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Painful knee osteoarthritis linked to higher mortality risk in women than hand osteoarthritis

Painful knee osteoarthritis linked to higher mortality risk in women than hand osteoarthritis

Painful knee osteoarthritis is linked to higher mortality risk in women compared to hand osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a progressive form of arthritis which worsens over time. Osteoarthritis damages the articular cartilage and the joints. Knee osteoarthritis, specifically, is becoming a …

Migraine with aura and epilepsy share genetic link

Migraine with aura and epilepsy share genetic linkMigraine with aura and epilepsy have been found to share a genetic link. The findings, published in Epilepsia, found that a strong family history of seizures was associated with higher incidences of migraines with aura.

There is much evidence …

Fibromyalgia, the risk of migraine and other primary headaches

Fibromyalgia, the risk of migraine and other primary headachesFibromyalgia, a condition characterized by widespread chronic pain, has been associated with migraine headaches.

People who have fibromyalgia experience various symptoms, including pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, mental fog, and morning stiffness. Another common complaint among sufferers is migraines. Research …

New alternative to morphine may be safer, less addictive

New alternative to morphine may be safer, less addictiveA new drug shows to be a safer alternative to morphine and less addictive. The study was conducted on rats where researchers compared variants of the neurochemical endomorphin to traditional morphine. Effectiveness and side effects were measured in each variant.…

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) treatment, tendon stimulation key to repair

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) treatment, tendon stimulation key to repairThe key to tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) treatment is through tendon stimulation. Common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections, but it has long been misunderstood as to which treatment is best. Researchers have finally put treatment options …

Fibromyalgia associated with cognitive dysfunction, memory loss

fibromyalgia-associated-with-cognitive-dysfunction-memory-lossFibromyalgia, a condition best described as chronic wide-spread pain, has been linked with cognitive dysfunction and specifically memory loss.

A recent study confirmed the link between fibromyalgia and cognitive impairment. Fibromyalgia sufferers have complained about memory loss and feeling like …

Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease share common symptoms and part of their genetic background

Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease share common symptoms and part of their genetic backgroundCeliac disease and Crohn’s disease are two common inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) that not only share common symptoms but also part of their genetic background. In both celiac disease and Crohn’s disease there is inflammation of the intestines but how …

Chronic pain in rheumatoid arthritis explained, pain threshold can be raised by altering brain chemistry

Chronic pain in rheumatoid arthritis Chronic pain threshold in rheumatoid arthritis may be raised by altering brain chemistry. Pain is a common complaint in rheumatoid arthritis patients but little is known about the mechanisms which contribute to this pain.

In the U.S. alone the cost …

4 tips to relieve joint pain

Relieve joint pain with these 4 tipsThe older we get the more painful our joints become and the most common form of pain involves the back. All those years of bending wrong, lifting heavy and spending countless hours on our feet really take a toll on …

Study finds acute psychological stress reduces body’s ability to withstand pain

acute psychological stress reduces body's ability to withstand painLiving with pain can really impact your life and psychological stress has been found to play a role in the amount of pain you feel and experience. When you’re in pain, normal everyday activities can seem impossible, and over-the-counter pain-relievers …

Scientists predict whiplash injury chronic pain using MRI

Scientists predict whiplash injury chronic pain using MRI

In what is being seen as a significant development, clinicians can now predict chronic pain after whiplash injury with the help of MRI plates.

Whiplash is a neck injury that is commonly caused by a sudden movement of the head

Exercise improves back pain by boosting spine muscles

exercise improves back painExercise designed to boost coordination of the spine muscles can reduce back pain according to the latest findings. The program is called motor control exercise and it begins with the patient practicing normal use of the spine muscles by conducting …

Severe fibromyalgia symptoms linked to obesity, weight gain

Severe fibromyalgia symptoms linked to obesity, weight gain

Severe fibromyalgia symptoms have been shown to be linked to obesity and weight gain; furthermore obesity can worsen symptoms associated with fibromyalgia (FM). Previous research has found a link between severe fibromyalgia symptoms and obesity and also suggests that being …

5 Tips to protect your joints this winter

tips to protect joints in winterThe wintertime can be cold, and for many of us with aching joints the drop in temperature means trouble. You may have noticed when the winter strikes those aches and pains in our knees and elbows worsen, especially if you …

Sjögren’s syndrome may raise heart attack, stroke, pulmonary hypertension risk

Woman adding eyedropsSjögren’s syndrome may raise the risk of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary hypertension, according to research. Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune inflammatory disease; the body’s immune system attacks the glands where fluid is excreted, like the tear or saliva glands.…

Fibromyalgia associated with stress, anxiety and depression risk

Fibromyalgia associated with stress, anxiety and depression riskFibromyalgia is associated with a higher risk of stress, anxiety and depression. Aside from being a physical disease – patients with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain – fibromyalgia is also very much a psychological disease and is closely associated with …

Pleurisy (pleuritis) lung inflammation causes sharp chest pain with breathing

Pleurisy (pleuritis) lung inflammation causes sharp chest pain with breathingPleurisy (pleuritis) is a type of lung inflammation that causes sharp chest pains when breathing. The pleura is a membrane made up of layers of tissues that line the inner chest cavity and a layer of tissues around the lungs. …

Fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) connection with chronic pain

Fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) connection with chronic painFibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) share a connection with chronic pain. IBS is a gastrointestinal condition that affects eight to 20 percent of the population. Fibromyalgia is a condition categorized by allover chronic pain. Symptoms such as skin rashes, …

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