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Prototype UT Equipment can Detect Rheumatoid Arthritis

Several years ago, researchers from the University of Twente joined forces with a number of companies to develop a prototype for a machine that would combine ultrasound and photoacoustics medical imaging techniques. Combining these techniques allows specialists to create images of superficial areas of the body that can offer doctors

Tuning out Arthritis Pain with Radio Energy

Known as "Coolief," the procedure can provide several months of relief from chronic arthritis pain for patients for whom surgery is not an option. It also decreases the need for a daily regimen of prescription medication and other over-the-counter pain-relieving drugs. "We're not taking away the arthritis, just the arthritis pain,"

Can Pain Increase The Risk of Dying Early?

Individuals who were often troubled with pain had a 29% increased risk of dying during the study, and those who reported "quite a bit" and "extreme" pain interference had 38% and 88% increased risks, respectively. Report of any pain or having widespread pain was not associated with an increased risk

Painkillers Without Dangerous Side Effects

Researchers from Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a new way of developing painkillers. The team of researchers used computational simulation to analyze interactions at opioid receptors -- the cell's docking sites for painkillers. When used in an animal model, their prototype of a morphine-like molecule was able to produce

Weather’s Not to Blame for Your Aches and Pains

New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis. It's long been thought episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by changes in the weather, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind

Running Actually Lowers Inflammation in Knee Joints

We all know that running causes a bit of inflammation and soreness, and that's just the price you pay for cardiovascular health. You know; no pain, no gain. Well, maybe not. New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running. In

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