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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 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.
Knee osteoarthritis: What's the best weight loss plan?
Weight loss is known to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms and signs. But which weight loss regimen is best? New research investigates....Read More.
What is overpronation?
What is overpronation? We take a look at the causes of flat feet, along with the treatment options and exercises to help with this condition....Read More.
All you need to know about myositis
A look at the condition myositis, an illness where inflammation occurs within organ tissue. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and the causes here....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.

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health
According to one intriguing new study, antibiotics may disrupt bone health by interacting with gut bacteria and the immune system....Read More.
What to know about contusions
A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. They may affect the bones, muscles, skin, eyes, mouth, and many of the internal organs. Learn more about types of contusion here....Read More.
What to know about front shoulder pain
Pain in the front of the shoulder can have many potential causes, including muscle injury and torn ligaments. Learn more about the possible causes of front shoulder pain here....Read More.
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.

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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.

Night owls may experience 'jet lag' on a daily basis
New research shows how brain activity in 'night owls' is different from that of 'morning larks,' and how this can affect their productivity and well-being....Read More.
Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?
Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions....Read More.
Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function....Read More.
How music motivates the brain to learn
A new study shows that music taps into the brain's reward circuitry to stimulate a type of learning based on the correct prediction of outcomes....Read More.
What causes finger numbness?
Numbness in the fingers and hand can have a variety of different causes, including a pinched nerve, medications, and myofascial pain syndrome. Learn more in this article....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 prompt fat to benefit metabolism?
A study in humans and mice reveals that exercise prompts fat to release helpful compounds, including a signaling protein that improves glucose tolerance....Read More.
How to prevent rotator cuff injuries
The rotator cuff is an integral part of the anatomy of the shoulder. It is prone to injury, but doing specific exercises can help prevent this. Learn more about rotator cuff exercises here....Read More.
Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset
A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise....Read More.
Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis
Certain foot and leg stretches can speed up recovery and relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. In this article, we provide a visual guide to exercises that can help....Read More.
Foot bones: Everything you need to know
The feet support the human body when standing, walking, running, and more. They are complex structures with 26 bones. Learn more about foot bones and foot anatomy here....Read More.

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