Exercise is good for joints with wear-and-tear arthritis
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(Michelle Roberts/ BBC News) — It may hurt to begin with, but can then ease pain and help individuals with osteoarthritis stay supple, healthy and slim, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Scans aren’t needed to diagnose it and strong painkillers are not recommended.

There is no evidence

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A link between gut microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis
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(Jean-Francois Huppe/ Neuro Science News) — An international research team has established a link between gut microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. The team led by Éric Boilard of Université Laval has discovered that a protein naturally present in the gut acts on the microbiota and causes the  …

Imbalances in mouth microflora may indicate developing rheumatoid arthritis
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(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) — Scientists report specific dissimilarities in mouth microbial compositions among patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) and those at risk of developing the disease, compared with healthy individuals who were not at risk.

The findings come from a study published  …