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Fish Oil Supplements helped Heal Bedsores

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 03:39:17 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Taking fish oil supplements may help bedsores heal in critically ill patients, according to a study from the Tel Aviv University. The researchers noticed a 20-25 percent reduction in pressure ulcers when eight grams of fish oil were taken daily for three weeks. The results were published in the British Journal of Nutrition and the American Journal of Critical Care.

Prof. Pierre Singer of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine explained that bedsores are a common problem for critically ill patients because of constant pressure on the skin and tissue. Bedsores form from a lack oxygen because the blood flow is reduced and there is skin wetness. Other studies have found fish oil supplements were helpful for lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation of the skin and in joints.

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Water Aerobics just as good as other Cardio Workouts

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:17:35 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Exercising in the water has just as much aerobic benefit as working-out on land, suggests a new study. The researchers found pedaling an exercise bike in a swimming pool had a similar aerobic effect to a typical stationary bike workout. The study was presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

The immersible ergocycle, which is a stationary exercise bike that can be put in a swimming pool, was studied. Many people might assume that moving in water is not as difficult as moving on land. The researchers compared land and water bicycling workouts for effectiveness.

Healthy participants perform exercise tests in the water and on land. The water level was up to their chest level. The intensity of the workout was increased every minute until the riders were exhausted. The researchers found that the land-workout was almost the same when they compared the maximal oxygen consumption rates.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis patients are more likely to have Gum Disease

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 02:25:18 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis were four times more likely to have gum disease than those who were otherwise considered healthy. The study results were published in the online edition of the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

The researchers came to this conclusion by comparing the gum health of 91 adults diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 93 healthy adults that were matched for age and sex. All of the participants were non-smokers. The researchers report that smoking is a recognized risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis. None of the study participants were treated with arthritis medications.

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Anxiety and Depression associated with Arthritis

Tue, 01 May 2012 05:47:55 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - One-third of US adults with arthritis who are over the age of 45 also suffer from anxiety or depression. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their results on anxiety and depression with arthritis patients in today’s issue of Arthritis Care & Research; a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell, which is also the official journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

Anxiety was around twice as common than depression in those suffering from arthritis. Despite the higher occurrence of anxiety, doctors tend to treat the depression more often. The researchers found anxiety in 31 percent of the participants, while depression was measured in 18 percent of the participants. Additionally, 84 percent of the participants who had depression also had anxiety.

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FDA announces New Safety Concerns for Statins

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:13:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Cholesterol lowering medications prescribed by doctors have new important safety information announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These include not needing to do routine blood tests for liver enzymes, memory loss problems, increased diabetes risk, and muscle damage risk.

The FDA is advising health care professionals that routine blood tests for liver enzymes are no longer necessary because they did not prove to be helpful in preventing rare cases of serious liver injury that can happen when taking statins.

Memory loss, forgetting, and being confused have been reported as a side effect from some people taking statin medications. The memory loss was described as being “fuzzy.” The FDA said that the memory loss was reversible once the person stopped taking the medication.

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Reduce Risk of Osteoporosis Fractures by Exercising in early 20’s

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:35:55 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Exercise as a young adult to reduce the risk for fractures caused by osteoporosis later on in life, concluded a study conducted in Sweden.

The University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy researchers studied 833 Swedish men to determine that exercise in the early twenties helped to promote bone growth. Previous research concluded that the more bone mass people accumulate when young, the lower the risk for fractures from osteoporosis when they are older. In addition, other research has found that exercise before and during puberty is beneficial in making bones stronger.

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Motrin Recall announced for Certain Lots

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:36:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced that The McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Motrin products because the company is concerned that they might not dissolve as quickly when they near the expiration date. They determined this during sample product testing and will recall the product from retailers only for quality standard concerns.

There are no adverse events or health risks with this recall. The medicine can still be taken; however, the company wants to let consumers know that the product can be delayed in offering pain relief when nearing the expiration date. The company will be recalling the product from retailers of the involved lots. They will not be issuing a consumer product recall at this time. The products were distributed to the US, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Fiji, Belize, ST. Lucia, and Jamaica.

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Rituxan gets FDA approval for treatment of Wegener's Granulomatosis and Microscopic Polyangiitis

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:16:08 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Two rare disorders that cause vasculitis, Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), have a new treatment called Rituxan (rituximab) that was approved by the FDA today. The Rituxan along with glucocorticoids (steroids) is the treatment that was approved for the treatment of these rare disorders. Rituxan is the first approved therapy that is used to treat these diseases. Rituxan is made by Genentech, who is part of the Roche Group. Rituxan has been approved since 1997 to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rituxan uses biotechnology methods to make an antibody that reduces the amount 'B cells' which are specific immune cells. There was a single controlled trial study of 197 patients that had either WG or MPA. The researchers randomly assigned the patient Rituxan plus glucocorticoids once a week for four weeks or they gave the patient an oral cyclophosphamide plus glucocorticoids daily. The study duration at six months showed the patients that had the Rituxan with the glucocorticoids had 64 percent of the patients have complete remission. The cyclosphosphamide and glucocorticoids patients had 53 percent achieve complete remission.

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Tylenol Recall 2011 - List of UPC code and Lot number involved

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:45:09 +0000

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Tylenol 8 hour extended release recalled

(Best Syndication News) - The Mcneil Consumer Healthcare announced the voluntary recall of over-the-counter Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets 150 count bottles because of a musty or moldy odor. The smell comes from tiny amounts of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) and 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA). The risk for any adverse medical events is rare. The recalled Tylenol product was manufactured in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and distributed in the United States.

The recalled Tylenol will have the following lot numbers and UPC codes which are located on the side of the bottle's label. The UPC code is 300450297181 and the only lot number involved is ADM074.

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Hand Surgery: Dealing With Various Injuries Relating To Them

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 19:55:41 +0000

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In many, many ways our hands are what separate us from lower life forms. Our hands, when used in conjunction with the boundless imagination and creativity that pours forth from our minds, enable us to create tools, art, and virtually everything that makes humans unique. Like our voices, our hands are one of the most important ways in which we communicate with the world.

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, our hands are becoming ever more important in our ability to communicate. Every email, every text, every touch screen we encounter involves our ability to use our hands to shape our message to the world. That is why it can be absolutely devastating when a debilitating injury to the hand occurs.

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Carpal Tunnel: Read On To Know More About Its Treatment Options

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:42:45 +0000

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If you’ve been waking up with a strange sensation in your hands, such as numbness, tingling, or burning—you might be in the first stages of carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition occurs when a nerve in the wrist of one or both hands becomes compressed, which over time weakens the muscles and causes feelings of numbness.

There may be some pain and discomfort, but the biggest indicator that carpal tunnel is present is a regular feeling of the hand “falling asleep.” If left too long, carpal tunnel can cause permanent damage to the hand, making bending the thumb and index fingers difficult. The causes of this condition are largely attributed to genetic factors; however, some studies point to work-related activities as culprits.

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How Hemp Seed Oil Can Help Your Arthritis

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:50:24 +0000

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Many people would dismiss arthritis as a simple and natural process of aging when in fact it is not. It is a crippling disease; slow yet decapitating. Arthritis has many forms and accompanying painful symptoms. Somehow, in the advent of modern-day technology and medical breakthroughs, we look for an organic alternative way of battling arthritis knowing that it is safer and economical yet effective.

Arthritis simply means inflammation of the joints. We have a variety of joints in our body and this condition pertains to the swelling and pain that occurs in the affected area of someone inflicted with it.

What happens to the affected area is coined as “cartilage and bone gravel.” Due to the overstretching of muscles which cause damage to the joints, what is left of the bones as well as the cartilage, would forcefully rub against each other which causes throbbing pain as well as worsening the damage of the affected joints. This continues to happen over and over again; it becomes a painful cycle and it gets worse over time.

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7 Effective Exercises for Arthritis

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:50:03 +0000

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You seem to be restless all day and feel terrible pain during nighttime. It seems endless, the cycle of pain and immobility, not having the means to do the things you used to do and the stress and boredom that go with it. When you are tormented by the pain of arthritis, you most likely would long for some rest rather than exercise which seems to be exhausting and painful altogether.

It is a mistaken notion that exercise can further damage your joints. On the other hand, doing moderate exercises have shown significant impact in the overall well-being of patients suffering from arthritis. Patients should of course refrain from doing high-impact exercises as this may aggravate their condition. There are, however, a variety of low-impact or moderate exercises that have shown incredible benefits such as reduction of joint pain and the strengthening of muscles around the affected joint. It has also improved overall health and fitness by creating a healthy self-esteem, reducing depressive symptoms, controlling obesity, improving sleep, and boosting energy.

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Tai Chi Classes to Commence at Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:33:43 +0000

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Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre, at Kurrajong, in the Blue Mountains, north-west of Sydney is starting Tai Chi Classes on the 19th of October.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), providing a means to balance the mind, body and spirit. Tai Chi is a martial art and involves slow, precise movements combined with breathing to strengthen the body, focus the mind and activate the body's Qi. It is used as a form of exercise in China and has gained increased popularity as a form of exercise in the west.

Tai Chi is however much more than mere exercise. Many practitioners of Chinese medicine use Tai Chi to help them focus and direct the Qi, which they use when practicing acupuncture. In addition, Tai Chi can also be use as a form of self-defense. It is a martial art and many consider it to be superior to Karate.

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Vibram Fivefingers Shoes with individual Toe Holes – It's like Going Barefoot without Going Barefoot

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:35:36 +0000

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Vibram Five Fingers Womens Shoes

[Best Syndication News] Vibram Fivefingers are becoming a popular new trend, very much like the Crocs shoes. The Vibram Fivefingers are slip on shoes that have individual toe slots, much like a glove but designed for your foot.

The Vibram Fivefinger manufacturers suggest that their shoes are the closest thing to being barefoot. The Vibram Fivefingers are designed for running, exercise, yoga, pilates, martial arts, and hiking.

There is no room for socks with these shoes so they have the footbed constructed of antimicrobial microfiber. You can wash the shoes in the washing machine with laundry detergent and then hang out to dry, so you won't have to worry about getting athletes foot or having stinky feet.

The upper part of the Vibram Fivefingers slip on shoes are made out of a abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric so that they will stretch to fit around the shape of your foot. The fabric also will dry quickly when it gets wet.

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What is Arthritis?

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:10:13 +0000

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There are several diseases that affect seniors more than those in other age groups, but arthritis is one of the most common and also one of the most debilitating diseases that affects seniors. If left untreated arthritis can, in some instances, result in deformities and severe disability.

While there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, 10% of those make up the majority of all diagnosed cases. Among seniors, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, with rheumatoid arthritis coming in second.

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Orthopedic Appliances Support for Weak Joints

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:05:28 +0000

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Orthopedic Appliances are used to correct a variety of bone related problems. There are supports for injured joints to prevent joint injury, and for keeping the neck upright for faster healing. There are others that help keep the spine straight and prevent abnormal curving. Some appliances are used to correct deformed or weak bone structures.

Orthodontic ailments have risen among many in recent times. However, with newer problems, better solutions have been devised to cure them. Undergoing an orthodontic surgery is a difficult time for any patient, be it knee surgery, spinal injuries, or even fractures. To aid patients in resuming their normal lives and for faster recovery, a range of Orthopedic Appliances are recommended.

Orthotics, short for Orthopedic Devices are devices specially devised to provide support for weak joints and help in easier movement. There are many types of orthotics available for orthodontic patients, according to the ailment they are suffering from. These include collars, splints, braces, corsets, and even shoe inserts.

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Arthritis Pain Relief - Suffering from Arthritis, Read this

Sun, 01 Mar 2009 08:20:12 +0000

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Arthritis simply describes a much suffering problem in terms of pains and disabling the patient. It targets the large joints of the body and restricts their functioning such as movement; bending and ultimately it can cause the joint deformity. Unfortunately, there is no concrete cause or cure for arthritis however; in any case, it is quite possible to have arthritis pain relief. Nevertheless, the treatment or therapy to treat arthritis is essentially focused on arthritis pain relief management.

There are many therapies to control the pain of arthritis and also to reduce the inflammation and discomfort. Heat therapy is said to be very effective in treating the pain and swelling of arthritic joints. This is where aromatherapy can enhance the formula and can accelerate the healing pace of the arthritis. Aromatic heat bath and massaging the affected area using herbal extract oil is a great way to promote relieving pain and inflammation in the body joints. There are many wonderful herbs those possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities those can be massaged directly onto the arthritis affected region.

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Pain and Stiffness in the Back, Joints or Muscles - Prevention and Cure

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:22:52 +0000

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Many orthopedic problems, like pain and stiffness in the joints, muscles and back, are not due to any specific disease in progress. Such problems are mostly symptoms of wearing, small injuries and tense muscles. The problems rise because of wrong use of the body during work and spare time. They also rise because of constant stress and lack of rest. However, if something is not done to treat such simple problems, they can over time evolve into a more serious condition or damage.Here are some simple advices to avoid or cure such orthopedic problems.

- Variate the way you sit or stand during work and other activities. Any position will exert pressure at certain areas of your body and restrict the flow of blood and lymph through these areas. There is no sitting and standing position that are so physiological correct that it should be held a long time. Frequent variations of your position will ensure that no body area will get a restricted blood flow over a long time.

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No Benefit To Knee Surgery Compared To Physical Therapy – Pine Bark May Help Pain and Aid Recovery

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 22:47:30 +0000

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Arthroscopic Surgery

(Best Syndication News) New research indicates that knee surgery does not benefit arthritis patients any more than optimized physical and medical therapy (see videos below). This finding may be important news for patients considering arthroscopic knee surgery to repair damage caused by injury or arthritis.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where doctors examine and sometimes treat damaged joints. Using an arthroscope (a type of endoscope), a surgeon looks between the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, and hip joint to treat various orthopedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.

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