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U.S. appeals court upholds ruling invalidating J & J patent on Remicade
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that invalidated a crucial Johnson& Johnson patent on its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade, limiting J&J ’s ability to seek damages from Pfizer Inc over its launch of a lower-cost version of the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ultrasound vs MRI in Rheumatoid Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Which is better for detecting synovitis? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Five supplements to ease pain in the knee, hip and hands
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a condition that can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, particular in the knee, hip and hands. Carrying out every day tasks can often be difficult, but taking natural supplements could help ease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Five ways to ease pain and symptoms in the knee, hip and hands
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a condition that causes swelling and stiffness in the joints, particularly in the knee, hip and hands. Here are five natural treatment methods you can use to try ease the pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You Feel Fatigued
-- It's normal to feel tired every now and then. But when fatigue becomes chronic, it may be time to visit your doctor. Possible causes for fatigue include certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, some medications or recovery after major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Confer Higher Cardiac and Infection Risks Rheumatoid Arthritis May Confer Higher Cardiac and Infection Risks
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of serious infections, myocardial infarction (MI), and coronary heart disease (CHD), an analysis of Medicare claims data suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Scientists shed light on a key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) An international team of researchers led by prof. Savvas Savvides (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Focusing on the immunomodulatory cytokine IL-23 they discovered that its pro-inflammatory activity, which underlies a wide range of inflammatory diseases, critically depends on structural activation of the cytokine by its receptor, IL-23R. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fibre-rich muesli can help ward off arthritis
A team from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ät Erlangen-Nürnberg recommend eating one breakfast food daily to reduce symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuanian scientists have solution for shaky hands condition
(Kaunas University of Technology) ViLim Ball technology created at a Lithuanian startup company Fidens helps to reduce uncontrollable shaking hands, which is one of the symptoms of essential tremor. The technology is effective in 7 out of 10 cases, and it can also be used to alleviate morning stiffness of joints for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cereal can ward off arthritis: How a high-fibre diet can beat the condition
EATING a bowl of muesli a day could be the key to warding off rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for Depression and Anxiety in Persons With RA Interventions for Depression and Anxiety in Persons With RA
How are depression and anxiety treated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and how effective are the interventions?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? Five natural ways to ease pain in the knee, hip and hands
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints - symptoms usually affect the knee, hip and hands. While there is no cure there are a number of ways to get relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD)
The 6th BMJD Congress will address the most burning questions in the field of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Spondyloarthropathy, Lupus, and more.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Are you at risk of the painful condition?
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, swelling and stiffness. But, what causes the long-term autoimmune condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every £1 invested in medical research delivers a return equivalent to 25p every year, forever
This study shows that funding research into these conditions not only delivers direct health benefits to patients, it is also hugely beneficial to the UK economy, helping to lay the foundations for a healthier, wealthier future.“This report supports previous findings that investing in biomedical research delivers an annual return of about 25 pence per pound in perpetuity, offering an indisputable economic benefit. This new figure ably illustrates why scientific research has earnt its place at the heart of a modern industrial strategy.”Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Hea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 10, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis pain? Tai Chi could improve symptoms in the knee, hip and hands
RHEUMATOID arthritis pain is a condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints - the knees, hips and hands are the most common effected areas. While there is no cure, there are a number of remedies which have been found to ease the pain, including Tai Chi. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you suffer from morning stiffness? It could be a sign of arthritis
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects more than 400,000 people in the UK. Suffering from morning stiffness for this amount of time could be an early sign of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Dose vs Low-Dose Methotrexate in Patients With RA High-Dose vs Low-Dose Methotrexate in Patients With RA
Could higher doses of methotrexate offer additional benefits to patients with early rheumatoid arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Suffering from morning stiffness for this amount of time could be a sign of arthritis
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects more than 400,000 people in the UK. Suffering from morning stiffness for this amount of time could be an early sign of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humira ’ s Best-Selling Drug Formula: Start at a High Price. Go Higher.
AbbVie ’ s anti-inflammatory drug Humira was never cheap, selling for about $19,000 a year in 2012. It ’ s gone up by 100 percent since then. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM Tags: vis-multimedia Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Rheumatoid Arthritis AbbVie Inc Abbott Laboratories Source Type: news

Biosimilars, Biologics, New Legal Challenges for RA Treatments Biosimilars, Biologics, New Legal Challenges for RA Treatments
Early last winter, Pfizer launched its new rheumatoid arthritis treatment, Inflectra, pricing it 15 percent below the $4,000-a-dose wholesale price of Remicade, the drug for which it is a close copy.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drugs Show How US Drug Prices Defy Economics Arthritis Drugs Show How US Drug Prices Defy Economics
Wholesale prices for Humira and Enbrel, the two most commonly used treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, known as RA, increased more than 70 percent in the past three years.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

The Role of Female Hormonal Factors in the Development of RA The Role of Female Hormonal Factors in the Development of RA
In what ways might female hormonal factors contribute to the development of rheumatoid arthritis?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis Drugs Show How U.S. Drug Prices Defy Economics
Drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis started out costing about $10,000 a year. Ten years later, they list for more than $40,000. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drugs Show How Drug Prices Defy Economics
Drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis started out costing about $10,000 a year. Ten years later, they list for more than $40,000. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug
Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Sirukumab for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sirukumab for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Could sirukumab provide another safe and effective treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis patients who did not adequately respond to other therapies?Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can yoga or tai chi help control rheumatoid arthritis?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How can I decrease the fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How can I ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms at night?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selective suppression of inflammation could deplete HIV and control HIV activation
(Case Western Reserve University) A class of anti-inflammatory drugs already FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis could 'purge' the reservoir of infected immune cells in people infected by HIV, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Overweight rheumatoid arthritis patients 'less likely to achieve remission'
This study may point to other factors such as weight, also playing a role in the effectiveness of early treatment. "We advise that people with arthritis speak to their GP about theirdiet and we have lots of information on our website about diet andexercise to help people maintain a healthy weight." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis drug could help treat advanced skin cancer
Treatment for the most deadly form of skin cancer could be more effective if combined with a well-known drug for rheumatoid arthritis, new research has shown. The study, by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA), found that in mice, using the two treatments together almost completely stopped the growth of a melanoma tumour. Although only five per cent of skin cancer cases involve melanoma, it causes the majority of deaths from the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

RA Exposure In Utero Tied to Increased Disease Risk
Children exposed to maternal rheumatoid arthritis have higher risk of thyroid disease, epilepsy, RA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Arthritis drug could help treat advanced skin cancer
(University of East Anglia) Treatment for the most deadly form of skin cancer could be more effective if combined with a well-known drug for rheumatoid arthritis, new research has shown.The study, by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA), found that in mice, using the two treatments together almost completely stopped the growth of a melanoma tumour. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Overweight and obese people at greater risk 
OVERWEIGHT and obese people are at greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, the largest study into the issue has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer's second biosimilar of J & J's Remicade wins U.S. FDA approval
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer Inc's second biosimilar to Johnson& Johnson's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, the company said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Increased risk of thyroid disease in children of mothers with rheumatoid arthritis
Mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have children with selected chronic health problems, including thyroid disease, according a to a study published inArthritis Care& Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Could 69p fruit juice reduce joint pain? 
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms could be reduced by drinking pomegranate juice, scientists have claimed. Drinking just under a quarter of a litre carton daily was enough to ease joint pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SetPoint Medical wins FDA IDE trial nod for rheumatoid arthritis implant trial
SetPoint Medical said today it won FDA investigational device exemption clearance to launch a trial of its proprietary bioelectronic device designed 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. “We are ready to build on the published positive data from our earlier first-in-human proof-of-concept study of bioelectronic therapy in RA, which significantly improved measures of RA disease activity in this difficult-to-treat patient po...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management SetPoint Medical Source Type: news

Children likely to be epileptic if their mum has arthritis
Children are also three times as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis in later life if their mother had the agonising condition, claim researchers at Odense University Hospital in Denmark (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May, Too
The children born to women with the disease were almost three more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis themselves, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Problems in Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superfoods to combat arthritis: Ginger, berries, fish and other anti-inflammatory foods
(Natural News) Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can experience mild to severe joint pain, and this often affects their daily lives. Thankfully, there are some superfoods that can help you deal with this kind of pain. These superfoods help lower oxidative stress, or the body’s ability to “counteract or detoxify harmful chemicals.” Dr. Bhawna Gupta, from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too
MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of long-term follow-up data on all children... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy may increase chronic disease risk in children
(Wiley) New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Disease Risk Up in Kids of RA Moms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risks elevated for thyroid disease, epilepsy, and rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 11, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Creating Open-Source Models for Value Assessment: A Detailed Discussion of the IVI Rheumatoid Arthritis Model
Thursday, December 14, 2017. 1-2PM (PST) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight loss and risk of death: Rheumatoid arthritis findings may have wider implications
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital evaluated the effect of rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis on weight change and how this subsequently affects mortality risk. Their results suggest that the findings from previous studies regarding lower weight being associated with higher mortality may not be directly related to RA and instead reflect a more generalized phenomenon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news