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    1. Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted device that zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck -- shown effective in treating some people with migraines -- may also help ease the ache of fibromyalgia, an ailment that causes widespread body pain and tendern

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    2. Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Although some people with fibromyalgia are sensitive to changes in temperature, sunshine and precipitation, new research shows that weather conditions do not affect the pain or fatigue associated with this chronic condit

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    3. Aspirin May Equal Pricier Drug for Preventing Clots

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin appears to be just as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according to new research. People who get artificial hips are at risk of serio

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    4. Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Eye Risk

      By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Glucosamine supplements that millions of Americans take to help treat hip and knee osteoarthritis may have an unexpected side effect: They may increase risk for developing glaucoma, a small new study of older adults suggests. Gla

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    5. Sugar Injections for Knee Arthritis May Ease Pain

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. The technique -- known as dextrose prolotherapy -- has been around for 75 years but is still conside

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    6. Cartilage May Give Early Warning of Arthritis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise-related damage in cartilage can help identify people with the earliest stages of osteoarthritis, a new study reveals. The findings could improve early detection of the painful joint disease and could also be used to im

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    7. Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although most people get a total hip or knee replacement to decrease pain and move around more easily, a team of orthopedic surgeons has discovered an unexpected benefit: people enjoy sex more after surgery. A new study

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    8. Combination Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Rheumatoid arthritis is no longer as disabling a condition as it was in the past, thanks in large part to combination therapy - taking more than one RA medicine at a time. Doing so can lessen symptoms such as joint pain and slow joint damage. That can make a big difference in quality of life. "You s

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    9. Newer RA Drugs Don't Seem to Raise Shingles Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The newest medications used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis don't appear to raise the risk of developing shingles, new research indicates. There has been concern that these medications, called anti-tum

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    10. Women May Have Higher Risk for Hip Implant Failure

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Overall, the vast majority of total hip replacement surgeries are successful, but according to the results of a new study, women are at greater risk than men for implant failure after this procedure. Researchers noted th

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