help people maximize their fitness or weight loss goals. Learn about heart rate zones, safe levels, and how to measure heart rate here....Read More.
The importance of 'sport-related hobbies' for middle aged women
Research in postmenopausal women finds that leisure time physical activity improves blood lipid profile, which is an indicator of cardiovascular health....Read More.
Physical fitness linked to better brain function
In the largest and most in-depth study of its kind, scientists confirm that physical fitness is associated with improved cognitive ability....Read More.
Calorie restriction plus exercise can make bones more fragile
New research in female mice reveals that exercising while on a low calorie diet can decrease quality and quantity of bone instead of increasing robustness....Read More.

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