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  1. New Scan Detects Early Arthritis

    Aug. 20, 2008 -- A new MRI test promises to detect osteoarthritis early, when treatments are most helpful. The technique also detects spinal disc degeneration, report NYU researchers Alexej Jerschow, PhD, and Ravinder R. Regatte, PhD, at the 236th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, hel

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  2. Joint Replacement an Option for Elderly

    July 14, 2008 -- Knee or hip replacement surgery may be a viable option for relieving the pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis among the elderly. A new study shows older adults who have hip or knee replacement surgery for severe osteoarthritis may take several weeks to recover but have excel

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  3. FDA Warning: Cipro May Rupture Tendons

    July 8, 2008 -- Federal regulators are ordering new warnings on Cipro and similar antibiotics because of increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. The new warnings apply to fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics that includes the popular drug Cipro. The FDA has told companies that the drugs

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  4. Osteoarthritis Risk: Handy Finding

    Jan. 3, 2008 -- Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? That may show a risk for knee osteoarthritis, especially in women, a British study shows. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In osteoarthritis, the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones within joints

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  5. Study: Hip Replacement Benefits Last

    Nov. 29, 2007 -- Hip replacement may have long-term benefits.  That's according to new British and Dutch hip replacement studies. The British study included 282 adults aged 60 and older who got a hip replacement because of osteoarthritis. Before hip replacement, the patients rated how well their hip

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  6. Joint Replacements Cut Pain for Seniors

    Nov. 12, 2007 (Boston) -- Joint replacement surgeries are making a big dent in the pain and disability rates of senior citizens with arthritis, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Boston. Researchers conducted the new study to learn wh

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  7. Shock-Absorbing Shoes: Bad for Knees?

    Nov. 8, 2007 -- Those shock-absorbing athletic shoes and clogs designed to protect and cushion the feet may be bad for arthritic knees. When researchers examined the effects of different types of footwear on people with knee osteoarthritis, they found that going barefoot put less stress on knee join

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  8. FDA OKs Voltaren Gel for Osteoarthritis

    Oct. 23, 2007 -- The FDA has approved Voltaren Gel, the first prescription skin gel to treat osteoarthritis joint pain. Voltaren Gel contains diclofenac sodium, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that's also in oral Voltaren. The gel can be applied to joints that hurt because of osteoarth

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  9. Calcitonin May Fight Osteoarthritis

    July 30, 2007 -- A drug currently used to treat osteoporosis may also help protect the bone and slow or perhaps even halt the progression of osteoarthritis, according to early research. A new study shows treatment with calcitonin, a hormone, effectively prevented erosion of knee cartilage in rat mod

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  10. Acupuncture May Help Knee Arthritis

    July 7, 2005 -- Acupuncture may offer some relief from osteoarthritis in the knee - at least in the short run. Researchers report the finding in The Lancet. They studied nearly 300 people with knee osteoarthritis. Acupuncture's long-term effects on knee osteoarthritis now need to be tested, write th

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