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Pope Losing Ability to Walk

Vatican insiders say pontiff has degenerative joint disease

(Newser) - Pope Benedict XVI is suffering from a degenerative joint disease that is making it more and more painful for him to walk, Vatican insiders say. The 84-year-old is believed to have arthrosis, and a source says it is afflicting his knees, hips, and ankles, making it impossible for him to... More »

Gaming Causes Joint Pain in Kids: Study

Child scientist finds 60+ minutes of daily play may cause trouble

(Newser) - The repetitive motions involved in playing video games cause joint pain in children, according to a new study by a true expert—an 11-year-old gamer. Deniz Ince, with the help of his rheumatologist dad, studied joint pain among his fellow video game enthusiasts, aged 7 to 12. More than an... More »

Patients Have Bone to Pick With Squeaky Fake Hips

Noisy ceramic joints worry doctors

(Newser) - Ceramic artificial hips are far more durable than their metal and plastic counterparts—but frustrated patients are complaining that they squeak. It's embarrassing. “It can interrupt sex when my wife starts laughing,” said one. But some doctors fear it could be a sign that the ceramic replacements aren’... More »

Gulf Fish Cause Food Poisoning

FDA says outbreaks linked to algae toxin in fish high on the foodchain

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed outbreaks of food poisoning among people eating fish from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ciguatera poisoning is caused by toxins from poisonous algae that have accumulated in the tissue of large fish. The higher the fish is on the food chain, the more... More »

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