Chronic diseases such as back pain and arthritis are forcing many older Australians out of work and costing the economy US$10 billion dollars a year, a study released Sunday said.
Women in particular are bothered when red clusters of small veins appear near the surface of the skin on their thighs or in the hollow of their knees.
Far too many Americans are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, says a major new government effort to get both patients and their doctors to recognize the emergency in time.
Newborns who breastfeed while doctors obtain a blood sample from a heel experience much less discomfort than babies given sugar water during this routine newborn procedure, new research shows.
Headaches associated with air travel appear to be a “huge and painful problem,” Israeli researchers report.
Custom-fit insoles may help ease foot pain caused by high arches, rheumatoid arthritis and certain other conditions, a research review suggests.
Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to have abnormal body fat distribution, especially those with a normal weight, compared with men with RA or women without the disease.
Cold sores, the painful blemishes of the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus, may become a thing of the past, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday in the British weekly journal Nature.
People with arthritis of the knee seem to find walking a relatively long distance less painful if they put shock absorbing insoles in their shoes, according to results of a study reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients with a high body mass index (BMI), the ratio of weight to height used to classify people into weight categories, have less joint destruction in the early stages of the disease than do their lower-BMI counterparts, according to a report from the Netherlands published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.