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New tools help early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference highlight the use of two new tools, which can potentially play a pivotal role in the early diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis SSc . , One large scale study has demonstrated that patients meeting the very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis VEDOSS criteria predominantly have the characteristic appearance of an ear ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Previous bacterial infection increases risk of newly-diagnosed Sjögren's syndr...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 have shown a link between newly-diagnosed Sj 246 gren s syndrome SjS and previous infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria NTM . However, even though an increased risk of tuberculosis TB has been found in patients with SjS, in this study, TB infection itself did not appear to be associated with an increased risk of going on to dev ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury
Backpacks are convenient for students, but they can pose a threat to kids backs, necks and shoulders if used improperly, an expert says. In 2013, there were more than 5,400 backpack-related injuries treated in emergency departments across the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In my own practice, I have noticed a marked increase in the number of young children who are complaining about back, neck and shoulder pain, Sco ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Study Questions Chiropractic's Impact on Back Pain
For the millions of Americans with chronic low back pain, a silver bullet to alleviate the condition has yet to be identified, a new study suggests. Reviewing 26 studies comparing spinal manipulative therapy SMT to other treatments such as medication, exercise or physical therapy, researchers from the Netherlands found that SMT appears to be no better or worse than other options at relieving back pain long-term. The analyses indicated that SMT -- which inv ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than 30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative medicine. Substantial numbers of Americans spent billions of dollars out-of-pocket on these appro ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Back Pain
Chiropractors can help ease some cases of low back pain, though their treatments may be no better than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, a new analysis finds. The review of 26 clinical trials found that manipulating the spine can bring modest relief to people with acute low back pain -- pain that has lasted no more than six weeks. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation, as do some doctors, physical therapists and other health professionals. Most ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Recreational running benefits hip and knee joint health
Recreational runners are less likely to experience knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to sedentary individuals and competitive runners, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy reg JOSPT reg . The study concludes that running at a recreational level for up to 15 years--and possibly more--may be safely recommended as a general health exercise. Further, the evidence suggests recreational run ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Forensic technique uses forehead X-rays to assess age of juvenile remains
Forensic anthropology researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that can provide an approximate age for juveniles and young people based on an X-ray of the frontal sinus region of the skull. The technique can be used to help identify human remains in forensic cases, as well as to determine age ranges in archaeological research or for living people for whom no records are available. In adults, the frontal sinus is a large cav ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
Stem cells may be the key to staying strong in old age
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have discovered that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old age in mice. Their finding challenges the current prevailing theory that age-related muscle decline is primarily caused by loss of motor neurons. Study authors hope to develop a drug or therapy that can slow muscle stem cell loss and muscle decline in the future. As early as your mid 30 s, the size and str ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 12
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