New Treatment Shows Promise for Crippling Knee Arthritis

June 24, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For those who suffer debilitating arthritis in their knees, researchers report in a small study that just one injection of stem cells can reduce pain and inflammation.
The idea is experimental: Extract stem cells from a patient’s own body fat — cells known for their ability […]

Long Work Hours May Hurt Health—Especially for Women

June 22, 2016

Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health.

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

May 23, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief — to the martial art tai chi.
Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to physical therapy for common knee osteoarthritis — and it […]

Arthritis Pain? Study Says That Acetaminophen Won’t Help

March 18, 2016

Commonly known as Tylenol in the United States, acetaminophen isn’t an effective choice for relieving osteoarthritis pain in the hip or knee, or for improving joint function, a new study finds.

Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds

March 8, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D supplements didn’t relieve pain or slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis in a new study, even though the patients involved had low levels of the vitamin.
Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease, and currently no treatment is available that will stop the loss of cartilage. […]

Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study

February 11, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee “instability” boosts their odds for a dangerous fall.
“Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and debilitating problems in older people,” said study author Michael Nevitt, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics […]

Michelangelo Likely Had Arthritis, Medical Experts Say

February 3, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Michelangelo, the renowned painter and sculptor, suffered from arthritis in his hands, but it’s likely that his intense work helped him keep using his hands until he died, a team of doctors says.
Chiseling and hammering probably accelerated the arthritis, the experts said. But, that activity also prolonged his […]

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

December 10, 2015

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — X-rays don’t detect hip arthritis in many patients, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment, researchers report.
The researchers looked at information from almost 4,500 Americans taking part in two arthritis studies. In one study, only 16 percent of patients with hip pain had X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis in the […]

MRI Can Spot Early Signs of Knee Arthritis: Study

December 2, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — MRIs can spot the warning signs of knee osteoarthritis in people who have normal X-rays, researchers report.
They looked at 849 people, average age of 60, who showed no evidence of arthritis in either knee in X-rays. They were deemed at high risk due to factors such as […]

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

November 30, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows.
Obesity is a major risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that often leads to joint replacement surgery.
The new study included just over 500 overweight and obese Americans […]


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