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Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. 12/2017 This 19-page issue briefing details how opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue, with opioid use disorder affecting people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas. Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery. The report provides data on older adults'opioid use, and discusses risks associated with older a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis pain? Eating a bowl of this for breakfast could help ease symptoms in the knee
ARTHRITIS is a common condition that causes joint pain and stiffness. There ’s no cure, but there are a number of treatments available to ease symptoms that occur most commonly in the knee, hip and hands. Opting for a bowl of muesli in the morning is just one of these. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene expression study may help guide Arthritis care
(Wiley) Researchers who analyzed gene expression in synovial tissue samples from rheumatoid arthritis patients' joints identified different patterns that may be clinically meaningful. The findings, which are published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, indicate that the mechanisms of pain differ in patients with different synovial subtypes of rheumatoid arthritis, and they may help guide clinicians as they develop optimal treatment strategies for patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are older adults with knee pain less active than the general population?
(Wiley) A new Arthritis Care& Research study found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels are similarly low in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and those from the general population without osteoarthritis or knee pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study demonstrates no benefit to off-label hand osteoarthritis therapy
A drug that is sometimes used as an off-label treatment forosteoarthritis of the hand may not actually provide the presumed benefits, according to new research. Arthritis Research UK has funded a study from the University of Leeds that calls into question the current practice of offering the drughydroxychloroquine off-label as a means ofpain relief when conventional medication has failed, as the evidence suggests it is likely to be ineffective. No benefit from off-label therapy Currently, the common first-line treatment for hand osteoarthritis is paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrugs or opioids, but doctors oft...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Ineffective for Osteoarthritic Hand Pain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Ineffective for Osteoarthritic Hand Pain
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms? Joint pain PREVENTED by eating more of this 25p vegetable
ARTHRITIS pain and symptoms can be caused by inflammation around the joints. But, adding more of this cheap vegetable to your diet may help to prevent joint stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain could be PREVENTED by eating more of this 25p vegetable
ARTHRITIS pain and symptoms can be caused by inflammation around the joints. But, adding more of this cheap vegetable to your diet may help to prevent joint stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Drug No Help To Arthritis Patients
According to the researchers behind the new study, hand osteoarthritis affects up to 31 percent of people over 70 and up to 15 percent of those older than 60. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Although Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain it Won't Help'Regular' Arthritis
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- A malaria drug that's also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more common form of arthritis, new research shows. The drug is called Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won't Help 'Regular' Arthritis
Title: Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won't Help 'Regular' ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 21, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

NIH program to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus releases first datasets
(NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Datasets characterizing individual cells in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus disease tissue from the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (AMP RA/SLE) Phase I study are now available to the research community. Scientists from across the biomedical research community can access the AMP RA/SLE datasets to explore important research questions about these autoimmune conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Konica Minolta to debut enterprise analytics software
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas plans to unveil new analytics capabilities...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software Konica Minolta to launch software, DR detectors at RSNA 2017 Konica Minolta lands Premier contract for Exa Konica Minolta to highlight US at rheumatology meeting Konica Minolta brings ultrasound to physiatrists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Arthritis: Woman cured joint pain with £1.13 a day supplements - these are the ingredients
ARTHRITIS pain and symptoms affect about 10 million people in the UK. These supplements could reduce joint pain and inflammation with these two natural ingredients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Etanercept Biosimilar Is Effective, Well-tolerated for Rheumatoid Arthritis Etanercept Biosimilar Is Effective, Well-tolerated for Rheumatoid Arthritis
The biosimilar LBEC0101 is equivalent to etanercept (Enbrel) in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who respond inadequately to methotrexate, according to researchers from Korea and Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

The effects of exercise intervention for fall prevention in persons with arthritis: a meta analysis - Lee CH, Park H.
This study was a meta-analysis of the effects of exercise intervention in preventing falls among persons with arthritis. Methods The review consisted of searches from Pubmed, Ovid-MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and Korean DBs using PICO-SD forma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Arthritis pain? Eating white rice could be cause of joint inflammation and other symptoms
ARTHRITIS is a common condition that causes pain, tenderness and stiffness in the joints but unfortunately there ’s no cure. One way to ease symptoms can be to avoid eating certain foods - refined carbohydrates like white rice have been known to stimulate inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden poisons in your mouth cause cancer, arthritis, heart disease and more - Discover the most powerful ways to improve your oral health
(Natural News) Everyone knows that having healthy teeth and gums equal to a bright smile, but is that all there is to it? Turns out, it’s just the start. Having exceptional oral health means having more than just a beautiful smile — it’s directly linked to our overall health. The same principle works the other way too:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain? FIVE exercise and sports that relieve joint inflammation
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. These five exercises could help to relieve painful joints and stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs prescribed by doctors to treat hand pain don't actually work
AN off-label drug thought to be commonly prescribed by doctors to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, researchers have said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain? FIVE sports to relieve painful joint inflammation
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. These five exercises could help to relieve painful joints and stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Add this £1 fruit to your diet everyday to reduce joint stiffness
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Adding more of this fruit to your diet could lower your risk of joint pain and inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cartilage cell transplantation procedure for arthritis approved by NHS
Patients with a certain form ofarthritis have a new preventative treatment option available to them, following the recent NHS approval of a cutting-edge cartilage cell transplantation procedure. Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has won approval to be funded across the NHS thanks to a growing body of clinical evidence - supported by Arthritis Research UK and others - that has conclusively demonstrated the considerable benefits the technique offers. How the procedure works ACI is designed to help patients who have small areas of cartilage damage or earlyosteoarthritis of the knee. These conditions can often affect y...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis
People with gout face a modestly increased risk, of about 20%, for developing osteoporosis, compared to people without gout, researchers in Taiwan suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

NIH program to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus releases first datasets
Collaborative effort provides important clues about potential research targets. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Add this £1 fruit to your diet everyday to CURE joint stiffness
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Adding more of this fruit to your diet could lower your risk of joint pain and inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Arthritis Strikes Your Feet
Title: Health Tip: When Arthritis Strikes Your FeetCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 16, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

MPs call for improvement to benefit assessments
On 14 February 2018, an influential group of MPs published a new report evaluating the assessment process for two forms of financial support, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and making strong recommendations for improvements.PIP is a source of financial support designed to help people with disabilities and long-term conditions to manage the extra costs of their condition. ESA offers financial support for those unable to work, as well as personalised help with getting back into work if people are able to take steps towards employment.PIP and ESA are two benefits that many peop...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 16, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Shorter Steroid Courses Hold Promise in Autoimmune Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study had similar rates of primary endpoint success as RAVE trial (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Two painful complications that can arise in the knee
ARTHRITIS comes in different forms but one of the most common parts of the body it affects is the knee. While there are treatment options available to help ease pain and symptoms, there are two painful complications that can arise with arthritis in the knee. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech startup seeking to repurpose Vioxx raises $5M
Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge biotech startup that is seeking to repurpose the controversial Merck& Co. arthritis drug Vioxx as a treatment for joint pain caused by hemophilia, has closed its first equity round. Tremeau, which was founded last year, announced Thursday that it has raised $5.2 million in equity financing, although it did not disclose the investors that participated. The six-employee company said the funding would be used to advance the drug — whose generic name is rofecoxib… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Health Tip:When Arthritis Strikes Your Feet
-- If you have intense pain in your feet, arthritis may be the cause of your woes. Arthritis leads to swelling and pain in the cartilage and lining of the joints. If these symptoms affect your feet, it's probably time to visit a podiatrist, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Novel Interleukin Inhibitors for Psoriatic Arthritis Novel Interleukin Inhibitors for Psoriatic Arthritis
What does the most recent data tell us about the efficacy and safety of newer interleukin inhibitors for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Trends in Various Types of Arthritis in the United States Trends in Various Types of Arthritis in the United States
How has prevalence and incidence of various types of arthritis changed over the years in the US?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an intercostal muscle strain?
Learn all about intercostal muscle strain, when the muscles between the ribs are damaged. We look at the signs, causes, and treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Opioids, Antidepressants Associated With Fracture Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis drugs could play role in reducing dementia risk
A class of drugs commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could halve the risk of developing dementia, according to an observational study by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
A look at De Quervain ’s tenosynovitis where the tendons of the thumb become inflamed. Included is detail on symptoms and exercises for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

American College of Rheumatology awarded grant to focus on projects that curb disparities
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology was awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Society of Association Executives to develop a new program, Uniting Collaborators for Innovation (UCOIN), that focuses on creating member-led initiatives that diminish racial and ethnic disparities in patients with rheumatic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Can treatments for arthritis be repurposed for dementia? – Alzheimer’s Society comments
New research suggests that drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could reduce the risk of patients developing dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 13, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Arthritis or IBS symptoms? Adding a pinch of this spice to your tea can help relieve pain
ARTHRITIS and IBS can be debilitating conditions, causing pain in a person ’s joints and bouts of stomach cramps. But simmering milky tea with a pinch of turmeric could help relieve symptoms - and the yellow spice can benefit your health in a number of other ways too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden poisons in your MOUTH may be causing cancer, arthritis, heart disease and even obesity
(Natural News) Each day, I review hundreds of science and medicine headlines for assigning stories to websites like Science.news and Medicine.news, and I repeatedly see new science papers published about the links between oral bacteria and chronic diseases such as heart disease. The science is clear: If you have bacteria lurking in an old root... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis DMARD drugs could half dementia development risk
Cheap drugs that are often used to treat rheumatic conditions like arthritis may also be halve the change of developing against dementia, researchers have shown in a recent study (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complimentary press registration available for 2018 state-of-the-art clinical symposium
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in Chicago, IL, on April 13-15. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs could reduce risk of dementia by HALF, research says
DRUGS used to treat arthritis can slash the risk of dementia by up to half, research by British scientists suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synovitis on Baseline Ultrasound Predicts Relapse in JIA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with positive US had nearly four times the risk of flares (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best apps for rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis can significantly affect everyday life. We have found the best apps to help manage the associated pain and symptoms of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - FIVE foods to avoid for preventing joint inflammation
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Patients are advised to avoid these five types of foods to prevent joint pain and inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New jab can delay arthritis progression and save NHS cash
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, claim  it opens the door to a patient with arthritis forgoing an operation in favour of an injection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news