Study says immune cells remember their first meal

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fly-1015216_1920 copyA team of scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells’ inflammatory response – a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases, they say. Continue reading

Hip arthroscopy may not be best option for older people with arthritis, says study

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human-189282_1920 copyA new study has found that arthroscopic surgery, a less invasive procedure than total hip replacement, may not be the best option for people over 60 who have arthritis.

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan, New York, analysed patient databases from California and Flora, to see how many patients ended up needing a hip replacement within two years of arthroscopic hip surgery. Continue reading

Role of diet over-prioritised in gout treatment, says survey

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sand-289225_1280 copyIn conjunction with the US Gout Awareness Day, yesterday, a new survey from the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES), finds many Americans with gout may be placing too much emphasis on diet when it comes to managing the disease and controlling painful flares. Continue reading

People endure pain of arthritis for years before seeking help, says survey

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old-450742_1920 copyA new survey conduced by Arthritis Care has found that people are enduring years of pain before seeking help for arthritis. In the UK wide survey, in which 2000 people took part, it showed that 16% waited over one year, while 28% waited over two years before taking action. Continue reading

Heart rate found to be more variable in people with fibromyalgia, according to new study

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heart-213747_1280 copyA new study, published in Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, has found that people with fibromyalgia have significantly higher variability in the interval between consecutive heartbeats compared to healthy people. Continue reading

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