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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 is the impact of back pain over time?
Back pain affects most of the world's population. What is its impact over time, and what might this suggest about the best treatment approach?...Read More.
What to know about a stiff neck
The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments for a stiff neck and when to see a doctor....Read More.
What to know about kyphosis
Kyphosis is a condition that results in an abnormal curve in the spine. Often caused by developmental issues or poor posture, it usually affects adolescents and adults, although it can be present at birth. Learn more about what causes kyphosis, how to prevent it, and ways to treat it, including exercises....Read More.
Strong link found between back pain and mortality
Back pain can significantly reduce people's quality of life. A recent study asks whether back pain might also reduce lifespan in older woman....Read More.
Prostate cancer and back pain
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. 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 is the impact of back pain over time?
Back pain affects most of the world's population. What is its impact over time, and what might this suggest about the best treatment approach?...Read More.
Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent
A fascinating new study finds that by blocking estrogen in the brains of mice, bone density can be significantly boosted well into old age....Read More.
'Coaxing' stem cells to form new bone tissue
New research finds out how to drive stem cells to form new bone tissue, and these results could help improve outcomes for spinal surgeries....Read More.
What to know about a stiff neck
The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments for a stiff neck and when to see a doctor....Read More.
What to know about kyphosis
Kyphosis is a condition that results in an abnormal curve in the spine. Often caused by developmental issues or poor posture, it usually affects adolescents and adults, although it can be present at birth. Learn more about what causes kyphosis, how to prevent it, and ways to treat it, including exercises....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.

Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression
Clinical trial compares stem cell transplantation with existing disease-modifying therapies and finds that the former is more effective at slowing down MS....Read More.
ALS: A new therapy may be in sight
New research, led by Harvard scientists, identifies a novel potential therapeutic target for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)....Read More.
Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer's disease
A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer's. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain....Read More.
How do our brains remember?
A new study identifies the way in which the human brain retrieves simple memories and what this might tell us about how we recall past events....Read More.
How to relieve nerve pain in MS
There are many simple home remedies that can help with multiple sclerosis (MS) nerve pain in the legs, feet, arms, and back. Many remedies will also work on other areas of the body. Learn more about remedies for MS nerve pain here....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.

Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer's, but how?
Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect....Read More.
Does this common food additive stop us exercising?
New research, conducted in both mice and humans, finds a strong link between the consumption of phosphate and reduced levels of physical activity....Read More.
How to tell if you have a femoral hernia
A femoral hernia occurs when tissue pushes through the muscle wall of the groin or inner thigh. Symptoms include a lump and sometimes pain in the area. Diagnosis may include imaging tests, and there can be complications. Learn more here....Read More.
What to know about a stiff neck
The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments for a stiff neck and when to see a doctor....Read More.
Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?
The most common treatment for high blood pressure consists of taking specific medication, but could regular exercise bring the same benefits?...Read More.

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