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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...

Exercise programs may not provide additional benefits to usual physical therapy following total knee replacement

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a randomized trial of patients who underwent total knee replacement as a treatment for osteoarthritis, a group program of strengthening and aerobic exercises was not better at alleviating...

Landmark project shows heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis risk raised by genetic changes in blood cells

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In Cell and associated journals, 24 research studies from the landmark BLUEPRINT project and IHEC consortia reveal how variation in blood cells' characteristics and numbers can affect a person's...

Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A team of Cambridge researchers led by scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered the hidden connections in our genomes that contribute to common diseases.

Maternal rheumatoid arthritis linked to childhood epilepsy

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between mothers and fathers with rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of their children developing epilepsy.

Rheumatoid arthritis drugs - direct switch has a beneficial effect

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

For the first time, a multicentre study headed up by MedUni Vienna has compared the action of two rheumatoid arthritis drugs from the same class.

Phase 3 Bridge study showed romosozumab significantly increased bone mineral density in men with osteoporosis

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

UCB and Amgen have announced results from the Phase 3 BRIDGE study showing that in men with osteoporosis, the investigational agent romosozumab resulted in significant bone mineral density (BMD)...

Combination of NSAIDs and TNF-inhibitors shows benefit for ankylosing spondylitis

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and TNF-inhibitors may help slow down spine damage in ankylosing spondylitis, according to new research findings presented at the American...

Three gene sets could predict response to rheumatoid arthritis therapies

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Three gene expression signatures can help rheumatologists predict which patients are more likely to respond to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) or B-cell depletion therapies in patients with...

Statins may lower mortality risk in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis patients

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis who take statins may have as much as a 33 percent lower mortality risk, according to new research findings presented this week at the...

Rheumatoid arthritis: Myth-busting methotrexate

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Medical professionals are being urged to openly discuss methotrexate for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to allay patient concerns and myths about its toxicity, according to the authors...

Statins could cut death risk by a third for some arthritis patients

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers find statins could lower the risk of death for patients with psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis by reducing inflammation.

Biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis may protect against rapid bone loss

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure (CIBS) Working Group concludes that early and aggressive treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis...

ANA Blood Test: What to Expect

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the ANA blood test and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test.

Osteoarthritis: New blood test detects early stages, study finds

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Profiles of altered amino acids in the blood distinguish early stage osteoarthritis from rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases, study shows.