Juliette and Kirran explain what working on our campaign has meant to them
Arthritis Research UK’sThe Nation’s Joint Problem campaign has reached millions of people over the last three months, through national news stories and features and TV, cinema and billboard advertising. We asked two people who helped to shape the campaign content about their experience of being part of our ground-breaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.JulietteJournalist and author ofMostly Cloudy, Some Bright Spells Juliette Wills, 45, has lived with inflammatory spinal arthritis for 18 years. She wrote thesix powerful stories featured in The Guardian which exposed the hidden impact of arthritis, as wel...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can symptom tracking apps help people manage their arthritis?
With smartphones now an integral part of our lives, and free apps readily available to help us track and manage everything from our money and social lives to diet and exercise, it’s vital we invest in research exploring how technology can help to improve treatment and care for people with arthritis of all ages.Two pilot studies, both supported by funding from Arthritis Research UK, have worked closely with people with inflammatory arthritis to design, develop and test apps to help with symptom tracking and monitoring. Positive feedback from patients suggests apps have potential to help people with arthritis to better...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Top arthritis and cancer scientists work together on ideas which could lead to new treatments
A collaboration between Arthritis Research UK and Cancer Research UK is bringing together leading research scientists specialising in inflammatory arthritis and cancer to share expertise and explore ideas which could lead to exciting new treatments for both diseases.The body’s immune system plays a vital role in the development of both inflammatory arthritis and cancer. In cancer the immune system is underactive, failing to attack unhealthy cells which leads to the growth of tumours. While in rheumatoid arthritis the immune system becomes overactive, attacking healthy cells by mistake causing inflammation and pa...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Juliette and Kirran explain what working on our campaign has meant to them
Arthritis Research UK’sThe Nation’s Joint Problem campaign has reached millions of people over the last three months, through national news stories and features and TV, cinema and billboard advertising. We asked two people who helped to shape the campaign content about their experience of being part of our ground-breaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.JulietteJournalist and author ofMostly Cloudy, Some Bright Spells Juliette Wills, 45, has lived with inflammatory spinal arthritis for 18 years. She wrote thesix powerful stories featured in The Guardian which exposed the hidden impact of arthritis, as wel...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Could gluten foods be triggering your PAINFUL flare-ups?
RHEUMATOID arthritis joint pain could by eased by cutting out gluten from your diet, as patients have an increased risk of developing coeliac disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?
A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Juvenile Onset Arthritis Raises Pregnancy Risks
The risk of pregnancy-related complications is further increased when juvenile arthritis persists into adulthood. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Juvenile Onset Arthritis Raises Pregnancy Risks
The risk of pregnancy-related complications is further increased when juvenile arthritis persists into adulthood. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with COPD Hospitalization
The risk is nearly twice as high as in the general population, and women are at significantly higher risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: COPD Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Vitamin D could prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers from the University of Birmingham build on past studies that show vitamin D strengthens the immune system, however, already-affected joints are 'committed' to swelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with COPD Hospitalization
The risk is nearly twice as high as in the general population, and women are at significantly higher risk. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: COPD Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms could be PREVENTED by taking vitamin D supplements
RHEUMATOID arthritis could be prevented by taking vitamin D supplements, as they could help to reduce the risk of inflammation, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered. The research also found that while Vitamin D can be effective at preventing the onset of inflammation, it is less effective once inflammatory disease is established because diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis leads to vitamin D insensitivity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms eased using THIS unique diet plan
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects about 400,000 people in the UK. This woman began the ‘What IF Plan’ diet, and “was full of energy and feeling more confident to face the day”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis, suggests study
Higher doses may be needed, or possibly new treatment that bypasses or corrects vitamin D insensitivity, authors sayMaintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers.A study led by the University of Birmingham compared the ability of immune cells in blood from inflamed joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis to respond to the so-called sunshine vitamin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Nutrition Science Health Society Source Type: news

Vitamin D 'may help prevent development of rheumatoid arthritis'
People who consume plenty of vitamin D could lower their risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis, according to a new study. The University of Birmingham research, published in the Journal of Autoimmunity, has revealed key insights into the relationship between vitamin D and inflammatory diseases such asrheumatoid arthritis, with implications for those at risk for such conditions as well as those already affected. The vital role vitamin D plays in rheumatoid arthritis The researchers analysed samples of blood and synovial fluid from the inflamed joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, making this the first study to cha...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease discovery could spark new treatments
(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Poor COPD care leading to unnecessary A & E admissions
Fifth of COPD patients visit A&E per year Related items fromOnMedica End-of-life care in COPD Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD Inhalers Rheumatoid arthritis may increase COPD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Break From Methotrexate Boosts Flu Shot Efficacy in RA
With a drug holiday, patients with rheumatoid arthritis could improve their response to influenza vaccinations without increasing disease activity. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

In RA, No Added Second Malignancy Risk With Biologics
Some physicians have shown reluctance to use these agents for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis and a previous cancer diagnosis. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Break From Methotrexate Boosts Flu Shot Efficacy in RA
With a drug holiday, patients with rheumatoid arthritis could improve their response to influenza vaccinations without increasing disease activity. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

In RA, No Added Second Malignancy Risk With Biologics
Some physicians have shown reluctance to use these agents for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis and a previous cancer diagnosis. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Best arthritis supplements: THIS cheap spice could reduce rheumatoid arthritis joint pain
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms could be eased by taking black cumin oil supplements twice a day, in a bid to stop joint pain, studies have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen drops U.S. lawsuit against Samsung Bioepis' Remicade copy
SEOUL (Reuters) - A unit of healthcare conglomerate Johnson& Johnson has dropped a lawsuit it filed to block a copy of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade produced by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd from being sold in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk of Serious Liver Disease Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk of Serious Liver Disease
People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Sex differences a rich field for UCLA multiple sclerosis researcher
As a child, Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl had terrible asthma, was often sick and had to get weekly allergy shots. She wondered why her body was so reactive to pollen, cats, wheat and eggs — her throat would swell, breathing became more difficult and her skin developed a rash. A frequent visitor to the doctor’s office, she had “a wonderful doctor who made me feel so much better.”It ’s no surprise, then, that Voskuhl grew up to become a doctor. Today, Voskuhl directs UCLA’s multiple sclerosis program and is the Jack H. Skirball professor of Multiple Sclerosis Research. She’s wrapping up one cl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Biologic Use in Pregnancy Does Not Increase Infant Infection Risk
New evidence is reassuring for women with rheumatoid arthritis who need treatment with a biologic throughout pregnancy. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Pregnancy and Birth Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Biologic Use in Pregnancy Does Not Increase Infant Infection Risk
New evidence is reassuring for women with rheumatoid arthritis who need treatment with a biologic throughout pregnancy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Pregnancy and Birth Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

JAK-1 Inhibitor Effective for RA, but Safety Signal Troubles JAK-1 Inhibitor Effective for RA, but Safety Signal Troubles
The oral JAK-1 inhibitor upadacitinib is showing a strong response in active rheumatoid arthritis that has responded inadequately to biologics; however, concern lingers about venous thrombotic events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Psoriasis tied to higher risk of serious liver disease
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis and kidney disease: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Rheumatoid arthritis is known for it's affects on the joints, but as we learn in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, the kidney?can also be at risk. To listen, click the link below. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kidney Disease (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are biologics for RA?
Biologics work by targeting the specific immune system cells that cause rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about biologics in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study lists 33 foods proven to relieve rheumatoid arthritis
A major review of existing studies narrows down the research findings to 33 foods clearly proven to relieve the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis: Following THIS diet could help stave off the crippling condition
SWITCHING to a superfoods diet can help fight rheumatoid arthritis, research has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baricitinib Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Baricitinib Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
The JAK inhibitor reduced pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients refractory to methotrexate more than a TNF inhibitor, a new analysis of RA-BEAM data shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

These Foods May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
These are among the foods that could ease the pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints and even slow progression of the disease, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Foods May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Nutrition, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: THESE foods are best for fighting joint pain
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects about 400,000 people in the UK. Apples, peaches, oats and turmeric were just a few of the best foods for managing the condition ’s symptoms, according to scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Foods May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 -- Have rheumatoid arthritis? Treat yourself to some blueberries and a cup of green tea. They're among the foods that could ease the pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints and even slow progression of the disease,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

These Foods May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Title: These Foods May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 8, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Biosimilars: To Switch or Not to Switch?
The pros and cons of using biosimilar medications shaped the “Great Debate” at this year’s ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatic Diseases Source Type: news

Biosimilars: To Switch or Not to Switch?
The pros and cons of using biosimilar medications shaped the “Great Debate” at this year’s ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatic Diseases Source Type: news

Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked at ACR Meeting
Obesity is associated with a higher degree of synovitis, lower remission, and higher disability, studies showed. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked at ACR Meeting
Obesity is associated with a higher degree of synovitis, lower remission, and higher disability, studies showed. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Opioids, SSRIs Boost Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The increased fracture risk may be the result of an increased risk of falls associated with these medications. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news