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Arthritis: Experts STEP UP battle to beat agonising condition
MILLIONS of Britons who suffer from arthritis in silence were offered fresh hope last night. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill 'may lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women'
Women who regularly use oral contraceptives may be at a lower risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis. This is according to a new study led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the British Medical Journal, which adds to the body of evidence suggesting that hormonal and reproductive factors may explain why women are generally at greater risk of developingrheumatoid arthritis than men. The study findings For this study, data was collated from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis on 2,809 women who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,312 women without the disease. ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Cost of arthritis
The Times today featured a letter to editor which reports that Arthritis Research UK is calling for arthritis to be recognised for what it is: a public health priority and a significant problem facing the UK. Our call to action has been signed by 16 notable people, including BBC journalist and broadcaster Julian Worricker, actress Sally Hawkins, Caroline Lucas MP, Paralympic athlete Pamela Relph and Professor Luke O’Neill from Trinity College, Dublin. Read the letter in full below:Dear Sir,Arthritis affects over 10 million people and is the number one cause of disability in the UK. Four in five of those who...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Back pain and fatigue? Symptoms could be warning sign of THIS form of arthritis
ARTHRITIS - inflammation of the joints - and back pain, are symptoms of long term chronic condition Ankylosing spondylitis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The nation's #jointproblem: Arthritis will cause 25.9 million lost working days costing £3.43 billion by 2030
Arthritis Research UK, the UK’s leading arthritis charity, is today launching a major nationwide campaign to reveal the true impact of arthritis across society. The campaign will highlight that, either directly or indirectly, arthritis impacts everyone in the UK. The campaign will also highlight that there are over 10 million people living with arthritis and the condition can cause high levels of daily pain and fatigue.As part of the launch, Arthritis Research UK is releasing The Nation’s Joint Problem report which reveals the current and future impact of two major forms of the condition, osteoarthritis (O...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?
The use of platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for knee pain is relatively new, and becoming more popular. Learn about this alternative treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

How do outcomes compare for various approaches to treatment for shoulder septic arthritis?
A study published in the August issue of the Journal of the AAOS compares outcomes among patients with shoulder septic arthritis who were treated with arthrocentesis, open irrigation and débridement, or arthroscopic irrigation and débridement.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

A titanium implant gave my arthritis the elbow
A British surgeon is pioneering a cement-free implant in the UK in elbow implants as well as knee and hip joint operations, meaning repeated operations can be avoided. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a typically blas é event is a big deal for this Peninsula biotech
After ups and downs for the onetime potential rheumatoid arthritis drug, the FDA's acceptance of a new-drug application is a big deal, pointing toward an April approval decision for the drug for a bleeding disorder. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Why a typically blas é event is a big deal for this Peninsula biotech
After ups and downs for the onetime potential rheumatoid arthritis drug, the FDA's acceptance of a new-drug application is a big deal, pointing toward an April approval decision for the drug for a bleeding disorder. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Skeletons say arthritis isn't about aging - it's about activity
A new study of old skeletons suggests that the recent increase in arthritis is about lifestyle, not aging or obesity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Quirks & Quarks Source Type: news

Switching From Bisphosphonates to Teriparatide May Improve BMD in Women With RA Switching From Bisphosphonates to Teriparatide May Improve BMD in Women With RA
Switching women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from oral bisphosphonates to teriparatide increases bone mineral density (BMD) and trabecular bone score, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis: Birth control pill tied to reduced risk
A large Swedish study has found that women who had used contraceptive pills had less risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women who had not. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: The SIX foods to avoid if you suffer painful symptoms
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints and mainly affects the hands feet and wrists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Taking oral contraceptive for seven or more consecutive years is linked to a 19% lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to researchers. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 10.1 Women's Health Source Type: news

Women on contraception less likely to suffer arthritis
Women who take the Pill are far less likely to suffer from a common form of arthritis later in life, scientists have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking the pill for seven years could reduce arthritis risk by 19%
No protective effect found from breastfeeding Related items fromOnMedica Rheumatoid arthritis Breastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis risk Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare stroke Contraceptive pill appears to protect from cancers for up to 30 years Oral contraceptive pill impacts on wellbeing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Women taking the contraceptive pill 'are less likely to suffer'
WOMEN taking the contraceptive pill are less likely to suffer arthritis, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tramadol: for Pain (Ultram, Ultram ER, Conzip)
Title: Tramadol: for Pain (Ultram, Ultram ER, Conzip)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lab tests show molecule appears to spur cell death in tumors, inflammation
(Duke University Medical Center) A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of diseases, including some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study highlights key quality of life factors for ankylosing spondylitis
A new study has shed light on some of the most prevalent modifiable factors that predict a poor quality of life in people withankylosing spondylitis. Moreover, the University of Aberdeen research indicated that some of these factors - which include pain,fatigue and poor physical function - are currently better monitored than others, suggesting new approaches to treating this painful condition may be needed. The most important predictors for poor quality of life The study analysed data from 959 patients involved in the Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis, which collected clinical and patient-reported data on ankylo...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis warning: Going without THIS vaccine puts you at risk of joint damage
ARTHRITIS is a complication of meningitis - a serious condition that can also lead to recurrent seizures, loss of limbs or even death. However, many are not having the free meningitis ACWY vaccine which can give immunity from the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee arthritis cases are rising - but the reason WHY might surprise you
OSTEOARTHRITIS is the most common form of arthritis - it now affects millions of people in the UK. But scientists have warned Britons are twice as likely to develop osteoarthritis as they were fifty years ago. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some jobs tied to higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis
(Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to airborne toxins may have an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, an immune system disorder that causes debilitating swelling and pain in the joints, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why is knee arthritis twice as common as it used to be?
It's estimated that the lifetime risk of developing the condition is 46 percent (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates
Title: Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis RatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Does Lipitor Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Title: Does Lipitor Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Secukinumab for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Secukinumab for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
This article reviews phase II and phase III clinical trials for secukinumab, an IL-17A inhibitor which presents a promising new treatment approach for refractory psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Modern environment, longer life contribute to rising arthritis rates
Rates of knee osteoarthritis have doubled in the United States since the 1940s, but it's not just because Americans are living longer and weigh more, a study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates
Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Knee Injuries and Disorders, Osteoarthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow
In this study, Christofk and Lowry, ofEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, found that hair follicle stem cell metabolism is different from other cells of the skin. Cellular metabolism involves the breakdown of the nutrients needed for cells to divide, make energy and respond to their environment. The process of metabolism uses enzymes that alter these nutrients to produce “metabolites.” As hair follicle stem cells consume the nutrient glucose — a form of sugar — from the bloodstream, they process the glucose to eventually produce a metabolite called py...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates
MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 -- Rates of knee osteoarthritis have doubled in the United States since the 1940s, but it's not just because Americans are living longer and weigh more, a new study suggests. To come to this conclusion, Harvard University... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints
In the rush to get back in the game, we may short-circuit the rehabilitation needed to allow an injured joint to heal fully. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Sports Injuries Knees Athletics and Sports Arthritis Exercise Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Arthritis on the rise
(Harvard University) Based on the examination of more than 2,000 skeletons from cadaveric and archaeological collections across the US, the Harvard study is the first to definitively show that knee osteoarthritis prevalence has dramatically increased in recent decades. The research also upends the popular belief that knee osteoarthritis is a wear-and-tear disease that is widespread today simply because more people are living longer and are more commonly obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Juvenile Arthritis Brings Worry to Siblings
(MedPage Today) -- In JIA, clinicians should consider whole family's needs (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Caregivers: Vital to Arthritis Management
(MedPage Today) -- Caregivers should be included in development of the treatment plan (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Glucosamine Supplements Don ’ t Help Knee or Hip Arthritis Pain Glucosamine Supplements Don ’ t Help Knee or Hip Arthritis Pain
Oral glucosamine has no more effect than placebo on joint pain, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Female HCAs at 'slightly higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis'
Being a healthcare assistant may put women at slightly higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than the rest of the population, including registered nurses, a study has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 11, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Scientists make critical insights into T-cell development
(Monash University) Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Certain jobs linked to raised risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis appears to be more common among people in certain types of jobs, researchers suggest. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis risk 'may be elevated for people in certain jobs'
This study, published in the medical journal Arthritis Research& Care, assessed data from 3,522 Swedish individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,580 control subjects, including information on environmental, genetic and immunological factors between 1996 and 2014. Male workers in the manufacturing sector were shown to have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than those working in professional, administrative and technical roles, with electrical and electronics workers and material handling operators experiencing a twofold increased risk, while bricklayers and concrete workers were three times more likely...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Occupational Exposures Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Occupational Exposures Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Workers in certain occupations were at increased risk of developing arthritis, a population-based cohort study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Glucosamine supplements don ’t help knee or hip arthritis pain
(Reuters Health) - Oral glucosamine, a natural supplement often marketed for joint pain, has no more effect than a dummy pill, according to a new review of available research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Occupational Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 -- Rheumatoid arthritis, a painful disease in which a person's immune system attacks the joints, appears to be more common among people in certain types of jobs, researchers suggest. The findings " indicate that work-related... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gout diet revealed: Cutting THIS out could reduce risk of painful symptoms
GOUT is a form of arthritis which has been previously linked to a rich diet and drinking alcohol. But the symptoms could be reduced by cutting this particular item out of sufferers ’ daily diets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis warning: THIS common medication could be linked to deadly liver failure
ARTHRITIS causes symptoms including painful joints and stiffness. One type, rheumatoid arthritis, is often treated with medications that reduce discomfort - but the side effects of the drug methotrexate, can include liver failure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gout diet: Reduce risk of painful symptoms by cutting THIS from diet
GOUT is a form of arthritis which has been previously linked to a rich diet and drinking alcohol. But the symptoms could be reduced by cutting this particular item out of sufferers ’ daily diets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news