Category Archives: Arthritis

New ligament discovered in knee, Belgian surgeons say.

The knee joint is surrounded by ligaments to provide stability and support. Knee surgeons in Belgium say they have identified a previously unfamiliar ligament in the human knee. Writing in the┬áJournal of Anatomy, they suggest the fibrous band could play … Continue reading

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“Broccoli slows Arthritis” researchers think.

Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe. The University of East Anglia team is starting human trials following on from successful lab studies. Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction “Body Scan”

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Eating Cherries can help with Gout

Eating cherries can reduce the risk of gout attacks, a study has suggested. US researchers found patients with gout who ate cherries over a two-day period had a 35% lower risk of attacks compared to those who did not. The … Continue reading

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Gene flaw linked to Low Back Pain

Scientists have identified a gene flaw linked to disc problems that are a common cause of lower back pain. The UK study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, looked at 4,600 people and found the PARK2 gene was linked … Continue reading

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‘Nano pit’ technique to extend life of hip replacements

A Scottish team of biologists, nano-engineers and surgeons has come up with a new technique which could mean hip replacements that last a lifetime. The researchers want to coat key surfaces with a “nano-pattern” pitted plastic to encourage stem cells … Continue reading

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Acupuncture studies by NCCAM

Introduction Physical pain is a common occurrence for many People; in fact, a national survey found that more than one-quarter of U.S. adults had recently experienced some sort of pain lasting more than a day. In addition to conventional treatments, … Continue reading

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