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There are over 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella of arthritis, with the arthritis A-Z including disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and tendinitis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthri



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Moderate drinkers not at risk when taking a widely-used arthritis medicine

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People taking a common rheumatoid arthritis medicine are not at increased risk of liver damage if they stick to 14 units of alcohol a week or fewer, a new study from The University of Manchester...



Arthritis mutilans: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Arthritis mutilans is a rare form of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe inflammation and damage to bone tissue in the joints. Learn more.



New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints.



Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis.



Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day...



Rheumatoid arthritis: New treatment option for difficult-to-treat patients

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Between 3 and 5% of the population suffer from a form of inflammatory rheumatism. It affects approximately 250,000 - 400,000 people in Austria.



Autoimmune conditions and dementia: What's the link?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new large-scale study in the United Kingdom finds a small but significant increased risk of dementia for individuals with an autoimmune disease.



Fibromyalgia tender points: Locations and pain management

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is fibromyalgia and what are fibromyalgia tender points? Learn about the condition's additional signs and symptoms, complications, and treatments.



Pitt bioinformatics study provides clues to relationship between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An in-depth computational analysis of genetic variants implicated in both schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh points to eight genes that may...



Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders.



Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to...



Research uncovers bacteria linking Crohn's disease to arthritis

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.