Rituximab and the Risk of Serious Infections in RA Patients Rituximab and the Risk of Serious Infections in RA Patients
The question of whether treatment with rituximab is associated with an increased risk of serious infections is controversial. This editorial explores the issue.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis: Five lesser known types of the painful joint condition
ARTHRITIS causes pain, inflammation and stiffness of certain joints. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are also other types. Watch out for these five, lesser known types of the painful joint condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Approves Fifth Copy of AbbVie's $18 Bln Drug Humira EU Approves Fifth Copy of AbbVie's $18 Bln Drug Humira
Europe has approved a fifth copy of AbbVie's $18-billion-a-year biologic drug Humira (adalimumab) – the world's best-selling prescription medicine – ramping up competition among makers of less-expensive biotech drugs.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

New 50-State Report Card for Rheumatic Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Most get Cs; " a lot of work needed to improve quality of life in rheumatic diseases " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval for subcutaneous formulation of RoActemra for use in active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), a rare form of juvenile arthritis
Roche announced today that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of RoActemra ® (tocilizumab) for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) in patients one year of age and older. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Older Adults, Arthritis Strikes the Depressed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Treatments are lacking for the affective component of chronic pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Ibuprofen found to raise blood pressure in people with arthritis and cardiovascular issues
(Natural News) According to a study, “ibuprofen is associated with increased blood pressure and hypertension” compared to celecoxib given to patients who had osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The results from the PRECISION-ABPM (Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement) study revealed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canakinumab Reduces Gout Risk Without Changing SUA Levels Canakinumab Reduces Gout Risk Without Changing SUA Levels
Canakinumab, an interleukin 1bea blocker, was associated with significantly lower risk for gout attacks when given quarterly, but did not change serum uric acid levels, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Allopurinol dose escalation is not associated with reductions in mortality risk among patients with gout, according to a study published in the August issue of Arthritis& Rheumatology. Brian W. Coburn, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you're in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Exercising With Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Radiographs in Screening for Sacroiliitis in Children Radiographs in Screening for Sacroiliitis in Children
This study examined the diagnostic utility of MRI and radiographs among children with suspected sacroiliitis.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists successfully reverse Alzheimer's in mice by removing 'zombie cells' that cannot die
It's not clear how 'zombie cells' originate but they are affect strokes, arthritis and heart attacks. Mayo Clinic scientists reversed Alzheimer's by editing them out of mice. But they can't do that in humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AbbVie shares fall after being sued by California over Humira allegations
The California Insurance Commissioner is suing AbbVie Inc., claiming the Illinois drug giant "gave illegal kickbacks to health care providers to prescribe" its Humira rheumatoid arthritis drug. In his lawsuit, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones alleged AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) "has engaged in a far-reaching scheme including both 'classic' kickbacks — cash, meals, drinks, gifts, trips, and patient referrals — and more sophisticated ones — free and valuable professional goods and services to physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

AbbVie shares fall after being sued over Humira allegations
The California Insurance Commissioner is suing AbbVie Inc., claiming the Illinois drug giant "gave illegal kickbacks to health care providers to prescribe" its Humira rheumatoid arthritis drug. In his lawsuit, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones alleged AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) "has engaged in a far-reaching scheme including both 'classic' kickbacks — cash, meals, drinks, gifts, trips, and patient referrals — and more sophisticated ones — free and valuable professional goods and services to physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Agarwood essential oil demonstrates promising anti-cancer properties, researchers find
(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) – a plant used in traditional medicine to treat vomiting, rheumatism, coughing, and asthma – could be used in treating colorectal cancer, according to researchers from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at both the toxicity profile of agarwood essential oil and its anti-tumor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ayurvedic medicine shows promise in treating rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Indian researchers tested the efficacy of two Ayurvedic treatments for relieving rheumatoid arthritis. Both the Bhallatakadi Churna with guda and Bhallatak guggulu methods were able to alleviate the signs and symptoms of the disease. The study was supported by the Government Ayurvedic College and the National Institute of Ayurveda. Its results were published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could depression be a risk factor for arthritis? Study finds mental woe and achy joint link
More and more evidence supports the link between mental and physical health. The latest research from Dartmouth College suggests that depression may be an indicator for arthritis risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More doctor visits lead to less suicide attempts for fibromyalgia patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care& Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis and depression often occur together in older adults
(Wiley) Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

California Sues AbbVie Over Alleged Kickback Scheme for Humira California Sues AbbVie Over Alleged Kickback Scheme for Humira
The complaint was prompted by a'whistleblower'who said AbbVie allegedly hired nurses'nationwide'to represent themselves as patient advocates when they were really company ambassadors'hired to...keep patients on a dangerous drug at any cost,'according to the state's insurance commissioner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thumb arthritis: What to know
Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb ’s range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, meaning it develops due to wear and tear. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Could a compound found in red wine ward off knee pain?
Eight million people in the UK and 54 million in the US suffer from osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. It is different to rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does RA affect different parts of the body?
The hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is pain in the joints, but it can also affect many other body parts. In this article, we look at the diverse systemic and long-term effects of RA. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Could a compound found in red wine ward off knee pain?
Eight million people in the UK and 54 million in the US suffer from osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. It is different to rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NFL Players Association invests in Boston ACL repair startup
A Boston startup developing a treatment for torn ACLs emerged from stealth mode this week with $22.5 million in funding from the NFL Players Association and other investors. MIACH Orthopaedics Inc. is testing a bioengineered sponge it hopes will stimulate healing of torn anterior cruciate ligaments. ACL tears generally cannot heal themselves, leading to repeat tears and arthritis when treated with surgery and often ending professional sports careers. The company's de vice, the Bridge-Enhanced ACL… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Rosemary Conley: How I cured my arthritis - Diet expert reveals staggering story
THIS time last year, diet and fitness expert Rosemary Conley was in so much pain with arthritis she could barely walk. She was missing out on many of the social activities she had previously enjoyed because her feet were in constant agony. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Eyes like this could indicate the joint problem
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms most commonly involve joint pain, swelling and stiffness. However, there are also less obvious signs of the condition involving other parts of the body. If you experience this feeling in your eyes, it could be a sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: This feeling in your eyes could indicate the joint problem
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms most commonly involve joint pain, swelling and stiffness. However, there are also less obvious signs of the condition involving other parts of the body. If you experience this feeling in your eyes, it could be a sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The magic machine that cured agony of arthritis
THIS time last year, diet and fitness expert Rosemary Conley was in so much pain with arthritis she could barely walk. She was missing out on many of the social activities she had previously enjoyed because her feet were in constant agony. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Implant Study Should Be Taken with a Grain of Salt, FDA Says
A study linking silicone gel-filled breast implants with several rare diseases should be viewed with caution, according to FDA. The authors of the study, published last week in the Annals of Surgery, say they looked at data from nearly 100,000 breast implant procedures gleaned from FDA-mandated postmarket studies for implants made by Johnson & Johnson's Mentor business, and by Allergan. The analysis showed that silicone implants are associated with higher rates of  Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, stillbirth, and melanoma. The researchers reported that 56% of the...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout
Title: Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against GoutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 18, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Venture Heat Warms up Wearables with New FDA Nod
On Monday, Los Alamitos, CA-based Venture Heat said it had received FDA clearance for its Infrared Heat Therapy Pain Relief using Far infrared Rays (FIR). FIR heat therapy is a type of low-energy therapy that takes advantage of heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum. “It’s a lot easier for the consumer to use this particular design,” Eddie Chen, president of Venture Heat, told MD+DI. “Using the product is similar to using the compression wraps. We wanted it to be simple to use and mobile.” The wrap...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Gout drug offers hope for thousands of patients battling the painful arthritis
Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina found that when patients who had previously had a heart attack were given canakinumab they were half as likely to suffer gout. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy
Many women with rheumatoid arthritis experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. However, this is not always the case, and some women may experience a flare shortly after childbirth. In this article, learn how rheumatoid arthritis affects pregnancy, including the possible risks and impact on symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - four of the best exercises to prevent joint symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Exercise and diet changes could help to relieve signs of joint pain. These are the best types of exercise for arthritis patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA pushes back on silicone breast implant study
The FDA last week pushed back at a large study showing an association between silicone breast implants and some rare diseases, standing by its record of warning the public about their risks – despite granting approvals to a slew of the implants in recent years. The study, published Sept. 14 in the Annals of Surgery, looked at data from nearly 100,000 breast implant procedures the researchers gleaned from FDA-mandated post-approval studies for implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) unit Mentor and by Allergan (NYSE: AGN). The analysis showed that silicone implants are associated with higher rates of Sj...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Allergan johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Wearable Potassium Monitor; Rheumatic Valve Disease Dilemma; BP in the VA
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System
MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 -- Centralized pain pathways may coexist with more established peripheral inflammation-driven pathways in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Diabetes Risk
Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence
Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Heart Strep Throat Rheumatic Fever rheumatic heart disease heart valves heart surgery Team Heart Cecilia Patton-Bolman Dr. R. Morton Bolman III Dr. Joseph Mucumbitsi Rwanda Kigali (Rwanda) Source Type: news

Review Assesses Cancer Risks Associated With Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Cat's whiskers extract found to alleviate certain symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Cat’s whiskers, an herb traditionally used to treat gout, arthritis, and other conditions related to inflammation, has been confirmed to improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Italy looked at the potential of cat’s whiskers extract to treat rheumatoid arthritis in a study published in the journal BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can apple cider vinegar help with arthritis?
Some people find that apple cider vinegar improves the symptoms of arthritis, including swelling, pain, and inflammation. But does it work, and is it safe? In this article, we look at the link between apple cider vinegar and arthritis, safety, and alternative home remedies, including cherry juice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Text Message: Take Your Methotrexate! (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pilot program found better adherence in rheumatoid arthritis patients with weekly reminders (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk
Patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis may be at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news