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Putting back pain beyond the bend
Back pain is the bane of millions, but some simple exercises might help prevent and alleviate those aches and twinges.
 
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, prolonged use of arthritis medications such as methotrexate, glucocorticoids, and inflammation-suppressing TNF-alpha blockers may protect the heart, researchers report.
 
Unconscious bias may make some doctors less likely to recommend knee replacement surgery to women than to men, a new study suggests.
 
Painkillers are the main cause of chronic headaches, according to a study presented on Thursday. Dutch neurologist Natalie Wiendels says the vast majority of people who suffer from chronic headaches take too many painkillers.
 
Glucosamine, an herbal supplement taken by millions of people to fight joint damage, failed to ease pain or improve function in a study of hip arthritis.
 
People who use two or more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to help control pain have a worse health-related quality of life than their peers who use only one, results of a study suggest.
 
About 33 percent of people over 65 years and 40 percent of people over 80 years fall at least once a year, according to estimates compiled by experts at the North Rhine medical association.
 
David Beckhams of the world, Mafia snitches who get their kneecaps broken and even folks prone to whacking their legs on inanimate objects have one more thing to worry about: Injuries to the leg may increase the risk of blood clots.
 
Scientists have found a substance that, in mice, blocks chronic pain but does not appear to cause any of the unwanted side effects of existing painkillers, according to a study released on Wednesday.
 
Men who spend significant amounts of time kneeling on the job are at great risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee, a new study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine confirms.
 
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