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    1. FDA Nixes Vioxx-Like Pain Drug

      April 27, 2007 -- The drug company Merck today announced that the FDA has rejected Merck's application to market Arcoxia, a new osteoarthritis drug. Arcoxia is similar to Vioxx, a drug removed from the U.S. market in 2004 because of an increased heart attack and stroke risk. The decision follows the

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    2. Emotions May Influence Arthritis Pain

      March 28, 2007 -- The fear and distress arthritis patients feel about their condition can make a big difference in how they perceive the pain that comes with it, a novel brain-imaging study shows. The findings suggest that interventions designed to reduce pain-related fear and anxiety, such as behav

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    3. Osteoarthritis Linked to Gene Mutation

      March 27, 2007 -- Variations in a cartilage gene may increase the odds of developing osteoarthritis, a Japanese study shows. In osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, the cartilage that covers and cushions joints wears down. The gene in question helps develop cartilage, say the researche

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    4. Exercise Won't Up Knee Arthritis Risk

      Jan. 31, 2007 -- Moderate exercise doesn't increase the risk of developing arthritis in the knees of older adults, even if they are overweight, according to a new study that evaluated more than 1,200 people. "There really was no difference between those who exercised and those who didn't in terms of

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    5. Massage May Help Knee Osteoarthritis

      Dec. 11, 2006 -- Knees hurt? Massage may cut the pain and improve function if you have knee osteoarthritis , a new study shows. Massage therapy "seems to be a viable option" as an addition to other treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee, write the researchers. Osteoarthritis, the most common type

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    6. Botox May Cut Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

      Nov. 14, 2006 (Washington, D.C.) -- Botox shots may do more than get rid of wrinkles. A new study shows Botox may decrease the pain of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and potentially prevent or forestall the need for knee replacement surgery. The preliminary research was presented at the 2006 annual meetin

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    7. Torn Knee Ligament: Can It Be Healed?

      March 24, 2006 -- A torn ACL in the knee can be replaced -- but it can't be healed. A new technique now shows promise to change this. Doctors long ago gave up trying to repair a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). That's because the important knee ligament, essential for running and jumping and k

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    8. Heat Wrap Soothes Knee Pain

      April 1, 2005 (Boston) -- Low-level heat wraps are better at relieving knee pain than acetaminophen and provide more flexibility than ibuprofen, say pain specialists. With the recent warnings about the potential dangers of chronic use of oral pain medications, oral pain medications, doctors and pati

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    9. Bush to Get MRI of Knees

      Dec. 17, 2003 -- President Bush will undergo an MRI on both of his knees Thursday while visiting wounded troops at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, according to White House spokesman Scott McClellan. Bush, an avid jogger, has taken to using an elliptical trainer and water jogging b

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    10. Stiff Knees? Take Some Gelatin, Study Suggests

      Sept. 25, 2000 -- Those who have survived years of school lunches may get weak in the knees at the prospect of having to eat still more gelatin. But a new study reported at a meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians in Dallas last week suggests that adding a special gelatin supplement to

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