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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.

Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness
Shoulder stretches can relieve tension and tightness in the upper back, neck, and shoulders. In this article, we discuss how to perform 10 shoulder stretches, their benefits, and how to prevent shoulder tightness....Read More.
What are synovial cysts?
Synovial cysts are fluid-filled lumps that typically develop on the lower spine. They are generally harmless and often do not cause symptoms. However, people who experience pain or other problems may require treatment. Learn more about synovial cysts here....Read More.
What can cause back pain while breathing?
Back pain when breathing can indicate an underlying health condition, such as infection, inflammation, or spinal curvature. The symptom can also signal a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. Learn more here....Read More.
What to know about back pain in pregnancy
Back pain affects around two-thirds of women during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the causes of back pain in the first, second, and third trimester, and ways to relieve the pain....Read More.
What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?
Back pain and shortness of breath may be a sign of many potential conditions. These may be mild or severe. Treatment depends on the underlying condition....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 causes Achilles tendon pain?
Achilles tendon pain can result from tendonitis or a tear or rupture of the tendon. Problems with the Achilles tendon are more common in people who play sports. They typically occur from excessive use of the calf muscles but can also result from acute injuries. Learn more about Achilles tendon pain here....Read More.
Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes
Genome analysis and 3D DNA studies helped scientists to identify two new genes that impact bone-producing cells to potentially alter osteoporosis risk....Read More.
What to know about a bulging disc in the neck
Potential causes of a bulging disc in the neck include being overweight and being inactive. Exercising may help. Learn more about bulging discs in the neck, including why they develop and how to soothe them, here....Read More.
This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis
A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research....Read More.
What to know about MCL tears
The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, of the knee can tear due to injury and cause pain. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Learn more about MCL tears 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 can cause pain in the palm of the hand?
Pain in the palm of the hand is often the result of a minor injury, and a person can safely treat it at home. However, more serious causes of hand pain can include bone fractures, wound infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. Learn more here....Read More.
Could 'mirror neurons' explain brain mechanisms of empathy?
When rats see other rats in pain, their brains activate the same group of nerve cells that become active when they themselves are in pain, research shows....Read More.
How marijuana affects the body
Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here....Read More.
This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person's emotional perception and emotional response control....Read More.
5-minute breathing 'workout' may benefit heart and brain health
New research finds that using a breathing device that strengthens breathing muscles for 5 minutes can lower blood pressure and boost cognition....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.

Tips to increase stamina
Methods of increasing stamina include meditation, exercise, and consuming caffeine. Stamina can help prevent physical fatigue and enhance mental focus. Learn more about boosting stamina here....Read More.
List of the best full-body exercises
The best full-body exercises include squats, burpees, lunges, and cycling. People can do these to exercise several muscles at once. Learn more about how to do these exercises here....Read More.
How to begin intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting has many potential benefits, including helping a person to lose weight. Tips to start include having a goal, choosing a suitable method, and creating meal. Learn about possible side effects and who should not fast....Read More.
Causes and treatment of finger pain
Finger pain can result from a minor injury and will usually get better with self-care. However, severe, worsening, or recurring pain may indicate a more serious injury or underlying condition. Learn more about the causes and treatment of finger pain here....Read More.
How 1 hour of brisk walking can benefit people with osteoarthritis
A new study investigates the impact of 1 weekly hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on disability in people with knee osteoarthritis....Read More.

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