How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

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#WorldArthritisDay: Debunking the myths associated with the condition

There are over one hundred differing kinds of inflammatory diseases and conditions connected to it. Individuals of all ages, sexes and races will and do suffer from inflammatory disease. It’s most distinctive amongst women, and happens more often depending on the age of the individual. On the occasion of World Arthritis Day which is observed […]

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Low-calorie diet along with exercise can be bad for bones, warns study

Exercising offers a number of health benefits. But not when you are following a low-calorie diet. A new study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found that a combination of calorie restriction and exercise could harm the bones. This may increase one’s risk of injury or fracture. “These findings were somewhat of […]

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How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors

Babies need to take in massive amounts of calcium in the first year of life to build the cartilage they are born with into the body’s 206 bones. This mineral deposition continues at a lower rate until around age 25. “We build our bone mineral density until we’re early adults and then stop, so we […]

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High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals study

High doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomised 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they […]

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Playing football helps improve bone health for prediabetes patients

Football scores from all angles for untrained middle-aged and elderly women and men with prediabetes. This is the conclusion from a study carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands. […]

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Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone health

Young adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, examined data from The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study […]

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