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For overweight and obese people, weight loss may slow knee cartilage degeneration associated with osteoarthritis

Losing more than five per cent of body weight may slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage in people who are overweight or obese. Cartilage degeneration is a key indicator of osteoarthritis. Researchers led by Dr. Alexandra Gersing at the University of California San Francisco studied 640...

Use of some common antibiotics in pregnancy linked to increased risk of miscarriage

A new Canadian study found that using certain antibiotics during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of miscarriage. Classes of drugs associated with higher risk included quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides (except erythromycin).  There was no increased risk linked to the...

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