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Surgery helps older patients with meniscus tear better than observation, study says

Surgery helps older patients with meniscus tear better than observation, study says

Health
July 11 (UPI) -- Meniscal root tears, often associated with younger athletes, also commonly strike older people with degenerative knee problems, a new study says. Now, a new inside arthroscopic repair technique has proven to help repair these injuries in older adults, avoiding the need for more complicated surgeries, according to research presented Thursday at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. These root tears can loosen up the meniscus, which may lead to cartilage damage. "Our study found a significant improvement in all clinical outcome scores in the surgery group at two-year follow-up," said Jason L. Dragoo, a researcher at Stanford Medicine and study author, in a news release. The study included 48 people ages 50 and older who tore their meniscal root...
Leg fat ‘better than belly fat’ for older women

Leg fat ‘better than belly fat’ for older women

Health
Carrying more fat on legs compared with the stomach protects postmenopausal women from heart disease, a study says.Women of a healthy weight with the highest risk of stroke or heart disease had the most belly fat and the least hip and thigh fat, the European Heart Journal research found. The scientists said "apple-shaped" women should try to lose belly fat and become more "pear-shaped".More research is needed to find out why the link exists, a heart charity said.What did the researchers do?The research followed 2,600 women who were a healthy weight - with a body mass index (BMI) of between 18 and 25 - over 18 years.They were all taking part in a major US study, the Women's Health Initiative, which began in the mid-1990s, and had regular scans to check fat...

Better Marijuana Stock: HEXO vs. MedMen

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]HEXO NYSEMKT HEXO TSX HEXO is three times bigger than MedMen Enterprises NASDAQOTH MMNFF Its stock is up big so far in 2019 while MedMen s shares are down year to date And HEXO is more visible to U S investors with its stock listed on the NYSE American stock Latest Articles in

Better Buy: Disney vs. Nike

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Both Walt Disney NYSE DIS and Nike NYSE NKE can credit their success over the years to brand power Disney s movies and theme parks attract millions of fans every year 160 while Nike s swoosh is recognized the world over Both brands have consistently delivered the goods Latest Articles in
Johanna Konta ‘can play even better’ as Briton eyes French Open semi-finals

Johanna Konta ‘can play even better’ as Briton eyes French Open semi-finals

Sports
2019 French Open quarter-finalsVenue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 4-5 June Time: 13:00 BSTCoverage: Live text and radio commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.Johanna Konta is aiming to become the first British woman since 1983 to reach the French Open semi-finals - and her Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong says she has yet to hit her peak.Konta, 28, meets seventh seed Sloane Stephens, last year's runner-up, in Tuesday's quarter-final at 13:00 BST.The Briton had never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros until this year. "A lot of things are coming together but she can go up a few more levels if pushed," Keothavong told BBC Sport."Jo has played some fantastic tennis and the best thing is...