Joint Health

  1. A New Strategy To Successfully Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A New Strategy To Successfully Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis
    A recent study carried out at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new strategy to successfully prevent rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse model, promising better treatment of this and other autoimmune disorders in the future. About 1.5 million Americans are afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by inflammation and typically results in painfully deformed fingers and hands. Drugs...
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  2. How Brain Patterns Can Predict the Severity of Chronic Back Pain

    How Brain Patterns Can Predict the Severity of Chronic Back Pain
    Health experts have been searching for a long time for a reliable method to objectively measure pain. A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital promises to be an exciting discovery for anyone who suffers from chronic pain. With more than 100 million American sufferers, treatment of chronic pain is complex and presents many challenges. This new study shows that...
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  3. Galectins Shown To Play A Role In Osteoarthritis

    Galectins Shown To Play A Role In Osteoarthritis
    Inflammatory joint disease, or arthritis, is a common, growing affliction in elderly people. In a survey, roughly 39% of people over the age of 60 said they had some form of arthritis including osteoarthritis, which causes painful wear and tear of the body’s joints. Interestingly, researchers at the University Department of Orthopedics at the MedUni in Austria have discovered a...
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  4. Top Foods for an Arthritis Diet

    Top Foods for an Arthritis Diet
    There's no doubt that chronic joint pain caused by arthritis can be difficult to live with day in and day out. But there are ways to make life easier that don't involve medication or surgery. Here are some alternative methods to ease joint pain and discomfort. The consumption of sulfur-rich foods may help to lessen pain by reducing inflammation in the...
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  5. Smart Choices in Seafood: Benefits vs. Risks

    Smart Choices in Seafood: Benefits vs. Risks
    If you want to gain the health benefits of fish, the experts recommend eating at least three servings a week. But what about the risk of mercury and other toxins contained in some kinds of seafood? You shouldn’t worry if you avoid eating fish with high levels of pollutants, because the benefits far outweigh the risks, according to a group...
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  6. Amazing Aloe Vera

    Amazing Aloe Vera
    The hearty and beautiful Aloe vera plant is most commonly known for treating minor burns with its cooling gel. But did you know that it also helps your body maintain a first-class defense system? A Lancet study found that oligosaccharides—substances that your body produces from the saccharides found in Aloe Vera —were proven effective against a broad range of bacteria, including...
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  7. The Original Aspirin

    The Original Aspirin
    When the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans had pain, fever, pain, or swelling, they all reached for the same thing: white willow bark. White willow bark has been used medicinally for more than 20 centuries. Its first recorded modern use was in England in the late 1700s, and by the mid- to late-1800s, scientists had discovered its active ingredient...
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  8. Fitness Keeps Chronic Disease at Bay

    Fitness Keeps Chronic Disease at Bay
    Being physically fit in your middle years (30s, 40s and 50s) extends your lifespan. And new research suggests it also increases the odds of your aging in good health, free from chronic illness. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute analyzed the medical records of 18,670 study participants over a 40-year span. The data followed them later...
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  9. Can You Reduce The Pain And Inflammation From Osteoarthritis?

    Can You Reduce The Pain And Inflammation From Osteoarthritis?
    Are you looking for natural ways to reduce chronic joint pain caused by osteoarthritis? Could drinking just two glasses of tart cherry juice a day reduce the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis? One researcher at Oregon Health and Science University is certainly convinced. In a small but compelling study, Dr. Kerry Kuehl, a doctor of sports medicine, observed 20 women...
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  10. Best Health Supplement Calcium The Key is Absorption

    Best Health Supplement Calcium The Key is Absorption
    In recent years, many of us have begun taking calcium supplements on the advice of health-care practitioners because as we age, our bones lose density, flexibility and strength. But all calcium supplements are not created equal. Absorption of calcium supplements can be compromised by many factors including the source and quality of the supplement, and the state of one’s health...
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