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Osteoarthritis

Achy joints? It could be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a condition caused by wear and tear on the cartilage of your joints. This strong tissue usually cushions joints, but can wear down over time, causing joints to ache, and become stiff and painful. There's no cure, but a variety of painkillers and treatments can help, as can losing weight if you have excess pounds.

Osteoarthritis News

  • New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New treatments for juvenile arthritis offer hope to children with the chronic autoimmune condition, doctors say. Scientists are still working to understand what causes juvenile arthritis and how to stop its progression. But, kids coping with its effects have reason to be optimistic, according to Dr. Nikolay Nikolov, [...][...]

  • Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report progress toward developing lab-grown cartilage that could postpone or possibly eliminate the need for hip replacement surgery in younger arthritis patients. The cartilage hasn’t been tested in humans yet, and it’s too early to know anything about side effects or cost. Still, the researhers [...]

  • New Treatment Shows Promise for Crippling Knee Arthritis

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For those who suffer debilitating arthritis in their knees, researchers report in a small study that just one injection of stem cells can reduce pain and inflammation. The idea is experimental: Extract stem cells from a patient’s own body fat — cells known for their ability [...][...]

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Health—Especially for Women

    Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health.

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health — and that’s especially true for women, new research says. “People who habitually put in a lot of long hours for many years, [...][...]