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Fibromyalgia symptoms: This sign can signify your condition isn't rheumatoid arthritis
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms tend to vary from person to person, but there are clear differences between it and another pain-related condition, rheumatoid arthritis. How can you tell which one you have? While the two have similar signs, there is also a clear distinction between both. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Can You Be Cured of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Can You Be Cured of Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Rheumatoid Arthritis Life Expectancy
How Long Can a Person Live with Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doses of Rituximab for Retreatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis Doses of Rituximab for Retreatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis
How do standard and reduced dosing of rituximab compare in terms of maintenance and the risk for developing serious infections?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in The Journal of Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ask How Bad Is It to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis
How Bad Is It to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Not to Eat With Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask How Do You Develop Rheumatoid Arthritis
How Do You Develop Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask the First Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis
What Are the First Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication
(Washington University in St. Louis) An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented what's known as graft-versus-host disease, a debilitating, sometimes lethal condition that develops when transplanted stem cells attack the body's own organs or tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA panel backs lower dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug over higher
(Reuters) - A rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Incyte Corp should not be approved at a higher dose, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted on Monday, while backing the approval of a lower dose. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Early warning symptoms you must know
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, swelling and stiffness when someone is suffering from the condition. However, there are also a few early warning signs which, if detected, may help someone treat the condition earlier, reducing its severity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug
An experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp poses serious risks of deadly blood clots at higher doses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Thursday, the latest setback to a treatment regulators declined to approve last year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Try this £7 trick to soothe agonising flare-ups
RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other forms of the disease, cause pain and discomfort among other symptoms. There is no cure, but can be treated using lifestyle changes, diet alterations and medication. Try using this neat trick to reduce pain caused by a flare-up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mastering Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Key Challenges for Primary Care Practice
RA can be managed in primary care but comes with unique challenges. Here, strategies outlined at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

FDA staff raises safety concerns over Lilly/Incyte arthritis drug
(Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff flagged concerns on Thursday about potentially fatal blood clots from higher doses of a rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp, a fresh setback after regulators declined to approve the treatment last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Walking to the shops can slash pain caused by the condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other arthritic conditions, causes pain for sufferers. Symptoms can be treated through moving more and following specific exercise regimes. Now a doctor has suggested an exercise plan to alleviate arthritis pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound treats psoriasis, may curb autoimmune diseases, researchers say
A compound from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and might also be effective in treating multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity
We presented positive initial results in Crohn’s disease at the 2016 United European Gastroenterology meeting: six of the eight patients had seen a substantial reduction in their disease activity index scores, and three were in remission from the disease. As SetPoint looks ahead, several chronic disease areas are emerging as key bioelectronic medicine therapy targets, and our company is exploring a number of these. One of our preclinical programs explores bioelectronic medicine’s potential role as a treatment for MS.   New Target: Multiple Sclerosis In late 2017, SetPoint presented positive data from a s...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Anthony Arnold Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation SetPoint Medical Sponsored Content Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Eating this hard food may reduce symptoms
ARTHRITIS, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of the condition have symptoms including pain and discomfort. There is no cure but you can take several steps to reduce the symptoms, such as changing your diet. Some foods are better than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Possible causes of the painful condition experts say you should be aware of
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include pain, feeling stiff and being tired. Often confused with Rheumatoid arthritis, the condition can also affect memory, mood and sleeping patterns. Doctors still don ’t know the cause, but it may be linked to a traumatic event or genetics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joint Surgery Incidence and Trends in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - April 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Arthritis pain? Try this tropical fruit to reduce symptoms
ARTHRITIS causes pain in 57 per cent of sufferers daily. Types such as rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, which include joint pain, inflammation and fatigue, are often treated with painkillers. However, a yellow-fleshed fruit may be a good alternative. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - five warning signs of joint condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms usually affect the hand, feet and wrist joints. These are the top early warning signs of the auto-immune condition to look out for, including weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent Advances in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Recent Advances in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
What recent progress has been made regarding the available therapeutic options for rheumatoid arthritis?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

UAB to receive funding from Pfizer for rheumatoid arthritis study
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will receive funding from a pharmaceutical giant to help adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their caregivers make decisions about their health. CreakyJoints chose UAB to receive a $500,000 research award that is funded by Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning& Change. The Mayo Clinic was also chosen to receive a $500,000 research award. Huifeng Yun is a research assistant professor at UAB's Department of Epidemiology. She is the principal investigator… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

UAB to receive funding from Pfizer for rheumatoid arthritis study
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will receive funding from a pharmaceutical giant to help adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their caregivers make decisions about their health. CreakyJoints chose UAB to receive a $500,000 research award that is funded by Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning& Change. The Mayo Clinic was also chosen to receive a $500,000 research award. Huifeng Yun is a research assistant professor at UAB's Department of Epidemiology. She is the principal investigator… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?
Your body can heal itself, which is pretty miraculous when you sit back and think about it. If you suffer a cut or infection—or if a disease, allergen or virus finds its way into you—your immune system reacts by sending specialized white blood cells to the affected area. These white blood cells can repair damage, stop the spread of infection or illness and in some cases eradicate the intruder. This whole response is called inflammation. “Inflammation is an activation of cells and cell-derived components that have the job of fighting invasions, and in some cases just sponging up or clearing out damaged cel...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Say what? Smoking found to increase risk of hearing loss, according to study
(Natural News) Still dying for a smoke? Besides, emphysema, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, blindness and of course cancer, here’s one more reason to stop smoking  — hearing loss. A recently-published study published by Oxford University Press showed that the more than 50,000 participants of the over eight year-study showed that “smoking is an independent risk factor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep C drugs among those accepted today for Scottish NHS
Five new medicines, including treatments for hepatitis C, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, have been approved for use by regulators in Scotland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Profiling MicroRNAs in Those at Risk of Progression to RA Profiling MicroRNAs in Those at Risk of Progression to RA
What role might microRNAs play in the progression to rheumatoid arthritis in at-risk individuals?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ayurveda’s panchakarma modality found to be a safe and effective treatment for postpartum rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis can keep you from fully enjoying life. When it hits, it slows you down, limits your movements to a limp, and makes you lag behind the pack. Such is the case report published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, where a woman had developed the condition a month after giving... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2nd-Line Tofacitinib OK for Rheumatoid Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Effectiveness and safety similar to biologics in real-world use (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Can cracking your knuckles cause inflamed joints in the future?
RHEUMATOID arthritis pain can be debilitating with symptoms affecting joints in the body in a number of ways. It often starts in a person between the age of 40 and 50 years old, but unfortunately there is no cure. One myth is that cracking your knuckles and joints can lead to the condition happening in the future. But is there any truth behind this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Can cracking your knuckles cause future inflammation in your joints?
RHEUMATOID arthritis pain can be debilitating with symptoms affecting joints in the body in a number of ways. It often starts in a person between the age of 40 and 50 years old, but unfortunately there is no cure. One myth is that cracking your knuckles and joints can lead to the condition happening in the future. But is there any truth behind this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Can cracking your knuckles cause future pain in joints?
RHEUMATOID arthritis pain can be debilitating with symptoms affecting joints in the body in a number of ways. It often starts in a person between the age of 40 and 50 years old, but unfortunately there is no cure. One myth is that cracking your knuckles and joints can lead to the condition happening in the future. But is there any truth behind this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors affecting walking ability in female patients with rheumatoid arthritis - Morita Y, Ito H, Torii M, Hanai A, Furu M, Hashimoto M, Tanaka M, Azukizawa M, Arai H, Mimori T, Matsuda S.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with gait parameters in female patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The gait analysis was performed in a large cohort of RA patients, and three basic gait parameters (step length, cadence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Could This Device Replace Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment?
SetPoint Medical has launched a pilot trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a bioelectronics device in patients, who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and who are not adequately responsive to multiple biologic agents. The study will enroll a total of 15 subjects, aged 22 to 75, across seven U.S. investigational centers. Valencia, CA-based SetPoint's approach toward treating RA is designed to supplement the body's natural inflammatory reflex by providing "built-in" therapy and is intended to improve safety compared with drugs or biologic solutions. Currently pharmaceutical options are used to treat...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Implants Source Type: news

SetPoint Medical launches arthritis neurostim study
SetPoint Medical said today it launched the pilot trial of its neurostimulation device, looking to explore the system’s ability to to treat patients with drug refractory rheumatoid arthritis. The device is designed to be surgically placed on the vagus nerve to activate the body’s natural inflammatory reflex, the Valencia, Calif.-based company said. “Despite the effectiveness of biologic and targeted agents for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, many patients either do not respond, lose therapeutic response or are intolerant to these agents. There remains a real need to develop alternative therapeutic ...
Source: Mass Device - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation SetPoint Medical Source Type: news

Study: Drug reduces inflammation in early stroke symptoms
An anti-inflammatory drug approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis helped reduce inflammation in people in the early stages of stroke, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis drug ‘reduces inflammation after stroke’
An anti-inflammatory drug given to patients in the early stages of a stroke has been shown to reduce harmful inflammation, according to researchers in Greater Manchester. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

EMA Committee Backs Remicade Biosimilar Zessly EMA Committee Backs Remicade Biosimilar Zessly
The committee favors marketing the infliximab biosimilar product Zessly for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and psoriasis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis pain - why you should never ignore warm joint symptoms
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms can include joint pain, stiffness and inflammation. But, you should see a doctor if you show signs of warm-feeling joints. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minor orthopedic implant market to be worth $2.2 billion by 2021, analysts say
[Image from Wikimedia Commons]The minor orthopedic replacement implant market will grow from $1.5 billion in 2017 to $2.2 billion in 2021, according to analysts from The Business Research Co.. The company’s  Minor Orthopedic Replacement Implants report said the industry will experience an annual growth rate of over 7%,  driven by a higher rate of arthritis and fractures. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the major causes of joint replacement surgery, while failed previous joint replacement surgery can be another cause, the report said. Read the full story on Medical Design & Outsourcin...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Implants Orthopedics MedTech Medtronic minor orthopedic replacement implants Stryker thebusinessresearchcompany Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - why you should never ignore warm joints
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms can include joint pain, stiffness and inflammation. But, you should see a doctor if you show signs of warm-feeling joints. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scorpion venom: A natural remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?
(Natural News) Although scorpion venom is one of the deadliest chemicals in the world, it’s also one of the most useful. Multiple studies have shown this neurotoxin to have tremendous potential in the field of human medicine. The most recent of these studies, published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, has discovered yet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is rheumatoid arthritis?
More than 54 million Americans suffer from painful, swollen joints caused by arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new report from the CDC highlights for the first time the prevalence and health-related characteristics of arthritis across the U.S. Dr. Eric Matteson, a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic, says one form [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis meets precision medicine
(Northwestern University) Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients, reports a new multi-site study. In the near future, patients won't have to waste time and be disappointed with months of ineffective therapy, scientists said. Currently $2.5 billion a year is wasted on therapy that doesn't work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Are too many people with arthritis having to wait for surgery?
Every year tens of thousands of people with osteoarthritis find joint replacement surgery offers them a new lease of life, enabling them to be more independent. But as the growing pressures on NHS resources hit the headlines again this winter, and stories of surgery rationing become increasingly common, are more and more people with arthritis having to wait too long for the treatment they need?Growing numbers of people are getting in touch to tell us about their operations being delayed or restricted. Sometimes this is due to lifestyle factors, such as their weight or whether they smoke, but it can also be because of winte...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news