Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feet

Humans – that is to say, our modern ancestors, Homo sapiens – have been around for at least 195,000 years. Yet, it was only maybe 40,000 years ago that our species invented footwear. Anthropologists understand that, up until that point, humans and their predecessors had no way of protecting their feet, other than naturally formed […]

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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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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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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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Pune witnesses its first-ever case of bone donation

The city of Pune has seen its first case of bone donation. Pune’s 49-year-old, ex-serviceman’s relatives have donated his bones and cornea to Sassoon General Hospital. With utmost care, the doctors ensured that the body is not disfigured, after retrieval of bones. The relatives of the ex-serviceman donated bones and corneas at BJGMC and Sassoon […]

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Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest study

Having osteoarthritis may increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Osteoarthritis, the painful degenerative disease of the joint cartilage and bones that progresses with age, affects about 10 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women over 60. There is no cure. Researchers studied 469,177 residents of southern Sweden who ranged in […]

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Doctors could use eggshells to heal or regrow people’s bones and teeth, reveals study

Eggshells could help broken bones heal or regrow, research suggests. A study found a mixture of crushed eggshells and a type of gel could help rats’ bone cells to regrow faster and harder in a lab experiment. The mixture could be used to make a mould into which a human patient’s own bone cells could […]

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Know about the developmental advances in Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement (THR) has been described as the operation of the century (Learmonth et al., Lancet, 2007) as it has completely transformed the management of elderly patients having hip arthritis. The hip consists of ball and socket joint, and THR involves replacing both with an artificial joint. Common indications for THR in Indian patients […]

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