Aclaris aims to raise $96 million through stock offering after shares soar
Aclaris Therapeutics has priced a planned $96 million stock sale, a day after shares of the firm soared to a nearly two-and-a-half-year high. The Wayne biopharmaceutical company's stock shot up more than 220% after it announced positive mid-stage clinical trial results for its experimental rheumatoid arthritis therapy. On Wednesday shares closed down 4.6% to $17.97 after earlier in the day being up by a much as 10%. Aclaris said it p lans to sell (NASDAQ: ACRS) nearly 5.5 million shares of its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Aclaris aims to raise $96 million through stock offering after shares soar
Aclaris Therapeutics has priced a planned $96 million stock sale, a day after shares of the firm soared to a nearly two-and-a-half-year high. The Wayne biopharmaceutical company's stock shot up more than 220% after it announced positive mid-stage clinical trial results for its experimental rheumatoid arthritis therapy. On Wednesday shares closed down 4.6% to $17.97 after earlier in the day being up by a much as 10%. Aclaris said it p lans to sell (NASDAQ: ACRS) nearly 5.5 million shares of its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Two surprising signs of the joint condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis is an auto-immune condition whereby the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Inflammation results, which can lead to two surprising symptoms - what are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To understand periodontal disease, researchers examine the surprising behavior of T cells
(Forsyth Institute) In diseases characterized by bone loss -such as periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis- there is a lot that scientists still don't understand. What is the role of the immune response in the process? What happens to the regulatory mechanisms that protect bone? In a paper published recently inScientific Reports, researchers from the Forsyth Institute and the Universidad de Chile describe a mechanism that unlocks a piece of the puzzle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science Saturday: A mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome
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 organisms as a [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - January 9, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

UK approves anti-inflammatory drugs to treat sickest covid-19 patients after strong results in clinical trial
Two rheumatoid arthritis drugs that suppress the immune system may help critically ill patients survive covid-19 (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs could help save lives of Covid patients, research finds
Results suggest tocilizumab and sarilumab could cut relative risk of death of those in intensive care by 24%Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could help to save the lives of one in 12 intensive care patients with severe Covid, researchers have found.The NHS will begin using tocilizumab to treat coronavirus patients from Friday, health officials said after results from about 800 patients confirmed the drug brings benefits, potentially cutting the relative risk of death by 24%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus UK news Medical research Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The Best Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Managing the effects of rheumatoid arthritis can be tricky. But apps for your smartphone or tablet can help you and your doctor find the best way to manage your RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths
Thanks to an abundance of easy-to-find (but not always accurate) information, many people have misconceptions about rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Two rheumatologists explain the truth behind some of the most common myths about RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new approach to study autoimmune diseases
This study, " Gene expression signatures of target tissues in type 1 diabetes, lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, " is featured in the Jan. 6, 2021, edition ofScience Advances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of depression, suicide and psychosis with hydroxychloroquine treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: a multinational network cohort study - Lane JCE, Weaver J, Kostka K, Duarte-Salles T, Abrahao MTF, Alghoul H, Alser O, Alshammari TM, Areia C, Biedermann P, Banda JM, Burn E, Casajust P, Fister K, Hardin J, Hester L, Hripcsak G, Kaas-Hansen BS, Khosla S, Kolovos S, Lynch KE, Makadia R, Mehta PP, Morales DR, Morgan-Stewart H, Mosseveld M, Newby D, Nyberg F, Ostropolets A, Woong Park R, Prats-Uribe A, Rao GA, Reich C, Rijnbeek P, Sena AG, Shoaibi A, Spotnitz M, Vignesh S, Suchard MA, Vizcaya D, Wen H, de Wilde M, Xie J, You SC, Zhang L, Lovestone S, Ryan P, Prieto-Alhambra D.
OBJECTIVES: Concern has been raised in the rheumatology community regarding recent regulatory warnings that HCQ used in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic could cause acute psychiatric events. We aimed to study whether there is risk of incident depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Not to Say to Someone With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an often misunderstood disease. People who have it can be in intense pain but not look or act like it. Here’s what not to say to people with RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do Athletes Want You to Know About Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Athletes with RA don’t always stay in the game, but those who do inspire us all. Here’s what three very different athletes want you to know, especially if you’re an athlete with RA, too. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Will eating meat make my symptoms worse? What the research says
RHEUMATOID arthritis is an inflammatory condition that can cause painful joint symptoms. Mounting research suggests going plant-based may counter the inflammation associated with arthritis, although the findings are not conclusive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: Taking cat’s claw may alleviate symptoms by 50 percent
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms, which cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, can greatly undermine quality of life. Cat's claw reduced joint swelling by percent by 50 percent in one study - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of Someone With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Here’s a first-person look at what it’s like to live with RA every day. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic CT bests MRI in sacroiliitis patients
MRI-based synthetic CT images are better than T1-weighted MRI images at identifying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows negative impact of racket sports Outpatient radiology procedure offers arthritis relief 3D image analysis spots cartilage changes on knee MRI DWI-MRI can solve pediatric arthritis with no contrast SNMMI: Technetium radiotracer tracks rheumatoid arthritis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Advocate for Yourself
What can I do to advocate for myself? How can I work with my doctor to manage RA? What can I do if I don’t agree with my doctor? How can I stand up for myself? Learn how to play an active role in your RA treatment and advocate for yourself at the doctor’s office and beyond. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may treat immunotherapy-related heart complication
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A drug typically prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis may also be effective in treating a rare but potentially deadly heart complication some cancer patients experience after taking immunotherapies, according to a study published in Cancer Discovery and co-led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sex
Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain and fatigue that can disrupt your sex life. But there are many ways to counter the issue and improve intimacy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning: Diets high in omega-6 fats may worsen symptoms
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms can make everyday tasks painful and difficult to perform. Research suggests an omega-6-laden diet can worsen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gilead downsizes multibillion-dollar deal once at center of CEO's rebuild
Gilead and partner Galapagos no longer will pursue clinical trials in the United States with filgotinib in rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, but still could pursue the drug as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Gilead downsizes multibillion-dollar deal once at center of CEO's rebuild
Gilead and partner Galapagos no longer will pursue clinical trials in the United States with filgotinib in rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, but still could pursue the drug as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Body Temperature Higher in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients who are in remission have significantly higher body temperatures than people without the joint disease, new research shows. The study included 32 rheumatoid arthritis patients who were in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Body Temperature Higher in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Body Temperature Higher in Patients With Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - December 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Life With RA: You Are Your Best Advocate
Saada Branker is a 51-year-old Canadian who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since age 12. She shares what she learned about living her best life with a chronic illness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Kombucha Good for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may have thought about trying kombucha to boost the “good” bacteria in your digestive tract. But experts advise caution with the probiotic drink. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RA: What Doctors Might Not Tell You
What is life really like with rheumatoid arthritis? When you’re diagnosed with RA, your doctor may talk with you about joint pain and medications to treat it. But later, RA can cause fatigue, morning stiffness, or anxiety, and put you at risk for other autoimmune diseases too. Find out what to expect and how to cope. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Link Between Sugar and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Added sugars in your diet may play a larger role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than you think. Learn more about the link between sugar and RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life Expectancy, Costs for RA Patients Examined
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a loss of life expectancy (LE) of 4.97 years, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Ying-Ming Chiu, M.D., Ph.D., from China Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Life expectancy and healthcare costs for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
(Wiley) A new study published in Arthritis& Rheumatology suggests that recent advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis have prolonged patients' lives but also increased healthcare costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher body temperatures still a factor in patients in remission from rheumatoid arthritis
(Staffordshire University) A pioneering study carried out among patients in remission from Rheumatoid Arthritis has determined that they display significantly higher temperatures than healthy individuals.The work, published in PLOSONE and undertaken by University of Malta and Staffordshire University, compares thermographic patterns of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in remission with healthy individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

11 Home Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: 11 Home Remedies for Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 7, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Family: One Man ’s Quest to Stay Active
Rheumatoid arthritis can make it hard to stay active. Andy Pendergrass of Louisiana shares how he keeps his athletic dreams alive. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Xolair ® (omalizumab) for adults with nasal polyps
             Basel, 01 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to nasal corticosteroids.1 Nasal polyps can lead to a loss of smell and nasal congestion, and frequently co-occur with other respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma. With this ap...
Source: Roche Media News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Xolair ® (omalizumab) for adults with nasal polyps
             Basel, 01 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to nasal corticosteroids.1 Nasal polyps can lead to a loss of smell and nasal congestion, and frequently co-occur with other respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma. With this ap...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines Coming Soon – When Can I Get One?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Healthcare Status Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Moderna Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Thunder god vine is comparable to drug treatments, research suggests
RHEUMATOID arthritis can be excruciating but you do not have to accept it as your lot. Thunder god vine supplementation has been proven to rival a standard rheumatoid arthritis drug in its ability to alleviate symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationships of the stand-up time to falls and fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the CHIKARA study - Tada M, Yamada Y, Mandai K, Hidaka N.
AIM: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of falls and fractures due to muscle weakness and painful joints of the lower extremities. Evaluation of muscle functions is important to predict falls and fractures. The aim was to investigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New breakthrough in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
(University of Oxford) People with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) could soon benefit from a new drug treatment, otilimab, that not only suppresses inflammation but also significantly reduces patient reported pain scores. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After Methotrexate Failure, Is JAK Inhibitor or Biologic Next? After Methotrexate Failure, Is JAK Inhibitor or Biologic Next?
What is the next step in treatment after a person with rheumatoid arthritis fails to adequately respond to methotrexate -- a Janus kinase inhibitor or a biologic?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Periodontal Pathogens Linked to Atherosclerosis in RA
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), immunoreactivity against Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans serotype b (anti-Aa) and Aa leukotoxin A (anti-LtxA) is associated with atherosclerosis, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does an Autoimmune Disorder Affect My Covid-19 Risks?
Patients with conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, who may take immune suppressing drugs, do not appear to be at greatly increased risk from coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Autoimmune Diseases Immune System Rheumatoid Arthritis Lupus Erythematosus Hygiene and Cleanliness Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Link between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis
(Wiley) Rates of both periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease are elevated in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. New research published in Arthritis& Rheumatology suggests that immune responses to certain bacteria that cause periodontal disease may play a role in patients' higher cardiovascular disease risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACR Previews New Pharmacotherapy Guidelines for RA
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) previewed its 2020 Guideline for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at ACR Convergence, the College's annual meeting, held virtually from Nov. 5 to 9. Panelists, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New arthritis pill that can end the hell of stiff joints
A new medicine called Rinvog could see symptoms disappear in 40 per cent of the 400,000 patients in Britain who are affected by rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methotrexate and HCQ Split on Cardiovascular Outcomes in RA Methotrexate and HCQ Split on Cardiovascular Outcomes in RA
No significant differences in major adverse cardiovascular events emerged between methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine treatment in a comparison of adults 65 years or older with rheumatoid arthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Baricitinib treatment linked to reduced mortality in COVID-19 patients
(Karolinska Institutet) The rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib can block viral entry and reduce mortality in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, according to translational research by an international team coordinated by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, support the continuation of ongoing randomized clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists pinpoint two new potential therapeutic targets for rheumatoid arthritis
(Trinity College Dublin) A collaborative team of scientists has pinpointed two new potential therapeutic targets for rheumatoid arthritis - a painful inflammatory disease that affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? Taking cat’s claw extract may provide relief
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a chronic autoimmune condition that can greatly diminish quality of life. If you are suffering from painful joint issues, supplementing with cat's claw may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news