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  1. Common Pain Reliever May Not Treat Knee Pain

    Aug. 11, 2004 -- Pain relievers containing acetaminophen are widely recommended for the treatment of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, but new research suggests that acetaminophen may be no more effective than sugar pills. The findings call into question recommendations by a number of large arthri

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  2. Siblings Often Share Knee Osteoarthritis

    Aug. 11, 2004 -- Brothers and sisters of people with osteoarthritis in their knees are twice as likely to develop the same condition, report British researchers. The first large sibling study on knee osteoarthritis shows that genetics may contribute to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most comm

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  3. Thermal Scan Detects Early Arthritis

    July 13, 2004 -- A new device is showing promise for detecting arthritis in the hands before joint destruction occurs. A group of researchers at Duke University reports that a process called thermography is sensitive enough to identify minimal changes in the temperature of a joint, the first sign of

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  4. Excess Vitamin C May Worsen Osteoarthritis

    June 3, 2004 -- It may be possible to get too much of a good thing when it comes to vitamin C and your health. Although heralded as a powerful antioxidant that fights everything from the common cold to cancer, a new study shows that over a long period of time high doses of vitamin C is associated wi

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  5. Glucosamine Stops Knee Arthritis in Women

    March 15, 2004 -- The popular supplement glucosamine could do more than just ease arthritis knee pain. New research indicates that it may actually stop disease progression -- and possibly reverse it. In the latest of an ongoing series of studies, European researchers studied the effect of glucosamin

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  6. Glucosamine Ups Ibuprofen's Pain Relief

    Jan. 9, 2004 -- The supplement glucosamine seems to boost the pain relief from ibuprofen, suggesting a new combination approach to arthritis treatment. And while the study is preliminary, researchers say it's hopeful news that arthritis sufferers could reduce the amount of ibuprofen they take by als

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  7. Hydrotherapy Eases Osteoarthritis

    Nov. 24, 2003 -- Whether it's on land or in the water, resistance exercise can help people with osteoarthritis build strength and improve their mobility. A new study shows that both water-based (hydrotherapy) and traditional gym exercise programs can increase muscle strength and help people with ost

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  8. Chopstick Use May Lead to Aching Hands

    Oct. 24, 2003 -- Never quite mastered the art of using chopsticks? Don't fret; new research suggests that you may actually be doing your hands a favor by sticking with a fork. The study shows people who use chopsticks on a daily basis are more likely to develop hand osteoarthritis, the most common f

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  9. Health-Care Bias Not Just Black and White

    Oct. 1, 2003 -- Hundreds of studies have already documented that racial minorities often get lower-quality health care than whites -- even when they have similar incomes, age, condition severity, and insurance coverage. But the latest research to investigate these obvious disparities suggests the is

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  10. High Heels May Not Cause Knee Arthritis

    "Well, we have the cruel shoes, but no one would want ..." Anna interrupted, "Oh yes, let me see the cruel shoes!" -- Steve Martin, "Cruel Shoes" Sept. 29, 2003 -- High-heeled shoes may be cruel to your feet, but they aren't likely to give you knee arthritis. That's what Jill Dawson, PhD, and collea

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