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2011-11-07 16:37:27

In a study to be published online Nov. 6 in Nature Medicine, investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the development of osteoarthritis is in great part driven by low-grade inflammatory processes.

2011-11-07 11:39:14

X-ray images known as CT scans can help confirm gout in patients who are suspected of having the painful condition but receive negative results from traditional tests, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

2011-10-26 13:04:55

A novel study demonstrates that using nanoparticles to deliver osteoarthritis drugs to the knee joint could help increase the retention of the drug in the knee cavity, and therefore reduce the frequency of injections patients must receive.

2011-10-21 13:35:16

New research suggests African Americans have a higher burden of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis (OA), and may not be recognized based on the current definition of "generalized OA."

2011-07-05 12:39:00

Early Diagnosis Key to Preventing Joint Damage ATLANTA, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, yet it often goes undetected or misdiagnosed when symptoms first appear.

2011-05-18 07:15:00

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joint sealant failures are a common occurrence over the lifespan of a building and can result in substantial damage to the property.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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