Benefits of duloxetine and milnacipran in fibromyalgia seem to be outweighed by harm

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fibromyalgia drug, duloxetine, milnacipran, fibromyalgia treatment Only a minority of people with fibromyalgia may enjoy relief of their symptoms without adverse events when using serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors called duloxetine and milnacipran, says a large review of the evidence. Continue reading

Colostrum may improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms – exciting findings

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colostrum, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis diet, hyperimmune milk, arthritis informationColostrum from especially immunised cows may be able to reduce inflammatory activity of rheumatoid arthritis, a team explains in the Journal of Dairy Science. Continue reading

Look beyond fusion as flatfoot reconstruction is effective for older people, says new research

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acquired adult flatfoot deformity, flatfoot reconstruction, flatfoot surgery, foot arthritisOlder people with acquired adult flatfoot deformity should be offered reconstruction as well as fusion, experts conclude after carrying out new research. Continue reading

Probiotics may help reduce some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis but more research needed

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probiotic, rheumatoid arthritis, supplement, arthritis digestProbiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are believed to have health benefits. Usually added to yoghurts or taken as food supplements, they are often described as “good bacteria”. Continue reading

People live longer after hip replacement, study suggests

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hip surgery, hip replacement, life expectancy, arthritis informationHip replacement surgery improves quality of life and is associated with increased life expectancy, reports a large study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Continue reading

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