Monday, September 14, 2009
Body Aches News From Medical News Today
Natural Anti-Inflammatory Power Of Tart Cherries May Help Relieve Post-Exercise Muscle PainDrinking cherry juice could help ease the pain for people who run, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Seattle, Wash. The study showed people who drank tart cherry juice while training for a long distance run reported significantly less pain after exercise than those who didn't. Post-exercise pain can often indicate muscle damage or debilitating injuries.Purdue Study Finds Dairy Better For Bones Than Calcium CarbonateConnie Weaver, distinguished professor and head of the food and nutrition department, found that the bones of rats fed nonfat dry milk were longer, wider, more dense and stronger than those of rats fed a diet with calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is the most common form of calcium used in calcium-fortified foods and supplements.Pilot Study Finds Inexpensive Drug Appears To Relieve Fibromyalgia PainFor Tara Campbell, the onset of her fibromyalgia began slowly with repeated sore throats, fevers and fatigue. By the time she was diagnosed, a year later, she had become so debilitated by flulike symptoms and exhaustion that she often couldn't get off the couch all day. "Fall, a year ago, I hit my very, very worst," said Campbell, 39, of Walnut Creek, Calif. "I felt overall pain to the point that even when my children or husband just touched me it hurt.First Image Using Cryo-Electron Tomography Of The Pathogens Causing Borreliosis / New Features Of Various Pathogen Types IdentifiedTiny details in three dimensions They are borne by ticks and can cause acute and chronic symptoms in joints, muscles and the nervous system - the bacteria that cause Lyme borreliosis, which 80,000 people in Germany contract every year. Heidelberg researchers have now succeeded in identifying their structure more accurately. Using a cryo-tomography microscope, the previously unknown detailed structure of the spirochete bacteria can be shown in three dimensions.New Fibromyalgia Channel On Medical News Today Medical News Today is pleased to announce the launch of a new Fibromyalgia channel. The section will include news on the chronic condition characterized by widespread muscle, tendon and ligament pain, extreme sensitivity to touch and fatigue. The condition is most prevalent amongst women between 35 and 60 years of age although it also affects men and other age groups.Potential Key To Lyme Disease Identified By UT Southwestern ScientistsResearchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein that may help give Lyme disease its bite. The findings suggest that the bacterial protein, which aids in transporting the metal manganese, is essential for the bacterium that causes Lyme disease to become virulent. "We believe our findings provide a foundation for further defining metal homeostasis in this human pathogen and may lead to new strategies for thwarting Lyme disease," said Dr.New Back Pain Channel On Medical News Today Medical News Today is pleased to announce the launch of a new Back Pain channel. The section will include news on the causes of back pain, including trapped nerves, spinal trauma, inflammatory disease and more. Plus information on treatments, surgery and clinical trials.Childhood Trauma May Be Risk Factor For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome is more likely to be developed in individuals who experience trauma in childhood, according to an article released on January 5, 2008 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This may be in conjunction with a suggested biological pathway, involving neuroendocrine dysfunctions associated with the early trauma in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.Care Recommended With Amateur SportsTaking up bowling or tennis is an excellent way to stay fit. But if you're not careful, you might find that these amateur sports can have unexpected long-term health risks. A new study headed by Dr. Navah Ratzon, a long-time occupational therapist and director of the Occupational Therapy Department at Tel Aviv University, can be applied to any number of leisure sport activities. "Increasing numbers of adults are pursuing amateur athletics during their leisure hours.Physical Decline Caused By Slow Decay Of Brain's MyelinDuring this year's baseball playoffs, Chicago White Sox outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., 38, threw a picture-perfect strike from center field to home plate to stop an opposing player from scoring. The White Sox ultimately won the game by a single run and clinched the division title. Had Griffey been 40, it could be argued, he might not have made the throw in time.Do Gastrointestinal Endoscopists Suffer From Procedure-Related Musculoskeletal Symptoms?Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is common among individuals whose job requires repetitive isometric maneuvers or awkward body positions. However, the prevalence of MSD among endoscopists is not well known. There are neither detailed descriptions nor analyses of the severity of the symptoms, risk factors, and management in eastern countries. A research article to be published on July 21, 2008 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question.Sinusitis Patients Suffer Pain Similar To Patients With Arthritis, DepressionAlthough muscle and joint aches are common complaints for patients who suffer with chronic sinusitis, the seriousness of these issues is now better appreciated.Additional Pain In Parkinson's Patients Due To Involuntary Muscle Contractions Italian researchers suggest that pain is associated with Parkinson's disease after finding that pain appears more common in people who suffer from the condition than in those who do not. Their results are published in the September issue of Archives of Neurology. "Patients with Parkinson's disease often complain of painful sensations that may involve body parts affected and unaffected by dystonia [involuntary muscle contractions]," write author Giovanni Defazio, M.Leisure Time Exercise Might Not Affect Depression And Anxiety Voluntary exercise does not appear to reduce anxiety and depression in diverse populations, but exercise and mood could be associated through a common confounding genetic factor, according to an article released on August 4, 2008 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Regular exercise has previously been associated with the reduction of anxiety and depression.Development Of Hips In Fetuses Shown For First TimeA ground breaking technique has visually shown the development of hips in fetuses for the very first time. Tissue from the hips of spontaneously aborted fetuses ranging from 8 weeks of gestation to full term were dyed and studied in both natural light and polarised light microscopy. The results showed that 'there were considerable â€¦ differences between the anterior and posterior labral chondral complexes which were consistent throughout all ages of gestation'.Survey Finds Smokers Suffer More Back PainSmokers suffer more chronic back pain. This was the result of the analysis of a questionnaire performed by Monique Zimmermann-Stenzel and her colleagues and published in the current edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int, 2008; 105: 441-8). http://www.aerzteblatt.de/v4/archiv/pdf.Females With High Birth Weight More Likely To Develop Rheumatoid Arthritis A new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases finds that compared to females born with average birth weight, those born with heavy birth weight are two times as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis when they become adults. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that occurs when the immune system attacks the joints, lungs or skin and results in inflammation, pain, and loss of functioning mobility.Restless Leg Syndrome Relief Found In Rotigotine Skin Patch Patients with restless leg syndrome (RLS) - the irresistible urge to move one's body to limit uncomfortable or odd sensations - may get some relief during day and night by using skin patches that contain the drug rotigotine. The findings come from a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study published in the July edition of The Lancet Neurology.Interpreting Sign Language Places Greater Stress On Extremities Than Industrial ActivitiesSign language interpreting is one of the highest-risk professions for ergonomic injury, according to a new study conducted by Rochester Institute of Technology. The research indicates that interpreting causes more physical stress to the extremities than high-risk tasks conducted in industrial settings, including assembly line work.Leg Pain Reduced By NaftidrofurylPatients with pain caused by narrowed arteries in their legs have 37% more pain-free walking if they take naftidrofuryl (200mg three times a day) than those taking placebos, a Cochrane Review has found. In addition, 55% of patients taking naftidrofuryl improved, while only 30% of people on placebo treatments improved. Naftidrofuryl is used to treat circulatory problems.New Hope Available For The Millions Suffering From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And FibromyalgiaChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are two serious and debilitating diseases with no confirmed cause and limited treatment options. However, results of a new comprehensive literature study propose a simplified treatment process that could help alleviate symptoms for patients suffering from these diseases. Kent Holtorf, M.D., medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group Center for Endocrine, Neurological and Infection related illness Torrance, Calif.Back And Neck Pain Remedy DVD Available Free To PublicThe Pro-Care Spine Center in Austin, Texas recently created the Back and Neck Pain Remedy DVD and made it available free to the general public. This DVD includes 16 stretches and exercises that can be done at work or at home to help alleviate back and neck pain. In addition to the stretches and exercises, this DVD includes suggestions for controlling inflammation and how to know when the time is right to seek professional help.Pipex Pharmaceuticals' Oral Flupirtine Opens IND With FDA For Phase II Clinical Trial For Fibromyalgia Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: PP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative late-stage drug candidates for the treatment of neurologic and fibrotic diseases, today announced that the United States FDA has accepted a Pipex-supported, investigator-initiated, Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to conduct a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase II clinical trial of oral flupirtine for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a rheumatic pain disease.