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Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

New research suggests that a bacterium found in cow’s milk and beef may lead to rheumatoid arthritis in people who are already genetically predisposed. The bacterium may be a common trigger for both rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. A bacterium found in milk may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in genetically predisposed people, suggests new research. Rheumatoid […]

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What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome

What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the posterior tibial nerve, which runs along the inside of the ankle and foot, becomes compressed and damaged, causing inflammation. The condition, also known as TTS, is usually caused by continual overuse of the foot and ankle, such as occurs with strenuous or prolonged walking, running, standing, or exercising. But […]

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Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

In the first study of its kind, scientists show that bilingual children with autism spectrum disorders can switch mental gears more easily than those who can only speak one language. Being bilingual may improve cognitive flexibility in children with autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a growing concern in the United States, affecting an estimated […]

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What is palmar erythema?

What is palmar erythema?

Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. There are a few different causes for the condition, such as pregnancy and liver cirrhosis. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of palmar erythema should contact their doctor for diagnosis and treatment of any underlying conditions. What is palmar erythema? Palmar erythema […]

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What to know about iliopsoas bursitis

What to know about iliopsoas bursitis

Iliopsoas bursitis can cause pain and limited range of motion in the hip joint. The condition often develops from overuse in athletes or other people who exercise regularly. Rest and ice often help people who have mild cases of iliopsoas bursitis. People who are experiencing more severe symptoms may require physical therapy or other treatments. […]

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What is tendinosis?

What is tendinosis?

Tendinosis is a chronic tendon injury. It is a common condition but is often misdiagnosed as tendinitis. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis. What is tendinosis? Common symptoms of tendinosis include stiffness in the joint, persistent pain, and localised burning […]

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Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk

Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk

Whether certain supplements, taken before or during pregnancy, can reduce the risk of autism is a hotly debated question. A new large-scale study takes a fresh look. Could taking supplements during pregnancy reduce autism risk? Autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) are believed to affect 1 in 68 children in the United States, and their prevalence may […]

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What is bursitis of the shoulder?

What is bursitis of the shoulder?

Bursitis of the shoulder is a painful inflammation in the shoulder joint. It is common, treatable, and often heals within months. Rest and gentle exercises can speed up recovery. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae. The bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs found near joints. They act as a cushion between moving parts in the […]