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Riding roller coasters can trigger stroke in children

Riding roller coasters can trigger stroke in children

Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology. [More]
Double-jointed teens at risk for later pain

Double-jointed teens at risk for later pain

Adolescents who have hypermobile joints or are “double jointed” are more likely to develop moderate to severe joint pain in later years, show study findings. [More]
Hypermobile children at greater risk for joint pain as they get older

Hypermobile children at greater risk for joint pain as they get older

A prospective study by U.K. researchers found that adolescents who are double-jointed—medically termed joint hypermobility—are at greater risk for developing musculoskeletal pain as they get older, particularly in the shoulders, knees, ankles and feet. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that children with joint hypermobility are approximately twice as likely to develop pain at these joints. [More]
Adolescents with joint hypermobility more likely to develop musculoskeletal pain

Adolescents with joint hypermobility more likely to develop musculoskeletal pain

A prospective study by U.K. researchers found that adolescents who are double-jointed-medically termed joint hypermobility-are at greater risk for developing musculoskeletal pain as they get older, particularly in the shoulders, knees, ankles and feet. [More]
Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of stress fractures

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of stress fractures

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. [More]
Analysis of repetitive strain injury

Analysis of repetitive strain injury

High quality trials and evidence of effective treatments for repetitive strain injury (RSI) are needed to define this controversial condition which affects millions of patients worldwide. [More]
Largest review of Loeys-Dietz syndrome to date

Largest review of Loeys-Dietz syndrome to date

At least three severe, potentially fatal genetic diseases leave patients with aortas so flimsy that they can rupture in pregnancy and labor or even lesser activities, often without warning. [More]