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What is bone metastases in prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer can sometimes spread from the prostate to the bones, which is known as bone metastasis. Although there is no cure for bone metastases, treatment can help relieve symptoms and extend life.Metastasis is the term for cancer…

Osteoporosis: Could probiotics protect bone health?

Osteoporosis predominantly affects older adults, but bone loss can start at as early as age 40. Recently, scientists have found that probiotics might be a safe and effective tool to help fight bone loss. As we age, the interlinked bone…

Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia

My name is David Brown, and I am grateful for the opportunity to write this article. I decided to have a more open dialogue with my chronic condition. It has not come easily to me, but I am progressing to a healthier relationship with what…

What’s the best way to get rid of a bunion?

Bunion removal is when doctors use surgery to remove a bony bump, or bunion, that forms at the base of the big toe. People may require bunion removal if other treatments do not bring relief. It is usually successful.Bunions can cause…

What is wryneck and how is it treated?

Wryneck occurs when the neck muscles twist beyond their usual capacity, causing the head to tilt. The condition is also known as torticollis or loxia.Wryneck may develop over time. It can also occur after an injury to the area, or because…

Osteoarthritis: New compound may stop the disease

New research, published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, shows that an innovative blocking agent can stop the degeneration of the cartilage when injected into the joints. Osteoarthritis often affects the knee joints.…

Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Greek yogurt differs from other yogurts because it goes through a straining process to remove the whey. Whey is a liquid that contains lactose, a natural sugar found in milk. Greek yogurt is a popular dairy product, but is it good for…

What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand.Doctors may also refer to a pinched nerve in the shoulder…

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

In a recent series of experiments, scientists found that a specific antioxidant helps prevent the damage that osteoarthritis causes to cartilage. This may also have applications for bone and brain disorders. Osteoarthritis commonly affects…

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