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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.

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.
What can cause both lower back pain and diarrhea?
Lower back pain and diarrhea are common and tend to be unrelated. However, a number of conditions can cause both symptoms. Examples include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney infections, and diverticulosis. Learn more here....Read More.
Are lower back pain and constipation related?
Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they will occur due to two unrelated conditions. Learn more about these conditions and when a person should see a doctor 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.

How do you know when a stubbed toe is serious?
Stubbing a toe can be very painful. It can be hard to tell whether the toe is bruised, broken, or sprained. Learn about symptoms and diagnosis, as well as how to relieve pain from a stubbed toe, here....Read More.
How to diagnose and treat bruised ribs
Bruising is not always a symptom of a broken or fractured rib bone. In this article, we provide pictures and advice about how to diagnose and treat bruised ribs....Read More.
11 ways to increase bone density naturally
Bone density decreases with time, and some people have a risk of developing weak or brittle bones. Learn how to increase or maintain bone density here....Read More.
How do you get rid of corns?
Ways to get rid of corns include removing sources of friction and filing down the corn. Medical treatments can also help. Learn more here....Read More.
Exercises and tips for better posture
Many exercises can help improve posture, including bridges, planks, and other yoga poses. In this article, we look at healthy posture when standing, sitting, and lying down. We also explore exercises and tips for maintaining good posture....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 causes a persistent headache?
A persistent headache, or a headache that won’t go away, can have many causes. This article discusses common causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor....Read More.
Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here....Read More.
Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety
By studying young monkeys, scientists have identified the first of what they believe to be many brain molecules with a causal role in anxiety....Read More.
Alzheimer's: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness
According to a new study, the buildup of toxic tau protein in key areas of the brain leads to major brain cell loss and daytime sleepiness in Alzheimer's....Read More.
MS: Paleo diet may reduce fatigue by improving cholesterol
New research finds that improving cholesterol levels by adopting a diet high in vegetables reduces exhaustion in people with multiple sclerosis....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.

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety
Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions....Read More.
Fat burning heart rate: Everything you need to know
A person's fat burning heart rate depends on their age. Staying within this heart rate range during exercise is supposed to help people lose weight. Learn more here....Read More.
Blisters between the toes: Causes and treatments
Blisters often occur between the toes due to friction, but they can also be a symptom of various skin disorders. Learn about causes and treatments here....Read More.
Hydrating foods: The top 20 and their benefits
Staying hydrated is vital for overall health, especially during warmer months. Learn about the top 20 hydrating foods and their health benefits in this article....Read More.
Causes and treatments for pain in the arch of the foot
The arch of the foot plays a vital role in supporting movements such as walking. In this article, learn about what causes pain in the arch, as well as about the possible treatments....Read More.

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