WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Gene therapy has restored mobility in mice with completely severed spinal cords, researchers report. The mice regained the ability to walk, with gait patterns resembling those of mice that resumed walking naturally after only partial cord injuries, the investigators found. This happened becauseContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Ginger supplements may help those with certain autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, control inflammation. New research has added evidence to support the impact of ginger on white blood cell function, particularly a type of cell called a neutrophil. The researchersContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis, and many reach for medication to ease their joint pain and inflammation. The options might seem overwhelming, though. Here, the Arthritis Foundation offers some suggestions for meds that can be purchased at a local drug store orContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — If you are in your 90s, is hip replacement surgery too dangerous for you? That depends, new research shows: While elderly patients have more complications and higher death rates after such a procedure, the surgery can be “appropriately considered.” That’s because the risksContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hip replacement surgery is safe for HIV patients, a new study shows. Some surgeons are reluctant to perform total hip replacement surgery on patients with HIV or AIDS, because of concerns about complications, including higher risk of infection, need for repeated surgery andContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Researchers around the world are working to tease out the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Now, a new study points to so-called systemic inflammation. British researchers found that inflammation — activation of the body’s innate immune system — isContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Blaming your ailing knees for feeling down? Unfortunately, even after physical pain eases, healing or fixing an injured joint often does not improve mental health, research shows. A new study found that anxiety symptoms only improved when a patient had major improvements inContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The pain and discomfort of a herniated disk can significantly impact the quality of your life. Here is what you should know about having a herniated disk, including what it is, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Plus, learn about the medication, self-care,Continue Reading