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Belly Fat Linked to Women’s Osteoporosis Risk

(ĐTĐ) – Belly fat may be bad for women’s bone health, raising their risk of osteoporosis, researchers report. Tiếng Việt >> In a study of 50 premenopausal women, many of whom were obese, those who had more fat around the waistline were more likely to have low bone mineral density, an osteoporosis risk factor. “We […]

Light Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis

(ĐTĐ) – Light exercises such as walking and bowling and avoidance of knee-bending activities such as climbing and squatting may protect against osteoarthritis of the knee in at-risk people, researchers report.   On the flip side, high-impact sports such as running and skiing are associated with knee cartilage damage in people who are overweight, have […]

How Acupuncture May Alter Perception of Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Acupuncture works directly on the brain to alter the way we process and perceive pain, preliminary research suggests.   The 18-person study suggests that the ancient Chinese practice relieves pain, says study leader Nina Theysohn, MD, of the University Hospital in Essen, Germany. Theysohn and colleagues used functional MRI scans to capture brain […]

Osteoporosis Drug Approved for Cancer-Related Bone Pain

Osteoporosis Drug Approved For Cancer-related Bone Pain

(ĐTĐ) – The FDA has approved Xgeva (denosumab), an osteoporosis drug reformulated to reduce the risk of bone fractures and bone pain in patients with cancer that has spread throughout the body.   The FDA based its approval on three clinical trials involving more than 5,700 patients with various cancers, including breast and prostate cancer. […]

Vitamin D Fails Osteoarthritis Test

(ĐTĐ) – In a two-year study, vitamin D supplements failed to reduce pain or slow the progression of joint damage in people with osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers report. Based on previous research, “I was optimistic,” says Timothy McAlindon, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at Tufts New England Medical […]

Grow your own tissues to mend arthritic knees

(ĐTĐ) – Tiny spheres made from the patient’s own cells are being used to treat arthritis. The tissue globes are injected into damaged joints where they grow into new cartilage. Tiếng Việt >> The technology has already been used in Italy to repair hip cartilage; now more than 200 people with knee arthritis are taking […]

Why a happy marriage can ease the pain of arthritis

(ĐTĐ) – Rheumatoid arthritis patients who had the support of a loving husband or wife reported less joint pain and better mobility than those who were single or whose marriage was on the rocks. Tiếng Việt >> A happy marriage helps ease the agony of arthritis, research suggests. Scientists believe the emotional stability that a […]

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