Miracle arthritis pain vaccine

Researchers from Oxford University have developed a vaccine which could block arthritis pain in humans.

Around 10 per cent of the Western population suffers from osteoarthritis and less than 25 per cent of patients currently have adequate pain control for their condition. The long-term use of painkillers poses significant risks, which makes such a treatment critical for the longevity of Osteoarthritis sufferers.

Successfully tested in mice that had uneven distribution of weight across the hind legs, this is the first successful vaccination to target pain in osteoarthritis.

Read the full study at BMJ

Would you like to see such a vaccine ready in your lifetime?

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Written by Drew Patchell

Drew Patchell was the Digital Operations Manager of YourLifeChoices. He joined YourLifeChoices in 2005 after completing his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport.

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