Access social support networks to improve bone health suggests new research

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bone health, social support, psychosocial stress, osteoporosis supportBone health may be affected by poor quality social relationships, suggests a new study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, but specialists from the Royal Osteoporosis Society say there isn’t enough evidence to be sure this is true. Continue reading

Eating heavy metals in fish is associated with childhood arthritis

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juvenile idiopathic arthritis, metal arthritis, arthritis pregnant, arthritis pregnancy, arthritis diet, arthritis fishConsuming moderate amounts of heavy metals in fish during pregnancy or early childhood may impact children’s immune systems and even result in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a team reports in Pediatric Rheumatology. Continue reading

Resistance training is vital for older adults – experts make statement

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resistance training, health, older adult exerciseBuilding resistance training into the daily routine of older adults would improve health and longevity, according to a statement in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Continue reading

Peficitinib reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in latest trial

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Peficitinib, JAK inhibitor, rheumatoid arthritis drug, new arthritis drug, RA treatmentA new rheumatoid arthritis JAK inhibitor called peficitinib has fared well in new trials, scientists outline in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Continue reading

Virtual reality has a promising role in orthopaedic rehabilitation

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orthopaedic rehabilitation, virtual reality health, neck pain virtual reality, arthritis digestVirtual reality can help people with chronic neck pain and shoulder impingement syndrome and will play a wider part in rehabilitation in the future, experts highlight in Physical Therapy.

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