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2013-11-29 23:04:50

While losing excess weight will not reverse damage that has been done to a joint, studies now show that losing as little as 10% of body weight can have a significant positive impact on reducing the symptoms of painful knee osteoarthritis. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by wear and tear of the joints and breakdown of the articular cartilage. Being overweight or obese is a major contributing factor for this painful condition...

2013-11-19 23:34:24

A brand new article released on the site Vkool.com offers 13 tips on how to stop knee pain. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The article on the site Vkool.com introduces 13 tips on how to stop knee pain. This article is useful for people who want to find a useful knee pain treatment. Firstly, the writer indicates that people should eat fish regularly because fish and fish oil help to reduce the stiffness of rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain effectively. People should also eat...

2013-11-06 13:49:20

Scientists are reporting development of a squishy gel that when compressed — like at a painful knee joint — releases anti-inflammatory medicine. The new material could someday deliver medications when and where osteoarthritis patients need it most. Their study appears in the ACS journal Biomacromolecules. Xinqiao Jia, Chandran R. Sabanayagam and colleagues note that in the past few decades, researchers have been developing a variety of "smart" hydrogels that can release medications...

2013-10-29 11:55:50

Technique soothing, but linked to heightened risk of osteoarthritis and hip replacement in middle age A resurgence in the popularity of traditional swaddling has prompted fears of a rise in developmental hip problems in babies, which are now known to be linked to the technique, warns a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The swaddling of infants used to be an almost universal practice, but fell out of favor in many parts of the world. But the...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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