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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

India rejects Pfizer's patent application for arthritis drug
India's patent office has again rejected US drug major Pfizer's new patent application for its rheumatoid arthritis medicine, tofacitinib, citing it did not enhance the efficacy of the existing approved drug. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis may be worse in poor countries but seem worse in rich ones
(Reuters Health) - A study of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) finds that those in wealthy nations are more troubled by it, even though people in poor countries have more severe symptoms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Inhibition of IL-1 in Patients With RA and T2DMInhibition of IL-1 in Patients With RA and T2DM
Can treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with IL-1 blockade also improve metabolic status in patients with associated Type 2 diabetes? Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

NICE says ‘yes’ to new option for rheumatoid arthritis
NICE recommends RoActemra® (tocilizumab) as monotherapy for treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - September 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Clinical trials Practical therapeutics Guidelines Legislation & regulation Rheumatology Patient care ADACTA anti-TNF monotherapy cDMARDs Latest News nice rheumatoid arthritis roactemra severe RA tocilizu Source Type: news

The Hurricane and the Honeymoon
When you love someone with an addiction, life often feels like you cycle between a hurricane and a honeymoon. I grew up on Long Island, about an hour outside New York City. It was usually a very pleasant and seasonably predictable place to live. That being said, some of my most memorable moments growing up are relative to the hurricanes that came through and wrecked our lives for a short time. Even though they were brief, they felt catastrophic when they happened. In particular, I can still remember the details of preparing for and experiencing Hurricane Gloria in 1985. Life was good. It was the time of year when summer tr...
Source: Psych Central - September 1, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Colleen Mullen, PsyD, LMFT Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Disorders General Personal Stories Psychology Substance Abuse Drug Abuse Drug Addiction Hurricane Gloria Manipulation Partner Source Type: news

Rituximab Safe for Up to 11 Years in Rheumatoid Arthritis Rituximab Safe for Up to 11 Years in Rheumatoid Arthritis
An analysis of data for nearly 3000 patients with RA treated with rituximab for up to 11 years showed no increased risk for serious infection cardiac events or malignancy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

NICE final draft guidance on rheumatoid arthritis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Identifying arthritis gene could revolutionise treatment for sufferers
The study by a team from the University of Sheffield and University College Dublin sampled 1,000 Britons and found the C5orf30 gene is the key to rheumatoid arthritis, which could help target treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough on diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers identify protein that regulates severity of tissue damage caused by disease (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Outcomes Worse in RA, SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Overall mortality after PCI higher in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 29, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Title: Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 28, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Outcomes May Be Better in Early RA With Oral Contraceptive UseOutcomes May Be Better in Early RA With Oral Contraceptive Use
Both current and past oral contraceptive use seem to improve patient-reported outcomes in the first 2 years of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Botanisol Awarded Grant To Develop New Anti-Inflammatory Drug
At some point, everyone suffers pain due to inflammation. Causes may be as benign as intense physical activity and age related osteoarthritis or due to systemic, chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - August 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Helpful Before or After Biologic DMARD Therapy: AnalysisTofacitinib Helpful Before or After Biologic DMARD Therapy: Analysis
The oral JAK inhibitor tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Pfizer) reduces the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) when used before or after a biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD), although responses are greater in bDMARD-naive patients, according to an analysis of pooled trial data funded by the drug maker. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Depression may increase heart risk in rheumatoid arthritis
(Reuters Health) - Mental health problems like anxiety and depression may partly explain why people with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spotlight on a Modality: Tai Chi
Tai chi is sometimes referred to as “moving meditation”—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply. Tai chi appears to be a safe practice. Scientific research on the health benefits of tai chi is ongoing, but several prior studies have focused on benefits in older adults, including tai chi's potential for preventing falls, and improving cardiovascular fitness, symptoms of pain associated with rheumatologic diseases (e.g., fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis), and overall well-being. A 2007 study on the immune response to varicella-zoster v...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 21, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Knee Replacement May 'Turn Back the Clock' for Arthritis PainKnee Replacement May 'Turn Back the Clock' for Arthritis Pain
Knee replacement surgery may significantly ease pain and improve leg function and quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 18, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Statins May Cut All-Cause Mortality Rheumatoid Arthritis: Statins May Cut All-Cause Mortality
Patients with RA who took statins had a 21% reduction in all-cause mortality over 4 years, raising the question of whether RA should be viewed as a coronary artery disease risk similar to diabetes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Assessment of immune system changes subsequent to sexual abuse in adolescents - Ayayd N H, Abal O, Akdeniz NO, Kök BE, Güneş A, Y Ld R M A, Deniz G.
BACKGROUND: The immunological changes determined in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis have been found to be similar to the immunological changes in adults who developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The biological consequenc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tick-ing Time Bomb: Lyme Disease Conquers New Territory
In the summer of 1975 a group of children who often played together developed an unusual flu-like illness with severe joint pain. They were diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA). All of them lived in a small town at the mouth of the Connecticut River called Lyme. The story of their disease contains all the elements of a good novel; mystery, loss, blood, empathy, indifference, conflict, controversy and conspiracy, truth and fiction. Doctors suspect JRA when they see kids with persistent joint pain or swelling, unexplained skin rashes, and fever associated with swelling of lymph nodes or inflammation of internal...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Linked to CVD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Depression Linked to CVD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psychosocial comorbidities such as depression and stress are associated with atherosclerosis markers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and may confer an increased risk for CVD. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

How knee replacement may ‘turn back the clock’ for arthritis patients
The surgery can take osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients back to a point in time when they were less disabled, experts from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee replacement may ‘turn back the clock’ for arthritis pain
(Reuters Health) - Knee replacement surgery may significantly ease pain and improve leg function and quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hetero launches biosimilar Rituximab in India
Hetero has launched biosimilar Rituximab in India used for treatment of certain types of cancers and rheumatoid arthritis under the brand name 'Maball'. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 3, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amgen raises profit outlook after posting a strong second quarter
Amgen Inc. said strong sales of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, osteoporosis drug Prolia, and other treatments, lifted its second-quarter profits and prompted the company to raise its financial forecast for the year. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen(Nasdaq: AMGN) said its earnings rose to $1.65 billion, or $2.15 per share, from $1.55 billion, or $2.01 per share, a year ago. Income excluding one-time charges was $1.98 billion, or $2.57 per share, 14 cents higher than a prediction by Factset analysts. Revenue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Amgen raises profit outlook after posting a strong second quarter
Amgen Inc. said strong sales of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, osteoporosis drug Prolia, and other treatments, lifted its second-quarter profits and prompted the company to raise its financial forecast for the year. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen(Nasdaq: AMGN) said its earnings rose to $1.65 billion, or $2.15 per share, from $1.55 billion, or $2.01 per share, a year ago. Income excluding one-time charges was $1.98 billion, or $2.57 per share, 14 cents higher than a prediction by Factset analysts. Revenue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Title: Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - July 31, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Positive attitude linked to fewer rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Stephen FellerUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., July 30 (UPI) -- Arthritis patients reporting more positive mood moments during the day had less pain and arthritis-related restrictions than those with more negative moments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Knee Replacement, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TPP Threatens Access to Affordable Medications for People Around the World
This week marks a crucial moment for consumers around the world who depend on affordable medicines to stay healthy and treat debilitating conditions. Negotiators from a dozen countries -- representing 800 million people -- are meeting in Hawaii to potentially finalize the terms of the massive trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Unfortunately, the current draft of the agreement benefits the brand drug industry at the expense of those who most need access to affordable medicines, including America's seniors. As leaders in the fight to bring safe and lower-cost medications to Americans and the globa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between mood, pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Depressive symptoms and mood in the moment may predict momentary pain among rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to researchers. Individuals in the study who reported greater depressive symptoms in general also reported more common pain and restrictions in daily life. This effect of depressive symptoms was not due to differences in day-to-day mood. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Smoking can have all kinds of negative effects on your body.  Did you know that includes rheumatoid arthritis?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Eric Matteson explains why. To listen, click the link below. Smoking and RA (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can't Tolerate Methotrexate? Biologics Can Go It Alone in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients unable to take methotrexate did OK on biologic monotherapy. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 24, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New Knees in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Cure or Time Machine? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Total knee arthroplasty may help RA patients return to a less disabled lifestyle. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug for rheumatoid arthritis appears to have effect on severe eczema
The drug has already been shown to reverse two other skin conditions - vitiligo and alopecia areataRelated items from OnMedicaFast food linked to asthma, eczema and rhinitis in childrenEvening primrose and borage oils no good for eczema (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 21, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug
Researchers have successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema using a rheumatoid arthritis drug recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata. The study is evidence of a potential new era in eczema treatment, they report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?
Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Novel approach identifies unique DNA signature
Researchers have for the first time identified disease-associated changes to the DNA epigenome in joint fluid cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Safety of Tocilizumab vs. TNF Inhibitors in RASafety of Tocilizumab vs. TNF Inhibitors in RA
This study compares long-term safety. Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Salt, Smoking, and the Risk for RASalt, Smoking, and the Risk for RA
Dr Björn Sundström discusses the relationship among salt, smoking, and the risk for rheumatoid arthritis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 10, 2015 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

How to Get in the Mood for Sex When You Have RA
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, sex can ease pain, lift your spirits, and keep you connected to your partner. So don't avoid sex -- just take a little extra care to make it feel good. Here's how. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA mind-body programs help people de-stress
This article has been edited from the original story in U Magazine. Read the complete story here. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists win $1.2 million grant to study environmental triggers of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
(Scripps Research Institute) Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have received a grant of more than $1.2 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' ViCTER (Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research) program to augment existing research into how environmental factors trigger such autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news