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Sedentary behavior increases risk of death for frail, inactive adults
Podcast post-embargo link https soundcloud. com cmajpodcasts 161034-res Sedentary time, for example, time spent sitting, increases the risk of death for middle-aged and older people who are frail and inactive, but does not appear to increase the risk for nonfrail people who are inactive, according to a new study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Many studies have looked at t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
New understanding of how muscles work
Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions. T ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Piriformis syndrome: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttocks and hip. It occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated by the piriformis muscle.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jul 27
New drug target could change chronic pain medication
New research has uncovered a target for chronic and pathologic pain, which could lead to better drugs for those affected by pain in the future.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jul 26
Radiculopathy: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve in the spine, can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including pain, weakness, and numbness.
Medical News Today - Sun. Jul 23
New form of CBT may help with chronic pain management
New research zooms in on a specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy and examines its benefits for people living with chronic pain.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jul 18
JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain
Contrary to his youthful, vibrant public image, former President John F. Kennedy privately battled chronic, debilitating back pain much of his life. A new report chronicles JFK s pain issues and the many treatments he received throughout the years. The report includes private details -- from multiple failed spinal surgeries and narcotic injections, to use of a back brace that some believe may have ...
Healthday - Wed. Jul 12
JFK's back problems -- a new look
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA JULY 11, 2017 . Camelot, the term used to describe the John Fitzgerald Kennedy JFK presidency after JFK s death, conjures up an image of youth and vigor, an image the 35th president of the U.S. promoted of himself as a young, healthy, strong-bodied man. But this image belies the truth that Kennedy had been plagued by illnesses and discomfort since he was a small child and requi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 12
Common strength 'genes' identified for first time
Common genetic factors that influence muscle strength in humans have been identified for the first time in a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and published today in Nature Communications . The researchers used data on hand grip strength from more than 140,000 participants in the UK Biobank study, combined with 50,000 additional individuals from the UK, Netherlands, Denmark ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 12
Football boosts bone development in boys
Playing football can improve bone development in adolescent boys, new research shows. In a study comparing adolescent footballers to swimmers, cyclists and a control group of boys not involved in regular sport, scientists at the University of Exeter found football led to significantly better bones after one year of training. Adolescence is the key period for bone development, and poor development ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 12
Miami project presents data demonstrating therapeutic potential of SRK-015 in ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 10, 2017 - The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with Scholar Rock, a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing drugs that selectively target growth factors in the disease microenvironment, today announced the presentation of data from its SRK-015 antibody program, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 10
Childhood obesity major link to hip diseases
New research from the University, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood. Significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis SCFE is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain, and often leads ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 7