Elite male athletes who participate in high-contact sports such as football, soccer and rugby have a higher risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis than men who exercise little or not at all, a Swedish study found.
There was a doubled risk in soccer and handball players, and a tripled risk in ice hockey players, added the researchers, whose study was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Osteoarthritis, also called "wear … full story
Obesity comes with plenty of health risks but there’s one that’s perhaps not so well known — increased risk of developing liver cancer.
Now, a team of researchers have confirmed in mice that obesity does act as a “bonafide tumour promoter”, and they have backed it up with real evidence.
“Doctors always worry about our weight, but the focus is often on cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, both of which can be managed pretty well with existing … full story
Women who use common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen early in pregnancy may have an increased risk of miscarriage, a study published Tuesday suggests.
Researchers found that of nearly 52,000 Quebec women who had been pregnant, those who'd used a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) after conceiving were more than twice as likely to suffer a miscarriage.
The researchers looked at NSAIDs other than aspirin -- which includes such common … full story
Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, can fight colon cancer when used in combination with a popular anti-inflammatory drug, say researchers.
A treatment based on this finding has had promising results in human clinical trials, the journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology reports.
Several lines of evidence demonstrate that chronic inflammation in the stomach can cause gastric cancer and that inflammation in the liver from hepatitis … full story
Do you have any problem with arthritis? Don’t know how to tackle them, and then read on to know …
The diet which is gluten-free can cause relief to the joints, and at the same time reduces the risk of heart failures and a joint ache problem in the future, says the study.
Researches from the Sweden divided 66 arthritis patients into two groups. They randomly assigned 38 people to eat gluten-free diet and other 28 are assigned to eat non-Veg diet … full story
Being morbidly obese could permanently damage your knees, says a new study.
The investigation included a group of morbidly obese patients with knee osteoarthritis who were evaluated before and after bariatric surgery or surgically-assisted weight loss.
Patients lost an average of 51 pounds or 23 kg in one year. One year after surgery, knee pain and function improved significantly.
“People felt there was nothing they could do to mitigate the debilitating … full story
Curcumin, an extract of root turmeric, could destroy chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells and help fight the disease.
This could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and also help prevent the condition from returning.
Researchers at the University of Leicester in Britain have been using curcumin to target chemo-resistant cells.
The aim is to use the extract in colorectal tumour tissue, which kills far more than 600,000 people every year and … full story
Most backaches come from strained muscles in the lower back. Other causes include back injuries such as a slipped or herniated disc, arthritis, osteoporosis and urinary tract infection. The goals of treatment are to treat the cause of the backache, relieve the pain, promote healing and avoid re-injury.
How to Avoid Back Pain:
Lifting causes a lot of backaches. Here are some lifting Do's and Don'ts to help you avoid straining your back.
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Crohns disease is an inflammatory bowel disease, the general name for diseases that cause swelling in the intestines.
Because the symptoms of Crohns disease are alike to other intestinal disorders, such as bad-tempered bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, it can be hard to diagnose.
Ulcerative colitis causes irritation and ulcers in the top coating of the lining of the large intestine. In Crohns disease, all layers of the intestine may be involved, … full story
For a natural and tasty way to improve your health and boost your healing capacity, add fresh pineapple and pineapple juice to your diet. Pineapples are nutritionally packed members of the bromeliad family. This delightful tropical fruit is high in the enzyme bromelain and the antioxidant vitamin C, both of which plays a major role in the body's healing process.
Bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory with analgesic properties, encourages healing, … full story
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