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Deaths from heart disease declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease, but a new study shows that efforts to prevent heart problems and diagnose and treat heart disease early may be paying off. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cardiovascular risk falls in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a high cardiovascular risk, but efforts to address them from the time of diagnosis are helping to lower the danger. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Weight Gain Threatens Remission in Rheumatoid ArthritisWeight Gain Threatens Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Weight management should be part of the treatment plan for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, a new study indicates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pedometers: The new prescription for rheumatoid arthritis
Using a pedometer to measure the number of steps one takes in a day has been linked to lower fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Detecting arthritis with light
Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common problem in medical practice and can be due to a variety of causes. Many types of inflammatory disorders affecting the joints belong to the diverse group of rheumatic diseases. The most common ones are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis which frequently affect the joints of the hands. These joint diseases are chronic in nature and cannot be cured yet. However, an early diagnosis and thus early medical treatment tremendously improves long-term outcome. That is why experts are developing a finger scanner which in the future will allow arthritis of the hands to be diagnosed at a ...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/3/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 4, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span
Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study
Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Complementary therapies for neck pain
This study is making news because of its major finding: when the participants were assessed a year after the start of the study (that is, 6 to 7 months after completing treatment), those assigned to acupuncture or Alexander Technique lessons reported significantly less pain and disability than those receiving usual care alone. No serious side effects due to treatment were reported. Of course, there are caveats Before we declare victory over neck pain, we should mention some important limitations of this research. They include: More than half of the patients with neck pain originally considered for the study were excluded....
Source: New Harvard Health Information - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Shmerling, M.D. Tags: Behavioral Health Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management neck pain Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Increased Risk of Death
Results from the Nurses’ Health Study suggest that women with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of respiratory and cardiovascular mortality. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - November 2, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Increased Risk of Death
Results from the Nurses’ Health Study suggest that women with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of respiratory and cardiovascular mortality. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 2, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Scientist Featured On 'Humans Of New York' Can Put Your Immune System Into A Mouse's Body
Humans of New York, the popular blog that uses images of New Yorkers to create a photographic census of the city, featured a scientist last week who caught our eye: She can put your entire immune system into the body of a mouse! As she put it to Humans of New York, “I can take your immune system and transplant it into a mouse that I’ve genetically engineered to have no immune system of it’s [sic] own, so that I can model the genetics of your immune system and find immunoregulatory defects that will determine how you are going to respond to the cellular therapy needed to treat your disease.&rdquo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doing a Food-Mood Journal: Cultivating Awareness
This article is not medical advice and is not intended as medical advice and is intended to provide only general, non-specific information related to health, and is not intended to cover all the issues related to the topic discussed. You should consult a licensed health practitioner before using any of the information from this article. References: 1. Friedman G. Diet and the irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 1991 Jun;20(2):313-24. Department of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. 2. Happonen P, Voutilainen S, Salonen JT. Coffee drinking is dose-dependently related to the risk o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it hard to decide about total knee replacement? Totally!
This study excluded those who had had severe pain in the week prior to study enrollment. Only people with osteoarthritis — the age-related, “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis — were included. People with other types, such as rheumatoid arthritis, were not eligible. Although the improvement in those receiving surgery was greater than that for the non-surgical group, both groups improved. And the difference between them was not large. Serious side effects or complications were more common in the surgery group. For example, three of the 50 people who had surgery (compared with none in the non-surgical g...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - October 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Shmerling, M.D. Tags: Osteoarthritis Pain Management Surgery knee pain knee replacement Source Type: news

Ultrasound Imaging of Joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Title: Ultrasound Imaging of Joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/6/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 21, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

7 Potential Complications of Untreated Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Title: 7 Potential Complications of Untreated Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)Category: Health FactsCreated: 1/24/2012 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/20/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

My total hysterectomy for fibroids – Maxine’s Story
The post My total hysterectomy for fibroids – Maxine’s Story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Although I am 54 I had exactly the same. I am 9 weeks post op & don’t feel any different a person for having all my bits removed! I am rid of pain & bleeding which is wonderful & so nice to walk through the women’s needs aisle in the shops as I have no need for any of it anymore. I feel liberated. After the op, I too had very bad trapped wind & was told by most people (family & friends) to take mint tea, mints, fruit amongst other things. I had a night where the wind pain was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 16, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids total hysterectomy Source Type: news

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope
Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain. Pischea was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a chronic autoimmune condition that can cause extreme abdominal discomfort, weight loss, fatigue and fevers. For the next decade of his life, the formerly healthy husband and father lived in a constant cycle of flare-ups, surgery and recovery. After his fifth surgery, Pischea was bedridden for six weeks. At that point, he was told his only remaining options were a sixth surgery or the removal o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Expand Approval of Pfizer Arthritis Drug XeljanzFDA Declines to Expand Approval of Pfizer Arthritis Drug Xeljanz
U.S. health regulators declined to approve Pfizer Inc's oral rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz (tofacitinib) to treat moderate to severe cases of plaque psoriasis, the drugmaker said on Wednesday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA declines to expand approval of Pfizer arthritis drug
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators declined to approve Pfizer Inc's oral rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz to treat moderate to severe cases of the scaly skin condition plaque psoriasis, the drugmaker said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lilly pill trumps Humira in arthritis study
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co's experimental pill for rheumatoid arthritis proved superior to Abbvie Inc's leading injectable Humira treatment in a large study, which analysts said could prod them to raise sales forecasts for the medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can depression worsen RA symptoms or make treatment less effective?
Roughly one in six people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) suffers from depression. Common symptoms of depression, such as fatigue, achiness, and difficulty completing activities of daily life (for example, dressing, cooking, cleaning), can mimic the symptoms of an arthritis flare. It is also possible that depression can contribute to a flare. So untangling the relationship between depression and RA flare is a challenge. Recently, a team of researchers set out to do just that. They studied 379 people with RA who were already enrolled in a trial to compare different medications for the treatment of their arthritis. Participan...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bonnie Bermas, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Arthritis RA symptoms rheumatoid arthritis Source Type: news

No, Omega 3-Enriched Beef Is Not Necessarily Heart Healthy
Feeding cattle flaxseed or marine algae can raise the omega-3 fatty acid levels in ground beef from 30 milligrams per serving to 200 milligrams per serving, as Kansas State University researchers have found. But do higher levels of omega-3s make red meat significantly healthier?   Not according to Kim Larson, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The attempt to make beef look like an important source of omega-3s is essentially a marketing ploy, she said. And despite the fatty acid's reputation as a health ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Roch Acquires Adheron Therapeutics for up to $580M
The deal will expand Roche's portfolio of products to treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche Acquires Adheron Therapeutics for up to $580M
The deal will expand Roche's portfolio of products to treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: New Tool Helps in Pregnancy Decisions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Knowledge increased, decisional conflict decreased, with no adverse psychological effects (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - October 5, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Obese woman who was paralysed loses 154lbs after 80% of her stomach is removed
Victoria Bosquez, 31, from San Antonio, Texas, developed rheumatoid arthritis and had to walk with a cane after her party lifestyle saw her balloon to 420lb (30 stone). She is now a slimmer size 20. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exactech launches Opterak revision knee system
Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) said yesterday it launched its Opterak revision knee system and that the system has been successfully implanted in its 1st set of patients. The revision knee system is composed of proprietary net compression molded polyethylene and is indicated for use in skeletally mature patients undergoing surgery for total knee replacements due to osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic degenerative problems, as well as to revise previously failed reconstructions, Exactech said. “I was honored and pleased to be the 1st to use the new instruments and devices for revision of ...
Source: Mass Device - October 1, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Implants Orthopedics Prosthetics Exactech Inc. Source Type: news

Limit rheumatoid arthritis pain when you grocery shop
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there a connection between rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups and stress?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limit rheumatoid arthritis pain when you grocery shop
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there a connection between rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups and stress?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy and Safety of Tabalumab in Rheumatoid ArthritisEfficacy and Safety of Tabalumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Is tabalumab an effective treatment option for reducing rheumatoid arthritis disease activity? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Window of Opportunity to Achieve Major Outcomes in Early RAWindow of Opportunity to Achieve Major Outcomes in Early RA
If patients follow prescribed regimens reasonably closely during this window of opportunity, major outcomes can be achieved in early rheumatoid arthritis patients. Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lilly, Incyte arthritis drug found better than common treatment
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp said their experimental drug was found to be more effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis than a commonly prescribed medicine, in a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AbbVie scraps Galapagos deal to focus on own arthritis drug
(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said one of its experimental drugs improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in mid-stage studies and scrapped plans to buy rights to a similar treatment from Belgium's Galapagos NV . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AbbVie scraps Galapagos deal to focus on own arthritis drug
(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said one of its experimental drugs improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in mid-stage studies and scrapped plans to buy rights to a similar treatment from Belgium's Galapagos NV. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Invisible Illness or Chronic Illness? What's the Difference?
Why do we say we have an "invisible illness"? Is is because we feel invisible to people? Years ago the term "invisible illness" was rarely used. Before social media the opportunity to talk about your disease was relegated to a local support group and perhaps a caring friend or two. Illness was something you spoke to your doctor about... and that was all. I became an online illness advocate when I built my first website for those with chronic illness in 1996. As the Internet has evolved from news groups to social media, much has changed. But I have seen one continual thread: people are eager to share abo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RuiYi begins patient dosing in double-blinded trial of gerilimzumab to treat autoimmune disorders
US-based biotechnology firm RuiYi has dosed the first patient in a double-blinded and placebo controlled trial of Gerilimzumab, a new monoclonal antibody, to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis drug could double up as a treatment for Alzheimer's and Frontotemporal dementia, study finds
Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes in California have found that Salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively prevented the accumulation of the protein tau in an animal model of Frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 22, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Arthritis drug could soon reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms after successful tests on mice, say scientists
A painkiller widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to reverse the symptoms of dementia in the brains of laboratory mice, raising hope that there may soon be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have said. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Depression, Anxiety Predict Disease Outcomes Rheumatoid Arthritis: Depression, Anxiety Predict Disease Outcomes
Mental health status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis should be measured before initiating treatment, new results suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Old drug offers new hope to treat Alzheimer's disease
(Gladstone Institutes) Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Salsalate prevented the accumulation of tau in the brain and protected against cognitive impairments resembling impairments seen in Alzheimer's disease and FTD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Yoga may improve symptoms of arthritis
A new study suggests yoga may lead to improvements in physical and mental wellbeing for individuals with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Yoga improves arthritis symptoms, mood, study finds
Yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis, a randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found. The researchers report that eight weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental well being of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Yoga improves arthritis symptoms and mood, study finds
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis. Johns Hopkins researchers report that eight weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental well being of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Digital tomo falls short of CT for lung nodules
Can digital tomosynthesis occupy a middle ground between CT and conventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study finds DR tomosynthesis can detect knee osteoarthritis Tomosynthesis nearly equals MRI for rheumatoid arthritis DR tomo holds promise for fungal pneumonia surveillance DR tomosynthesis gives wrist radiography a hand Tomosynthesis can replace CT for many chest exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Men with a high BMI at lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis
A high BMI in men and the type of fat men develop could be reducing their risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research from Sweden. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

SetPoint Announces $15 Million Equity Financing, Adds Major Strategic Investor
SetPoint Medical, a biomedical technology company developing a bioelectronic therapy for inflammatory diseases, announced that it has secured $15 million in an extension to its Series C equity financing, bringing the total raised in this round to $43 million. Proceeds from the financing will be used to support the company’s clinical trials to assess safety and efficacy of its bioelectronic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Crohn’s Disease, and to help advance the therapy toward commercialization. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - September 8, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

India rejects Pfizer's patent application for its arthritis drug tofacitinib
India has reportedly rejected US drug-maker Pfizer's new patent application for rheumatoid arthritis drug, tofacitinib, for the second time. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news