Stone ring ornaments have long been touted as a cure for arthritis in children and adults, but recent research has found that the rings are also causing a surge in hip and knee pain in girls and women, according to a report in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Researchers also found that a high number of girls and young women had experienced an increase in pain from wearing the rings.
“The most popular types of stone rings are the Angie Stone Ring, the Angies Ring, and the Angy Stone Ring,” study researcher Sarah Wieczorek, a professor of medicine at the University of Michigan, said in the report.
“Each ring has a different mechanism of action that is associated with different types of arthritis, which may make them more attractive for girls and boys.
These are some of the more commonly used stones in jewelry and for use in the treatment of osteoarthritis.”
The findings raise concern that the ring-related problems might be caused by the ring’s ability to block nerves that help regulate blood flow, Wiecki said.
“If you’re in pain, you’re going to want to wear the ring, and that’s where you’re most likely to be getting it,” she said.
“If you have a problem with your hip, you might want to use the ring to reduce the pain, but that’s not a cure.
It’s a preventative measure.”
Researchers say they are not sure why the rings cause the pain.
But they said the ring may be responsible for other side effects in young women, including increased blood pressure and bone pain.
Wieczowks study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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The incident began in the early morning hours of March 18 in the town of Chippewa Township.
The man, who police say was a passenger in a stolen vehicle, had gone to an apartment complex to buy a gun, according.
The two men began to argue, and police say the man told police he wanted to buy drugs.
After the man returned to his vehicle, he called police and told them he had an outstanding warrant out of Michigan for a warrant of his arrest for an unrelated misdemeanor.
The suspect, who was identified as 28-year-old William Thomas, was arrested on a warrant for another warrant of another man’s arrest for a felony, according, according a statement from Chippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Thomas was taken to Chippey Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 4:43 a.m., according to the statement.
The coroner’s office said Thomas died of a gunshot wound to the head.
According to the arrest affidavit, the two men had a dispute that escalated when a police car pulled up to the apartment complex and the two were outside talking.
The man, later identified as Thomas, then got out of the vehicle and tried to get the officer’s gun from inside the car.
A second police vehicle arrived on scene, and Thomas was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according the affidavit.
According the affidavit, officers found the gun inside the officer who had a firearm on him and also found a knife in the vehicle.
Officers found two additional knives in the SUV, as well as the gun, the affidavit said.
Officers also found an AK-47 assault rifle and ammunition in the passenger seat of the stolen vehicle.
According with the affidavit the officer told the two they were under arrest for “disturbing the peace” and they were not allowed to have weapons in the area, and they would be handcuffed and taken to jail.
Officers then asked the two to get out of their vehicle and a police officer told them to get down on the ground, the statement said.
When the officer attempted to handcuff the two, the officer fired his weapon multiple times and struck the suspect multiple times, the document said.
A total of five rounds were fired, according with the police report.
Thomas then got up and ran to the back of the apartment building where he called 911 and reported the shooting, the arrest report said.
The officer reported that the man was holding a knife to the officer and that he did not have his hands up, the report said, according in the affidavit.
“The man was shot multiple times in the head, body, and back, and died at the scene,” the affidavit states.
The two officers were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Wieszczoreck told ABC News she does not believe the two officers used excessive