arthritis

Evidence suggests running might (possibly) be good for your knees

Running could, contrary to popular belief, be good for the knees. A new study at Brigham Young University in Utah…

Turmeric: a powerful weapon against disease or just a tasty spice?

It is news that should warm any curry lover’s heart: eating spicy food may be good for your health —…

Fewer illnesses, less stress: how cold water swimming can change your life

I have always swum regularly but, one summer when the pool was closed for a couple of weeks, a friend…

Poor mental health raises risk of physical diseases in later life

New research published in the online journal PLOS ONE suggests that depression raises the risk of arthritis and digestive diseases,…

Modified chilli ingredient may be a new way to relieve severe pain

Capsaicin, the component of chilli peppers that causes a burning sensation on the skin, has long been available for pain…

Paracetamol won’t ease the pain of arthritis

Paracetamol is ineffective at treating hip and knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, new research has shown. Osteoarthritis is the most…

Fast-track to fitness: do fasting diets really work?

Regimes like the 5-2 can help shed pounds – but can they help with infertility, diabetes, ageing, arthritis and even cancer?

Arthritis is no old ladies’ ailment: it’s more common (and mysterious) than you think

In the popular imagination the arthritis sufferer is a little old lady with bent hands, loose wedding ring on gnarled…