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A new study underlines the importance of preventing weight gain versus weight reduction, and the interconnectedness of joint health and heart heath.
A new risk assessment tool validated by researchers at the Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine may help reduce the need for knee and hip replacements among osteoarthritis (OA) patients.
A recent trial by Monash University into the effects of cholesterol-lowering medication (statins) on knee osteoarthritis has found that whilst not an effective treatment for that condition, had the added benefit of slowing the progression of knee joint damage.
The use of antidepressants to treat back pain is rapidly increasing, with high doses prescribed for depression and lower doses for chronic pain. However, there is currently a lack of evidence for their effectiveness, particularly for the use of low-doses.
There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain, according to a new study led by SPHPM’s Katherine Sievert and Professor Flavia Cicuttini.