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What is overpronation?

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. The way a person’s foot strikes the ground can have significant effects on their body. People with flat feet or who overpronate may be prone to more injuries than people with normal […]

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Innovative gene editing method may prevent deafness

Innovative gene editing method may prevent deafness

For the first time, researchers have used an innovative, state-of-the-art genome editing technique to prevent deafness in mice. There is hope that, in the future, they will be able to use this method to stop the loss of hearing in humans. Could gene editing procedures be used to prevent hereditary deafness? According to data from […]

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All you need to know about myositis

All you need to know about myositis

In today’s wording, the suffix –itis means a disease or inflammation of a specific organ or tissue. In the case of myositis, it is the muscles that are inflamed or diseased. Myositis can cause muscle diseases known as myopathies. Sometimes, a person may have myositis and not know the underlying cause. Fast facts on myositis: […]

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What is facet arthropathy?

What is facet arthropathy?

Like any joint, the facet joints can develop arthritis. This type of arthritis is called facet arthropathy. It may also be called facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA). The facet joints, which are located along the back of the spine, keep special bones called vertebrae together and allow for a range of motion in the spine. What […]

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Is erectile dysfunction an early sign of CVD?

Is erectile dysfunction an early sign of CVD?

Erectile dysfunction may be an early indicator of cardiovascular disease, and men with the condition should be subject to more rigorous cardiovascular assessment. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Vascular Medicine. Researchers say that men with ED may have early markers of cardiovascular disease. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined […]

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What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?

What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?

Prolotherapy is a procedure where a natural irritant is injected into the soft tissue of an injured joint. Supporters believe that it may provide significant relief for joint or back pain. The disruption to the lives of those who experience joint and back pain can be serious. From missed work to decreased mobility, the impact […]

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All you need to know about dwarfism

All you need to know about dwarfism

Dwarfism occurs when a person is unusually short. Dwarfism itself is not a disease and, as a result, it has no single medical definition. Different organizations define dwarfism according to various criteria. The advocacy group, Little People of America, define dwarfism as a condition that results in an adult height of less than 4 foot […]