May 2013

Wireless Dissolvable Implants Could Help Relieve Pain, Re-Grow Bone

A century or so ago, even minor surgical procedures carried enormous risk, often resulting in death. According to some medical experts, we could see the return of those days unless we find a way to deal with superbugs – the popular term for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A solution may be on the way, with potential benefits […]

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Benefits Of Minimally Invasive THA Found To Be Similar For Obese And Non-Obese Patients

Obesity is a condition linked to many health problems and most of them can be at least alleviated by weight loss. In the case of joints, obesity results in extra stress, accelerating their wear and increasing the risk of damage. However, it appears that weight has no bearing on the outcome of total hip arthroplasty

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Johns Hopkins Team Discovers Marker Of Worst RA Cases

A research team from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has made a discovery that could open the door to early diagnosis of severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to novel, more aggressive therapies for such patients. The researchers have found a specific subset of antibodies in the blood of people suffering from the worst

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Bisphosphonates Linked To Lower Heart Attack Risk In RA Patients

Bisphosphonates are a group of drugs used to treat bone conditions. They are bone-building drugs taken by people who suffer from osteoporosis and other conditions characterised by bone fragility. Many people afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other forms of inflammatory arthritis also take bisphosphonates to combat bone loss as a result of the disease

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Vitamin C Has No Significant Impact On Urate Levels In Gout Patients

Ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin C, has many benefits but they do not seem to include meaningful relief for gout patients. This is the conclusion drawn by a research team from the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand, whose study has revealed that modest doses of vitamin C do not bring down uric

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Researchers Use Layered Clay To Grow Bone Cells

Synthetic silicates, which are built of simple or complex salts of silicic acids, have found application in numerous commercial and industrial areas. They are used in food additives, glass and ceramic filler materials and anti-caking agents. Now a research team from Brigham and Women´s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts has found that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets,

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Anxiety Screening Recommended For Chronic Pain Sufferers

Healthcare providers are usually aware that depression occurs commonly among people suffering from chronic pain. However, the findings of a new study suggest that such patients should also be screened for various anxiety disorders, since those could be linked to higher pain levels and quality of life issues related to pain, the Health Behavior News

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