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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.

What types of massage are there?
There are several types of massage, such as hot stone, deep tissue, and sports massages. Benefits include relief from muscle aches and relaxation. Learn more about the different types of massages here....Read More.
What causes back pain on the lower right side?
Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here....Read More.
Letter from the Editor: Transparency and trust
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses the importance of having access to online health information you can trust....Read More.
How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain
It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back....Read More.
What can cause morning back pain?
Waking up with lower back pain can often signal a problem with a person’s sleeping position or mattress. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease. Learn more 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 can cause shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a complex and flexible joint, making it vulnerable to damage. Common causes of shoulder pain include injuries, general wear and tear, and inflammatory conditions. A person can often treat mild shoulder pain at home, but those with severe pain or serious injuries should see a doctor. Learn more here....Read More.
What to know about fish roe
Tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar are types of fish roe, or the eggs of a fish. They are all similar but have some nutritional differences. They can all form part of a healthful diet. Learn more about tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar here....Read More.
Pain at big toe joint: Everything you need to know
There are many possible causes of pain at the big toe joint, including osteoarthritis, gout, and injuries. This pain can sometimes make it difficult for a person to walk, but most underlying causes are treatable. Learn more about pain at the big toe joint, including treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor....Read More.
What to know about a broken nose
A broken nose can result from a forceful impact to the face. Symptoms typically include pain, swelling, and bleeding. A person can often treat minor nose breaks at home, but more severe injuries may require medical treatment. Doctors can correct a misshapen nose with manual realignment or surgery. Learn more here....Read More.
What to know about vitamin K-2
Vitamin K has two main forms, K-1 and K-2. Vitamin K-2 is naturally present in fatty meats, dairy products, and fermented foods. Both forms of vitamin K are essential for blood clotting and bone health. However, vitamin K-2 may also protect against certain forms of cancer and heart disease. Learn more here....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 a loss of taste?
A lost sense of taste is a common symptom, with possible causes ranging from a simple cold to a head injury. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a loss of taste here....Read More.
Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism
A study in rats identifies a key driver of anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. This finding may lead to new therapies not just for depression....Read More.
How do we recall the past? New mechanism revealed
A brain study in rats that explored different environments reveals that the anterior cingulate cortex drives the hippocampus in long-term memory recall....Read More.
Everything you need to know about heat intolerance
Heat intolerance is when someone feels too warm in temperatures that other people find comfortable. It can be a mild discomfort or significantly affect a person's quality of life. Learn about the causes and more here....Read More.
Alzheimer's: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms
New research finds that some Alzheimer's-related biomarkers in the brain change as early as 34 years before the onset of visible symptoms....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.

How does exercise support health later in life?
A new study reviews the effects of exercising in older life. Greater independence and higher self-worth are only some of the benefits of physical activity....Read More.
Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?
A recent study investigates whether physical activity can improve well-being and reduce symptoms in the population of an inpatient psychiatric unit....Read More.
Knee pain from squatting: What to do
Squatting properly does not usually cause knee pain. However, if a person squats incorrectly or has a knee injury or knee condition, they may experience pain. Here, learn more about the causes of knee pain from squatting, as well as treatment and prevention....Read More.
What can cause shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a complex and flexible joint, making it vulnerable to damage. Common causes of shoulder pain include injuries, general wear and tear, and inflammatory conditions. A person can often treat mild shoulder pain at home, but those with severe pain or serious injuries should see a doctor. Learn more here....Read More.
Dementia: New WHO prevention guidelines evaluate 12 risk factors
The WHO have recently released a new set of guidelines around strategies for dementia prevention, in which they evaluate potential interventions....Read More.

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