Stem cells have saved thousands of lives thanks to their applications in cancer treatments. Many other uses peddled by private clinics are without evidence.
Stem cell science continues to offer great promise. But a growing number of clinics are selling treatments without evidence that what they offer is effective – or even safe.
No-one wakes up at 65 with arthritis. It’s a condition that starts earlier in life and perhaps goes unnoticed until it worsens later in life.
Most people think of arthritis as a disease of the elderly. While this is where it's most commonly seen, it's not where it starts.
The Scottish Fold is a lovely cat, but unfortunately suffers from health problems related to its breeding.
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Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
The mind and body can be linked in mysterious ways ...
Doctors and patients are unsure of the best treatment for gout, leading to poor patient education and compliance, poorly addressed lifestyle factors, and suboptimal use of available drugs.
Not just a wives’ tale: growing pains are common in kids.
Growing pains are the most common childhood musculoskeletal condition resulting in frequent visits to healthcare professionals.
It’s not all bad news.
These days it doesn’t just affect the rich: rates of gout have been increasing globally since the 1960s.
Cartilage was thought to be impenetrable – until now.
Chronic pain is a complex health issue.
Pain management is one of the most neglected aspects of health care; our failure to adequately address chronic pain is a major driver of its economic and social burden.
‘A gran don’t come for free’
We've learned a lot about how music can help with pain and a score of other clinical problems. But with chronic pain affecting a quarter of us, it's an area that has received too little attention.
We wouldn’t get very far without lubricin keeping our joints moving.
You may not have heard of the protein lubricin, but it's what keeps your body moving. And now it's being used to treat disease and produce new therapeutics.
Saving lives, one ear at a time.
A novel molecule has been used to target stem cells to damaged tissues within the body, allowing more efficient cell therapy for the treatment of arthritis, Crohn's, cardiovascular disease and MS
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A small amount of alcohol is better than none for women, research suggests.
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Voltaren is commonly used by arthritis sufferers for pain relief but it’s been found to harm heart health.
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