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Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.
'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.
Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.
Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.
Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new research says.
Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

Managing shoulder arthritis is easier if your doctor diagnoses the condition correctly and early.
Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.
Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing -- but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded.

 

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