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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.

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.
What is bursitis of the shoulder?
Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain....Read More.
Trigger finger surgery: What to expect
The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick and the procedure has a high chance of success. Learn more about the types of surgery....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.

Quadratus lumborum pain: Treatment and stretches
Quadratus lumborum pain is located deep in the lower back on both sides of the spine. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention....Read More.
What is bursitis of the shoulder?
Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain....Read More.
What is dextroscoliosis?
Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment....Read More.
What to know about breast cancer and back pain
A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try....Read More.
Gua sha: What you need to know
Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine that is often used to treat muscle pain and tension. We look at the benefits and risks....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.

All you need to know about hip flexor strain
A look at hip flexor strain that can occur when the hip flexor muscles are overstretched or injured. Included is detail on surgery and prevention....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 to know about supination of the foot
A look at supination and pronation of the foot — normal functions of the stride. Included is detail on complications, diagnosis, and how to prevent it....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.
What is hyperphosphatemia?
Learn all about hyperphosphatemia, when levels of phosphate in the blood are too high. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options....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.

Cannabis: Brain alterations may explain feelings of alienation
New research examines the effects of heavy cannabis use on brain activity, behavior, and feelings of negative emotionality such as alienation....Read More.
Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain
A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines....Read More.
Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know
A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms....Read More.
Parkinson's: How a 'bad' enzyme might protect the brain
Reduced levels of a mitochondrial enzyme were previously thought to destroy neurons in Parkinson's disease. The opposite may, in fact, be the case....Read More.
What you should know about neurosarcoidosis
A look at neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can affect most organs in the body. Included is detail on outlook and the causes compared to MS....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.

All you need to know about hip flexor strain
A look at hip flexor strain that can occur when the hip flexor muscles are overstretched or injured. Included is detail on surgery and prevention....Read More.
Do any weight loss pills really work?
In this article, we take a look at nine types of pills and supplements that are proposed to help support weight loss, examining the evidence for each one....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 to know about supination of the foot
A look at supination and pronation of the foot — normal functions of the stride. Included is detail on complications, diagnosis, and how to prevent it....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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