Recent Arthritis News

Men Are New Target for Osteoporosis Treatment

Bone-health experts are making a new push to reduce rates of osteoporosis, with a particular focus on controlling the bone-wasting disease in men. An important goal is to get greater numbers of men to be tested for osteoporosis when they come to a hospital or clinic with a fracture to the wrist, vertebrae or other bones that wasn’t from a major accident or trauma. Doctors call this a fragility fracture—one that results from a decrease in bone density.

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Can cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? One man cracked the joints on one hand for 60 YEARS to find out…

We’ve all heard the theory that cracking your knuckles can cause arthritis. Generations of parents warn click-prone children that their habit will land them with painful hands in old age. But while the sound of popping joints may make some people flinch, is the act of cracking also harmful to health?

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Living With Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis, is a progressive disorder caused by the breakdown of cartilage that cushions the joints. Osteoarthritis involves the entire joint, including the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments and underlying bone.

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2015 Gathering Conference

The Arthritis Introspective National Gathering Conference brings together young- and middle-aged adults living with rheumatic disease (and their loved ones) from across the country for a weekend of education, empowerment, and relationship building.

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New chronic fatigue syndrome

Three decades ago, the U.S. government burdened a group of seriously ill patients with a trivializing name — “chronic fatigue syndrome” — and a broad set of criteria that did nothing to distinguish true sufferers of this debilitating disease.

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Gout — yes, gout — may provide protection against Alzheimer’s disease

Gout is a miserable and common form of inflammatory arthritis that afflicts about 8.5 million people in the United States with sudden, severe pain in knee and toe joints.

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Cannabis vs. Depression and Chronic Pain

Cannabis is considered a recreational drug and it is illegal in most parts of the world. Although it has such a negative image and reputation, the drug also proves to have some healing  and positive capabilities.

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Arthritis breakthrough as new test diagnoses condition up to a decade earlier – with just a single drop of blood

A simple an inexpensive blood test for the most common form of arthritis has been developed by British scientists. It is hoped it will be possible diagnose osteoarthritis up to a decade earlier than current techniques, just by analysing a single drop of blood.

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Arthritis South Australia funds state’s first paediatric rheumatology nurse, as number of children with arthritis rises

Arthritis South Australia is funding the state’s first dedicated paediatric rheumatology nurse, in response to the growing number of children suffering from arthritis.

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Study shows why exercise magnifies exhaustion for chronic fatigue syndrome patients

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to “feel the burn” turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida Health research shows.

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