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What is the impact of back pain over time?
Back pain affects most of the world's population. What is its impact over time, and what might this suggest about the best treatment approach? (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent
A fascinating new study finds that by blocking estrogen in the brains of mice, bone density can be significantly boosted well into old age. (Medical News Today)

'Coaxing' stem cells to form new bone tissue
New research finds out how to drive stem cells to form new bone tissue, and these results could help improve outcomes for spinal surgeries. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a stiff neck
The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments for a stiff neck and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about kyphosis
Kyphosis is a condition that results in an abnormal curve in the spine. Often caused by developmental issues or poor posture, it usually affects adolescents and adults, although it can be present at birth. Learn more about what causes kyphosis, how to prevent it, and ways to treat it, including exercises. (Medical News Today)

Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know
Babies are born with fontanels to allow the skull to be flexible enough to pass through the birth canal. Sometimes, these fontanels may appear sunken and require medical treatment. (Medical News Today)

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain occurs when there is a tear in the ligaments on the outside of the knee. Causes include sports injuries and accidents. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and weakness. Treatment involves rest, medications, and possibly physical therapy. Learn more about LCL sprains here. (Medical News Today)

Implants 'made of your own cells' could end back pain
If the softer tissue discs that connect spinal vertebrae wear down, they can cause back and neck pain. New, bioengineered implants may solve this problem. (Medical News Today)

What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?
When prostate cancer spreads to the bones, this is known as bone metastases. Although there is no cure for this advanced stage of prostate cancer, treatment can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Could probiotics protect bone health?
According to a new study that scientists carried out in rodents, probiotics might be an effective way to prevent the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia
David Brown has bilateral hip dysplasia. He lived without a diagnosis for many years, so his life changed when he learned the details of his condition. (Medical News Today)

What's the best way to get rid of a bunion?
Bunions are when a bump forms at the base of the big toe. Surgery is a treatment option, and the type of surgery depends on symptoms, size, and the shape of the bunion. Full recovery can take up to a year, but doctors will likely remove the stitches after 2 weeks. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is wryneck and how is it treated?
Wryneck, also known as torticollis, is a condition where the neck tilts to one side. Babies can be born with it, or people can develop it for several reasons. While wryneck can be uncomfortable, there are several treatment options available for each type, ranging from stretching and therapy to surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health
Vitamin A is necessary in supporting your health, but can it jeopardize the strength of your bones, and if so, when? A new study answers these questions. (Medical News Today)

Osteoarthritis: New compound may stop the disease
A new study deemed 'game-changing' by the researchers finds a blocking compound that can stop the cartilage from breaking down in a model of osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight
A new case study warns that certain chiropractic techniques can lead to problems with vision due to their direct effect on the eye's retina. (Medical News Today)

Is Greek yogurt good for you?
Greek yogurt is a popular addition to a healthful breakfast and other meals. In this article, learn about the health benefits of Greek yogurt, such as improving bone and gut health. (Medical News Today)

What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?
A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases resolve without treatment, but some need medication and surgery to relieve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?
A new study investigates the role of an antioxidant in the progression of osteoarthritis. The findings offer a new insight into the mechanisms involved. (Medical News Today)

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs
Swelling around a joint is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It often appears around the hands and feet and is caused by inflammation or a buildup of fluid in the lining of the joint. Learn how this swelling occurs, where it can appear, and how people can treat this symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. (Medical News Today)

How serious is a fractured skull?
A skull fracture is a break in a skull bone, and the primary cause is trauma to the head. There are different types of fracture, but symptoms usually include a headache, bruising, and a loss of balance. Some skull fractures heal on their own while others require surgery. Learn more about skull fractures here. (Medical News Today)

Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know
The soleus is a calf muscle that is essential for a variety of daily activities, such as standing, running, and balancing. In this article, learn about the different grades of soleus strain and how a person can treat them with gentle stretches and first aid. We also cover other calf injuries and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones
According to a recent study, eating a diet that includes more soy protein could strengthen the bones of women, regardless of reproductive status. (Medical News Today)

Tendon repair: What to expect
Doctors perform tendon repair surgery to fix a tendon injury. Tendons are tough, stretchy tissues that join muscles to bone. Their job is to allow the body to move and to transfer weight. In this article, learn about the reasons for having tendon repair surgery, as well as how to prepare for surgery and what to expect. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between 'hobbits' and modern humans?
A new genetic analysis of a fossil skeleton pertaining to a species of mini-humans dubbed 'the hobbit' offers interesting insights into human evolution. (Medical News Today)

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