The Truth About Osteoarthritis

If you’ve never heard of osteoarthritis or want to know more about this condition, this post will fill you in. It’s a condition that affects a person’s joints, and is the most common type of arthritis reported in the UK. A total of 1 million people see their GP about…

How to Get Walking Again After Knee Surgery

Over 10 million people visit the doctor every year with knee problems; from a meniscus tear to a simple sprain. In some circumstances it is vital that a patient undergoes knee surgery, in order to be able to regain some function of the joint again or to prevent further damage….

Immune System Regulator Found To Protect Brain From Effects Of Stroke

Research show that Immune System Regulator Found To Protect Brain From Effects Of Stroke. A small molecule known to regulate white blood cells has a surprising second role in protecting brain cells from the deleterious effects of stroke, Johns Hopkins researchers report. The molecule, microRNA-223, affects how cells respond to the…

Risk Of Childhood Obesity Can Be Predicted At Birth

A simple formula can predict at birth a baby’s likelihood of becoming obese in childhood, according to a study published today in the open access journal. The formula, which is available as an online calculator, estimates the child’s obesity risk based on its birth weight, the body mass index of the…

Bayer receives green light for new long-term contraceptive in the EU

Bayer HealthCare has successfully concluded the European registration procedure for its new low dose levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (IUS). This long-term contraceptive is placed in the uterus for the prevention of pregnancy for up to three years. Sweden served as Reference Member State for the Decentralized Procedure to gain EU-wide marketing…