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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.

Link found between chronic headache and back pain
A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were about twice as likely to also experience the other condition....Read More.
'Wasabi receptor' may advance treatments for chronic pain
A pain response that scorpion toxin triggers may help researchers further their understanding of chronic pain and allow them to develop new therapies....Read More.
What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol
The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products, including alcohol, from the body. Kidney pain can be a sign of serious health issues. Learn more in this article....Read More.
Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience
Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors....Read More.
What causes pain in the lower left back?
Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments....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 can cause back pain and nausea?
Back pain and nausea can often occur at the same time and cause much discomfort. Learn about the causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, and appropriate treatment options here....Read More.
Causes and treatments for burning in the knee
Burning pain in the knee can occur as a result of an injury or strain. Learn about the various causes and treatment options, as well as when to see a doctor, here....Read More.
Locked knee: Causes and what to do
Locked knee refers to an inability to either bend or straighten the knee. This article outlines two types and their associated symptoms and causes. We also discuss the available treatments....Read More.
Causes and treatments for stiff fingers
Stiff fingers can cause much discomfort and loss of motion in the hands. We look at the various causes and treatment options, as well as stretches and exercises that may help....Read More.
What to know about CT head scans
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the head creates images of the skull, brain, and other parts of the head. Read about the uses, procedure, and risks of CT head scans 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.

Allergies and dizziness: What's the link?
Allergies can cause vertigo, but this is rare. In this article, we look at how dizziness, vertigo, and allergies are linked, and whether or not treating allergy symptoms can help resolve vertigo....Read More.
Illiteracy may triple dementia risk
New research finds that people who cannot read may have a threefold risk of developing dementia in older age, compared with people who can read....Read More.
What can cause itchy lower legs?
The lower legs may be itchy for a number of reasons, from issues with shaving to skin conditions and diabetes. Here, learn more about these causes, other symptoms, and the range of treatments....Read More.
A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries
The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves and cells that carries signals between the brain and body. This article looks at the spinal cord’s function and anatomy and includes an interactive diagram....Read More.
Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson's disease
In a new review of the evidence, scientists propose two main types of Parkinson's, depending on which part of the nervous system the disease originates in....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 heavy lifting at work affects cardiovascular health
New research investigates the effects of different types of physical activity on cardiovascular health, showing the impact of strenuous exertion at work....Read More.
Exercise levels predict lifespan better than smoking, medical history
According to new research, physical activity levels may be the most accurate way to predict the risk of mortality among older adults....Read More.
10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck
A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. In this article, learn about 10 exercises and stretches that can relieve these symptoms....Read More.
What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?
A shoulder can crack or pop for many reasons, ranging from injuries to chronic conditions. Learn more about the causes here, along with when to see a doctor....Read More.
Hip external rotation: Stretches, exercises, and more
The external rotation of the hip helps people get into cars, pitch baseballs, and do a variety of other activities. Learn more here....Read More.

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