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2010-12-17 00:00:42

One in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, yet half of those people thing nothing can be done to help them. Registered dietitian Marie Spano provides tips for managing joint discomfort. Ferndale, WA (Vocus) December 16, 2010 The Arthritis Foundation reports that one in five adults has chronic joint symptoms, and half of those people think nothing can be done to help them. And when joint discomfort increases because of cold weather, that's a message people don't want to hear....

2010-10-27 17:22:47

High doses or prolonged use of glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells and could increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a team of researchers at Universit© Laval's Faculty of Pharmacy. Details of this discovery were recently published on the website of the Journal of Endocrinology. In vitro tests conducted by Professor Fr©d©ric Picard and his team revealed that glucosamine exposure causes a significant increase in mortality in insulin-producing...

2010-10-20 13:23:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, FL USA) and Mercola Health Resources, LLC (Hoffman Estates, IL) announced today that they have entered into a license and supply agreement that provides Mercola Health Resources with Valensa's new Flex Pro ES(TM) joint health formulation. With one tablet a day, Flex Pro ES is designed to provide both near- and long-term support of joint health featuring four proven joint health ingredients -- Zanthin(R) Natural...

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2010-09-18 06:39:06

According to a study by Swiss scientists, two supplements taken by millions of people around the globe for joint pain do not work and health authorities or insurers should not pay for the drugs. The supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin, are either taken on their own or in combination to help reduce the pain that is caused by osteoarthritis in the hips and knees. However, Swiss researchers found that there was "no clinically relevant effect" of chondroitin or glucosamine on joint pain....

2010-09-17 13:43:57

Research: Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: network meta-analysis Two popular supplements taken by millions of people around the world to combat joint pain, do not work, finds research published on bmj.com today. The supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin, are either taken on their own or in combination to reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis in hips and knees. The researchers, led by Professor Peter Jni at the University...

2010-08-16 12:51:00

BIRMINGHAM, U.K., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Osteoarthritis is a crippling disease worldwide, with an estimated eight million sufferers in the UK alone. It has been described as like "wearing a suit of rusty armour," with unrelenting, razor-like pain. So far medical science has not been able to reverse the degenerative condition. However a discovery made by a German abbess in the middle ages may now hold the key to not only halting the degenerative process, but also help re-build damaged...

2010-07-30 16:19:48

How much pain osteoarthritis sufferers feel is directly related to their mental health, a new study by researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine has found. In the study, people with better mental health felt less pain, and people with worse mental health felt more. The study suggests that mental-health treatment could be an effective way to lessen arthritis pain. "We found that increased levels of pain were associated with worse mental health at baseline," said Barton L. Wise, an assistant...

2010-07-29 02:58:00

LONDON, July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Therapeutics (CMPT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Neill Moray Mackenzie to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Dr Mackenzie brings to CMPT a long record of executive board level management within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries at companies including Cambridge Genetics Ltd, Oxford Biomedica plc (an LSE listed company), Avidex Ltd (now Immunocore) and most recently as the SVP for Business Development and Corporate...

2010-07-12 12:50:43

New research evaluating the effectiveness of a broad selection of popular slimming supplements sold in pharmacies and health food shops has found no evidence that any of them facilitate weight loss beyond the placebo effect. Two studies presented today (Monday) at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, Sweden, have found they were no more effective than the fake supplements they were compared with. "There are scores of slimming supplements out there claiming weight-loss effects...

2010-07-07 12:28:24

Even though it is widely used as a therapy for low back pain, a randomized controlled trial finds that patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) and degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis (OA) who took glucosamine for six months showed little difference on measures of pain-related disability, low back and leg pain and health-related quality of life, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the July 7 issue of JAMA. "Osteoarthritis is a common condition that currently...


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