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Arthritis: ‘Clicking’ and ‘popping’ joints could be a sign of PAINFUL condition
ARTHRITIS symptoms could be prevented by listening to ‘snaps, crackles and pops’, and taking action early to stop the condition, a rheumatologist has urged. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-printed implants and scaffold technology – how bioengineering innovation could treat and prevent osteoarthritis
The need for new and effective ways to treat and preventosteoarthritis has never been more urgent. Demand for total joint replacements is rising every year, and expected to double by 2030, placing a huge strain on the NHS. Meanwhile, those living with the pain of early stage osteoarthritis or at risk of developing it due to injury face limited treatment options.That’s why Arthritis Research UK is investing in innovative research dedicated to developing medical technologies which could provide an answer. By 'medical technologies' we mean cutting-edge medical devices, orthotics, implants and imaging techniques, harness...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can symptom tracking apps help people manage their arthritis?
With smartphones now an integral part of our lives, and free apps readily available to help us track and manage everything from our money and social lives to diet and exercise, it’s vital we invest in research exploring how technology can help to improve treatment and care for people with arthritis of all ages.Two pilot studies, both supported by funding from Arthritis Research UK, have worked closely with people with inflammatory arthritis to design, develop and test apps to help with symptom tracking and monitoring. Positive feedback from patients suggests apps have potential to help people with arthritis to better...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Innovative design tackles everyday challenges
When you’re dealing with the big problems of living with arthritis, like pain, stiffness and inflamed joints, the last thing you need is lots more smaller problems that can make life even more difficult. Those everyday struggles to open a jar, lock a front door, get out of the bath or lift a kettle can sometimes feel like the last straw. So, for the second year running, we’ve teamed up with the Design Council to find and fund the best and brightest design ideas hoping to make everyday life better for people with arthritis.Once again Arthritis Research UK supported a category at the annual Spark Awards inviting ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New report says PIP process 'not fit for purpose'
The problems experienced by many people with arthritis when trying to access Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are highlighted inSupporting Those Who Need It Most?, a hard-hitting report from the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)– a group of more than 80 national organisations, including Arthritis Research UK.PIP is a source of financial support designed to help people manage the extra costs they may face when living with a disability or long-term condition. It provides a lifeline to many people with arthritis. However, this new report exposes a PIP system not fit for purpose in its current form, with many des...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Top arthritis and cancer scientists work together on ideas which could lead to new treatments
A collaboration between Arthritis Research UK and Cancer Research UK is bringing together leading research scientists specialising in inflammatory arthritis and cancer to share expertise and explore ideas which could lead to exciting new treatments for both diseases.The body’s immune system plays a vital role in the development of both inflammatory arthritis and cancer. In cancer the immune system is underactive, failing to attack unhealthy cells which leads to the growth of tumours. While in rheumatoid arthritis the immune system becomes overactive, attacking healthy cells by mistake causing inflammation and pa...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

We ’ve joined forces with Arthritis Care to do more for people with arthritis
Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care have a shared ambition to support people with arthritis to live full and active lives. That’s why from 1 November 2017 we've joined forces. We’re working together, sharing our expertise and combining our strengths to become a single charity committed to having an even bigger positive impact on the over 10 million people in the UK living with arthritis.Together our two organisations have decades of expertise and experience – in science and research, in campaigning, in providing information, advice and support and creating online and face to face networks for pe...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Juliette and Kirran explain what working on our campaign has meant to them
Arthritis Research UK’sThe Nation’s Joint Problem campaign has reached millions of people over the last three months, through national news stories and features and TV, cinema and billboard advertising. We asked two people who helped to shape the campaign content about their experience of being part of our ground-breaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.JulietteJournalist and author ofMostly Cloudy, Some Bright Spells Juliette Wills, 45, has lived with inflammatory spinal arthritis for 18 years. She wrote thesix powerful stories featured in The Guardian which exposed the hidden impact of arthritis, as wel...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Could gluten foods be triggering your PAINFUL flare-ups?
RHEUMATOID arthritis joint pain could by eased by cutting out gluten from your diet, as patients have an increased risk of developing coeliac disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?
A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Scientists identify new marker of arthritis in mice
(Wiley) Researchers have discovered a new marker of arthritis in mice that can be used noninvasively to both identify joints with established arthritis and to predict subsequent joint swelling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do education and poverty affect knee surgery success?
(Wiley) In an Arthritis Care& Research study of individuals who underwent total knee replacement, those who did not attend college had worse pain and function after two years if they lived in poor communities, but educational level was not linked with pain or function in wealthy communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later
FINDINGSA new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall.Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time, because Chikungunya has a shorter incubation period — just two days, versus 10 days for Zika. The latter finding explains why a late-2015 Zika epidemic in Rio de Janeiro ended while the number of Chikungunya cases increased in February 2016.BACKGROUNDViruses transmitted by insects can lead to serious health repercussions. Zika is linked to birth defects, and up to 1 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Juvenile Onset Arthritis Raises Pregnancy Risks
The risk of pregnancy-related complications is further increased when juvenile arthritis persists into adulthood. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Juvenile Onset Arthritis Raises Pregnancy Risks
The risk of pregnancy-related complications is further increased when juvenile arthritis persists into adulthood. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with COPD Hospitalization
The risk is nearly twice as high as in the general population, and women are at significantly higher risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: COPD Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Vitamin D could prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers from the University of Birmingham build on past studies that show vitamin D strengthens the immune system, however, already-affected joints are 'committed' to swelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with COPD Hospitalization
The risk is nearly twice as high as in the general population, and women are at significantly higher risk. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: COPD Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

APNewsbreak: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms could be PREVENTED by taking vitamin D supplements
RHEUMATOID arthritis could be prevented by taking vitamin D supplements, as they could help to reduce the risk of inflammation, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered. The research also found that while Vitamin D can be effective at preventing the onset of inflammation, it is less effective once inflammatory disease is established because diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis leads to vitamin D insensitivity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent OsteoporosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Controlling diabetes with your phone might be possible someday
(Rutgers University) Nerve-stimulating procedures from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture and neuromodulation relieves chronic pain, pelvic disorders and Parkinson's disease, and can be advantageous for treating inflammatory disorders like arthritis and deadly infections like sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms eased using THIS unique diet plan
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects about 400,000 people in the UK. This woman began the ‘What IF Plan’ diet, and “was full of energy and feeling more confident to face the day”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib is Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis
This agent was superior to placebo in patients who had not responded to or could not take a conventional DMARD. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Tofacitinib is Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis
This agent was superior to placebo in patients who had not responded to or could not take a conventional DMARD. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Vitamin D may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis, suggests study
Higher doses may be needed, or possibly new treatment that bypasses or corrects vitamin D insensitivity, authors sayMaintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers.A study led by the University of Birmingham compared the ability of immune cells in blood from inflamed joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis to respond to the so-called sunshine vitamin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Nutrition Science Health Society Source Type: news

Decompression surgery 'may not benefit people with shoulder pain'
This study suggests that other treatments such as physiotherapy can be just as effective as shoulder surgery, and should be taken into consideration with patients considering surgery and could influence the decisions made by health providers. "Often shoulder pain can be short-lived, but if you’re experiencing shoulder pain which continues for more than two weeks, or gets worse, speak to your doctor or aphysiotherapist in case you have a more complex problem." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Government announces proposals for social care
On 16 November 2017, the Government announced that it will publish a green paper on social care and support by summer 2018.Good quality, accessible social care is vital for many people living with arthritis. We know that, when done well, it can mean people live fuller and more independent lives. It can also provide those affected by arthritis with much-needed aids and adaptations to support theirdaily living.Currently, the social care system is letting people down, and must be improved. As members of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA), we have been campaigning for the Government to put the social care system on a sustaina...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Vitamin D 'may help prevent development of rheumatoid arthritis'
People who consume plenty of vitamin D could lower their risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis, according to a new study. The University of Birmingham research, published in the Journal of Autoimmunity, has revealed key insights into the relationship between vitamin D and inflammatory diseases such asrheumatoid arthritis, with implications for those at risk for such conditions as well as those already affected. The vital role vitamin D plays in rheumatoid arthritis The researchers analysed samples of blood and synovial fluid from the inflamed joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, making this the first study to cha...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Fresenius gets in on $3m Modulated Imaging Series A
Medtech imaging developer Modulated Imaging said today it closed a $2.9 million Series A financing round that was joined by dialysis giant Fresenius Medical Care‘s (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE) Ventures arm. The round was led by Grey Sky Venture Partners and joined by Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Fresenius Medical Care Ventures and Hamamatsu Photonics’ Photonics Management Corporation, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “Hamamatsu Photonics has invested in Modulated Imaging once again due to its innovative work with photonics to improve human health. Modulated Imaging’s technology is very much in sync with Ham...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Fresenius modulatedimaging Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease discovery could spark new treatments
(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: These FOUR could be a natural CURE for painful symptoms
ARTHRITIS symptoms - such as joint pain and swelling - could be eased by taking particular supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Amgen Launches The ENBREL Mini(TM) Single-Dose Prefilled Cartridge With AutoTouch(TM) Reusable Autoinjector That Is Ergonomically Designed For Patients
Innovative Reusable Autoinjector Provides Additional Administration Option for Enbrel® (Etanercept) Users Awarded Arthritis Foundation Ease of Use (SM) Commendation THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Drug Delivery, Product Launch Amgen, ENBREL Mini, Enbrel, Etanercept, autoinjector (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amgen Launches The ENBREL Mini ™ Single-Dose Prefilled Cartridge With AutoTouch™ Reusable Autoinjector That Is Ergonomically Designed For Patients
Innovative Reusable Autoinjector Provides Additional Administration Option for Enbrel® (Etanercept) Users Awarded Arthritis Foundation Ease of Use (SM) Commendation THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced that the ENBREL Mini™ with AutoTouch™ is now available in the United States (U.S.). Awarded the Arthritis Foundation Ease of UseSM Commendation, this new and innovative delivery system provides an additional administration option for appropriate ENBREL patients. The AutoTouch™ reusable autoinjector has an ergonomic design that includes feature...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder
Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.(Image credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Poor COPD care leading to unnecessary A & E admissions
Fifth of COPD patients visit A&E per year Related items fromOnMedica End-of-life care in COPD Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD Inhalers Rheumatoid arthritis may increase COPD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes
[FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes (FDA Drug Safety Communication). Based on FDA ’s comprehensive review of new safety information, the agency is requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. Widely used to treat pain and fever from many different long- and short-term medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds, and the flu, NSAI Ds are available by prescription and OTC. Examples of NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and celecoxib. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Arthritis: Avoiding THESE foods could help to prevent painful symptoms
ARTHRITIS joint pain could be caused by eating too much grilled, fried or toasted foods, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis patients 'negatively affected by a fear of movement'
People with kneeosteoarthritis are experiencing a decreased quality of life due to a fear of movement associated with the condition. This is according to a new US study carried out by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which has indicated that this fear of movement may be causing those with osteoarthritis to lead less active lifestyles, putting them at risk of their conditions worsening. Factors affecting fear of movement For this study, a total of 350 participants taking part in a clinical trial were asked to evaluate their fear of movement, as well as providing details on their age, sex, race, education,pai...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Break From Methotrexate Boosts Flu Shot Efficacy in RA
With a drug holiday, patients with rheumatoid arthritis could improve their response to influenza vaccinations without increasing disease activity. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

In RA, No Added Second Malignancy Risk With Biologics
Some physicians have shown reluctance to use these agents for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis and a previous cancer diagnosis. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Break From Methotrexate Boosts Flu Shot Efficacy in RA
With a drug holiday, patients with rheumatoid arthritis could improve their response to influenza vaccinations without increasing disease activity. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

In RA, No Added Second Malignancy Risk With Biologics
Some physicians have shown reluctance to use these agents for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis and a previous cancer diagnosis. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news