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Drinking a baking-soda solution may help ease arthritis

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:17:29 +0100

Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia found that after just two weeks of drinking water with baking soda, people produce fewer immune cells that drive inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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FDA Advisors Weigh COX-2 Inhibitor Safety

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Celecoxib, day 1: little objection to label updates, but plenty of open questions (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)



Doses of Rituximab for Retreatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis Doses of Rituximab for Retreatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:15:07 +0100

How do standard and reduced dosing of rituximab compare in terms of maintenance and the risk for developing serious infections?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Age and Fecal Microbial Strain-Specific Differences in SpA Age and Fecal Microbial Strain-Specific Differences in SpA

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:14:03 +0100

What can the differences in intestinal microbiota between pediatric and adult patients tell us about the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in The Journal of Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



FDA Panel Gives Partial Nod to RA Drug Baricitinib FDA Panel Gives Partial Nod to RA Drug Baricitinib

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:54:23 +0100

Agency officials will need to sort through the competing messages from their advisers as they weigh whether to allow a competitor to Pfizer's Janus kinase drug tofacitinib on the US market.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Autoimmune Disease or Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction? Autoimmune Disease or Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:20:28 +0100

The case of a 51-year-old man with eosinophilic myocarditis was simpler than it seemed.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Arthritis pain: Try this to slash painful symptoms

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:23:00 +0100

ARTHRITIS symptoms include aching joints, difficulty moving and skin rashes. Currently, there is no cure for the condition but there are several different methods of relieving the symptoms. One of them involves getting in the water. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



One in Four Adults Report Having Arthritis

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:00:12 +0100

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Between 1999 and 2014, nearly one-quarter of American adults reported having arthritis, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health. Juyoung Park, Ph.D., from the Florida Atlantic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



What Not to Eat With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Ask How Bad Is It to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

How Bad Is It to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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Ask the First Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

What Are the First Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Ask How Do You Develop Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

How Do You Develop Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Ask Can You Exercise with Psoriatic Arthritis

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Can You Exercise with Psoriatic Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Rheumatology leaders respond to Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance proposed rule

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American College of Rheumatology) In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the American College of Rheumatology expressed concern that the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance proposed rule could weaken consumer protections that enable individuals living with rheumatic diseases to access quality, affordable care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Experimental arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Washington University in St. Louis) An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented what's known as graft-versus-host disease, a debilitating, sometimes lethal condition that develops when transplanted stem cells attack the body's own organs or tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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FDA panel against higher dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:45:26 +0100

(Reuters) - An arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly& Co and Incyte Corp should not be approved at a 4-milligram dose, advisers to the U.S. FDA voted on Monday, in a setback to the drugmakers that were counting on the treatment as a future blockbuster. (Source: Reuters: Health)



FDA panel backs lower dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug over higher

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:26:51 +0100

(Reuters) - A rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Incyte Corp should not be approved at a higher dose, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted on Monday, while backing the approval of a lower dose. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Medical News Today: What is the best thing for stiff joints?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0100

Bones are heavy and moving them around can put strain on the joints. Overuse, injury, age, or a medical condition can cause joint strain and stiffness. Depending on the cause, joint stiffness may not require medical treatment. Many remedies are available to ease the stiffness, some of which can be tried at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Psoriasis and arthritis sufferers have a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes, study finds

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:19:04 +0100

Roxanne Cooksey, a research fellow at Swansea University, explains the clearest ever evidence of a strong link between inflammatory conditions of the skin and bones, and heart woes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Rheumatoid arthritis: Early warning symptoms you must know

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:47:00 +0100

RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, swelling and stiffness when someone is suffering from the condition. However, there are also a few early warning signs which, if detected, may help someone treat the condition earlier, reducing its severity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Low testosterone levels linked to chronic diseases

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0100

Men with low testosterone levels are more likely to also have other chronic diseases, including arthritis, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes, according to a study published inScientific Reports.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)



Could Your Diet Be The Cause Of Your Arthritis Pain?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:30:00 +0100

Specific bacteria living in the gut microbiome may be responsible for causing osteoarthritis. New research explores how the gut microbiome--the bacteria living in intestines--might be responsible for the development of arthritis in obese persons. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Ask Can Psoriatic Arthritis Go Away on Its Own

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Can Psoriatic Arthritis Go Away on Its Own? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Ask How Do They Test for Psoriatic Arthritis

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

How Do They Test for Psoriatic Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Ask the First Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

What Are the First Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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Ask What Not to Eat with Psoriatic Arthritis

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

What Not to Eat with Psoriatic Arthritis (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Low Doses of Etanercept to Maintain Remission in PsA Low Doses of Etanercept to Maintain Remission in PsA

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:30:27 +0100

Find out how psoriatic arthritis patients who have achieved sustained remission with etanercept may benefit from a dosing interval increase.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



FDA Review: Take Two for Baricitinib

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Advisory panel will reassess the safety of baricitinib in RA (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)



FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:03:10 +0100

An experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp poses serious risks of deadly blood clots at higher doses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Thursday, the latest setback to a treatment regulators declined to approve last year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Growing biotech jobs in the Triad? It's a 'Catch-22'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:42:10 +0100

The biotech company hopes its research in placenta tissue will eventually help wounds heal and people with arthritis avoid joint replacements. The potential is huge — but so is the challenge of securing funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Arthritis pain: £7 trick to soothe agonising symptoms

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:02:00 +0100

ARTHRITIS symptoms include pain, discomfort and difficulty moving. There is no cure, but the condition can be treated using lifestyle changes, diet alterations and medication. The Arthritis Foundation suggests a neat trick to reduce pain from flare-ups. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Colleague's Consult in Rheumatology

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:33:57 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Exclusive video with Susan Manzi, MD, Co-Director of the Lupus Center of Excellence at Allegheny Health Network and Jill Buyon, MD, Director of the Division of Rheumatology at NYU Langone Health. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)



Arthritis pain: Try this £7 trick to soothe agonising flare-ups

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:14:45 +0100

RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other forms of the disease, cause pain and discomfort among other symptoms. There is no cure, but can be treated using lifestyle changes, diet alterations and medication. Try using this neat trick to reduce pain caused by a flare-up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Mastering Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Key Challenges for Primary Care Practice

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:30:09 +0100

RA can be managed in primary care but comes with unique challenges. Here, strategies outlined at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)

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Arthrosurface wins FDA nod for OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:36:20 +0100

Arthrosurface said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system. The Franklin, Mass.-based company said the newly cleared stemless total shoulder system is designed to minimize bone removal specifically for patients with painful or severely disabled shoulder joints from arthritis, traumatic events or avascular necrosis. “This truly is a revolutionary stemless total shoulder, which combines the concept of anatomic restoration with an aspherical head design that more closely replicates patient anatomy but also allows improved joint access for ease of preparation of the glenoid,” Dr.Anthony Miniaci said in a prepared statement. The OVOMotion shoulder system is now cleared for use in conjunction with the company’s novel inlay glenoid sy...



Study explains link between high-fat diet and arthritis

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:45:21 +0100

A high-fat diet, such as a cheeseburger and milkshake, has been linked to arthritis and join pain, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Respect the Needle in OA

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Patients may be experiencing placebo effect, but it's still an effect, rheumatologist says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Pulmonary Hypertension: Not Just for Cardiologists

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- PH is common in many rheumatologic conditions (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)

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Is Google Home a Trojan Horse in Healthcare?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:13:32 +0100

In this study, recently-diagnosed diabetes patients were asked to use the technology to have "heart to heart" conversations with Alexa about what they want their friends and family to understand about their disease and what they are going through. The researchers found that patients were having genuine, meaningful conversations with Alexa about their disease, but the downside was that Alexa still sounds very robotic, which raised the question of whether or not Alexa or other voice-assisted technologies need to sound more human in order to have these types of conversations with patients and have the same impact? "We don't think so," Bogdalek said. "We would like to see Alexa become a little bit more real [sounding] but not too real to be able to distinguish between a human and something tha...



Research finds junk food is linked to arthritis

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:15:18 +0100

The new study, published today by the University of Rochester Medical Center, suggests that junk food worsens symptoms, and balancing gut bacteria with a prebiotic supplement reversed the symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



FDA staff raises safety concerns over Lilly/Incyte arthritis drug

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:51:48 +0100

(Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff flagged concerns on Thursday about potentially fatal blood clots from higher doses of a rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp, a fresh setback after regulators declined to approve the treatment last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Arthritis pain: Walking to the shops can slash pain caused by the condition

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:01:44 +0100

RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other arthritic conditions, causes pain for sufferers. Symptoms can be treated through moving more and following specific exercise regimes. Now a doctor has suggested an exercise plan to alleviate arthritis pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same WayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)

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Which pain medication is safest for arthritis patients?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Wiley) In a recent Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study, arthritis patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain plus a stomach acid-reducing medicine called esomeprazole had infrequent gastrointestinal side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Effort seeks to increase the number of trained rheumatology nurse practitioners and physician assistants

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Wiley) Due to an aging population and increasing prevalence of rheumatic disease, there are growing demands on clinicians who specialize in rheumatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Rheumatologists' Pay Up 9% Rheumatologists' Pay Up 9%

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:28:23 +0100

Rheumatologists'pay increased 9% this year, up from a 1% increase in last year's Medscape Compensation Survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Compound treats psoriasis, may curb autoimmune diseases, researchers say

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:17:42 +0100

A compound from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and might also be effective in treating multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Arthritis pain - avoid this popular breakfast or risk joint inflammation

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:09:58 +0100

ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Patients with joint inflammation symptoms should avoid eating this fruit as part of their daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Pseudogout

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: PseudogoutCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)



Management of mitral regurgitation in a patient contemplating pregnancy

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, researchers Yee-Ping Sun and Patrick T. O'Gara, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA present a case study of management of rheumatic mitral regurgitation in a woman contemplating pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



University of Delaware professor receives $2.3 million grant to study Achilles injuries

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Delaware) University of Delaware assistant professor Karin Gravare Silbernagel has received a five-year, $2.3 million Research Project Grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study Achilles tendinopathy. This overuse injury is most prevalent in active individuals between the ages of 35 and 55. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Allopurinol: Extra Caution Urged in High-Risk Groups Allopurinol: Extra Caution Urged in High-Risk Groups

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:03:15 +0100

The risk for severe cutaneous adverse reactions to allopurinol was much higher among those who were black, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, women, older, or receiving higher starting doses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



With Antimalarials in Lupus, Watch for Retinal Toxicity

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:41:39 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Following guidelines will minimize risk, specialist says (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)

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Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:32:11 +0100

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Arthritis pain: Eating this hard food may reduce symptoms

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:10:28 +0100

ARTHRITIS, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of the condition have symptoms including pain and discomfort. There is no cure but you can take several steps to reduce the symptoms, such as changing your diet. Some foods are better than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Fibromyalgia: Possible causes of the painful condition experts say you should be aware of

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:48:00 +0100

FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include pain, feeling stiff and being tired. Often confused with Rheumatoid arthritis, the condition can also affect memory, mood and sleeping patterns. Doctors still don ’t know the cause, but it may be linked to a traumatic event or genetics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Joint Surgery Incidence and Trends in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:18:21 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)



The best sleep position revealed - sleep like this to prevent back pain

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:14:35 +0100

SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and can improve your snoring. The way you lie in bed can say a lot about your overall health, and how easily you find it to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Arthritis symptoms - add these five foods to your diet to slash joint pain

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:13:55 +0100

ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Symptoms include joint pain and inflammation, but you could reduce signs of the condition by adding these foods to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Epstein - Barr virus EBNA2 protein binds to multiple loci of genome, increasing risk of 7 serious diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Arthritis pain? Try this tropical fruit to reduce symptoms

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:14:00 +0100

ARTHRITIS causes pain in 57 per cent of sufferers daily. Types such as rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, which include joint pain, inflammation and fatigue, are often treated with painkillers. However, a yellow-fleshed fruit may be a good alternative. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Rheumatology Faces Major Workforce Shortage by 2030

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Increase in training will not close the gap (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 02:01:00 +0100

Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Higher levels of lingering negative affect linked to more chronic conditions, worse functional limitations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Risk of Methotrexate Dosing Errors Prompts EMA Review Risk of Methotrexate Dosing Errors Prompts EMA Review

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:59:37 +0100

A recent routine assessment found that serious adverse events related to overdose, including fatalities, are still occurring, despite measures already in place to reduce dosing errors.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - five warning signs of joint condition

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:28:00 +0100

RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms usually affect the hand, feet and wrist joints. These are the top early warning signs of the auto-immune condition to look out for, including weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Recent Advances in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Recent Advances in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:14:54 +0100

What recent progress has been made regarding the available therapeutic options for rheumatoid arthritis?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Secukinumab Improves Active Psoriatic Arthritis Secukinumab Improves Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:24:55 +0100

In patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), secukinumab improves symptoms and inhibits radiographic disease progression, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

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Common thistle weed is a traditional folk medicine treatment for chronic joint diseases, including arthritis

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:37:36 +0100

(Natural News) Don’t be quick to dismiss weeds as useless: According to an article published in the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, the bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare) – commonly classified as a weed in most areas – can be used to treat chronic joint diseases. In the article, herbalist Matthew Alfs looks at various data... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Arthritis pain - this is the best exercise to reverse joint symptoms

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:01:42 +0100

ARTHRITIS pain and symptoms affect about 10 million people in the UK. You could relieve signs of joint inflammation by doing more of this easy exercise, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



ACR responds to HHS benefit and payment parameters final rule

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concern that the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule allowing states to select their own Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plans on federal health exchanges could jeopardize care access for patients with complex rheumatologic conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Ardon Health Announces Taltz Distribution

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Ardon Health has been selected to Eli Lilly’s Taltz Distribution Network for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis.(PRWeb April 12, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15401179.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



UAB to receive funding from Pfizer for rheumatoid arthritis study

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:11:33 +0100

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will receive funding from a pharmaceutical giant to help adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their caregivers make decisions about their health. CreakyJoints chose UAB to receive a $500,000 research award that is funded by Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning& Change. The Mayo Clinic was also chosen to receive a $500,000 research award. Huifeng Yun is a research assistant professor at UAB's Department of Epidemiology. She is the principal investigator… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Behcet's Syndrome: Treatment Guidelines Updated (CME/CE)

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Controversies include use of biologics for ocular disease, anticoagulation for DVT (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)



Brace Yourselves: Spring Allergy Season Is Coming. Here ’s What to Expect and How to Handle It

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:10:58 +0100

A swath of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, which had been continuously pummeled by winter storms — even in April — will be graced with warm weather later this week. After a seemingly interminable winter, its’s a chance to dig out lighter clothing and head outside into the sun. But, if you’re one of the roughly 7% of U.S. adults with seasonal allergies, you may want to stay inside a little longer. With the change in seasons comes spring allergies (followed by summer allergies). Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming allergy forecast. Is it going to be a bad allergy season this year? Predictions are mixed, but it could be. Some experts have suggested that because of the Northeast’s prolonged winter, tree pollen allergy season may be shorter, but ...



Behcet's Syndrome: European Treatment Guidelines Updated (CME/CE)

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Controversies include use of biologics for ocular disease, anticoagulation for DVT (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)



You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:08:42 +0100

Your body can heal itself, which is pretty miraculous when you sit back and think about it. If you suffer a cut or infection—or if a disease, allergen or virus finds its way into you—your immune system reacts by sending specialized white blood cells to the affected area. These white blood cells can repair damage, stop the spread of infection or illness and in some cases eradicate the intruder. This whole response is called inflammation. “Inflammation is an activation of cells and cell-derived components that have the job of fighting invasions, and in some cases just sponging up or clearing out damaged cells,” says Valter Longo, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California and author of The Longevity Diet, a book that partly explores in...

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Got Osteoarthritis? Get Moving

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:00:40 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case. In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued mobility. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that affects about 27 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Working Together Wins The Day

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:16:57 +0100

If the constant talk about collaboration reflects an awkward truth, it ’s that pharma’s silos too often silence the patient voice and stymie progress. Today, Jen Horonjeff was named this year's Patient Advocate for her efforts in breaking down these barriers — both in her personal and professional life — at eyeforpharma’s annual Philadelphia event.She praised the Patient Advocate award for shining a light on the value that comes from collaborating with patients to co-create solutions, and for recognizing the efforts that are happening outside of the industry.“It is such an honour to win an award like this at an organisation that notoriously highlights how pharmaceutical companies are bringing more patients into the conversation and are recognizing them for their efforts to help...



Got Osteoarthritis? Get Moving

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Got Osteoarthritis? Get MovingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)



The BSR Guideline for the Management of SLE in Adults The BSR Guideline for the Management of SLE in Adults

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:14:59 +0100

A new guideline from the British Society for Rheumatology offers guidance for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Secukinumab in AS Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Secukinumab in AS

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:14:59 +0100

Is secukinumab a safe and effective treatment choice for patients with ankylosing spondylitis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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NIH researchers crack mystery behind rare bone disorder

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health worked with 15 patients from around the world to uncover a genetic basis of 'dripping candle wax' bone disease. The rare disorder, known as melorheostosis, causes excess bone formation that resembles dripping candle wax on x-rays. The results, appearing in Nature Communications, offer potential treatment targets for this rare disease, provide important clues about bone development, and may lead to insights about fracture healing and osteoporosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Making arthritis a public health priority in England

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:00:00 +0100

We have great news! After years of partnership working between Arthritis Research UK and Public Health England (PHE), musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions will be one of its new priority programmes. We believe this commitment will help many people across England living with arthritis.How did this all start?We know that arthritis can affect every aspect of a person’s life, but many people are never given information on activities which could reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of arthritis, or how to reduce the pain it can cause once they have it. They only discover more once they’re in pain and going through the process of being diagnosed. We want more people to understand the contributing factors, and to know that being physically active is one of the best things anyone ca...



Say what? Smoking found to increase risk of hearing loss, according to study

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:42:21 +0100

(Natural News) Still dying for a smoke? Besides, emphysema, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, blindness and of course cancer, here’s one more reason to stop smoking  — hearing loss. A recently-published study published by Oxford University Press showed that the more than 50,000 participants of the over eight year-study showed that “smoking is an independent risk factor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Metabolic Syndrome Common in Patients With Lupus

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:00:12 +0100

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- As with the general population, metabolic syndrome (MetS) is common among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study published online April 3 in the International Journal of Rheumatic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Arthritis pain: The best way to travel to avoid joint pain

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:19:00 +0100

TRAVELLING can worsen joint pain in arthritis sufferers. But with a bit of preparation, you can make your next holiday as pain-free as possible with these tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Ask How Serious Is Psoriatic Arthritis

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

How Serious Is Psoriatic Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



ASK THE GP: Will having the shingles jab give us chicken pox?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:08:42 +0100

The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, he deals with the risks of shingles immunisation and effective treatments for psoriatic arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Club 13 Recalls Kratom Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules Because of Possible Health Risk

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:43:00 +0100

Club 13 of St. Augustine, FL is recalling 15-gram, 30-gram, 90-gram, 150-gram, and 454-gram pouches, and all bulk orders of " Maeng Da Red " kratom powder; and 5-count, 25-count, 50-count, 100-count, 120-count capsule, and all bulk capsule orders of “Maeng Da Red” kratom bottles; and 5-count, 20-count, 25-count, 40-count, 50-count capsule “Maeng Da Red XS” kratom bottles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elde rly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in...



Hep C drugs among those accepted today for Scottish NHS

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Five new medicines, including treatments for hepatitis C, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, have been approved for use by regulators in Scotland. (Source: Nursing Times)



Arthritis pain - these supplements could protect joints and reduce symptoms

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:01:44 +0100

ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. You could reduce symptoms and protect your joints by adding these supplements to your diet everyday, according to the Arthritis Foundation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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HCV Screening: Important for Rheumatology Patients

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 22:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Cassandra Calabrese, DO, shares her experiences (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Arthritis pain: Eat these six foods to reduce joint pain

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:11:29 +0100

ARTHRITIS affects over 10 million people in the UK. Add these six foods to your diet to help soothe the joint pain and stiffness that come with the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Arthritis pain: Avoid this popular drink to protect your joints

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:09:59 +0100

EASE joint pain associated with arthritis by shunning this popular drink. Avoiding high-impact exercises that put pressure on joints, such as jogging and aerobics, will also help soothe the discomfort caused by the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Vasculitis (Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Types)

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Vasculitis (Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Types)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)



Low back pain sufferers 'often receiving inappropriate care'

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 23:00:00 +0100

More and more people are suffering from lowback pain worldwide - an issue that is being made worse by the widespread prevalence of inappropriate treatment methods. This is the conclusion of a series of new scientific papers published by The Lancet, which have reviewed evidence from high and low-income countries, finding that this is a global problem that can only be solved through better adherence to best practice treatment guidelines. A global problem exacerbated by ineffective care The first of these new reviews revealed that low backpain is now the leading cause of disability on a global basis, with the issue becoming more prevalent over time, particularly in low and middle-income countries. It is most common and burdensome in working populations, with many older people finding that the...

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Global Commodities Corporation Recalls Buenas Grated Coconut due to Possible Health Risk

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 23:13:00 +0100

Global Commodities Corporation, Hayward, CA is recalling one lot of Buenas Brand frozen grated coconut because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)