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Risk of Gout Flare-Ups Rises as Temperature Increases

A study conducted by Dr. Tuhina Neogi and colleagues at the Boston University School of Medicine revealed that excessive humidity and warm temperatures might increase the likelihood that people who have gout will experience flare-ups of their condition. The researchers collected data using an online survey of 619 individuals with gout diagnosed by their doctors. … Continue reading Risk of Gout Flare-Ups Rises as Temperature Increases

The Average Shoe Size is Getting Bigger

The company of shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman makes shoes that go up to a size 12. Weitzman has reported that, in the past, the average shoe size of the company was a size 7. Recently, however, size 8 has become the new average. As shoe sizes become larger and larger, so does the demand for … Continue reading The Average Shoe Size is Getting Bigger

Podiatric Care Not Priority Even In Spite of Pain

The American Podiatric Medical Association found through their survey that seventy-seven percent of Americans report experiencing some form of foot pain. One third of those surveyed who said they had foot pain aid mentioned seeking the care of a podiatrist. Additionally, half of the respondents who suffer from foot pain say this pain happens to … Continue reading Podiatric Care Not Priority Even In Spite of Pain

Dark Chocolate Can Aid Circulatory Problems

Chocolate fans may find yet another reason to love the sweet goodness that it often brings. A study conducted by scientists at Sapienza University found that the polyphenols found in dark chocolate can increase blood flow. This is especially good news to patients who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD). Half of the study’s subjects … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Can Aid Circulatory Problems

Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Wendy Desbrow, 60, a nurse from Bruntingthorpe, starting feeling pain in her foot one day while she was doing repair work on her house. As time went on the pain grew intense, eventually becoming so agonizing that it gave her trouble with activities like driving and walking. Desbrow tried to get help from several doctors, … Continue reading Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Trying on Shoes Can Lead to Plantar Warts or Foot Fungus

Although they may not be worn regularly, shoes on sale at stores and boutiques can still sometimes be breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and viruses. Trying on new footwear without wearing socks could cause you to develop an unpleasant fungal infection or growth. For instance, if the shoes contain excess sweat or are kept in … Continue reading Trying on Shoes Can Lead to Plantar Warts or Foot Fungus

Smart Scientists Make Smart Socks to Help Diabetics

Researchers at the University of Arizona have designed a wearable type pf medical equipment called “Smart Socks” that are meant to help doctors prevent the formation of foot ulcers in people with diabetic neuropathy. The finished product is still a few years away, but its inventors hope that medical professionals will eventually be able to … Continue reading Smart Scientists Make Smart Socks to Help Diabetics

Athlete’s Foot Can Spread Through Water

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to watch out for recreational water illnesses (RWIs) while enjoying themselves at the pool and beach this summer. An RWI is a disease that spreads through the consumption of or contact with contaminated water. One of the most common RWIs is athlete’s foot, which is … Continue reading Athlete’s Foot Can Spread Through Water

Eye in the Sky Filming Delayed after Cheng Sustains Torn Ligament

Malaysian actor Kevin Cheng has been forced to delay the filming of his action scenes for the new TVB series Eye in the Sky. The cause of the matter lies in Cheng’s torn leg ligament, which the actor received after several filming accidents. “My foot would swell like a watermelon whenever I overexerted myself. The … Continue reading Eye in the Sky Filming Delayed after Cheng Sustains Torn Ligament

Researcher Tests a Drug that could Reduce Osteoarthritis

Deborah Thomas, 60, likens herself to the Tin Man. She has been struggling with stiffness and joint pain from osteoarthritis since 2002, and has undergone an ankle replacement and two mid-foot fusions in an effort to reduce her discomfort and increase flexibility. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are testing a drug that could prevent … Continue reading Researcher Tests a Drug that could Reduce Osteoarthritis