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Manipulating DNA could help treat Parkinson's & arthritis

New research from Northwestern University could help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritic joints.

3D printed cartilage shows success

A successful use of the 3D printing in the medical field has been reported. This is with the generation of cartilage, used in surgery to assist those suffering with arthritis.

Fighting arthritic pain with the vagus nerve

The majority of nerves run from the body to the brain. The vagus nerve, however, goes in the opposite direction, running from the brain to the body. Scientists think they can exploit this for pain management.

Zebras escape circus, get brief taste of freedom in Philadelphia

Philadelphia - Two zebras hoofed it to Freedom — briefly — on Sunday after escaping from a circus in Philadelphia, where they roamed the city streets for about an hour and brought traffic to a standstill.

Pfizer once-daily arthritis tablets reach FDA review

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that it is getting closer to producing a once-per-day table designed to reduce the effects of arthritis. The tablets are currently being reviewed by the U.S. FDA.

Millions raised for arthritis research in charity walk

Toronto - This month thousands of Canadians took part in the 6th annual “Walk to Fight Arthritis.” To date the campaign has raised over $8 million for research into the bone condition.

What you need to know about this breakthrough treatment of arthritis

British scientists have hailed the results of a new, experimental stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis as "astonishing."

Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

Paris - A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said.

Op-Ed: The cost of a total knee replacement can run extraordinarily high Special

Sacramento - Total knee replacements are no longer a rarity. Especially in adults over age 50. Knee and hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States at a rate of roughly one million annually.

New clues for rheumatoid arthritis

Current treatments relieve the symptoms but not for all patients, and there is no cure. As a step forward, an international team of researchers has found more than 40 new areas in DNA that increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Intestinal bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. This is the first time that the condition has been linked with bacteria.

Asian Study: Eating fish lessens the chance of arthritis

A study on an Asian website showed eating fish lessens the chance of getting arthritis. The diminished chance of getting the disease is reportedly because of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish.

Restless leg syndrome linked to early death in men

Restless leg syndrome may cut down a few years of life in men and lead to an early death, a new study recently revealed.

It's World AS Day. Raising awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Awareness advocates around the world are in full swing today when it comes to raising awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Today, May 4th, is World AS Day.

Video: Sea otter's hoop dreams is a slam dunk

Portland - A YouTube video featuring a 15-year-old sea otter playing basketball to help combat the onset of arthritis is going viral.

John Unger: Schoep doing well after fifth laser treatment (video)

Schoep the dog, made famous by a viral photo on Facebook, is still undergoing laser treatment and his pain is greatly reduced. 'I almost got a bark out of him a few nights ago,' says Unger.

John Unger's arthritic dog Schoep undergoing laser treatments

Remember the viral photo of John Unger, floating with his elderly dog Schoep in Lake Superior? Thanks to kind donations, Schoep is now undergoing treatment for his pain. And ladies, John is actively looking for a relationship.

Op-Ed: Natural Medicine when Doctors Fail!

Clean water, clean food, and clean air are not as easy to come by as they once were. When one or more of these items are taken away from the human body, health problems will occur. Doctors fail to acknowledge the natural cures that cost next to nothing.

Arthritis rates in UK to double by 2030

An ageing and increasingly obese population is contributing to the incidence of osteoarthritis, which is set to double to 17 million in the UK by 2030.

Review: 'How To Beat Pain' Special

This half-hour documentary may have a humorous take on it, but if you suffer from extreme pain, you might like to take it seriously.

Moose offering scientists clues to cause of arthritis

The study of moose who lived on an island in Lake Superior 100 years ago, is netting scientists some clues into what causes arthritis. It seems many of the moose had the disease, and it exactly mimics what humans get.

Arthritis expected to increase in Canada

The Arthritis Society warns that the social and economic costs of arthritis is likely to explode in the coming years following the release of a report released by the Public Health Agency of Canada today.

Arthritis hits African-Americans, Hispanics harder than whites

While whites are most likely to have arthritis than African-Americans and Hispanics, their joint pain is more severe than what is experience by white people.

Little is known about Still's Disease

Still's Disease is a disorder that is similar to systemic-onset variation of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that occurs in both children and adults. There is very little research being done on this ailment.

Research shows copper bracelets ineffective for arthritis

Researchers at the University of York in the UK say that the use of copper bracelets and magnetic wrist straps are useless for people trying to relieve arthritic pain.

Treating gum disease can reduce arthritis

Patients suffering from gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis could see an improvement in both medical conditions if they deal with the gum infection say researchers in the United States.

When a Pharmacy Encourages Prayer Instead of Pills

Yesterday I bought medicine for my arthritis at the local drugstore. The clerk in the pharmacy section said, “You don't need those. I just deal with pain myself and turn to the Lord, so try that instead."

Scientists to test First Arthritis vaccine

British Scientists plan to start tests on a novel vaccine against rheumatoid arthritis, which could suppress the effects of the joint condition using patients' own blood cells.

Cane toads, Australia's nightmare, are suffering from arthritis

Cane toads were introduced in Australia to control insects. Bad idea. Since then, these toads are conquering the entire continent. Great for them, but they are paying an unexpected price for it: arthritis.

Women's Health: Excercise May Fend off Arthritis

Study shows that moderate exercise may help fend off arthritis in women.
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Swollen and stiff hands of a 70-year-old woman with post-chikungunya rheumatoid arthritis.
Swollen and stiff hands of a 70-year-old woman with post-chikungunya rheumatoid arthritis.

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