Five genes tied to osteoarthritis progression
Feb 12, 2016
(HealthDay)—Five genes may serve as biomarkers for osteoarthritis (OA) progression, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.
Low vitamin D linked to dry eye syndromes
Feb 10, 2016
(HealthDay)—Vitamin D deficiency is associated with dry eye and impaired tear function, according to a study published in the January issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.
Treatments that reduce knee buckling may help prevent falls in older adults
Feb 08, 2016
Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling, according to a study published in Arthritis ...
Spondyloarthritis features can identify axial spondyloarthritis
Feb 04, 2016
(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic back pain, the presence of at least one of three spondyloarthritis (SpA) features can identify possible axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), according to a study published online Jan. 27 ...
Intense work helped Michelangelo maintain use of hands despite osteoarthritis
Feb 03, 2016
Prolonged hammering and chiselling accelerated degenerative arthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter and one of the greatest artists of all time. But the intense work probably helped him keep the ...
Lupus may contribute to pregnancy-related complications
Feb 01, 2016
A new study found that lupus during pregnancy may have negative health impacts for women and their babies. The study included 13,598 Swedish women in their first pregnancy, and all were singleton pregnancies. Preeclampsia, ...
Severe reaction to pneumococcal vaccines in patients with CAPS
Feb 01, 2016
(HealthDay)—Pneumococcal vaccines can trigger a severe local and systemic inflammatory reaction in patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS), according to a study published in the February issue of Arthritis ...
Researchers study how weather affects pain in people with arthritis and other conditions
Jan 26, 2016
It's a mystery that's perplexed people for over 2,000 years, but now University of Manchester scientists are on the verge of working out if the weather affects pain in people with arthritis and other conditions, all thanks ...
Genetics influences knee pain sensitivity in osteoarthritis patients
Jan 19, 2016
Genetics play a key role in knee pain sensitivity, according to a team of researchers studying knee osteoarthritis patients.
Cracking knuckles: Is it bad? What makes that sound?
Jan 18, 2016
Snap, crackle, pop. If you're a knuckle cracker, that familiar sound when you consciously pop your joints is like comfort food. You know it might not be so healthy for your hands or ankles, but it feels oh-so-good.