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Tai Chi Can Provide Arthritis Relief

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Arthritis patients may gain physical and emotional relief from the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi, finds a new study, the largest of its kind. Patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia felt better and moved more easily after taking twice-weekly classes in Tai Chi, a system of meditative exercise, researchers found. [...]

Vitamin D and Calcium Reduce Fracture Risk

A new study finds that Vitamin D with calcium supplementation significantly reduces fracture risk, but Vitamin D supplementation alone does not offer much protection. Researchers from Queen’s Medical Center is Nottingham, England evaluated seven randomized, controlled trials with using Vitamin D with calcium or using Vitamin D alone to prevent fracture risk. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Foot Pain Linked to Shoe Type

Shoe gear has always been assumed to be associated with foot pain, but very few studies have explored the relationship. A new study in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism collected data from the Framingham Study to examine the association between shoe gear and foot pain. Between 2002-2008, 3,378 individuals were evaluated for foot pain and [...]

Short term calf stretching not beneficial for heel pain

Calf stretching is an universal treatment recommended for patients with plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. In a study from the University of Western Sydney in Australia, calf stretching using a wooden wedge was evaluated as a specific treatment for plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the tearing and resultant inflammation of a [...]

Women Runners with Fasciitis Have Lower Arches

A new study in this month’s issue of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated the biomechanics, arch height, impact load, maximum load and ankle dorsiflexion in women runners, during running and while standing. The researchers divided 50 age and mileage matched women runners into two groups, a plantar fasciitis group and a control group. [...]

Intensive Blood Sugar Control Prevents Serious Diabetic Complications

Some of the most serious complications associated with type 1 diabetes include vision loss, severe kidney disease resulting in transplant and lower extremity amputations. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial has been a 30 year ongoing effort to evaluate these risks in association with intensive control and management of blood sugar. The latest results from [...]

Competitive Cyclists at Risk of Osteoporosis

Bone is composed of minerals, protein and living cells. Calcium and phosphate form an extremely hard crystal-like structure called hydroxyapatite. The protein collagen forms an intricate network of strong fibrous bands to which the crystals attach. The combined properties of the hydroxyapatite and the collagen create the amazing strength of bone. Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are [...]

Nexavar Failed Phase III Trial to Treat Melanoma

Onyx Pharmaceuticals and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals reported today  that Nexavar failed a Phase III trial to treat a form of melanoma. Nexavar (R) is a drug developed by partners Onyx and Bayer to treat cancer. The multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was stopped early after the drug failed to prolong life in patients, the primary [...]

Improvement in Walking in Seniors

A study in this month’s issue of The Journal of Public Health evaluated 6574 respondents, aged 53 and older, who reported difficulty in walking. The authors looked for correlations between an improvement in walking and chronic health conditions, demographics, socioeconomic status and behavioral risk factors. Twenty five percent of the respondents reported baseline walking limitations. [...]