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What is wryneck and how is it treated?

What is wryneck and how is it treated?

Wryneck occurs when the neck muscles twist beyond their usual capacity, causing the head to tilt. The condition is also known as torticollis or loxia. Wryneck may develop over time. It can also occur after an injury to the area, or because of a reaction to medication. A person with wryneck may find it uncomfortable […]

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Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health

Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health

Vitamin A is a vital nutrient that supports the body’s development and strengthens the immune system. Because our bodies do not naturally produce vitamin A, some choose to take supplements. However, too much vitamin A is likely to harm bone health, researchers warn. When does vitamin A pose a risk to bone health? A new […]

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Osteoarthritis: New compound may stop the disease

Osteoarthritis: New compound may stop the disease

New research, published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, shows that an innovative blocking agent can stop the degeneration of the cartilage when injected into the joints. Osteoarthritis often affects the knee joints. Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that affects the bones and cartilage within the joints. Although it occurs most often in […]

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Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Chiropractic care realigns the bones in the spine and other body parts to treat issues such as headaches and back pains. Some chiropractic adjustments, however, can produce side effects, and according to a new case report, these include vision problems. Chiropractic techniques can harm vision, a new case study illustrates. A case report — now […]

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Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Greek yogurt differs from other yogurts because it goes through a straining process to remove the whey. Whey is a liquid that contains lactose, a natural sugar found in milk. Greek yogurt is a popular dairy product, but is it good for you? Making yogurt involves fermenting milk with live cultures of beneficial bacteria. Strained […]

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Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

In a recent series of experiments, scientists found that a specific antioxidant helps prevent the damage that osteoarthritis causes to cartilage. This may also have applications for bone and brain disorders. Osteoarthritis commonly affects knee joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis type, causing pain and stiffness in the joints as cartilage steadily breaks down. […]

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Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and swelling in the joints. These symptoms tend to affect the hands and feet and can weaken and restrict these parts of the body. Fortunately, both at-home and medical treatments are available to help reduce swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this article, we take […]

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How serious is a fractured skull?

How serious is a fractured skull?

The skull can break, or fracture, if it is subject to a direct and forceful impact. The underlying cause of a skull fracture is a head trauma that is significant enough to break at least one bone. People with a skull fracture need treating as soon as possible. Skull fractures can vary in severity, and […]

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Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know

Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know

The soleus is a muscle in the calf that runs from directly behind the knee to just above the muscles around the ankle. The soleus is essential for everyday activities, such as running, walking, standing, dancing, and balancing. Muscle injuries are the most common injuries in sports. Correctly diagnosing and treating muscle strain is vital […]