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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.

Why do I get a pain in my back after eating?
A range of issues can cause back pain after eating, including poor posture, ulcers, and even a heart attack. Learn about symptoms and prevention here....Read More.
Middle back pain: Causes and relief
Learn about 13 causes of middle back pain and discover techniques to find relief. Common causes include poor posture, arthritis, and herniated disks....Read More.
How do you relieve neck spasms?
A neck spasm is a common complaint that has a range of potential causes and treatments. Included is detail on stretches and massage....Read More.
What can cause hip pain at night?
Learn about several causes of hip pain at night. We also take a look at the steps that can be taken to reduce, treat, and prevent this pain....Read More.
Now too much standing is bad for us, says study
Studies have long been telling us that too much sitting is bad for our health. Now, a new study claims that prolonged standing may cause us harm, too....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.

Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know
A jammed finger is a common injury that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the finger. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment....Read More.
What could be causing my collarbone pain?
Collarbone pain is common. Some causes are easy to manage, while others require emergency treatment. Learn more about symptoms and when to see a doctor....Read More.
Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer
Study using mice and cells finds that chondroitin-4-sulfate, a widely used dietary supplement for osteoarthritis, drives cell growth in a type of melanoma....Read More.
What causes the outside of your foot to hurt?
A look at lateral foot pain or pain along the outer side of the foot. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook for lateral foot pain....Read More.
What causes spina bifida occulta?
A look at spina bifida occulta, a condition that affects the development of the spine. Included is detail on its development in the womb and complications....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.

How to record 1 million neurons in real time
A newly developed method may allow neuroscientists to listen in to more than 1 million neurons at once and unfurl the data in real time....Read More.
Can beets tackle Alzheimer's at its root?
Harmful formations in the brains of people with Alzheimer's might be responsible for much of the neural damage. Can a beet-derived pigment prevent the harm?...Read More.
What the color of your face reveals about your feelings
New study reveals the facial color patterns that correlate with our emotions, suggesting that we can communicate and decode feelings based on color alone....Read More.
Feeling fine after one drink? Your brain's not
Researchers have found that even one alcoholic drink can impair our ability to make decisions, and this could have some serious implications....Read More.
Targeting these brain cells may aid weight loss
Scientists may have found a new obesity treatment, after exploring mice's 'feed or flee' responses and finding that they could target the 'control switch.'...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.

Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee): Treatment and recovery
Patellar tendonitis involves small tears in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin. Learn more about this injury common in athletes who jump....Read More.
Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know
A jammed finger is a common injury that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the finger. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment....Read More.
Causes and treatment of inner thigh pain
Pain in the inner thigh can have many causes including injury, menstruation, or a hernia. Learn more about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor....Read More.
Step up for health: Pedometers 'boost exercise levels for years'
Scientists have found that using pedometers may not only offer short-term benefits, but they also could help to increase exercise levels for up to 4 years....Read More.
How to treat muscle knots
Muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. The medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points....Read More.

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