osteoarthritis

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 —…

Why that study about alternative therapies relieving pain is worthless

The press release by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was unashamedly positive: A review of evidence from clinical trials…

Cartilage printed in a lab could be the first step towards a cure for arthritis

Researchers have created ‘designer’ patches of cartilage in the lab, raising the prospect of a future cure for osteoarthritis. The…

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…

Pills for your ills: but do they do any good?

Do joint supplements really help with the pain of arthritis?

We assess the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids, ­glucosamine and ­chondroitin, and rosehip extracts

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…

News for the anti-sitting gurus: standing up all day is not good for you either

A new study published in the journal Human Factors suggests that prolonged periods of standing are bad for our health.…