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The winter chill is often associated with an increase in aches and pains for many older people, particularly in the joints, but also in the muscles. Some recent studies have shown an increase in general aches and pain in older men and women, and in particular a correlation between joint pain and weather conditions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Experts at a medical conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) National Institute on Aging (NIA) hope their work--reported this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS)--can help yield hard evidence to address the range of "soft tissue" and bone disorders that contribute to falls, fractures, and muscle loss as we age.
“When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.” Mikhail Baryshnikov
The Manitoba government has released a plan for the next phase in an overhaul of health care that it says will tackle challenges in rural and remote areas. Health Minister Cameron Friesen says medical care for decades has been overly complex, poorly organized and not getting the right results.
British Columbia is looking at cutting the number of regulatory colleges overseeing health professionals as part of a proposal that Health Minister Adrian Dix says is aimed at making the system more transparent.
Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State University assistant professor of psychology.
Oregon State University research has provided the first complete, cellular-level look at what's going on in joints afflicted by osteoarthritis, a debilitating and costly condition that affects nearly one-quarter of adults in the United States.
About 10% of the world population suffers from migraine headaches, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. To alleviate migraine pain, people are commonly treated with opioids. But, while opioid treatment can provide temporary pain relief for episodic migraines, prolonged use can increase the frequency and severity of painful migraines.
Pain is a mosaic. From a distance, it looks like one big "ouch." But if you step closer, many types of pain -- like tiles of different shades -- emerge. A headache doesn't feel like a papercut. The sting of denim against a sunburn is nothing like the jolt of ice against a sensitive tooth.
A Mayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. The study finds that confidence in maintaining good health habits can be influenced by gender.
"It is important to say that it is never too late to begin exercising. The average participant in our study was around 60 years old at baseline, and improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness was strongly linked to lower dementia risk. Those who had poor fitness in the 1980s but improved it within the next decade could expect to live two years longer without dementia," says Atefe Tari of the Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
A new study finds that children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk of an associated form of arthritis. Additionally, researchers recommend changing the name to Down syndrome-associated arthritis to more accurately reflect the inflammatory and erosive nature of the condition. 
New research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting suggests that opioids contribute no measurable benefit to quality of life or depression for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Researchers also found only small benefits on pain and function after two to 12 weeks of treatment, and interestingly, strong opioids had consistently worse pain relief benefits and a greater risk of any safety-related outcome than weak opioids in this meta-analysis. (Abstract #910). 
Researchers at McMaster University who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults.
Arthritis affects one in five Americans, and one in three Americans with obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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