More than half of people with arthritis surveyed in US report cannabidiol (CBD) use

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cannabidiol arthritis, CBD arthritis, cannabis arthritis, CBD pain, cannabidiol painNearly 60% of people with arthritis say they use cannabidiol (CBD) products to manage pain and other symptoms despite limited evidence showing that the products work or are safe, according to US findings presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. Continue reading

Exposure to inorganic dust increases risk of gout in women

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gout risk, why gout, gout women, gout pain, gout support, gout informationOccupational exposure to inorganic dust increases the risk of gout in women by over one-quarter, experts highlight at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. Continue reading

Over a quarter of middle-aged men may be at risk of osteoporosis

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osteoporosis man, osteopenia man, bone health man, male bone health, osteoporosis supportLoss of bone mineral density is occurring at younger ages in men and women, according to a study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, so more middle-aged adults should be scanned to understand their risk and establish a baseline for monitoring. Continue reading

Can chocolate improve bone health?

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chocolate bone health, chocolate osteoporosis, diet osteoporosis, diet fractureChocolate may not have an effect on bone loss for older women after all but it does positively impact on bone growth of teenagers, says a review of the evidence in Nutrients. Continue reading

Childhood events – stress – linked to worse lupus outcomes

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lupus stress, lupus childhood, lupus abuse, lupus support, lupus informationHigher levels of adverse childhood experiences are associated with worse patient-reported disease activity, depression and health status in people with lupus, US experts highlight in Arthritis Care & Research. Continue reading

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