Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus (DM) incidence, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government looks to review Tocilizumab inclusion for treatment, again
​​Tocilizumab,a rheumatoid arthritis drug, is part of the health ministry’s clinical management protocol for Covid-19 under investigational therapies for patients with moderate symptoms of the illness. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetically Predicted BMI Increases Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Genetically predicted body mass index (BMI) significantly increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Sept. 22 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Bowen Tang, from the Karolinska... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic analysis links obesity to higher rheumatoid arthritis risk
(Wiley) An analysis of genetic data collected from more than 850,000 individuals of European ancestry has found a link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BrainHealth's SMART methodology helps patients make more informed treatment decisions
(Center for BrainHealth) Researchers at Center for BrainHealth ® collaborated with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine whether the SMART program affects people's abilities to make informed decisions about their medical treatment options. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are often reluctant to take antirheumatic drugs because of perceptions about the drugs' risks and benefits. The findings point to an approach that helps these patients, and other people, make more informed decisions about their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Glucocorticoids Linked to Hospitalized Infection Risk in RA
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, continued use of glucocorticoids is associated with an increased risk for hospitalized infections, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a 23% increased risk of developing diabetes
(Diabetologia) A new study presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 23% increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and may indicate that both diseases are linked to the body's inflammatory response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Covid study with Hispanics, Blacks, Native Americans shows varied results with Genentech drug
The 389-person clinical trial, which used the rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra in patients with Covid-associated pneumonia, is part of a "call to action" for more-inclusive drug studies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Covid study with Hispanics, Blacks, Native Americans shows varied results with Genentech drug
The 389-person clinical trial, which used the rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra in patients with Covid-associated pneumonia, is part of a "call to action" for more-inclusive drug studies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
(Mayo Clinic) What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of tiny [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 15, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Lilly ’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shortens Covid-19 Hospitalization When Combined With Antiviral Med
The pharmaceutical company said its drug baricitinib, combined with remdesivir, reduces median hospital stays by one day compared to remdesivir alone, and is pursuing an emergency use authorization with the FDA. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Accelerates Recovery in COVID-19 Patients Eli Lilly's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Accelerates Recovery in COVID-19 Patients
Eli Lilly said on Monday its rheumatoid arthritis drug shortened the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients also given Gilead Sciences's antiviral remdesivir.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Examines Diet and Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MedD) is associated with the risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among ever-smoking women, but not among women in general, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Accelerates
Recovery in COVID-19 Patients (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Henry ford study finds certain immuno suppressing drugs do not increase risk for COVID-19
(Henry Ford Health System) Patients on immunosuppressive therapy for common skin and rheumatic diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis are not at increased risk for contracting COVID-19 and should continue taking their medicine as prescribed, say Henry Ford Health System dermatology researchers in a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis: New research points towards a key ingredient to soothe aches and pain
ARTHRITIS, specifically rheumatoid arthritis, affects over 430,000 people in the UK - with around three quarters of sufferers being of working age. The inflammatory condition is synonymous with painful joints, yet there's hope. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early RA Treatment May Thwart Heart Disease
Starting drug treatment early in rheumatoid arthritis patients may reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Slow Heart Disease
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment also cuts cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of the Rheumatic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Slows Heart Disease
Title: Early Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Slows Heart DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 9, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Early Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis May Thwart Heart Disease
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Starting drug treatment early in rheumatoid arthritis patients may reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Rheumatoid arthritis at least doubles the risk of heart disease due to its links with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ICMR reviewing use of tocilizumab for treatment of coronavirus pandemic
Tocilizumab is a rheumatoid arthritis drug manufactured by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche under the brand name Actemra. The medication is part of the health ministry ’s clinical management protocol for Covid-19 under investigational therapies for patients with moderate symptoms of the illness. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Ills No Greater for Those With Lupus, RA
People with lupus or rheumatoid arthritis aren't at increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gaining support for disability equality
UNISON disabled members have won support for the union’s disability equality in the workplace campaigns from Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people, Vicky Foxcroft MP (pictured). Members of the national disabled members’ committee had the chance to question Vicky at an online meeting over the summer. Vicky started by telling members about her background in the trade union movement and her own experience of “shielding” during COVID-19. Vicky has rheumatoid arthritis and the medication she takes means she is extremely vulnerable to the virus. At the start of the crisis she was able to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article disabled members equality Source Type: news

COVID-19 Ills No Greater for Those With Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- People with lupus aren't at increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 due to steroidal medications they take to reduce immune system activity, a new study finds. And a related study found that people with inflammatory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Ills No Greater for Those With Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: COVID-19 Ills No Greater for Those With Lupus, Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 4, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Sanofi Says Kevzara Drug Fails as Possible COVID-19 Treatment Sanofi Says Kevzara Drug Fails as Possible COVID-19 Treatment
The rheumatoid arthritis drug Kevzara has failed as a COVID-19 treatment, French drugmaker Sanofi said on Tuesday following a similar flop of a Roche product.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Heart disease signs improve when using arthritis medication
(University of Leeds) Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to new research (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints. In some cases, the condition can also affect organs of the body such as the heart, lungs and eyes. The specific cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. And as a result, there is no cure for the disease. There are treatment options... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease May Increase Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Findings seen for both seropositive and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, but only among nonsmokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

RA Infection Risk With Abatacept, Rituximab and Tocilizumab RA Infection Risk With Abatacept, Rituximab and Tocilizumab
How common are infections among rheumatoid arthritis patients receiving treatment with these non-TNF-inhibitors?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Respiratory Disease May Increase Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Respiratory diseases increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Vanessa L. Kronzer, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Causes of Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 26, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: The fast workout that may provide pain relief
RHEUMATOID arthritis can be agonising but it can be managed by making healthy lifestyle decisions. Exercise is integral to this effort and a fast paced workout has been shown to provide relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polypharmacy, declined walking speed, bent back, and disability associated with a history of falls in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the IORRA cohort study - Oh K, Furuya T, Ikari K, Inoue E, Tanaka E, Yamanaka H, Okazaki K, Harigai M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

DVT in Rheumatoid Arthritis Presenting as a Calf Strain DVT in Rheumatoid Arthritis Presenting as a Calf Strain
This case report underscores the need to be aware of deep vein thrombosis as a potential risk in rheumatoid arthritis, even in young, physically fit individuals.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers Explore Morning Stiffness in Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 21, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does NOT prevent people from contracting coronavirus
A new study found about 34.6% of patients with lupus and/or rheumatoid arthritis taking the drug contracted coronavirus, just about as many as those with the conditions who didn't fall ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big-deal Gilead rheumatoid arthritis drug rejected by FDA
A rheumatoid arthritis drug at the center of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s big collaboration with Belgian drugmaker Galapagos NV has been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration. The Foster City-based company (NASDAQ: GILD) said late Tuesday that the FDA requested more data from two studies before completing its review of Gilead's filgotinib as a treatment for moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. The agency also "expressed concerns," the company said, about the overall benefit-risk… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Observational study identifies drug that improves survival in sickest COVID-19 patients
Researchers at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive health network, have utilized its statewide observational database of more than 5,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients to show that a drug normally used in rheumatoid arthritis and cancer treatments, tocilizumab, improves hospital survival in critically-ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Observational study identifies drug that improves survival in sickest COVID-19 patients
(Hackensack Meridian Health) A drug normally used in rheumatoid arthritis and cancer treatments, tocilizumab, improves hospital survival in critically-ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The findings were published in The Lancet Rheumatology on Aug. 14, and Hackensack Meridian Health researchers have updated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other national leaders of the findings to potentially accelerate improved outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Nerve Stimulation Help Patients With Difficult-to-Treat RA? Could Nerve Stimulation Help Patients With Difficult-to-Treat RA?
Tiny devices that are implanted on the vagus nerve and used for a few minutes per day might be able to reduce the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a new pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New study: Hydroxychloroquine ineffective as a preventive antiviral against COVID-19
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have added to the growing body of understanding about how hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not a possible defense against COVID-19. Specifically, they found that HCQ is not effective in preventing COVID-19 in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting a broader interpretation of HCQ as ineffective preventive medicine for the general population. Their findings were recently published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

An MBDA Score Can Predict Sustained Remission in RA An MBDA Score Can Predict Sustained Remission in RA
Is a multi-biomarker disease activity test a reliable assessment of remission in rheumatoid arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: Drizzle this cooking oil on your meals to alleviate pain
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. There is no cure but lifestyle interventions have been shown to help, such as consuming a popular cooking oil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Serious Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Title: How Serious Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 13, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: The sign in your mouth that may mean you have rheumatoid arthritis
ARTHRITIS can be bone-crushingly painful, but there are more subtle signs of the condition. Especially when it comes to the autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Lupus: Differences and Similarities
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Lupus: Differences and SimilaritiesCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 8/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 6, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news