Joint Pain in the Rain

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Joint Pain in the Rain

Postby Gord » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:16 pm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 142022.htm

Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwise

Date: August 9, 2017

Source: University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Summary: New research indicates that weather conditions in 45 US cities are indeed associated with Google searches about joint pain. But it might not be the association you'd expect. The findings suggest that people's activity level -- increasing as temperatures rise, to a point -- is likelier than the weather itself to spur online searches about knee and hip pain, the investigators say....

...The findings, to be published Aug. 9 in PLOS ONE, indicate that people's activity level -- increasing as temperatures rise, to a point -- is likelier than the weather itself to cause pain that spurs online searches, say investigators from UW Medicine in Seattle and Harvard University....

...Because knee- and hip-pain searches increased as temperatures rose until it grew uncomfortably hot, and rainy days tended to slightly reduce search volumes for hip and knee pain, the researchers inferred that "changes in physical activity levels" were primarily responsible for those searches....
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Re: Joint Pain in the Rain

Postby Nikki Nyx » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:58 am

This study strikes me as a waste of money and time. And the headline is click bait.
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Re: Joint Pain in the Rain

Postby Phoenix76 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:39 am

Nikki Nyx wrote:This study strikes me as a waste of money and time. And the headline is click bait.


Nikki, most if not all headlines are click bait. That's why the advertising people get paid so much.

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Re: Joint Pain in the Rain

Postby Nikki Nyx » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:14 pm

Phoenix76 wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:This study strikes me as a waste of money and time. And the headline is click bait.
Nikki, most if not all headlines are click bait. That's why the advertising people get paid so much.
True. But they don't deserve their paychecks, since most of them aren't very good at it.
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