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Step forward in understanding human feet
Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. Unlike species such as chimpanzees, which have opposable digits on their feet, humans have evolved arched feet to enhance upright walking. These arches were thought to be supported by plantar intrinsic muscles PIMs - but a study by the University of Queensland and the University of Exeter shows PIMs have a minimal im ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Quality of life in adolescents recovering from sports-related concussion or fr...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA JANUARY 15, 2019 . When we think of the recovery period in adolescents with a sports injury, we tend to focus on milestones marking relief from symptoms, restoration of strength, and perhaps return to play. But what about the effects of sports injury on other aspects of the young athlete s life How is the young athlete s quality of life QOL affected following injury and through ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
CHOP surgeons find opioids often overprescribed for elbow fractures in children
Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP . The patients used less than 25 percent of the drugs, suggesting a potential risk of opioid diversion. The findings were published on Jan. 16, 2019 in the Journal of Bone and Joi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Strong link found between back pain and mortality
A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Kyphosis: Symptoms, causes, exercises, and treatment
Kyphosis is an abnormal rounding of the upper back. It is a relatively common condition that often develops in adolescence or young adulthood.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Stiff neck: Causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor
The neck contains muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These work together to support the head and allow it to move in many directions. The neck may become stiff or painful when overused or injured.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Canagliflozin not associated with increased risk for fracture
1. Canagliflozin not associated with increased risk for fracture Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M18-0567 Editorial http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M18-3550 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Compared with a glucagon-line peptide-1 GLP-1 agonist, canagliflozin was not associated with an increased risk for fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes at relatively low ris ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Hormone therapy may be best defense against knee osteoarthritis
CLEVELAND, Ohio January 7, 2019 --There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy HT , with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea shows that women receiving HT had a significantly lower prevalence of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with women who did not take hormones. Study results are publish ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis
Heberden s nodes HNs are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis Rheumatology study found that the presence of HNs may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis. In the study of 395 patients with HN and 188 without, there were significant associations betw ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Ultra-sturdy bones, with a surprising origin, suggest new osteoporosis approach
A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women s bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists. In a study published January 11, 2019 in Nature Communications , researchers showed that blocking a particular set of signals from these cells causes female but not male mice to build extraordinarily strong bones and maintain ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Can back pain be a symptom of prostate cancer?
Chronic back pain can sometimes be a symptom of advanced prostate cancer. However, there are many other possible causes of back pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 31
Study analyzes clinical trials of medications to control knee osteoarthritis p...
Bottom Line Managing osteoarthritis requires long-term treatment for symptoms such as pain and changes in joint structure that can lead to disability. This study analyzed the combined results of 47 randomized clinical trials that lasted at least 12 months for 33 drug interventions and 22,000 patients with knee osteoarthritis. Researchers report uncertainty around the long-term effectiveness of med ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31