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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.

Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article....Read More.
What causes a hot back?
Having a hot back can be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually treatable. The back may feel hot due to many different issues, including nerve pain and sunburn. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here....Read More.
Back pain when bending: What to know
Many people experience lower back pain when bending over. This article looks at a variety of conditions that can cause this pain, as well as treatments, self-care tips, and how to prevent it....Read More.
What causes lower back pain when coughing?
For some people, coughing can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of this symptom and when to see a doctor....Read More.
Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two separate reasons. Learn more about causes and treatment options 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.

Spinal stenosis: Everything you need to know
Spinal stenosis occurs when compression in the spine causes pain, numbness, and weakness, usually in the legs. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here....Read More.
How to strengthen your knee
People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here....Read More.
How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping
Methods of helping knee pain when sleeping include trying a new sleep position, using hot or cold packs, and losing weight. Learn more about treating knee pain when sleeping here....Read More.
Why orthopedic shoes may not really be good for our feet
New research into how calluses work for our feet and balance suggests that thick-soled shoes, such as orthopedic shoes, may do us more harm than good....Read More.
What is ulnar deviation?
Ulnar deviation is when problems with the joints, muscles, or ligaments cause the fingers to bend toward the bone on the outside of the forearm. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments 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.

Spinal stenosis: Everything you need to know
Spinal stenosis occurs when compression in the spine causes pain, numbness, and weakness, usually in the legs. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here....Read More.
Computer use in midlife may prevent cognitive decline
New research finds that using a computer and playing games, among other activities, can significantly reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment....Read More.
Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here....Read More.
What can cause a tingling sensation on the scalp?
A tingling sensation on the scalp, called paresthesia, can arise for many reasons, including nerve issues, anxiety, infections, hair loss, and skin irritation. Not all types of paresthesia are unpleasant. Learn more here....Read More.
Why is my chest itchy?
Itchy skin, or pruritus, can affect the chest. In this article, learn about the possible causes of an itchy chest, which include skin conditions, kidney problems, and hormonal imbalances. Also, find out more about treatments and remedies for itchy skin....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.

What to know about walking for weight loss
Walking can help people lose weight. Setting a faster pace, using an incline, and walking multiple times per day can all help increase the amount of calories a person burns. Learn more here....Read More.
How to strengthen your knee
People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here....Read More.
Ways to stop masturbating
Masturbation is normal and healthy. However, it may be a problem if it impacts other areas of a person’s life. Tips to stop masturbating include avoiding pornography and getting lots of exercise. Learn more here....Read More.
Are there any health benefits to a cold shower?
The potential health benefits of taking a cold shower include strengthening the immune system, feeling invigorated, and boosting mood. Learn more about the benefits of taking a cold shower here....Read More.
Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery
My name is Jenny Marshall. This is the story of my lifelong struggle with obesity, and how weight loss surgery changed my life forever....Read More.

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