Study finds a TCM medication to treat rheumatoid arthritis BETTER than Western drugs
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable disease, but it can be managed with the right intervention. According to a study, one of the most effective medications for rheumatoid arthritis is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s so effective that it works better than prescription drugs in treating the disease. Previous inquiries have looked into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds TCM medication treats rheumatoid arthritis BETTER than Western drugs
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable disease, but it can be managed with the right intervention. According to a study, one of the most effective medications for rheumatoid arthritis is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s so effective that it works better than prescription drugs in treating the disease. Previous inquiries have looked into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CV Risks Similar in SSc and RA, but SSc More Negatively Impacts QoL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multicenter, matched cohort study compares prevalence of comorbidities in systemic sclerosis vs rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CV Risks High in Systemic Sclerosis
(MedPage Today) -- Similar event rate as for rheumatoid arthritis, despite fewer conventional risk factors (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Could RA Be Prevented?
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting B cells during prodromal phase of rheumatoid arthritis shows promise (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Self-Efficacy and Adherence Behaviors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Self-Efficacy and Adherence Behaviors in Rheumatoid Arthritis
This study examined the adherence behavior of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. What factors contribute to suboptimal medication adherence in these patients?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA approves Genentech ’s prefilled autoinjector for Actemra
Roche‘s (OTC:RHHBY) Genentech said today that the FDA approved its ACTPen single-dose prefilled autoinjector for Actemra as a new formulation for adults with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis and for adults with giant cell arteritis. The U.S. regulatory agency also approved the device for administration by caregivers to patients as young as two years old with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis or active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.   The post FDA approves Genentech’s prefilled autoinjector ...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Genentech Source Type: news

FDA approves the ACTPen for Roche ’s Actemra, a single-dose, prefilled autoinjector for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis and two forms of juvenile arthritis
Roche announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ACTPen ™ 162 mg/0.9 mL, a single-dose prefilled autoinjector for Actemra®(tocilizumab) as an additional formulation for adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and for adul t patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

You can lessen the severity of rheumatoid arthritis with reflexology
(Natural News) Reflexology is a godsend for people who are debilitated by pain caused by arthritis and other similar ailments. An article in Modern Reflexology explained how one particular branch of this alternative medicine can help manage rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that afflicts the joints. Like all types of arthritis,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 -- Old age at onset of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with more frequent bone erosions, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Koichi Murata, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Isolates and Bronchiectasis Among Persons Hospitalized with Rheumatoid Arthritis, 2009-2014, United States
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

What are the best foods to reverse symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating disease that causes the joints, usually in the hands, to become inflamed and painful. It usually affects older individuals, although people as young as 30 can suffer from the disease. Like most autoimmune diseases, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but effectively managing it begins with eating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Explores Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drug-Free Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - November 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Include these vitamins and minerals in your diet to treat joint pain
RHEUMATOID arthritis can be a painful and stressful condition to live with, but symptoms may be improved by including the right vitamins and minerals in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: The BEST vitamins and minerals to treat joint pain
RHEUMATOID arthritis can be a painful and stressful condition to live with, but symptoms may be improved by including the right vitamins and minerals in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differences between Enbrel and Humira
Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and Humira, and which might be the most appropriate, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Prognosis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. Many factors affect the prognosis of people with RA, including age, lifestyle factors, and disease progression. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist becomes squeezed or compressed. The condition can be caused by an injury to the wrist, stress to the joint, rheumatoid arthritis, or repetitive motion of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about rheumatoid arthritis and weight loss
While being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some people with the condition lose weight. In this article, learn about the relationship between RA and weight loss, the drugs that can cause loss of appetite, and other possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are two conditions that cause pain and stiffness in the joints. They have different causes and treatments. Learn about the differences between RA and OA here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Link between autoimmune, heart disease explained in mice
(Washington University School of Medicine) Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis more than double the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study shows that immune cells that arise during autoimmune disease cause cholesterol to become trapped inside blood vessels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does rheumatoid arthritis feel?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects people in different ways, but there are some common symptoms. In this article, learn what it feels like to have RA and how to cope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning - do your eyes look like this? How to reveal risk
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, restricted movement and stiffness. But you could also be at risk of the painful autoimmune condition if you have this sign in your eyes. Are you at risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritic patients can reduce chronic joint pain with ginger essential oil
(Natural News) In traditional medicine, ginger and its extracts are used to treat inflammation. In addition, ginger and its phenolic secondary metabolites, known as gingerols, have been shown to contain potent anti-arthritic effects in an experimental model of rheumatoid arthritis. In a study published in the journal PharmaNutrition, researchers from The University of Arizona and The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis abandons effort for U.S. approval of biosimilar rituximab
Novartis International AG said on Friday that its Sandoz division is abandoning an effort to gain U.S. regulatory approval for a biosimilar of rituximab, a medication used to treat certain cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stinging nettle can be used to remedy diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and allergic rhinitis
(Natural News) Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is an interesting plant with a nutritional profile that has been compared to that of spinach. It also has powerful medicinal properties that make it ideal as an herbal treatment for certain diseases, including diabetes. Stinging nettle, also called common nettle or just nettle, is an edible plant, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning - do you have this symptom in your mouth? How to reveal risk
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, restricted movement and stiffness. But you could also be at risk of the painful autoimmune condition if you have this symptom in your mouth. Are you at risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Curcumin found effective at alleviating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Here’s good news for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis: you may take curcumin supplements to manage the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food revealed that curcumin, the main compound in turmeric, is a safe and effective natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from India discovered that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Achilles Tendon Damage Prevalent in Rheumatoid Arthritis Achilles Tendon Damage Prevalent in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Enthesitis in the Achilles tendon is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research shows, and detection with ultrasound can lead to early intervention to reduce mechanical stress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between methylprednisolone and prednisone?
Methylprednisolone and prednisone are medications that can treat certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, by reducing inflammation in the body. Learn about the differences between these corticosteroids here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis Mediterranean Diet and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Is there a potential link between this popular plant-based diet and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Being deficient in vitamin D may worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine has shown that being deficient in vitamin D may lead to or worsen rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation. This inflammation causes the tissue lining the inside of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Researchers from India have found that curcumin, the main compound in turmeric, is a safe and effective natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, they found that curcumin acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent for managing rheumatoid arthritis without causing any side... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do people inherit rheumatoid arthritis?
While researchers do not know exactly what causes rheumatoid arthritis (RA), they do know that heredity plays a role. Learn more about RA and genetics here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Methotrexate and folic acid for rheumatoid arthritis
Doctors sometimes prescribe methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but it can lead to folic acid deficiencies. Learn more about managing this and other side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

FDA committed to studying breast implant safety
By Dr. Binita Ashar, director of the division of surgical devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Choosing to obtain a breast implant, whether for augmentation or reconstruction, is a deeply personal choice, from the initial decision to undergo breast implant surgery to the size, material and surface texture. These types of decisions should be discussed between a patient and their provider in a transparent and balanced way with clear information about the benefits and risks of the breast implants and the procedure. As a public health agency, we play an important role in ensuring that patients ...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Bringing Precision Diagnostics Home
Patients living with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or multiple sclerosis must see their health practitioners frequently to check the progression of their conditions and their responses to therapies. Monitoring disease activity and severity is crucial so that physicians can help patients get to or stay in remission before long-term damage is done. And since these chronic diseases require a lifetime of care, the testing and doctor visits add up over time. This can be inconvenient and costly. But one company may be changing that dynamic. DxTerity is developing a low-cost...
Source: MDDI - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know
Doctors can use a variety of blood tests to look for markers of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and help diagnose the condition. Learn about the different types of blood test and other diagnostic methods for RA here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis - symptoms to look out for after tennis star Caroline Wozniacki shock
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, swelling  and stiffness. These are the warning signs you should be aware of, after former world number one tennis star Caroline Wozniacki revealed she was diagnosed with the joint condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Is Good for the Mother, and Not Just the Baby
Women who breast-feed are less likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and may have improved cardiovascular health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Breast Cancer Breastfeeding Women and Girls Ovarian Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Diabetes Babies and Infants Parenting Infant Formulas Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis and CRP levels: What do they mean?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joints. People with rheumatoid arthritis have increased levels of C-reactive protein in their blood. Here, learn more about this protein and what levels show. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout: Symptoms and causes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout are two forms of inflammatory arthritis. RA and gout have different causes and treatments. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Missed Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Targets Challenge Physicians Missed Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Targets Challenge Physicians
Guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis call for testing and treatment until low disease activity is achieved, but an analysis of 50,000 patients from the RISE registry point to missed opportunities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

AbbVie rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late stage trial
AbbVie Inc on Tuesday said its experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment showed significant improvement in physical function, pain and quality of life compared with the commonly prescribed generic drug methotrexate in a late stage clinical trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Apps, Wearables Help Physicians and Patients Track Symptoms Apps, Wearables Help Physicians and Patients Track Symptoms
When patients track symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in an app that connects to their health record, treatment decisions are better, but technology is not for everyone, a researcher cautions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between pannus and rheumatoid arthritis?
In people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pannus occurs when excess tissue grows in a person ’s joint. Pannus can lead to permanent joint damage. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Common genetic link found in lung conditons, study finds
A genetic connection exists between two deadly diseases involving lungs -- rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

October 22 Daily Buzz at ACR 2018 October 22 Daily Buzz at ACR 2018
A session on the treat-to-target goal in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and an abstract making the case that patients are not whiners and complainers made news today at the meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New JAK1 Agent Beats Humira in Rheumatoid Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Thrombotic events balanced between upadacitinib, adalimumab, and placebo (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Boosts Immune Response in RA Patients High-Dose Flu Vaccine Boosts Immune Response in RA Patients
A flu vaccine used in elderly patients is safe and more effective than the traditional vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who are particularly susceptible to influenza, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news