February 2014

Nottingham University Researchers Offer New Hope For OA Pain Relief

More than eight million Britons are affected by osteoarthritis (OA), many of them forced to deal with severe pain on a daily basis. The disease also puts a heavy strain on the healthcare system, with almost £200 million spent annually by the NHS on joint replacement procedures. But many OA sufferers are elderly people and […]

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Young IA Patients Opt For Treatments Helping Them Lead

Young people suffering from inflammatory arthritis (IA) choose their treatment on the basis of its ability to “make life normal,” research conducted by Newcastle University has found. This means that young IA patients are concerned with what effect the treatment will have on their appearance, social life and well-being, both physical and mental.

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Canadian Report Urges In-Depth Look At Effect Of Football Heading

Football is the world´s most popular sport, played by almost 270 million people across the globe. One of its unique aspects is heading, or tackling and controlling the ball with the head. This is one of the reasons head and neck injuries are particularly common among football players. However, research initiatives into football-related concussions have

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Intense Rehab Pays Off For Knee, Hip Replacement Patients

With a steadily aging global population, knee and hip replacement operations are only expected to increase in number. The best post-operative course of action is to have patients transferred to rehabilitation facilities, the problem here being that this is associated with significant costs. Nevertheless, intense rehabilitation after surgery is a justified investment given the benefits

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UK Researchers Launch Study Into Football and OA

With financial support from Arthritis Research UK, researchers from the University of Nottingham are embarking on a study that aims to examine the link between professional football and osteoarthritis (OA). The first study of this kind will take place over five years and its findings could provide a valuable insight into injury prevention for all

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Obese Children At Greater Risk Of Complex Elbow Fractures, Post-Surgical Complications

Over the past couple of decades, childhood obesity has grown at such rate that it has become one of the greatest health issues of modern times. Obesity puts children at risk of various long-term medical conditions, among them problems with their musculoskeletal system. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of

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Study Finds Great Improvement In THA, TKA Safety Over Past Two Decades

Over the last two decades, a number of factors have combined to make total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) much safer and effective solutions for people suffering from moderate to severe osteoarthritis (OA). This is the conclusion reached by a team of Dutch and Danish researchers, who attributed the marked improvement to

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Australian Study Highlights Global Burden Of Neck Pain

Although neck pain is not associated with fatal outcomes, it is among the most burdensome health problems on a global scale. This has been established by Australian researchers through the analysis of relevant data from the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study. Their findings have been published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal.

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Patients Should Be Wary Of Vertebroplasty Information Posted Online, Researchers Warn

Thanks to the Internet, people all over the world can have access to whatever information they desire. But is it always a good idea to trust what you read, especially where serious matters such as health are concerned? The World Wide Web is brimming with health and medical information and many people take it at

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