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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chikungunya Virus Share Symptoms
Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 30, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Is it Chikungunya or rheumatoid arthritis? Symptoms can be similar
Brooks HaysST. LOUIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- According to a new study, blood tests of patients infected with the Chikungunya virus and of those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can show similar results. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis
A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis
(Washington University School of Medicine) A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amgen’s quarterly profits jump 27 percent
Biotech company Amgen Inc. reported 27 percent growth in fourth-quarter profits, helped by strong sales and cost controls. The Thousand Oaks-based company, which makes the rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, said its quarterly earnings reached $1.3 billion, or $1.68 per share, compared with $1.02 billion, or $1.33 per share, a year earlier. Profits were boosted by an industry research tax credit at year's end, which added about 10 cents per share to earnings. Excluding one-time items, Amgen(Nasdaq:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ultrasound Definition of Tendon Damage in Patients With RAUltrasound Definition of Tendon Damage in Patients With RA
Is using an ultrasound scoring system a reliable way to assess tendon damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

One mother’s story: I went ahead with the measles vaccine despite my fears
Before she had children, Marcie was terrified by vaccines, including the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. At the time, she worked in early intervention, coordinating services for parents of special-needs preschoolers. “Many of them believed their kids got sick or showed signs of a developmental delay after being vaccinated,” she recalls. “It made perfect sense, and I had no reason to doubt their beliefs.” Her fears solidified after reading anti-vaccine books, and she vowed to avoid vaccinating her own children. After her first son was born, however, Marcie and her husband agreed to compromi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 26, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

What is the Remission Rate for Antithyroid Drug Treatment for Hyperthyroidism in Children?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old female came to clinic for her health maintenance examination. She had no complaints and her mother had no concerns until her daughter was weighed and there was a slower increase in her weight over the year. The patient had normal eating and activity and they denied weight loss. She was sleeping well without night sweats, had normal elimination and was doing well in school. She had a history of being a more anxious child but this was unchanged. The family also denied any skin or hair changes. The past medical history was negative except for some normal acute illnesses. The family history ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 26, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Low-dose Glucocorticoid Treatment in the Patient With RALow-dose Glucocorticoid Treatment in the Patient With RA
How safe are low-dose glucocorticoids when used long term for the management of rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Ebbing of Antibodies May Bolster RA Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Disappearance of ACPA antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis may be benecial. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - January 20, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 16, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria
Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a bit hyperbolic, seriously onto something: Maintaining a healthy balance of "good" gut bacteria in the digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. Disturbances in the gut microbiome -- a collection of trillions of bacteria and other microbes -- are often present in patients for a number of seemingly unrelated diseases. For example, some research shows that up to nine out of 10 people with an autism spectrum disorder also have inflammatory ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

RA Patients More Likely to Abandon Remicade (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Discontinuation rates higher for infliximab versus adalimumab and etanercept in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - January 14, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

RA Therapy: Study Supports Early Treatment WindowRA Therapy: Study Supports Early Treatment Window
Sustained rheumatoid arthritis remissions are more likely when disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are started within a few months of symptom onset. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Ills Vary in CV Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rheumatoid arthritis is at the top of the heart risk spectrum. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 9, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Infinity Pharma to stop rheumatoid arthritis treatment
(Reuters) - Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would stop testing its lead drug as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis after it failed a study, the second failure for the drug in four months. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Infinity Pharma to stop developing drug for rheumatoid arthritis
(Reuters) - Infinity Pharma said it would stop testing its lead drug as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis after it failed the main goal in a mid-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seamus Mullen: the chef who cured himself of arthritis
New York chef Seamus Mullen, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2007, believes changes to his diet and routine have reversed the effects of a crippling disease (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: mondrian seamus mullen recipes mullen chef arthritis cures dinner recipes Source Type: news

Boston Researchers Working On ‘Treadmill In A Pill’
BOSTON (CBS) – Losing weight is a very popular New Year’s resolution. And we soon may be able to shed the pounds without the sweat. Boston researchers say they have captured the weight loss benefits of a treadmill in a pill. Professor Chad Cowan and his team at Harvard University and Mass General Hospital have found a drug that can transform some of your “bad” fat into super-charged “good” fat that simply burns itself — like a day at the gym. “When you exercise you very naturally do this to some of the fat cells in your body. So we’re going to sort of make it like you...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Fat Harvard University Mallika Marshall Mass General Hospital Obesity Workout Source Type: news

Family History of Arthritis Doesn't Always Up RA Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Family members with certain arthritis-related diseases do not contribute to individual's rheumatoid arthritis risk. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 23, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alder BioPharmaceuticals plans $115M stock offering
Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc., the Bothell biotech that went public in May, is seeking to raise $115 million in a stock offering. In a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Alder (NASDAQ: ALDR), which is making drugs targeting migraine headaches and rheumatoid arthritis, said it will use the money for: "(1) fund our ongoing clinical program for ALD403; (2) fund the clinical development of ALD1613; (3) continue to advance and to expand our preclinical studies and potential clinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Implant that eases agony of arthritis by zapping a nerve
The tiny disc, which is planted under the skin of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, reduces crippling joint pain by firing electrical pulses to a key nerve in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implant that eases agony of arthritis by zapping a nerve: Tiny disc planted under the skin changes signals from body's nervous system to reduce inflammation 
The tiny disc, which is planted under the skin of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, reduces crippling joint pain by firing electrical pulses to a key nerve in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is depression a factor in rheumatoid arthritis?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for coping with rheumatoid arthritis
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera...
New report from Kantar Health shows opportunities for biosimilars are high in oncology, low in rheumatoid arthritis in China.(PRWeb December 22, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12409024.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Actemra Succeeds as Monotherapy
(MedPage Today) -- A real-world study offers evidence for tocilizumab as monotherapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 19, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

JIA Parents Lose Significant Work Time
(MedPage Today) -- More missed work in the year before and after a child's diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - December 18, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Joint pain: Rheumatoid arthritis or parvovirus?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis: What's the risk?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joint pain: Rheumatoid arthritis or parvovirus?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Important Things You Probably Didn't Know About Vitamin D
When it comes to getting the nutrients and minerals our bodies need, vitamin D should not be overlooked. You might know that this fat-soluble nutrient helps keep your bones strong, but it does so much more. Some of its benefits may even surprise you. Here are five interesting facts about vitamin D, and how you can make sure you are receiving an adequate amount. 1. You get it through diet and sunlight. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine" vitamin because when your skin is exposed to the sun, your body manufactures it. Many people only need about 15 minutes of sun three times a week for their bodies to make adeq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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 Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Zydus Launches World's First Biosimilar of Adalimumab
Access to this therapy will impact 12 million people suffering from auto immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and Ankylosin Spondylitis in India DELHI, India, December 9, 2014 -- (Healthcare S... Biopharmaceuticals, Product LaunchZydus Cadila, Exemptia , Adalimumab, Biosimilar (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 9, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hopes for chemicals that turn 'bad' fat 'good'
Conclusion This laboratory research has identified chemicals that can make fat-storing white fat cells behave more like energy-burning brown fat cells in the lab. They hope these or other chemicals identified using their new method could eventually help combat obesity. A pill that allows us to eat what we want and not gain weight is a holy grail for many. While it might become a reality at some point in the future, this is unlikely to happen any time soon. As the authors themselves note, they have only done tests on cells in the lab so far. They do not yet know whether the chemicals will have the same effect within the ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Obesity Source Type: news

Biological Drugs for RA by the Subcutaneous RouteBiological Drugs for RA by the Subcutaneous Route
In this study, the authors assess the equivalence of different biologic agents used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. How do they compare? Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for longer could save NHS £40 million a year
Prolonged breastfeeding could prevent common childhood illnessesRelated items from OnMedicaBreastfeeding can delay cancer onsetCash incentives considered to boost breastfeeding ratesBreastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis riskBreastfeedingBreastfeeding could save £40m a year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 5, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Temporarily Had A Physical Disability
By Julia Reinstein As a person who has been able-bodied my whole life, I thought I was having one of those nightmares where you can't move or run away. It took me half an hour to realize that I was, in fact, awake. This was real. It was the spring of my sophomore year of college when I contracted Löfgren syndrome, an acute autoimmune disease that attacked the fat cells in my joints, particularly my knees. My legs swelled up like tree trunks and I broke out in nasty red bumps that felt hot to the touch. Every morning, I would wake up with legs so stiff and pained that I would only gain the strength to walk after seve...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold hands: Could it be Raynaud’s?
I used to enjoy cold weather and cold-weather activities. Not anymore. These days I find it harder and harder to keep my hands warm when I’m outside, even with an excellent pair of gloves. Sometimes my fingers turn white and become numb. Those are the hallmarks of Raynaud’s syndrome (or disease or phenomenon). Named after the French physician who first described it in 1862, Raynaud’s is a problem in the body’s arteries. In most people with Raynaud’s, small arteries that bring oxygen-rich blood to the fingers spasm and close down in response to cold or stress. This reduces or cuts off blood flo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick J. Skerrett Tags: Men's Health Pain Management Women's Health cold hands Raynaud's syndrome Source Type: news

Biological therapy in RA: cost-effectiveness
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that can be treated with NSAIDs, traditional DMARDs or a combination of these and biological therapy, the cost-effectiveness of which are considered in this article (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - December 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: ebercott Tags: Featured Articles Source Type: news

Older Age at Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset and ComorbiditiesOlder Age at Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset and Comorbidities
Do age at onset and comorbidities predict rheumatoid arthritis response to biologic therapy? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Guidelines in the Works for 2015New Rheumatoid Arthritis Guidelines in the Works for 2015
elegates attending the American College of Rheumatology meeting got a glimpse of the new guidelines that include first-time information on glucocorticoids and tofacitinib. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Mindfulness program may improve some rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
(Reuters) - A two-month program combining gentle yoga with meditation techniques, known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, seemed to ease tenderness, pain and stiffness among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Treat-to-Target Approach Saves Lives in Rheumatoid ArthritisTreat-to-Target Approach Saves Lives in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Patients with arthritis who are treated with a goal of low disease activity are no more likely to die than people in the general population, 10-year results from the BeST study show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, Exercise and Physical Fitness, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
Title: Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis ReliefCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 26, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Key RA Markers Supressed With Xeljanz
(MedPage Today) -- Drug blocks synovial JAK1-STAT signaling in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - November 25, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Can diet affect symptoms?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news