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FDA declines to approve J & J arthritis drug sirukumab
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson& Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. FDA declines to approve J & J arthritis drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson& Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Joint space narrowing: Treatment, causes, and more
What is joint space narrowing and how is it formed? Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and how joint space narrowing may be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lady Gaga ’ s Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients'lives, experts say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases
Patients with rheumatological diseases can be safely switched from their current biologic to its approved biosimilar in most cases, according to new consensus-based recommendations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids
Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Read Jimmy Kimmel ’s Moving Healthcare Monologue That Everyone’s Talking About
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to his late night show once more to talk healthcare — a subject near and dear to him personally, after his infant son dealt with heart surgery in the days after his birth last May. He delivered a heartfelt monologue then about the importance of adequate health coverage for all Americans, and in the wake of new healthcare legislation from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, he returned to the subject with an emotional plea. I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe, but a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - what is the condition and who is at risk?
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long term condition which mainly affects the hands, feet and wrists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: Can a Breakup Make You Sick?
Love hurts, but a breakup can be agony—even beyond the emotional pain. If you’ve gone through a highly emotional split, researchers say your immune system can take a significant hit. “Breaking up with a partner leaves people feeling blue and lonely, even when it’s something they wanted,” says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University. “Time heals wounds, and people recover, but the time course for recovery is related to how much a person continues to be preoccupied with thoughts of their former...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized break up Breakup Divorce ex boyfriend ex-girlfriend how to get over a breakup how to get over someone how to recover from a breakup immune system Love Relationship relationship advice relationships Sex/Relationshi Source Type: news

Surveillance for certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2013 and 2014 - Gamble S, Mawokomatanda T, Xu F, Chowdhury PP, Pierannunzi C, Flegel D, Garvin W, Town M.
PROBLEM: Chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., heart diseases, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. These conditions are costly to the U.S. economy, yet they are often preventable or cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Ankylosing Spondylitis Quiz: Symptoms & Treatment
Title: Ankylosing Spondylitis Quiz: Symptoms& TreatmentCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 1:05:25 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
Title: Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk
(Wiley) In a study published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Total of 0.21 Years Lost Due to Opioid - Related Poisoning Deaths
Drug - related poisoning deaths up from 2000 to 2015, with most of the increase due to opioid deaths (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Dietary fiber found to reduce osteoarthritis knee pain in first-ever study of its kind
(Natural News) Improved joint health can now be added to the long list of fiber’s health benefits as researchers associated a fiber-rich diet with a decreased risk for degenerative joint disease, particularly in the knees. The new study, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, involved researchers gathering and analyzing data from two previous studies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Culture Affects How Hispanic Americans Experience Pain
A new analysis finds that Hispanic Americans feel pain more intensely, report fewer pain conditions such as back pain and arthritis on surveys or questionnaires. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gout Quiz: What is Gout? Is There a Gout Diet?
Title: Gout Quiz: What is Gout? Is There a Gout Diet?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 1/26/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 5:20:52 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 19, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

RA-Specific Variables Linked to CV Disease Events (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk for rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, seropositivity comparable to those of cholesterol (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick obituary
Pioneering physician who played a fundamental role in the development of modern respiratory medicineWhen Margaret Turner-Warwick, who has died aged 92, entered the field of respiratory medicine in the 1950s, it was a time of great change. Effective treatment fortuberculosis had recently been introduced, and the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on the lung were beginning to be appreciated.The focus of academic research had been limited to understanding and measuring lung function, but with her colleagues Jack Pepys andDeborah Doniach, Margaret expanded it to include the immunology of the lung, and particularly of the fi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Newman Taylor Tags: Medical research Science Health Society Health policy Public services policy Politics Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
Title: Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center StageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Springer Healthcare's Medicine Matters expands to include oncology and rheumatology resources
(Springer) Springer Healthcare has launched two new websites specializing in oncology and rheumatology to complement their flagship medical education platform, Medicine Matters diabetes. The three therapy-specific medical education platforms now form a family of products to support healthcare professionals around the world. The resources offered are invaluable for professionals who are increasingly short of time and require the flexibility of free online materials and tools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Raising the profile of long term conditions in Parliament
On Monday 11th September, our Policy and Public Affairs team attended a Parliamentary drop-in to help MPs understand more about the needs of people with long term conditions. The event was coordinated by the Richmond Group, a coalition of 14 leading health and social care organisations - including Arthritis Research UK - who work together to influence policy and practice.The organisations that make up the coalition represent 15 million people with long term conditions in the UK who regularly need to rely on health and care services. We work together to campaign for improvements, and ensure that everyone with a long term co...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Woman suffering from chronic arthritis: My mystery ‘growing pains’ left me unable to walk
REBECCA Beesley, 38, from Kent, has suffered with the agony of chronic arthritis since she was nine years old. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Regulators Approve Self-injectable Belimumab for Lupus EU Regulators Approve Self-injectable Belimumab for Lupus
The new version of belimumab can spare patients with systemic lupus erythematosus the need to have an intravenous infusion of the drug at a hospital or clinic.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This Year
Title: Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Knee Bursitis
Title: Knee BursitisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Birmingham Score Predicts CV Events, Death in ANCA Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- BVAS at presentation served as independent predictor (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 14, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities kidney transplant lupus lupus symptoms public health Selena Gomez Selena gomez disease Selena gomez Kidney Transplant Selena Gomez lupus what disease does selena gomez have What is lupus Why did selena gomez Source Type: news

Strawberries found to decrease knee pain in arthritis sufferers
(Natural News) Strawberries are regarded as a healthy fruit with a multitude of health benefits, and a recent study has uncovered another one. Regular strawberry consumption has been found to alleviate the pain levels of knee osteoarthritis. For the purposes of their study, published in Nutrients, the researchers took in 17 obese adult volunteers then... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors and Conditions Among States and Selected Local Areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2013 and 2014 (September 2017)
This report presents age-adjusted prevalence estimates and discussion for: 1) health status indicators (self-rated general health status, frequent mental distress, and frequent physical distress); 2) health care access and preventive practices; 3) health risk behaviors; 4) chronic diseases and conditions (obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and depression); and 5) cardiovascular conditions. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Get a grip on PIP
A new report released on 14 September 2017 by the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) - of which Arthritis Research UK is a member- demonstrates the huge problems which many people experience when trying to access Personal Independence Payments. A Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a source of financial support designed to help disabled people and those with long-term conditions manage the extra costs of their condition.Debs is in her forties and has had arthritis since she was born. Her story is featured in the‘Supporting those who need it most?’ report:“When I wake up I am in pain instantly. My hu...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Pregnant With a Rare Vasculitis: How to Treat Pregnant With a Rare Vasculitis: How to Treat
Dr Stephen Paget reviews the case of a 40-year-old woman with Takayasu arteritis being treated with prednisone.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

For Gout, How Safely Can Allopurinol Dosing Be Escalated? For Gout, How Safely Can Allopurinol Dosing Be Escalated?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medicare Spending on rACTH Tops $1 Billion: Was It Worth It? Medicare Spending on rACTH Tops $1 Billion: Was It Worth It?
Manufacturers imposed'unconscionable'price increases despite little evidence of benefit over cheaper medications, editorialists claim.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Impact of Obesity on the Response to TNF Inhibitors in axSpA Impact of Obesity on the Response to TNF Inhibitors in axSpA
Is obesity associated with an impaired response to anti-TNF treatment for axial spondyloarthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Guideline Aims to Help Doctors Diagnose Head, Neck Masses
Lumps may signal infection or a cancer caused by a sexually transmitted virus (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Most Opioid Use Concentrated in Top 10 Percent of Users
Top 10 percent of users accounted for 76 percent of the total annual morphine equivalents (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

The 8 WORST pieces of advice medical doctors give their patients
(Natural News) Just one century ago in America, all of the most popular chronic diseases and disorders that we know so well today barely existed, including cancer, diabetes type 2, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s and heart disease. Still, nearly every medical doctor in the United States blames hereditary genes for these preventable health problems, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Total Knee Replacement
Title: Total Knee ReplacementCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 12, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Baker's Cyst
Title: Baker's CystCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 12, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Novartis says biosimilar rituximab accepted for review by FDA
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis AG said on Tuesday its biosimilar rituximab to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis was accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tofacitinib in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis Tofacitinib in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis
How do different doses of tofacitinib compare in terms of safety and efficacy?Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Profiles in a Lupus Cohort Cardiovascular Risk Profiles in a Lupus Cohort
How do different risk calculators perform in terms of estimating CVD risk in SLE patients?Lupus Science & Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis treatment: Drug could be used to treat THIS mysterious condition
ARTHRITIS drug could be used to treat chronic itching, where sufferers have the urge to scratch ‘day and night’ according to scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AbbVie says deaths in arthritis trial not linked to drug
(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said on Monday two patients died in a late-stage trial of its rheumatoid arthritis drug but that the deaths were not linked to the drug, which met the study's main goals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AbbVie dips after two patient deaths in rheumatoid arthritis study
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AbbVie reports two patient deaths in rheumatoid arthritis study
(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc said on Monday two patients died in a late-stage trial testing its drug to treat patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news