FDA goes after California stem cell doc for unapproved breast implant device
The FDA this week sent a warning letter to a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based surgeon for their marketing of an unapproved implantable device, dubbed the Pocket Protector, which the surgeon claims can prevent and treat capsular contracture, or scar tissue tightening, during breast implant procedures. In its letter, the federal watchdog also accuses the surgeon, Dr. Mark Berman, of “significant deviations from the FDA’s quality system requirements and current good manufacturing practices,” including charges related to the sterility of implantable devices. “This is not the first time the FDA has notified D...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Stem Cells Source Type: news

Majority of Knee, Hip Replacements Last 25 Years Majority of Knee, Hip Replacements Last 25 Years
According to two recent studies, a majority of knee and hip replacements can be expected to last for 25 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: The Ayurveda plant supplement proven to support joints
BEST supplements for arthritis: Joint pain is a common condition that affects millions of people in the UK. While many may opt for painkillers to ease inflammation, research has found more natural remedies and herbal supplements to also be effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best home remedies for arthritis
Many home remedies can help relieve arthritis symptoms, including yoga, massage, and omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about these and other home remedies for arthritis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

VTE Risk High in Spine Disease
(MedPage Today) -- More deep venous thrombosis than pulmonary embolism seen in ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 14, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity
RA patients assigned to yoga plus DMARD therapy also had a drop in depression symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Arthritis: The best cooking oil to relieve symptoms and pain of arthritis
ARTHRITIS has no cure but symptoms and pain associated with the condition can be relieved with anti-inflammatory medicines and foods. When cooking, there is one oil in particular containing anti-inflammatory properties which can help ease arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Yoga may be effective as a complementary or adjunct therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Restorative... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hairdresser, 28, claims chronic arthritis makes her sex life BETTER after diagnosis at 16-years-old
Kate Stallard, from Cornwall, can only work part time due to her crippling rheumatoid arthritis. But she says the condition has made her relationship with Karl Lovell, 31, more intimate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gout and Cardiovascular Disease: Crystallized Confusion Gout and Cardiovascular Disease: Crystallized Confusion
What is the biological relationship between gout and cardiovascular disease?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Could PTSD Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis?
(MedPage Today) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder may heighten inflammatory responses (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

MRI Monitoring Does Not Improve RA Treat-to-Target Outcomes MRI Monitoring Does Not Improve RA Treat-to-Target Outcomes
MRI-guided treat-to-target (T2T) strategies were not more effective than conventional T2T at improving remission rates or reducing radiographic progression for RA patients in clinical remission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four exercises to help treat pain and symptoms of knee arthritis
ARTHRITIS is a long-term condition and there is no direct cure, but the pain and symptoms associated with it can be relieved by keeping the affected areas active and exercising. Here are four exercises to help relieve symptoms of knee arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
Being moderately or highly fit as teen linked to lower risk for later receipt of disability pension in men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

How to Get Rid of Bone Spurs
Title: How to Get Rid of Bone SpursCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 11, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Is exposure to lead a risk for arthritis? Study finds correlation between lead in the blood and knee osteoarthritis
(Natural News) Knee osteoarthritis is a menace that plagues millions of people every single day. Since it’s something that affects so many people’s lives, scientists and other experts are always on the lookout for new and improved ways of administering treatment than currently known and available methods. One group of Egyptian researchers has now contributed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Questions Linger About Steroid Injections and Knee Arthritis Questions Linger About Steroid Injections and Knee Arthritis
A natural history study of knee osteoarthritis suggests that intra-articular steroids might speed joint deterioration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis
A new randomized trial examined the effects of an intensive yoga regimen in people with rheumatoid arthritis and found that the practice aids remission. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis: Scientists stop tissue damage
Immune T cells in people with rheumatoid arthritis have a faulty mechanism whose repair can stop inflammation and tissue damage in a mouse model. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- There is disagreement between clinical diagnosis and criteria-based diagnosis of fibromyalgia, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Arthritis Care& Research. Frederick Wolfe, M.D., from the National Data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immunotherapy-Induced Arthritis: An Update Immunotherapy-Induced Arthritis: An Update
Dr Anne R Bass discusses the autoimmune effects of cancer immunotherapy and implications for patient management.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Article Source Type: news

Treating knee osteoarthritis naturally through whole body mechanical vibration combined with acupuncture for reducing pain
(Natural News) If you have older parents or grandparents, you more than likely know at least one person with osteoarthritis. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis usually affects the hands, knees and hips, and is caused when the cartilage and bones within a joint begin to break down. The condition worsens slowly over time,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga could help millions of arthritis patients
A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi also found that boosting a patient's mental health helped them stick to their medication and made their day-to-day life easier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga could help millions of arthritis patients
A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in  New Delhi also found that boosting a patient's mental health helped them stick to their medication and made their day-to-day life easier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Three tips to manage arthritis pain and symptoms without pills
ARTHRITIS pain and symptoms can be managed by taking painkillers or other forms of medication. But people with the condition may not want to keep taking pills in the long term to control symptoms. Here are three ways to manage painful arthritis without needing to take pills. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI-Guided Tx Strategy Not Superior for Rheumatoid Arthritis
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided treat-to-target strategy is not associated with improved disease activity remission rates for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Carbon-11 PET detects brain inflammation after Lyme disease
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a PET imaging technique...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET's view of tau could explain women's early dementia PET in the paddock New PET tracer could aid melanoma detection PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies C-11-based PET tracer could benefit arthritis patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Much Allopurinol Does It Take to Get to Target Urate? How Much Allopurinol Does It Take to Get to Target Urate?
A new study considers the optimal allopurinol dosing required to achieve target serum urate in patients with gout.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Are most patients with fibromyalgia misdiagnosed?
(Wiley) Recent studies have suggested that most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by physicians may not actually have the condition. A new Arthritis Care& Research study found that overall agreement between clinicians' diagnosis of fibromyalgia and diagnosis by published criteria is only fair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Effectiveness Differs Among Non-TNF Inhibitors Rheumatoid Arthritis Effectiveness Differs Among Non-TNF Inhibitors
Rheumatoid arthritis outcomes are better with some non-TNF inhibitors than with others, according to French registry data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

What's the Right RA Disease Activity Measure for You? What's the Right RA Disease Activity Measure for You?
A conversation with Dr Susan Goodman about the best tools for monitoring RA and the need to highlight cardiovascular disease risk for patients.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

What Everyone Needs to Know About Bipolar Disorder
Nine years ago, Julie Kraft’s doctor uttered the words, “you have bipolar II disorder.” Immediately, images of unhinged film characters, sensationalist tabloid headlines and shocking news stories flooded her mind. All these things are now associated with me, she thought. Kraft felt embarrassed, ashamed, sad—and afraid. “I was fearful of being judged, backed away from, viewed as unsafe, unpredictable, unstable, an unreliable friend, an irresponsible mom, a moody wife, a woman of weak character, and the list goes on and on.” It’s an understandable reaction because even though bipolar...
Source: Psych Central - February 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Stigma Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder myths bipolar disorder stereotypes bipolar I Bipolar Ii Cyclothymia Hypomania Mental Health Stigma Mood Disorders Source Type: news

Long-Term Opioid Use With OA Varies Across States
TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 -- There is substantial variation across states in rates of long-term opioid therapy among patients with advanced osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Rishi J. Desai,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
(IOS Press) According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease. Marked improvements were seen in the levels of certain inflammatory biomarkers and assessments of functional status and disease activity in patients studied, demonstrating yoga's promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative potential for achieving optimal health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Benefits Sustained for Two Years in Patients With RA
MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 -- The clinical benefits of tofacitinib in combination with methotrexate are sustained over two years among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis The Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis
A new review explores the patient impact and disease burden of Raynaud's phenomenon in systemic sclerosis.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

From Arthritis to Migraines, Take Control of Your Chronic Pain
Your pain isn't like anyone else's, and science is homing in on better ways to treat it ... If the opioid crisis has provided an excellent example of how not to treat chronic pain, advances in brai... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

6 Ways to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammation
Getty Images ... We all know what it ’s like to wake up in the morning with an aching back or stiff knees. ... But for those with chronic inflammatory arthritis, a disease in which our immune system... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Discontinuing TNFi Before Gestational Week 20 Is Feasible
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- Discontinuing tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) before gestational week 20 in women with well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is not associated with disease worsening in late... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Systematic review looks at the medicinal potential of TCM herb, Gynura
(Natural News) Gynura (Gynura divaricata) is a perennial herb that is widely used in China, where it is also called “Bai Bei San Qi.” In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Gynura is used as a remedy for respiratory problems, sore eyes, toothache, rheumatic arthralgia, and diabetes. Its wide range of medicinal applications can be attributed to the different phytochemicals that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Panel Recommends Humira Biosimilars Idacio, Kromeya EU Panel Recommends Humira Biosimilars Idacio, Kromeya
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended marketing authorization for two biosimilars that are highly similar to Humira (adalimumab, AbbVie).FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Longitudinal TNF Levels Mainly Stable With Adalimumab in RA
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), longitudinal tumor necrosis factor (TNF) concentrations are mainly stable during adalimumab treatment, although early low TNF is strongly linked to nonresponse to treatment,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

January 2019 Briefing - Rheumatology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Rheumatology for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A novel, preventive approach to treating rheumatoid arthritis
Novel therapies being developed by EU- and industry-funded researchers could prevent and cure rheumatoid arthritis by tackling the autoimmune disease in the very early stages, before debilitating symptoms occur. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 1, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?
Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Two Outcome Trajectories Identified After Knee Replacement Two Outcome Trajectories Identified After Knee Replacement
An identifiable subgroup of patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty were at increased risk for poor outcomes, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Are Mushrooms Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
The versatile mushroom comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors; it stands up as a side and can replace meat as a main. The fungus is a favorite of nutrition professionals — packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Here’s what mushrooms can do for your health, and how to work them into your diet. What are the nutritional benefits of mushrooms? Mushrooms are a low-carb, practically no-fat food with some protein. One serving is about a cup raw (a fist-sized amount) or 1/2 cup cooked. Though they’re small and light in calories—one serving only has about 15—they’re mighty i...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Methotrexate Well Tolerated, Effective for Psoriasis in Chinese
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Methotrexate is well tolerated and effective for psoriasis in a Chinese population and is more effective for those without psoriatic arthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in JAMA Dermatology. Kexiang... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating too many calories per day can trigger premature death, concludes study
(Natural News) An analysis by researchers from Mayo Clinic shows that consuming more calories than is necessary increases the risk of developing age-related diseases, such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, cancer, and dementia. The researchers noted that eating too many calories increased cardiovascular risk. They found that excessive calorie intake resulted in a higher likelihood of high... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone, Joint Infections Treatable With Oral Antibiotics Bone, Joint Infections Treatable With Oral Antibiotics
The findings from a randomized, multicenter trial challenge an accepted standard of care, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news