Posted 5:00 PM 4/3/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low levels of the hormone testosterone may be at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.
Both men and women with rheumatoid arthritis have lower levels of testosterone in their blood than people without the disease. (More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise-related damage in cartilage can help identify people with the earliest stages of osteoarthritis, a new study reveals.
The findings could improve early detection of the painful joint disease and could also be used to improve methods of repairing (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to traffic-related air pollution in early pregnancy are at increased risk of having babies with certain types of serious birth defects, a new study finds.
The study included women who lived in California's San Joaquin Valley for at least (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new formula to predict a woman's final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports.
The formula is based on the changing levels of two hormones: estradiol, which is found in (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking, obesity and diabetes are all associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.
The researchers said their findings could be used to create a simple screening tool to identify people at higher risk for (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/23/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- The complication rate for hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to repair damage to the inside of the joint, is higher than previously thought, a new study finds.
The researchers said previous reports on complications were not (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 3/21/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis can affect the many small joints in the hands, making daily tasks difficult and painful.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these warning signs of hand arthritis:
Posted 3:00 PM 3/20/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a cautionary tale about the value of moderation.
A case study reported in the March 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows how habitually drinking an extreme form of highly concentrated tea over almost 20 years created a (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/19/2013 by By Carina Storrs
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Football has been blamed for a growing number of injuries among young players in the past decade, but a new study finds that football is an exception, and injuries from most other popular sports have dropped in children.
Posted 3:00 PM 3/18/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Having an osteopath move your back muscles using techniques that include stretching, light pressure and resistance (called OMT) may trump ultrasound therapy for the relief of lower back pain, new research suggests.
According to the study, OMT was not (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/15/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Workers with rheumatoid arthritis have higher health care and other costs for U.S. employers than workers without the condition, a new study finds.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/14/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- In a very early sign of medical progress on the osteoarthritis front, scientists report they've used injections of modified genes to reduce the risk that mice will develop the painful, debilitating condition.
There's no way to know if the gene therapy (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/13/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even though expensive MRIs produce very detailed images for assessing back pain, they may not be very good at evaluating results after treatment, research suggests.
Many physicians order an MRI before and after treatment of patients with lumbar-disk (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/11/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- It's relatively easy to learn a lot about Facebook users -- from their political views and gender to their intelligence, race and sexual orientation -- by following their clicks, new British research reports.
Just clicking that you "like" something on (More)