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Health Tip: Pain in the Foot?

Symptoms of foot arthritis, including painful inflammation and swelling, can make it difficult to take even a few steps.
Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, appears to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women, a new study finds.
Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) -- may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests.
Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker's risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds.
Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study

Many patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis don't take their expensive medications as prescribed, a new British study finds.
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says.
Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis

Losing any extra weight can help prevent or alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, experts say.
Dance Those Cares Away!

Dancing can reduce seniors' knee and hip pain and also improve their walking, a new, small study finds.
Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

A man with a rare condition that left him with no hair on his body grew a full head of hair after taking an arthritis drug, a new study reveals.

 

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