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Six sciatica stretches for pain relief
Sciatica itself is not a condition, but a very uncomfortable symptom of many potential problems in the back, pelvis, and hip.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jun 20
NAMS 2017 position statement updates guidelines for hormone therapy use
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 20, 2017 --A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy HT for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society NAMS has been published online today in the Society s journal, Menopause . The use of hormone therapy continues to be one of the most controversial and debated topics, says Dr. JoAnn V. Pinkerton, NAMS executive director. The goal of this updated version of the Society s position stateme ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 20
Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth
There hasn t been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. While studied in an animal model of spinal fusion, the method for promoting new bone growth could translate readily to humans, the researchers say, where an aging but active popul ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Older adults can improve movement by using same motor strategy as babies
BEER-SHEVA, Israel...June 16, 2017 A motor mechanism that has been attributed primarily to early development in babies and toddlers can also help older adults improve movement accuracy, according to new research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev BGU . In an article published this week in Scientific Reports , the researcher shows that an infant s exploration-exploitation process can work in older adults, as well. In early development, babies seem to m ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
New relapse prediction tool reduces cost of rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Madrid, Spain, 16 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 have shown that the combined use of two measurements to accurately predict the risk of relapse in patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA allows successful dose reduction tapering of their disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs DMARDs . This in turn increases the cost-effectiveness of each DMARD treatment. A combination of the multipl ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
New study shows for first time link between passive smoking in childhood and r...
Madrid, Spain, 16 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference confirmed the link between active smoking and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis RA . However, interestingly, it also suggested for the first time that in smokers, exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood significantly increased this risk. In a second study, the preliminary res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Biological DMARD guidelines associated with a reduced need for knee and hip re...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a Danish study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference showed that the incidence of total knee replacements TKR carried out on patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA started to decrease after the introduction of biological Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs bDMARDs to national treatment guidelines. Prior to 2002, when the new guidance was introduced, the incid ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chr...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT that focuses on psychological flexibility and behaviour change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation programme. This treatment also resulted in signif ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Low-dose CT scanning improves assessment of ankylosing spondylitis patients
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 showed that low dose computed tomography LD-CT is more sensitive than conventional radiographs X-rays in the monitoring of disease progression in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis AS . LD-CT, using a newly developed scoring method for assessing bone formation in AS patients, had previously been shown to be reliable and sensitive, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
New blood test detects stroke and heart attack risk in lupus patients with no ...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference have shown that a specific biomarker detected in the blood of lupus patients with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease CVD , thought to be at low risk of CVD based on traditional risk factors, is associated with the presence of atherosclerosis . Overall, the risk of having fatty deposits plaques in the carotid arte ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis
Exercise and posture control are two of the most important aspects of treatment for anyone with ankylosing spondylitis.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 14
Loss of estrogen a risk factor for disc degeneration and lower back pain
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 14, 2017 -- Oh, my aching back It s not an uncommon complaint heard from both men and women as they age and experience lumbar disc degeneration. Now a new study out of China suggests that menopause is associated with severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. The study outcomes are being published in an article available online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . Available evidence st ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14