7 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT GOUT

By Dr John Riordan FRACP, Consultant Rheumatologist 1. Urate can accumulate for more than 10 years before clinical features of gout develop Gout is due to the accumulation and deposition of monosodium urate crystals. The incidence and prevalence of gout is increasing because of a number of fa...


MAN WITH SEVERED SPINAL CORD WALKS AGAIN AFTER NOSE CELLS ARE USED TO REPAIR SPINE

A Bulgarian man is believed to be the first person in history to make a recovery from being paralyzed from the waist down due to a spinal injury. The revolutionary procedure, which was British-funded, saw Polish surgeons use nerve-supporting cells from the nose of the patient, which were used to...


Stem Cell Therapy helps improve Athletic Injuries

Recent years have shown an increase in the use of stem cell therapy to aid athletic injuries The use of stromal or stem cell therapy in athletes has caused a lot of controversy in recent years as it has been proven to elongate their careers. While stem cell therapy is not a ‘performance enhanc...


USING PARACETAMOL FOR LOW BACK PAIN DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD

People seeing a doctor for low back pain are often told to take Paracetamol. But a study published today shows the drug is ineffective for the condition and its prolonged use has harmful side effects. Manuela L Ferreira (Author) Associate Professor in Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney ...


WHY IS DARK CHOCOLATE GOOD FOR YOU? THANK YOUR MICROBES

Cocoa is good for your heart because of fermentation by gut bacteria, creating anti-inflammatory compounds that improve blood vessel function Eat, Move, Think: Living Healthy Dark chocolate might pack a double positive punch for our health—thanks to the microbes that live in our gut. New rese...