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What to know about neck tension

What to know about neck tension

Neck tension refers to neck pain that develops when the muscles in the neck cannot relax, which can lead to soreness, muscle spasms, and headaches. It has numerous possible causes, ranging from joint problems to inflamed nerves. Depending on the underlying cause, people can experience different types of neck tension and pain, which distinct symptoms […]

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Do soft drinks affect women’s bone health?

Do soft drinks affect women’s bone health?

A recent study has identified an association between consuming two soft drinks per day and an increased risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. Because the study authors cannot prove causation, however, they call for more research. Share on PinterestDoes soda impact bone health? A recent study adds to the evidence. Osteoarthritis, which is characterized […]

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Fixing bird wings with sheep bones

Fixing bird wings with sheep bones

Currently, fixing a broken wing bone requires two intrusive operations. A recent study, however, concludes that using dog and sheep bone might reduce the number of surgeries and enhance recovery. Share on PinterestA new study in pigeons describes a better way to fix broken wings. Although veterinary science has advanced in leaps and bounds over […]

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Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?

Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?

A recent study from China finds an association between dietary intake of selenium and osteoporosis risk. Although the authors cannot determine whether the link is causal, they call for more investigation. Share on PinterestA new study asks whether selenium intake might link to osteoporosis risk. Throughout life, the body continuously breaks down bone, reabsorbs it, […]

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Trigger finger: 7 home remedies

Trigger finger: 7 home remedies

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Trigger finger is a condition in which a person’s finger locks or catches if they try to straighten or bend it. Depending on the condition’s severity, doctors will recommend either surgical treatments, medications, or some home […]

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Short sleep may harm bone health in older women

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women

Can insufficient sleep be harmful to bone health? New research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have lower bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. Share on PinterestNew research finds a link between sleep loss and bone density. A team from […]

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What to do about a dent in the head

What to do about a dent in the head

Not everyone has the same skull shape, and normal variations exist among individuals. The skull is not perfectly round or smooth, so it is normal to feel slight bumps and ridges. However, a dent in the head, especially if it is new, requires a trip to the doctor to determine the cause. In this article, […]

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What to know about bone marrow transplants

What to know about bone marrow transplants

Bone marrow is soft, spongy tissue within some bones, including those in the hips and thighs. People with certain blood-related conditions benefit from a transplant that replaces damaged cells with healthy cells, possibly from a donor. Bone marrow transplants can be lifesaving for people with conditions such as lymphoma or leukemia, or when intensive cancer […]

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What to know about shoulder impingement

What to know about shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer’s shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade. The pain from shoulder impingement is consistent and generally gets worse when a person reaches up. People may develop this injury during activities that involve moving the […]