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Research uncovers bacteria linking Crohn's disease to arthritis

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain.



Gout and Diet: Nutritional Information and What to Avoid

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is gout and how might diet affect gout? Learn about the recommended food types for a gout diet and the outlook for the future in this article.



Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women's risk of knee osteoarthritis

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men.



Hammer Toe: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is hammer toe? In this article, learn about the risk factors for complications, when to see a doctor, prevention, and the long-term outlook.



Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis? What is rheumatoid factor? Learn about what tests may be used and if diet can help to manage symptoms.



Drug combination effective against chikungunya arthritis in mice

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the chikungunya virus can eliminate the signs of chikungunya arthritis in mice in the disease's earliest stage, according to...



T cell type that promotes damaging immune response discovered

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Using new tools, researchers identify for first time an abundant, unique and unconventional helper T-cell type that promotes production of autoantibodies.



Misdiagnosed foot, ankle injuries may result in arthritis, chronic pain and disability

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Front-line physicians are advised to err on the side of caution and opt for additional imaging and second opinions when diagnosing six common foot and ankle injuries.



Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Can a diet change and other lifestyle changes help reduce discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis? Learn about other natural remedies that may help.



Trials examine immune drug's potential to treat different forms of vasculitis

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Two new studies provide valuable insights into the treatment of different types of vasculitis, which are conditions that cause blood vessels to become inflamed.



As US scrutinizes joint replacements, study finds no way to predict risk

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

About one million Americans each year undergo total knee or hip replacements, but complications bring as many as 1 in 12 back to the hospital and result in higher use of post-acute services within...



Tracking movement of immune cells identifies key first steps in inflammatory arthritis

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases (CIID)...



Eight Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about natural remedies for relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia, including sleep, exercise, and some alternative therapies.



Can Marijuana Help Treat Fibromyalgia?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Many people use marijuana as for pain relief, so might it be used as treatment for fibromyalgia? Learn about what research has to say about the drug.



Can chair yoga relieve osteoarthritis pain?

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new randomized control study is the first to show that chair yoga can help to reduce pain in seniors with lower extremity osteoarthritis.



Just 45 minutes of exercise a week can benefit older adults with arthritis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Meeting current exercise guidelines can be hard for older adults with arthritis, but a new study finds they need only meet a third of the recommendations.



The weather's not to blame for your aches and pains

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis.



Is Yoga a Helpful Treatment for Fibromyalgia?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn how yoga might help with fibromyalgia and which additional approaches may help. What are the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of fibromyalgia?



Barrel Chest: Causes and Treatment

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A barrel chest may be a sign of strength in bodybuilders, but in medical terms, it may be a sign of a serious disease such as osteoarthritis or COPD.



Efforts are needed to optimize the use of biologics for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The use of biologics, which are generally made from human and/or animal materials, has significantly changed the management of rheumatoid arthritis over the last decade, becoming the cornerstone...



What Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are There?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and pain in the hand and stems from a problem in the wrist. Find out some tips for coping with this syndrome.



Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic...



What Is My Life Expectancy If I Have Lupus?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

How long can people with lupus expect to live? Learn how lupus can affect different parts of the body and what steps people may take to live with lupus.



Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young...



Fibroblasts could provide new target for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for...