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Sunday
Dec152013

Heartburn and Ulcer Medications May Cause Low B12 Levels...

The older you are, the more likely you are to be on medication aimed at controlling / reducing acid production in the stomach.

Now, there are a number of issues with the long term use of these medications, but until now, low Vit B12 levels were not considered one of them. But see this article.

And another study has highlighted how low Vit B12 levels increase the risk of bone - especially spinal bone - fractures in the elderly.

Worth bearing in mind…

 

Sunday
Dec152013

Planning a Total Knee Replacement?

This study showed how taking a supplement of amino-acids before and after the operation helped with muscle recovery.

Here it is …

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025135341.htm

Thursday
May232013

Lubricin - a new protein compound for osteo-arthritis?

See this article for information on what might be a promising new treatment for osteo-arthritis. I get the feeling that we should see significant developements in this area over the next decade.

Tuesday
Nov152011

Mind Affecting Body?

If you needed any more convincing that the mind, acting unconsciously, can affect the body, then this report should help.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/14/mirror-therapy-reduces-pain-arthritis

Interesting that even if the patient ‘knows’ this is an illusion, it seems to help pain and stiffness!

 

Tuesday
Jan182011

Uric Acid Levels and Joint Disease ...

Uric acid levels, high levels of which are well known to potentiate gout, may also be involved in the development of severe forms of 'regular' wear and tear arthritis as this study of non-gout patients with arthritic knees shows ...

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110118101517.htm

Monday
Jun212010

Vitamin D deficiency linked to a range of rheumatic conditions ...

Saturday
May292010

Another reason to be careful about over-use of anti-inflammatories!

The anti-inflammatories formulated to work slowly (so called 'slow-release' drugs) may be even worse for the health of your stomach lining than the older fashioned ones!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100526111326.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Saturday
Apr102010

Vitamin D and rheumatoid arthritis / disease

Here is another pointer to how latitude (similar to multiple sclerosis?) and climate may affect availability of sunlight to the skin, and thus levels of vitamin D ...

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100407121227.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Wednesday
Dec022009

Rheumatoid Arthritis - promising new supplement?

Osteopathy can't help rheumatoid arthritis (or the other auto-immune type joint diseases) directly at all - and can only really help in a supportive / palliative way to keep the rest of the body going.

So it is good news when a food supplement may be available that can help alleviate symptoms and prevent progressive joint destruction, which is one of the main features of rheumatoid disease.

Take a look a this ...

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091130192915.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Friday
Oct162009

Magnet and Copper Bracelets for osteo-arthritic pain - fact or fiction?

A recent trial (S Richmond, University of York 2009) indicates that any benefit could be due to placebo effects only ...

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091016094037.htm