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2011-01-18 15:27:56

The amount of uric acid in one's joints may increase the likelihood of severe osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis worldwide, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating joint degeneration for which no drug has been proven to slow or halt its progression. Physicians can only offer to treat the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, and people with the condition are often subject to a reduced quality of life. "Finding a way to...

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....

2010-11-16 04:20:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- With the population of Baby Boomers -- people born between 1946 and 1964 -- at over 77 million, obesity at an all-time high, and initial signs of osteoarthritis often symptom free, the vast majority of the population is still relatively unaware of their current state and the importance of joint health. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/NY01955 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101116/NY01955 ) According to a...

2010-10-11 10:58:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday, October 12 is being recognized worldwide as a day to bring to light the pain involved with arthritis, the often debilitating condition that affects one in five Americans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. Of the...

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2010-09-15 09:29:59

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis. Initial laboratory research at UEA has found that a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane blocks the enzymes that cause joint destruction in osteoarthritis "“ the most common form of arthritis. Broccoli has previously been associated with reduced cancer risk but this is the first major study into its effects on joint...

2010-09-13 16:05:00

ATLANTA and DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., today announced the launch of a new educational campaign, Gout Living, to help increase understanding and encourage better management of gout. The campaign, which includes the first-ever gout public service announcements (PSAs), aims to encourage those living with the disease to be proactive about their health. The PSAs, which will be available via television, radio...

2010-08-25 14:29:08

On receiving an honour, the American entertainer Jack Benny once said, "I don't deserve this award but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either." Unfortunately, Benny was not alone in suffering from arthritis as he grew older. Arthritis is associated with significant discomfort and simple activities such as going for walks and climbing stairs often become extremely painful. A variety of treatments are available, usually involving a combination of drugs and physiotherapy, but these...

2010-08-20 14:08:23

Latest research shows for the first time that hydrogen sulfide is present in the fluid inside the human knee joint (synovial fluid) and may protect against inflammation Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a gas more commonly associated with the smell of 'rotten eggs' and blocked drains. However, it has now been shown to be present naturally in our bodies and reside in knee joint synovial fluid, the protective fluid found in the cavities of joints that reduces friction between the cartilage of joints...

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2010-08-19 09:42:38

While rest and relaxation used to be the prescription for those suffering from arthritis, physicians are now recommending a more active lifestyle to maintain range of motion in the joints. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, staying active is key in preventing and treating osteoarthritis.  "Getting into a general fitness program is very beneficial for those suffering with osteoarthritis," said Dr. Brian Parsley, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at BCM. "In that...

2010-08-05 15:56:41

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is fairly common, especially among young athletes. While it can often be corrected through surgery, the injury can lead to increased risk of developing degenerative joint diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). The problem is that fluid in the knee joint, which lubricates the cartilage, is impacted by the trauma of the injury and begins to deteriorate. A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers identifies options for restoring that...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'