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Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

A new study about the side effects of antibiotic treatment reveals that it may dysregulate postpubertal skeletal development by interfering with gut bacteria. A new study examines bone health, antibiotics, and the immune system. The trillions of bacteria living in our bodies are crucial for our health. They support the gastrointestinal and immune systems. They […]

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What to know about front shoulder pain

What to know about front shoulder pain

Damage to the shoulder may result from repetitive movements, manual labor, sports, or aging. A person may also injure this part of the body due to a bad fall or accident. Many people visit the doctor with front, or anterior, shoulder pain. The shoulder is a mobile structure that allows the arm to move freely […]

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‘Coaxing’ stem cells to form new bone tissue

‘Coaxing’ stem cells to form new bone tissue

New research has identified a possible way to manipulate certain stem cells to generate new bone tissue. The results of this investigation could vastly improve the outcome for people with skeletal injuries or conditions such as osteoporosis. A new study looks at how to encourage stem cells to form new bone tissue rather than other […]

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What to know about kyphosis

What to know about kyphosis

Kyphosis is an abnormal rounding of the upper back. It is a relatively common condition that often develops in adolescence or young adulthood. Having a small curve in the upper back is normal. Kyphosis is an excessive spinal curve that can cause discomfort and lasting issues throughout the body. Poor posture, abnormalities in the spine, […]

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Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know

Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know

A sunken fontanel occurs when the soft spot on a baby’s skull becomes more deep set than usual. One of the major causes is dehydration. The human skull is made up from several bones that are connected by tough fibrous tissue called sutures. These sutures give the skull some flexibility, allowing the head to pass […]

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What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

A lateral collateral ligament sprain occurs when the ligament on the outer side of the knee tears. This type of sprain is most common in people who play contact sports, such as football. While knee injuries represent up to 39 percent of all injuries in athletes, lateral ligament injuries are less common. Many lateral collateral […]

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What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?

What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer can sometimes spread from the prostate to the bones, which is known as bone metastasis. Although there is no cure for bone metastases, treatment can help relieve symptoms and extend life. Metastasis is the term for cancer spreading to other parts of the body. Although prostate cancer can spread to any part of […]