Impacts of Long-Term Biologics/Target Therapy on BMD in RA Impacts of Long-Term Biologics/Target Therapy on BMD in RA
What have we learned about the BMD impacts associated with the long-term use of biological and targeted synthetic DMARDs?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis drug to be trialled as Covid treatment in UK care homes
Adalimumab could counter hyper-inflammation seen in severe coronavirus casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA commonly used arthritis drug is to be trialled with care home residents who have Covid, after it was observed that those taking it for their joint pains were less likely to end up in hospital with the virus.Older people in care homes, who often have some degree of dementia, tend not to do well in hospital, where they become more confused and may pick up infections. The trial will break new ground by giving the drug to people at care homes, where they can be supervised and monitored...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Medical research Older people Social care Health NHS Drugs Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Crack Your Knees And Knuckles?
Your parents may have said it would cause arthritis, but science says otherwise. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Hsieh, Contributor Tags: Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Lockdown Tied to Worsening of Musculoskeletal Conditions
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Early stages of the U.K. COVID-19 lockdown had negative consequences for people with musculoskeletal conditions, according to a letter to the editor published online Sept. 22 in Rheumatology: Advances in Practice. Toby O.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug found to correct gene defect that causes immune-driven gut leakiness
(University of California - Riverside) A team of researchers led by biomedical scientist Declan McCole at the University of California, Riverside, has found that the drug tofacitinib, also called Xeljanz and approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, can repair permeability defects in the intestine. " Our work could help improve identification of patients who will be better responders to this drug, " says McCole, a professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves Pfizer ’s Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for the Treatment of Active Polyarticular Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) September 28, 2020 -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) for the treatment of children and adolescents 2 years and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Early Research on COVID-19 May Provide Some Encouragement for Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Taking Immunosuppressants
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Secukinumab Not Superior to Adalimumab in Psoriatic Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

JANE CLARKE, one of the UK's top dietitians reveals how you can EAT to beat disease 
Indeed, the science now suggests that inflammation is the single biggest risk factor for serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis treatment: The five fruits proven to reduce inflammation and ease symptoms
ARTHRITIS treatment does not always have to be a costly affair. Often the simplest methods work best and with most things' health related, diet is key. What are the five best fruits to help ease symptoms of arthritis? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus (DM) incidence, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis treatment: Avoid this type of food to ‘reduce inflammation and restore defences'
ARTHRITIS is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. The condition can be insufferable for some people but there are proven ways to alleviate symptoms. Cutting out a particular food may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Rheumatic Diseases Pose Routine Challenges
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Many patients with rheumatic diseases face significant challenges in their daily lives, including affordability issues, lifestyle and activity limitations, and negative effects on mental and emotional health, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kids Who Need Steroids Face Risk of Diabetes, Other Ills
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Children who need to take oral steroids for chronic or life-threatening conditions can experience serious side effects, according to new research. Children with autoimmune disorders such as juvenile arthritis, psoriasis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Government looks to review Tocilizumab inclusion for treatment, again
​​Tocilizumab,a rheumatoid arthritis drug, is part of the health ministry’s clinical management protocol for Covid-19 under investigational therapies for patients with moderate symptoms of the illness. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetically Predicted BMI Increases Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Genetically predicted body mass index (BMI) significantly increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Sept. 22 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Bowen Tang, from the Karolinska... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: A reappearing salmon rash could be due to arthritis
ARTHRITIS can be preceded by an autoimmune condition known as Still's disease. What is this condition and what are the symptoms? All is revealed here. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discontinuation of Hydroxychloroquine in Older SLE Patients Discontinuation of Hydroxychloroquine in Older SLE Patients
Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for SLE, but long-term use may increase the risk for adverse events. At what point should discontinuation be considered?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

BrainHealth's SMART methodology helps patients make more informed treatment decisions
(Center for BrainHealth) Researchers at Center for BrainHealth ® collaborated with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine whether the SMART program affects people's abilities to make informed decisions about their medical treatment options. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are often reluctant to take antirheumatic drugs because of perceptions about the drugs' risks and benefits. The findings point to an approach that helps these patients, and other people, make more informed decisions about their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic analysis links obesity to higher rheumatoid arthritis risk
(Wiley) An analysis of genetic data collected from more than 850,000 individuals of European ancestry has found a link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chester County Doctor Agrees to Pay Over $1.2 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraudulent Billing and Unlawful Opioid Distribution
FDA OCI, Thomas Whalen, D.O., Berwyn PA, resolve allegations, $1.2 million, fraudulent, billing, unlawful, opioid, distribution, Rheumatology Consultants, Whalen Rheumatology Group, Havertown PA, Exton PA, Wilmington DE, injections, infusion, foreign drugs, unapproved, oxycodone, health care fraud, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 22, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Aspirin for Primary Prevention of CVD in Rheumatic Diseases Aspirin for Primary Prevention of CVD in Rheumatic Diseases
"The message for rheumatologists is it needs to be prescribed on an individual basis, rather than based on diagnosis of a rheumatic condition - at least until we have better evidence," said M. Elaine Husni, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Glucocorticoids Linked to Hospitalized Infection Risk in RA
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, continued use of glucocorticoids is associated with an increased risk for hospitalized infections, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Late-Onset Neutropenia Common in Patients on Rituximab Late-Onset Neutropenia Common in Patients on Rituximab
"Even though most [cases] are incidental and can be self-limiting, some can be severe and associated with sepsis."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Rheumatology Feels Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Boom Rheumatology Feels Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Boom
Rheumatologists are waiting to see whether changes in telehealth payments and regulations made during the pandemic and changing patient preferences for such visits stay put.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Which Foods Make Arthritis Worse
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Promising Drugs Line Up for Lupus Treatment Promising Drugs Line Up for Lupus Treatment
Systemic lupus erythematosus remains a treatment challenge, but a variety of drugs in the pipeline are set to target type I interferons, cytokines, and B cells.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Even Low-Dose Glucocorticoids Up Infection Risk in RA Even Low-Dose Glucocorticoids Up Infection Risk in RA
The risk-benefit balance of long-term glucocorticoids should be carefully considered along with those of other therapeutic options.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Key discovery in psoriatic arthritis points way for developing targeted treatments
(University of Oxford) The strongest evidence yet of a single cause for psoriatic arthritis has been discovered by researchers. The disease may be activated by the same trigger in different patients which, if identified, could move towards creating therapies that would prevent psoriatic arthritis, and potentially providing a cure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a 23% increased risk of developing diabetes
(Diabetologia) A new study presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 23% increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and may indicate that both diseases are linked to the body's inflammatory response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Covid study with Hispanics, Blacks, Native Americans shows varied results with Genentech drug
The 389-person clinical trial, which used the rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra in patients with Covid-associated pneumonia, is part of a "call to action" for more-inclusive drug studies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Covid study with Hispanics, Blacks, Native Americans shows varied results with Genentech drug
The 389-person clinical trial, which used the rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra in patients with Covid-associated pneumonia, is part of a "call to action" for more-inclusive drug studies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms - why your flaky scalp could be a sign of something more serious
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, and can lead to joint pain and inflammation. You could be at risk of developing arthritis symptoms if you develop a flaky scalp on your head. Should you speak to a doctor about arthritis signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groundbreaking Covid study with Hispanics, Blacks, Native Americans shows varied results with Genentech drug
The 389-person clinical trial, which used the rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra in patients with Covid-associated pneumonia, is part of a "call to action" for more-inclusive drug studies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

Efficacy and Safety of Tocilizumab in Takayasu Arteritis Efficacy and Safety of Tocilizumab in Takayasu Arteritis
Results from a phase 3 trial show that long-term treatment with tocilizumab is a safe and effective option for refractive Takayasu arteritis.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis: The free treatment plan that has been proven to ease sore joints
ARTHRITIS is a painful condition that can flare-up out of nowhere. However, there is effective treatment available on the NHS - do you know about this one? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: The free treatment plan that has been proven to ease sore joints
ARTHRITIS is a painful condition that can flare-up out of nowhere. However, there is effective treatment available on the NHS - do you know about this one? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric May Ease Knee Arthritis
A curcumin extract eased pain, stiffness and physical function in those with osteoarthritis of the knee. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Knees Turmeric (Spice) Placebos Arthritis Osteoarthritis Joints (Body Part) Source Type: news

Turmeric Capsules Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Turmeric Capsules Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
People with knee osteoarthritis who take daily turmeric capsules feel less pain in the knee joint than their peers who don't take this supplement, a clinical trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Is Arthritis Pain Relief as Close as Your Spice Rack?
Researchers found that an extract of the spice turmeric worked better than a placebo in easing pain from knee arthritis over three months. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine in COVID-19 Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine in COVID-19
How often are rheumatologists prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 prophylaxis or treatment? A new survey provides insight.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

He Had Recurring Pain for Nearly a Decade
The muscles from his buttock down to his calf felt as if they were on fire. He saw countless specialists, but nothing really seemed to help. What could it possibly be? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Crohn ' s Disease Digestive Tract Immune System Arthritis Colitis Source Type: news

Is Arthritis Pain Relief as Close as Your Spice Rack?
Title: Is Arthritis Pain Relief as Close as Your Spice Rack?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
(Mayo Clinic) What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of tiny [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 15, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Lilly ’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shortens Covid-19 Hospitalization When Combined With Antiviral Med
The pharmaceutical company said its drug baricitinib, combined with remdesivir, reduces median hospital stays by one day compared to remdesivir alone, and is pursuing an emergency use authorization with the FDA. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

Could TURMERIC fight off the pain of arthritis?
Turmeric, widely used as a flavouring in South Asian cooking, has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. But it is only in recent years that science has begun to take the spice seriously as a drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Arthritis Pain Relief as Close as Your Spice Rack?
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- It's a must for any good curry, and a new clinical trial suggests that turmeric might ease arthritis pain, too. Researchers found that an extract of the spice turmeric worked better than a placebo in easing pain from knee... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Accelerates Recovery in COVID-19 Patients Eli Lilly's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Accelerates Recovery in COVID-19 Patients
Eli Lilly said on Monday its rheumatoid arthritis drug shortened the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients also given Gilead Sciences's antiviral remdesivir.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news