April 2014

Which Sports Carry The Greatest Risk Of Foot And Ankle Injuries?

Some of the world´s most beloved sports also pose the greatest risk of foot and ankle injuries. For this reason, a proper warm-up and appropriate protective gear are particularly important in these sports so that their practice delivers all the associated benefits. An article on the Foot Vitals website takes a look at the sports […]

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Quality Of Life For RA Patients Improves Over Past Two Decades

Despite the difficulties of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients nowadays stand a better chance of living a valued life compared to people struggling with the disease two decades ago. According to the findings of a Dutch study, psychological distress and physical disability among RA patients have decreased since 1990, possible explanations being reduced disease

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MRI Technique Reveals Link Between Regional Brain Damage And Concussion Symptoms

Dizziness, loss of balance and visual problems are the typical consequences of concussion. They are characteristic of a condition known as vestibulopathy, which is among the most common and serious problems for people who have suffered a concussion. So far, vestibulopathy has been associated with the inner ear structure but a US research team has

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Online Surveys Can Provide Reliable Record Of Post-ACL Injury Sports Activity

A Norwegian research team believes that online activity surveys can give a more comprehensive picture of sports participation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries compared to standard activity questionnaires. They reached that conclusion after developing and testing an online survey and have published their findings in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Frequent Milk Consumption May Slow Down Knee OA Progression In Women

Is there any link between consumption of dairy products and the progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA)? It seems that yoghurt plays no part in it but cheese may accelerate the process. On the other hand, frequent consumption of fat-free or low-fat milk could help delay knee OA progression, new research has established. However, this beneficial

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Spousal Empathy Could Help RA Patients Keep Depression At Bay

The chronic pain experienced by people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its impact on their quality of life often leads to patients suffering depression. According to the findings of a Canadian study, emotional support from spouses or life partners can significantly reduce the likelihood of RA patients developing depressive symptoms.

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Fibromyalgia Patients Could Benefit From Magnetic Brain Stimulation

The widespread, persistent pain experienced by people with fibromyalgia reduces their quality of life. Unfortunately, the precise causes of this condition remain unknown and this has hindered efforts to find a cure. Hopes at present revolve around finding effective means of alleviating the pain and thus improving quality of life. According to French researchers, this

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Anglo-German Study Raises Hope For Nerve Repair After Spinal Cord Injury

Modern medicine is capable of performing extraordinary feats but it is still impossible to repair nerve fibres in the central nervous system (CNS) damaged as a result of spinal cord or brain injury. This means that people who have suffered such injuries are often left with severe impairments such as loss of sensation and permanent

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