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By Nancy Melville VIRTUAL -- April 30, 2021 -- People with central obesity experience osteoarthritic pain years earlier than those without central obesity, and experience pain in more areas, according to a study presented at the 2021 Virtual Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)...
By Nancy Melville VIRTUAL -- April 30, 2021 -- Repetitive fluctuations in weight loss and gain, known as weight cycling, in overweight and obese people is significantly associated with an increased risk of degenerative changes to the knee cartilage and bone marrow, compared with those who maintain...
By Nancy Melville VIRTUAL -- April 30, 2021 -- Intramuscular glucocorticoid injection for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) shows similar efficacy in pain improvement as the more common intra-articular glucocorticoid injection over 24 weeks, according to a study presented at the 2021...
Researchers have uncovered an obesity paradox in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer. Clinical data revealed that an obese or overweight pretreatment body mass index (BMI) was associated with worse outcomes in HER2-positive early breast cancer, but...
Researchers have developed a new algorithm, based on blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarker measurements, that can be used to help diagnose different dementias. “The most common neurodegenerative dementias include Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia,” wrote...
By Denise Baez Younger age at onset of diabetes was significantly associated with a higher risk for incident dementia, according to a study published in JAMA. Data spanning 35 to 75 years for age of diabetes onset showed that every 5-year earlier onset of diabetes was significantly associated...
By Erika Powers VIRTUAL -- April 27, 2021 -- Hippocampal blood-brain barrier opening with focused ultrasound shows promise as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). “Progressive...
By Erika Powers VIRTUAL -- April 27, 2021 -- The oral small molecule CGRP receptor antagonist rimegepant was effective for preventing migraine in a phase 3 randomised clinical trial, with tolerability similar to placebo, researchers reported at the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the American...
Women who have migraine before menopause may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure after menopause, according to a study published in Neurology. “Migraine is a debilitating disorder, often resulting in multiple severe headaches a month, and typically experienced more often by...
By Louise Gagnon Patients with anxiety had more negative ratings of negative imagery, after controlling for depression, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA). “We know that individuals with anxiety and...

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