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How to Identify and Treat an Ankylosing Spondylitis Flare-Up

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a rare type of inflammatory arthritis. It is characterized by inflammation, pain, and stiffness of the spine. Like other types of inflammatory arthritis, AS is known for periods of flare-ups (when symptoms worsen). AS is a lifelong condition that generally starts in the lower back. As the disease progresses, it can affect the neck and damage…
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Heart inflammation found in patients after hospitalisation with Covid-19

ONE IN eight patients hospitalised with Covid-19 between May 2020 and March this year was later diagnosed with myocarditis – heart inflammation – according to major new research into the clinical long-term effects of Covid-19. The CISCO-19 (Cardiac Imaging in SARS Coronavirus disease-19) study, which was funded in May 2020 as part of a Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office Rapid Research Response…
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Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are used to treat chronic pain. What if they cause it?

In treating a sprained ankle, a strained muscle, or various other injuries, doctors regularly prescribe, and patients often reach for, anti-inflammatory painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin, or dexamethasone. But a provocative new paper published to Science Translational Medicine suggests that reducing inflammation in the short-term could actually stifle healing, resulting in chronic pain over the long-term. “What we’re saying here is pretty…
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