Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
-- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes considerable pain in joints. At some point, most people with RA develop pain in the ankle and foot. While there is no cure, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says there are things... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs Cut RA Risk Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs Cut RA Risk
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients with early undifferentiated arthritis, researchers from France report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis: How chronic inflammation affects the brain
A new study shows how rheumatoid arthritis inflammation affects different brain areas. The findings may explain the cognitive symptoms of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is penicillamine?
Penicillamine is a drug that is used to treat Wilson ’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney and bladder stones. It can have serious side effects, so it is important to follow the doctor’s instructions and to attend all follow-up appointments to monitor for any changes while taking this drug. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Effectiveness and Safety of Tofacitinib in RA Effectiveness and Safety of Tofacitinib in RA
What benefits might tofacitinib offer rheumatoid arthritis patients? How does it compare to other treatment options?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of Menopause on Functional Status in Women With RA Impact of Menopause on Functional Status in Women With RA
Menopause may be associated with accelerated functional decline among women with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

SetPoint Medical touts 2-year relief from rheumatoid arthritis
Startup SetPoint Medical has demonstrated “significant, sustained improvement” over two years in a first-in-human study using bioelectronic therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventeen subjects with moderate to severe symptoms were implanted with a vagus nerve stimulator in the European study. At three months, the therapy was shown to have significantly reduced RA symptoms and inhibited cytokine production, according to the company. After 24 months, 87% reported had clinically meaningful responses by standard Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) criteria. The Santa Clarita, CA compa...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Blog Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development rheumatoid arthritis SetPoint Medical vagus nerve stimulation Source Type: news

Tattoo health warning for people with weakened immune systems
A woman with cystic fibrosis and lung transplants suffered chronic pain for three years after she had a tattoo on her thighGetting a tattoo if you have a weakened immune system could put you at risk of complications, doctors have warned. The caution comes after a woman with cystic fibrosis and lung transplants developed thigh and knee pain after having body art inked on her leg.Doctors say those taking immunosuppressant drugs should take precautions if considering body art. These medicines are often given after an organ transplant or to treat autoimmune conditions such as Crohn ’s disease, lupus or rheumatoid arthrit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Tattoos Medical research Immunology Biochemistry and molecular biology Health Cystic fibrosis Diabetes Source Type: news

Blood Test Predicts Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Test Predicts Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis
A biomarker can identify risk for rheumatoid arthritis disease development, which could lead to early intervention, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Reports Interim Findings Of H.P. Acthar(R) Gel (Repository Corticotropin Injection) Studies
Rheumatoid Arthritis Phase 4 Clinical Trial Data Recently Presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Observational Registry Data Recently Presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Mu... Biopharmaceuticals Mallinckrodt, H.P. Acthar Gel, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Frequency of joint replacements halved in rheumatoid arthritis patients between 1997-2010
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) investigate joint replacement procedures in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The first study demonstrates that joint replacement procedures have significantly reduced in RA patients in the past decade and the second investigates the impact of biologic therapies on this change using the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Registry for Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR/RA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gum disease may be a key initiator of rheumatoid arthritis related autoimmunity
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rates of depression and anxiety may correlate with disease activity in early RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that rates of anxiety and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis correlate with measures of disease activity over the first year following diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests siblings of people with RA are at increased risk of acute coronary syndrome
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in siblings of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting shared susceptibility between the two diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity in women and current smoking in men predict lack of remission in early RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) report that obesity in women and current smoking in men were the strongest predictors of not achieving remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within a year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No difference in malignancy rates seen between tocilizumab and TNFi in patients with RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) examined rates of malignancy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), excluding non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), and found no difference between those newly treated with tocilizumab (TCZ) versus TNF inhibitors (TNFi). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early, intensive treatment of RA offers long-term benefits, may normalise mortality rates
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a 23-year, follow-up study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest early, intensive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has long-term benefits including the normalization of mortality to levels consistent with the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis in pregnancy associated with low birth weight and premature birth
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis 'may need different types of support'
AnArthritis Research UK-funded study has found that men and women living withrheumatoid arthritis may respond to different types of support to help them manage the everyday impact the condition has on their lives. The research underlines the fact that many men are struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, and suggests that some men may respond better to different support. A significant proportion of men struggle to manage their condition Researchers at the University of the West of England surveyed 295 English men about their experiences of living with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as 232 women. The study, led by Dr Caroline F...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Safe Stopping of Tocilizumab in RA: MTX Helps Safe Stopping of Tocilizumab in RA: MTX Helps
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who achieve 6 months of remission or low disease activity by taking methotrexate plus tocilizumab can usually stop tocilizumab; restarting is effective if flares occur.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Treatment Update on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Treatment Update on Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 1/6/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Smoking: A New Risk - Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Smoking: A New Risk - Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/9/2001 12:54:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Questions for Your Doctor
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Questions for Your DoctorCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/6/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Immune response associated with inflammation and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis
(Uppsala University) To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies to the amino acid citrulline are commonly measured. A new study from Uppsala University shows that a broad mix of different antibodies in the joints is the dominant factor that can be associated with severe inflammation and joint damage. These findings, published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, may lead to improved diagnostics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SetPoint Brings Bioelectronic Market to the Forefront with Study
SetPoint Medical’s open-label study support the use of the company’s bioelectronic therapy for Crohn’s Disease. The Valencia,CA-based company’s study was conducted at five European sites and included 16 patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease with inadequate responses to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist drugs and other non-TNF targeted biologic agents. The data, presented in a poster session at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Washington, D.C., showed that more than 60% of patients achieved significant reductions in their disease activity as assessed by the Crohn’s Di...
Source: MDDI - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Implants Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Avoid this daily habit to prevent symptoms in your knee, hip and hands
ARTHRITIS pain can be debilitating with symptoms such as inflammation in and around your joints affecting how you go about your day-to-day life. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, which can affect the knee, hip and hands, and having a family history of the condition can be a risk factor. But there are some things you can change in your lifestyle to reduce the risk, delay onset or altogether prevent arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Filgotinib With and Without Methotrexate in RA Effect of Filgotinib With and Without Methotrexate in RA
Filgotinib alone or as an addition to methotrexate may help rheumatoid arthritis patients realize improvements in patient-reported outcomes.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Do arthritis treatments provide mental health benefits?
(Wiley) Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may impact mental health by improving pain and stiffness and by targeting inflammatory processes common to arthritis and depression; however, a recent review of published studies demonstrates that relying on rheumatoid arthritis therapies alone may not meaningfully improve patients' mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AbbVie arthritis med meets late-stage study goal
The company's experimental drug upadacitinib was able to stop progression of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AbbVie's rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late-stage study
(Reuters) - Abbvie Inc said on Tuesday its experimental drug upadacitinib met the main goals of a late-stage study in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Insights to Improve CAR T Cells Safety
Drugs approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis block cytokines, the molecules responsible for severe side effects from the immunotherapy, and reduce symptoms in mice. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 5, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - the best fish dinner to reduce painful joint symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Arthritis symptoms include joint pain and inflammation in the knees, hands or feet. But, adding this fish dinner to your diet could reduce signs of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incyte, Lilly get FDA OK for rheumatoid arthritis drug – but with conditions
The approval, which includes a box warning requirement, triggered a $100M payment from Lilly to Incyte. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis pain: This natural supplement could soothe painful symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain is one of the symptoms of the condition. Other signs include joint stiffness, swelling and redness. Treatment involves medication and recommendations to exercise. You could also reduce your arthritis pain by using stinging nettles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis pain: This 27p food could help eradicate agonising symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain is caused by problems in the joints, such as the knee, leading to discomfort for the sufferer. You could relieve the symptoms of most forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, by adding this fruit to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Baricitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis FDA Approves Baricitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis
The FDA has approved baricitinib 2-mg tablets for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in adults, but declined to approve the 4-mg tablets.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms - six signs of rheumatoid arthritis you should never ignore
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain and weight loss. Signs of the painful condition should never be ignored, and you should see a doctor if you have any of these joint symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves lower dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the lower dose of a rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Incyte Corp, but declined to approve its higher and more lucrative dose. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Arthritis - avoid using this cooking oil or risk severe joint pain
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. You can relieve painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis by making small diet and lifestyle changes. You should avoid using this oil while cooking, or risk knee, arm, foot or hand joint pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Olumiant (baricitinib) 2 mg Tablets for the Treatment of Adults with Moderately-to-Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 2-mg dose of Olumiant (baricitinib), a once-daily... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: How to get treatment FAST - Do this information for immediate treatment
RHEUMATOID arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms of the condition cause symptoms including pain, swelling and stiffness. The condition tends to affect joints. You could get diagnosed in one GP appointment, just 10 minutes, by following these simple steps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: How to get treatment FAST - do this for immediate treatment
RHEUMATOID arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms of the condition cause symptoms including pain, swelling and stiffness. The condition tends to affect joints. You could get diagnosed in one GP appointment, just 10 minutes, by following these simple steps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: How to save huge amounts on pain relief drugs for the condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms of the condition symptoms include arthritis pain to the  joints and swelling and tenderness in affected areas. Treatment for the pain includes purchasing drugs like painkillers, which can be expensive - but there is a way to save a fortune on over-the-counter drugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis pain: You could soothe symptoms by eating this oily food
THERE are over 200 types of arthritis according to Arthritis Research UK, including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Symptoms of the condition include pain, swelling and tenderness to joints. Eating more of this oily food could calm symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning - four ways you could lower your risk
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, inflammation and swelling. About 400,000 people are affected by the autoimmune condition in the UK. You could lower your risk of rheumatoid arthritis pain by making these four lifestyle and diet changes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Do this exercise to soothe knee pain
ARTHRITIS symptoms consist of joint stiffness, pain and swelling, among others. Types of the condition include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. You ’re more likely to develop the condition if you’re older, overweight or have a previous injury. This joint exercise can help treat the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Slash your symptoms with these five summer gardening techniques
ARTHRITIS is a musculoskeletal condition, with symptoms including joint pain, stiffness and swelling. There are several different types, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. These simple techniques can help sufferers start gardening again for the summer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Slash your symptoms with these five summer gardening tips
ARTHRITIS is a musculoskeletal condition, with symptoms including joint pain, stiffness and swelling. There are several different types, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. These simple techniques can help sufferers start gardening again for the summer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can vitamin D relieve joint pain?
Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient for bone health. Some studies suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency and joint or muscle pain, including rheumatoid arthritis. In this article, we look at what the research says, how a person can get their daily dose of vitamin D, and other vitamins that could help joint pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have RA and PsA at the same time?
There are many types of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is linked to the skin condition psoriasis, where the immune system overreacts, resulting in psoriasis rashes. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes the immune system to overreact, but results in stiffness in the joints. Learn about the difference between the two here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news