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Higher alcohol consumption leads to greater loss of muscle tissue in postmenop...
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 7, 2017 --If you feel as though you can t do as much physically as you ve gotten older, there may be a reason. Both aging and menopause are known to affect sarcopenia, which is a loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait, and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. A new study is one of the first to link alcohol consumption with a higher prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women. The study o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Obesity increases risk of complications after shoulder joint replacement surgery
June 8, 2017 - For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery arthroplasty , higher body mass index is linked to increased complications--including the need for revision surgery, reports a study in the June 7 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . Increasing BMI is strongly associated with increased rates of revision surgical procedures and postoperative complications after sho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Nine possible complications of ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that often lasts a lifetime. Anyone diagnosed with the condition should be aware of the complications that it presents to health.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ankylosing spondylitis: Tests, diagnosis, and treatment
Ankylosing spondylitis is a disorder that causes chronic pain in the joints, usually starting in the back and buttocks.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ankylosing spondylitis: Progression and outlook
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disorder that creates pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the body. As the disorder progresses, inflammation may get worse and new symptoms may show up.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ankylosing spondylitis: Symptoms and early signs
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that typically begins in the spine and the joints between the spine and the pelvis. It causes pain, stiffness, and may affect the shape of the spine and mobility.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Diet tips for managing ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease and type of arthritis. It usually causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the spine but can affect other joints too.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that leads to chronic pain and discomfort, usually in the spine.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds
Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a specific four-year period that is crucial for lifelong, healthy skeletal development. We found that teens who are less active had weaker bones, and bone strength is critical ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 24
No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica
A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health. The study in the New England Journal of Medicine also found people taking the drug pregabalin reported nearly twice as many adverse effects than those receiving the placebo. Associate Professor Christine Lin from The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, said We have seen a huge rise i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk
A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Duke University Medical Center. One of these variants is in IL7R, a gene previously associated with MS, and the other in DDX39B, a gene not previously connected to the disease. The discovery could open the way to the development o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases , researchers at Uppsala University show that antibodies against the cartilage protein collagen II are associated with a good prognosis. Analysing these antibodies, in combination with other relevant antibodies, could be used for predicting prognosis and choosing therapy for rheumatoid arth ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23