Kids Who Grew Up With Smokers Have Higher Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis
THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 -- While breathing in secondhand smoke is known to harm kids ' lungs, new research suggests that children whose parents smoked are also more prone to developing rheumatoid arthritis later in life. " Our findings give more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Who Grew Up With Smokers Have Higher Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Kids Who Grew Up With Smokers Have Higher Odds for Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Vehicle control as a measure of real-world driving performance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - Mikuls TR, Merickel J, Gwon Y, Sayles H, Petro A, Cannella A, Snow MH, Feely M, England BR, Michaud K, Rizzo M.
OBJECTIVE: To quantify vehicle control as a metric of automobile driving performance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Naturalistic driving assessments were completed in patients with active RA and controls without disease. Data ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Childhood Parental Smoking Linked to Adult-Onset RA
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18, 2021 -- Childhood exposure to parental smoking is associated with a greater risk for adult-onset incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) even after controlling for a personal smoking habit as an adult, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genentech's Covid-fighting drug in short supply just two months after FDA greenlight
Plateauing vaccination rates and a surge of Covid infections has left Covid patients, rheumatoid arthritis patients and some cancer patients competing for a dwindling supply of the drug. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Genentech's Covid-fighting drug in short supply just two months after FDA greenlight
Plateauing vaccination rates and a surge of Covid infections has left Covid patients, rheumatoid arthritis patients and some cancer patients competing for a dwindling supply of the drug. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: ‘Higher intake’ of a popular hot drink proven to ‘reduce disease activity’
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a chronic joint condition that can be insufferable for some people. Fortunately, a "higher intake" of a warm beverage has been shown to reduce disease activity" in one study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Blood-Based Test Predict TNFi Nonresponse in RA? Can a Blood-Based Test Predict TNFi Nonresponse in RA?
A genetic signature response test detected a predictive signal for nonresponse to anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine for People With Weakened Immune Systems
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge. The late-night announcement Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers or other disorders. Several other countries, including France and Israel, have similar recommendations. It’s harder for vaccines to rev up an immune system suppressed by certain medications and ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AP / Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Increased Risk of RA Among Patients With Endometriosis Increased Risk of RA Among Patients With Endometriosis
A new study investigates the potential link between endometriosis and the risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis. Is there a connection?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Get Permanent Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Can You Get Permanent Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Still Controversial —Even for the Immunocompromised People Who Likely Need Them the Most
Chris Neblett, 44, was among the first people in the U.S. to get vaccinated against COVID-19. His job with the U.S. State Department allowed him to get his initial dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in late December 2020. By January 2021, he was fully vaccinated. But that didn’t mean he was fully protected. Neblett, who received a kidney transplant in 2018 and still takes immune-system-suppressing drugs to prevent his body from rejecting the organ, found out through his participation in a Johns Hopkins study of vaccination among transplant patients that he didn’t produce any disease-fighting antibodies, ev...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Traveling Pain-Free With Rheumatoid Arthritis
With good planning and an easy schedule, you can keep your RA in check and have a pain-free trip. Try these tips. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are corticosteroids given orally or by injection an effective treatment for people with COVID-19?
 Are corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory medicines) given orally or by injection an effective treatment for people with COVID-19?Key messagesCorticosteroids (anti-inflammatory medicines) given orally or by injection (systemic) are probably effective treatments for people hospitalised with COVID-19.   The authors don’t know whether they cause unwanted effects. The authorsdon ’t know which systemic corticosteroid is the most effective. They found no evidence about people without symptoms or with mild COVID-19 who were not hospitalised. They found 42 ongoing studies and 16 completed studies that have not published thei...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Mayo researchers develop algorithm to predict rheumatoid arthritis disease activity
Individualized Medicine and Division of Rheumatology have developed a first-of-its-kind machine learning algorithm that can predict  rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in a patient. The algorithm analyzes biochemical metabolites ― the product of the body's metabolism ― in blood. Close up of rheumatism/arthritis medical examination. "Having fast, reliable and scalable measures for predicting the clinical course of diseas e activity is an important unmet need for patients with rheumatoid arthritis,'' says Jaeyun Sung, Ph.D., a computational biologist within the Center… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 10, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news