Arthritis

Women in India more susceptible to arthritis than men: Study

Women in India more susceptible to arthritis than men: Study

Arthritis affects more than 180 million people in India and its prevalence is much higher than many well-known diseases such as diabetes, AIDS and cancer, said the company in a statement. 
 

Oct 11, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Women take note! Contraceptive pill may decrease arthritis risk

Women take note! Contraceptive pill may decrease arthritis risk

The study revealed that women who used birth pill for more than seven years had a 19 per cent lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, irrespective of being tested positive or negative for ACPA.

Aug 19, 2017, 22:20 PM IST
Knee arthritis twice as common in US since WWII: Study

Knee arthritis twice as common in US since WWII: Study

Reasons for the rise are not simply because obesity is increasingly common, or that people are living longer, said the researchers from Harvard University.

Aug 15, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Arthritis treatment: Silk mats developed by IIT scientists to aid patients

Arthritis treatment: Silk mats developed by IIT scientists to aid patients

 Knee osteoarthritis is the most common bone and joint disease in India. 

Aug 06, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

The study showed that mutations in the gene called GDF5 resulted in shorter bones that led to a compact body structure while reducing the risk of bone fracture from falling.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Females just seemed more impacted: In total, they had more than 70 biological processes altered compared to males who had closer to 50, the researchers report.

Jun 27, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

People, who are affected with polyarthritis, normally have tender joints with acute pain.

Jun 26, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Some doctors point to how smartphone users have reported soreness or numbness in their hands and wrists after texting for an extended period of time.

Jun 25, 2017, 16:08 PM IST
This is why you should include fish in your diet!

This is why you should include fish in your diet!

A new study has revealed that one should eat fish twice a week because it is good for health and also helps to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

Jun 22, 2017, 00:16 AM IST
Obesity can up risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women, says study

Obesity can up risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women, says study

Obesity was defined by body mass index (BMI), abdominal obesity, and a higher body fat percentage, with the team collecting measurements on the participants’ body fat composition and information on lifestyle factors at the beginning of the study.

Jun 16, 2017, 14:57 PM IST
Osteoarthritis could be delayed by removing old cells from joints, says study

Osteoarthritis could be delayed by removing old cells from joints, says study

Selective removal of old cells that are accumulated in our joints as we age, may significantly contribute in delaying the onset of age-related degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis.

Jun 11, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
Recreational running may reduce knee arthritis risk

Recreational running may reduce knee arthritis risk

Researchers wanted to evaluate the association of hip and knee osteoarthritis with running and to explore the influence of running intensity and years of exposure.

Jun 04, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Smartphone Thumb: This is what too much of texting may cause you to have!

Smartphone Thumb: This is what too much of texting may cause you to have!

Smartphone thumb is a painful condition caused by repetitive movements of typing that can lead to arthritis in the thumb.

May 30, 2017, 21:54 PM IST
Osteoarthritis is higher in women than men, says study

Osteoarthritis is higher in women than men, says study

According to the study, the severity of arthritis is also much higher in females as compared with males.

May 26, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
Suffering from arthritis and back pain? Good sleep and normal vitamin D levels might help!

Suffering from arthritis and back pain? Good sleep and normal vitamin D levels might help!

A new study has found that adequate levels of vitamin D supplements combined with good sleep can help you you get rid of chronic arthritis and back pain.

May 24, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
Follow a regular exercise regimen, good diet to ward off osteoarthritis

Follow a regular exercise regimen, good diet to ward off osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis disproportionately affects post-menopausal women who are more pre-disposed to the condition because of biology, genetics and hormones. 

May 13, 2017, 22:22 PM IST
Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

SMART cells, develop into cartilage cells that produce a biologic anti-inflammatory drug that could replace arthritic cartilage and simultaneously protect joints and other tissues from damage that occurs with chronic inflammation.

Apr 28, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
75-year-old bedridden woman walks again after knee replacement surgery

75-year-old bedridden woman walks again after knee replacement surgery

Due to the illness, Bilquis' hip joints were also affected. She had to sleep like a crooked log.

Apr 10, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
Rising osteoarthritis in India compels doctors to stress on need for more trained surgeons

Rising osteoarthritis in India compels doctors to stress on need for more trained surgeons

Osteoarthritis occurs when there is damage in and around the joints that the body cannot fully repair.

Mar 27, 2017, 00:01 AM IST
Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Scared of the so called `total knee replacement`, the patients often fall for alternative treatment modalities with tall claims and no scientific validity, and ultimately land up in a situation where knee replacement, like it or not, remains the only option.

Mar 23, 2017, 11:50 AM IST