Biking revealed to be associated with less knee pain later in life

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reveals that people who participated in regular bicycling over their lifetime had a lower prevalence of frequent knee pain, radiographic osteoarthritis (ROA) and symptomatic radiographic osteoarthritis (SOA). Rheumatologists often encourage regular physical activity for the prevention of osteoarthritis, the most…

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Acid-suppressive medications in infancy associated with food allergy risks

Exposure to acid-suppressive medications in infants increases the risk of developing food allergies, anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis. Proton pump inhibitors present the highest risks, with risk ratios ranging from 2.17 to 11.23. Researchers hypothesize that these medications may increase allergy risks by causing gut dysbiosis. The study, which included 56,492 patients prescribed PPIs…

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New tool can help surgeons quickly search videos and create interactive feedback

A new system called Surgment utilizes image segmentation AI algorithms to enable surgeons to create interactive educational videos for trainees. This system allows for the creation of visual questions and feedback based on surgery videos, enhancing surgical learning before entering the operating room. Surgeons can select video frames, create questions targeting anatomy or procedural skills,…

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The Financial Impact of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has a significant financial impact, as it can lead to high healthcare costs, loss of income, and decreased earning potential. The cost of MS treatment and care, including medication, rehabilitation, and home modifications, can be substantial. In addition, the loss of income and productivity due to disability can also contribute to the…

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