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  • Achy back? Don’t blame weather gods

    Sydney/Kolkata: Think twice before blaming the weather gods for achy joints as researchers now claim that the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis. A new research from The George Institute for Global Health has debunked beliefs that episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by changes in the weather, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation, according to IANS.

  • Hip surgery may not help improve physical activity: study

    London: Hip replacement surgery may not improve a person’s physical activity levels, according to a new study which questions the purpose of the common operation in patients, says PTI.

  • Fish oil, Vitamin D cannot cure osteoarthritis

    Canberra: Australian researchers have debunked fish oil and vitamin D as treatments for knee osteoarthritis in a clinical trial.  The Australian team, from the University of Tasmania’s Menzies, found that vitamin D and fish oil, both widely to slow knee cartilage loss and and reduce inflammation, had no distinguishable impact on knee osteoarthritis, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • India may have 60 mn osteoarthritis cases by 2025

    New Delhi: India may become the osteoarthritis capital of the world with over 60 million cases of the disease by 2025, doctors say. Doctors say osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis in India, affecting over 15 million adults every year.

  • Pain killer, Paracetamol

    Pain killer Paracetamol does not relieve from spinal pain

    Washington : Paracetamol may be the most effective to ward off pain, but it turns out the drug does not relive one from spinal pain, which includes neck and lower back pain, and osteoarthritis, which are also the leading causes of disability. Clinical guidelines recommend paracetamol as the first line drug treatment for both conditions, but the evidence to support this recommendation is weak and inconsistent and there are safety concerns with the

  • New method to treat osteoarthritis found

    London: Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have developed microcapsules – just 2 microns in diameter – that can deliver drugs efficiently to reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis.

  • Indian-origin scientist develops new way to treat osteoarthritis

    London: Indian-origin researcher Tina Chowdhury from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and her team have developed a new “microcapsule” treatment delivery that can reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue.

  • High BP pill could ease arthritis pain

    London: An inexpensive pill that treats high blood pressure and heart failure could also help ease pain in people with arthritis without causing any side-effects, scientists say.

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