If your hip clicks as you put on socks it"s an arthritis warning


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If your hip clicks as you put on socks it's an arthritis warning By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 | UPDATED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 'Despite being very fit and active, there were always certain movements I struggled with,' said Iyad Elias Does your hip click when you bend to put your socks on Do you find it impossible to sit cross-legged on the floor Does your hip hurt with exercise If so, you could suffer from a ‘new’ condition, possibly a precursor to osteoarthritis.

"I feel like an experiment": Doctors grow new ear on woman"s arm in pioneering medical procedure


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'I feel like an experiment': Doctors grow new ear on woman's arm in pioneering medical procedureAfter doctors removed her left ear in 2010 to battle aggressive skin cancer Sherrie Walter was left deaf and disfiguredSurgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital offered her the chance to have a new ear re-grown using cartilage from her ribsThe plan was unusual because facial and neck skin is used in ear reconstruction – Walter didn't have enough because of her previous surgeries and doctors chose to use the skin of the forearm as an alternativeWalter's new ear was fitted in March 2012 and she is now undergoing cosmetic procedures to contour the ear into an acceptable shape By James Nye PUBLISHED: 18:05 GMT, 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 07:00 GMT, 28 September 2012 For the past two years Sherrie Walter has been unwilling to pull her hair into a ponytail and unable to wear a pair of matching earrings after surgery to deal with an aggressive form of skin cancer.

Discovery of DNA sections responsible for osteoarthritis raises hope of treatment for millions affected by crippling illness


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Discovery of DNA sections responsible for osteoarthritis raises hope of treatment for millions affected by crippling illnessBreakthrough made by researchers at the University of NewcastleAround 8.5million Britons suffer from osteoarthritis | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 3 July 2012 A breakthrough by British scientists could lead to new treatments for the most common form of arthritis.

The nose job that could help ease your achy knees


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The nose job that could help ease your achy knees | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 12 June 2012 Doctors are using cartilage taken from the end of the nose to ease the pain of arthritic knees.

British scientists develop 80p-a-day pill that can slow progress of osteoarthritis


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British scientists develop 80p-a-day pill that can slow progress of osteoarthritis | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 23 March 2012 There are around eight million people in Britain suffer from osteoarthritis, according to NHS figures A pill that slows the progression of crippling arthritis has been developed by British scientists.

The "wobble-board" trainers that beat the pain of knee arthritis


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The 'wobble-board' trainers that beat the pain of knee arthritis Steve Hall, wearing his shoes, while carrying his son Matthew They may look more like something a trendy teenager would wear, but a pair of custom-made, high-top trainers can offer patients relief from the crippling pain of knee arthritis.

School boy gets a new ear – sculpted from his ribs


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Schoolboy born with half an ear gets a new one – sculpted from his ribsPupil used to be taunted by bullies because part of his ear was missing Sean can wear glasses for the first time A schoolboy has been given a new ear after doctors used part of his rib to sculpt a replacement. Ten-year-old Sean Wingrove-Smith from Walderslade, Kent, was born with part of his right ear missing, symptomatic of a rare genetic disorder