Tag: rheumatism

Extra Vitamin D No Help in Preventing Seniors’ Falls

If it’s important to get enough vitamin D, is getting more even better? Probably not, experts are now cautioning. Hopes that extra doses of the “sunshine vitamin” might benefit a wide range of health conditions have been eclipsed by recent research.

Now a surprising new study reports that high doses of

Newsbriefs: Back Surgery; Knee OA; Gout; Sleep Quality

Minimally invasive back surgery.
Recent findings from a seven-year study of 304 patients who received minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion—a low back surgery—have better outcomes than patients who have more invasive surgery, according a new study. The procedure joins two or more vertebral bones to prevent abnormal movements. It reduces

Newsbriefs: Physical Activity; Gout; Rheumatoid Arthritis

Keep on moving.
White matter is brain tissue that contains the nerve fibers responsible for brain communications. Nerve fiber activity declines with age and disrupts brain function. Previous studies have shown that seniors who engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity have fewer problems with memory and thinking skills. But a new study

Exercise Strongly Recommended to Manage Fibromyalgia

A decade after its last recommendations for management of fibromyalgia, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has produced updated guidelines based on the body of evidence that has accumulated since the last report, based on scientific evidence from study reviews and meta-analyses rather than predominantly expert opinion, as the 2005

Ask the Experts: Soursop; Pea Protein

Q: What is soursop, allegedly the next “super fruit,” and should I include it in my diet?

A: This is one fruit you might want to skip. While the soursop’s seeds contain beneficial fatty acids which may defend cells against certain cancers, according to preliminary research, more clinical trials are needed to understand

Newsbriefs: Osteoarthritis; TNFs; RA Treatment

Osteoarthritis Patients Undertreated, Underdiagnosed.
Despite the number of osteoporosis (OA) drugs available to help prevent fracture, millions of OA patients are underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to a recent study by Sundeep Khosla, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Elizabeth Shane, MD, of Columbia University, New York. While there is

Getting a Hold on Gout

It can start as a hot, swollen toe that seems to have been caused by a weekend warrior exercise session. After the pain subsides, you’re back to normal—until the return of redness and inflammation makes it unbearable to just put on a sock.
This is how gout typically announces itself

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