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Knee Replacement Or Not?

How much does it hurt? That’s something to ask yourself before committing to a full knee replacement. Why? Because researchers at the Commonwealth University of Virginia are convinced that knee replacement provides “minimal effects on quality of life,” and that patients with less severe symptoms don’t gain enough to justify […]

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Surgery For Carpal Tunnel? Think Again

Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome do what their doctors tell them to do, and most doctors tell them to have surgery. But now comes research from King Juan Carlos University in Alcorcon, Spain, suggesting that surgery may not be the best solution. HealthDay reports that the researchers followed 100 women […]

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Lower Back Pain and Steroid Shots? Not For Long

For relief of lower back pain, steroid shots are great–for a while, but just for a while. A new study from researchers at Paris Descartes University has found that a single steroid injection eased pain for one month. Yes, just one month. As HealthDay reports, effectiveness waned after only a month, […]

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Boring Desk Job? Try A Tough Mudder

Ever wonder what drives people to pay good money to suffer through Tough Mudders and other grueling endurance events? Now we know. It’s their day jobs. Researchers at Cardiff University are convinced that pain and suffering, especially pain and suffering blended with team spirit, are the ideal antidote for the […]

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Hair Loss Drugs and Erectile Dysfunction

Researchers at Northwestern University have found that finasteride, which is marketed as Propecia (the hair-loss drug taken by Donald Trump), can cause persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) that persists for months or years after a man stops taking the drug. A Northwestern University news release reports that among the men studied, […]

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Probiotics Cut Allergy Symptoms

Probiotics are alleged to deliver all kind of health benefits, and, especially now that they are widely and wildly marketed, it’s hard to separate faction from fiction. Now come researchers from the University of Florida who have no ostensible reason to jack up the powers of probiotics, and who claim […]

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How To Uncramp Cramps

Mark Lavallee, chair of the Sports Medicine Society for USA Weightlifting, shares his knowledge of cramps–how to avoid them, how to make them go away–with the Washington Post. On the make cramps go away front, Lavallee suggests drinking water or a sports drink, then waiting a bit. It takes about […]

Exercise Is Good for Arthritis
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Exercise Is Good for Arthritis

No, arthritis is not a reason to stop exercising. In fact, according to researchers at Northwestern University, it’s a reason to start exercising. HealthDay reports that when researchers at the school studied more than 1,600 adults 49 or older who had arthritic pain or stiffness in their hips, knees or feet, […]