Exercise reduces bone loss and improves balance: evidence review

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exercise, bone loss, fracture, menopause, balance, osteoporosis supportOsteoporosis can be prevented by exercise, which also improves balance and so helps people avoid falls and fractures, says a new study in the Journal of Sport and Health Science. Continue reading

Flower power for fibromyalgia – occupational therapy programmes can reduce symptoms

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fibromyalgia course, fibromyalgia help, fibromyalgia support, floristryDoing a floristry course may lead to improvement in pain and psychiatric symptoms for people with fibromyalgia, says a study from Israel, highlighting the need for occupational therapy programmes for people affected by the painful and debilitating condition. Continue reading

Protein discovery could lead to new fracture treatments says new research

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ApoE, apolipoprotein, protein, bone health, bone loss, bone growth, osteoporosis, fractureOlder people seem to have an abundance of a protein called apolipoprotein (ApoE) that interferes with bone healing after fracture, according to a paper published in JCI Insight. The finding may explain why people’s bones take longer to heal as they age. Continue reading

T’ai chi improves fibromyalgia symptoms says evidence review

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tai chi, fibromyalgia exercise, fibromyalgia treatment, fibromyalgia helpPeople with fibromyalgia should take a course in T’ai chi after researchers reveal that the ancient Chinese gentle exercise therapy improves sleep quality and lowers pain scores. Continue reading

Plant derivative – daphnetin – could help osteoarthritis after lab studies show it has anti-arthritic properties

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daphnetin, arthritis plant, arthritis drug, arthritis treatment, arthritis digestDaphnetin, a traditional Chinese remedy that comes from a genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs native to Asia, Europe and north Africa, appears to have anti-arthritic effects that could make it the focus of future treatments, a team reports in in Life Sciences. Continue reading

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