osteoarthritis

Stem cells promising in post-injury arthritis


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers may have found a promising stem cell therapy to prevent osteoarthritis (painful and stiff joints) after a joint injury.Injuring a joint greatly raises the odds ... Read more...

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Kerala-based gelatin maker aiming at Rs.300 crore turnover


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) expects to close the current fiscal with a turnover of around Rs.300 crore on rising demand for gelatin in the pharmaceutical ... Read more...

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DNA sections linked to osteoarthritis found


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) British researchers have discovered eight sections of our DNA that cause osteoarthritis, the hopelessly crippling condition affecting tens of millions worldwide. The breakthrough by University of ... Read more...

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Discovery opens way to better arthritis treatment


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Muscle inflammation outside the joints is as much to blame for discomfort and poor mobility in arthritis sufferers as inflammation of the joint itself, says a ... Read more...

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New shot could reverse arthritis


April 8th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of a new molecule kartogenin may help encourage damaged cartilage regenerate and reverse debilitating conditions like arthritis. Currently these is no cure for the ... Read more...

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New drug slows oesteoarthritis progression (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) A drug that is prescribed for those with osteoporosis, a brittle-bone disease, has shown promise in slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis, the gradual wearing ... Read more...

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New drug ’slows’ oesteoarthritis progression


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Protelos (strontium ranelate), prescribed for those with osteoporosis or brittle bone disease, has shown promise in slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis, a study reveals.Osteoarthritis, the ... Read more...

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Focus on cartilage injuries at India meet


November 13th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The first international congress of the Indian Cartilage Society (ICS) saw surgeons from the country and abroad put the focus on cartilage injuries - a ... Read more...

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Modified shoes can ease pain in incurable osteoarthritis


October 24th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) A modified shoe can reduce the load in people with knee osteoarthritis, especially during walking, compared to traditionally-designed athletic shoes, new research shows.Knee osteoarthritis causes pain, ... Read more...

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No old wives’ tale: Omega-3 prevents osteoarthritis


October 18th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and slow its progression.Omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally ... Read more...

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Indians beware - smoking can cause arthritis (Oct 12 is World Arthritis Day)


October 12th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Anshuman Batra, 37, a habitual smoker, always wanted to kick the butt. What finally compelled him to give up cigarettes after 20 years was arthritis ... Read more...

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Cell therapy for athletic injuries


October 5th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Sportspersons who were earlier dependent on knee-replacement therapy for athletic injuries now have a new ray of hope in the form of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation ... Read more...

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Frankincense could be an answer to treating painful joints


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy - frankincense. Cardiff University scientists have been examining the potential benefits of ... Read more...

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Anna should not fast frequently: Doctor


June 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Septuagenarian Gandhian Anna Hazare should not fast frequently as it may worsen his health, his doctor said Wednesday.Hazare began a daylong token fast at Rajghat, ... Read more...

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Menstrual blood stem cells can treat many ailments


May 4th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Menstrual blood has long been discarded as unsanitary and waste, but now stem cells from this very source can be stored and used for treating ... Read more...

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Injectable gel could ease crippling joint pains


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) An injectable gel could ease the crippling joint pains that a large number of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients suffer from."We think this platform could be ... Read more...

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Injectable gel offers hope for arthritis sufferers


April 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a potentially new way to treat arthritis.They have made an injectable gel that could spell the future for treating ... Read more...

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Singing lowers patient’s BP prior to surgery


March 31st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A case study has reported that singing lowers patient's blood pressure prior to surgery.Doctors found that singing reduced the blood pressure of a 76-year-old woman who had experienced ... Read more...

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Obesity in postmenopausal women increases risk for fractures


March 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that postmenopausal obese women are almost as likely to fracture as non-obese women, and that poor mobility and increased risk of falls may ... Read more...

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New finding to make morphine a safer, more effective drug


March 25th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Morphine could soon become a safer and more effective drug - thanks to a discovery by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine.An orphan drug originally used ... Read more...

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Elderly people with clinical depression more prone to knee arthritis


March 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that clinical depression can make the symptoms of knee arthritis worse than what is evident on X-rays.It found that elderly people with ... Read more...

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Did Robert Ludlum’s gold-digger wife kill him?


March 6th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): A new book telling the story of Robert Ludlum, the writer and creator of the Bourne movies, has raised questions about the writer's 2001death under mysterious circumstances.The investigation ... Read more...

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Weight loss can improve osteoarthritis-related knee pain


February 21st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that weight loss can improve knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA), which is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes."Our research on ... Read more...

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Cuba develops anti-arthritis drug


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Cuban scientists have developed a "promising" drug for chronic joint diseases to replace a product to which the island does not have access due to an economic embargo ... Read more...

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Obesity, knee osteoarthritis cut down healthy years of life


February 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) shorten healthy years of older people's lives, says a new study.Obesity and OA are among the most frequent chronic conditions in older ... Read more...

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Obesity can cause irreparable damage to knees


February 14th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Being morbidly obese could permanently damage your knees, says a new study. The investigation included a group of morbidly obese patients with knee osteoarthritis who were evaluated before ... Read more...

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High physical activity helps people with knee osteoarthritis walk faster


January 19th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): People with knee osteoarthritis are more likely to walk fast enough if they lead physically active lives, a new Northwestern Medicine research has shown."The more active people ... Read more...

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Common painkillers increase risk of heart problems: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has associated common painkillers to increased risk of heart problems.The drugs include traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known ... Read more...

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Garlic can reduce risk of arthritis


December 19th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) It may do no favours for your breath, but enjoying a diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks could reduce your risk of developing the most common form ... Read more...

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Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis


December 17th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis, suggests a new study.The findings, by researchers ... Read more...

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Light exercise ‘good’ for arthritis


November 29th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Light exercise can prevent arthritis or delay its onset whereas strenuous activity may increase chances of its development. A US team examined people at risk of osteoarthritis ... Read more...

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5-minute fitness drill to replace PE lessons in UK schools?


November 27th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Sports doctors in Britain have designed a radical programme for youngsters from the age of five that will replace their PE lessons with a five-minute fitness drill.Doctors from ... Read more...

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Scientists apply industrial monitoring technique to orthopedic diagnoses


November 24th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are exploring a modification of technique for human analysis-called bio-ferrography-to diagnose diseases in their early stages, determine the efficacy of drugs, and ascertain the ... Read more...

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy shows promise for knee osteoarthritis


November 21st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new American study has positioned Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) as a viable means in managing knee osteoarthritis.The research, authored by Steven Sampson of the Orthohealing Center ... Read more...

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Lower back, foot pain linked to more severe knee osteoarthritis symptoms


November 18th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee who also have pain in other joints are more likely to experience greater knee pain, says a new study.Specifically, pain ... Read more...

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