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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical News Today: How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?
Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

Medical News Today: What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee
Psoriatic arthritis can affect many joints, including the knees. Symptoms in the knee can cause significant problems with walking and standing. In this article, learn about how doctors diagnose and treat psoriatic arthritis of the knee. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Sequence of Joint Tissue Inflammation During RA Development Sequence of Joint Tissue Inflammation During RA Development
What can the course of MRI-detected joint inflammation tell us about the development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

IBD Risk Low in Patients Taking Secukinumab (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- IBD events rare across 21 clinical trials for patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis given the agent (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Insights Into a Rare Autoimmune Disease Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Insights Into a Rare Autoimmune Disease
A conversation with Dr Doruk Erkan about the proper diagnosis and management of this life-threatening clotting disease.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Smartphone technology will use AI to help arthritis patients manage their flare-ups
(University of Bath) A partnership between the healthtech company Living With, the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH), and the University of Bath is developing an app that allows arthritis patients track their symptoms and predict flare-ups in the comfort of their own homes. The app will use thermal imaging and AI to monitor symptoms and will optimize treatment plans to avoid unnecessary medical appointments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers Find Way For Chickens To Lay Eggs Filled With Cancer-Killing Drugs
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Scotland say they have found a way to have chickens lay eggs filled with medicine. It’s a method that could make some drugs much more affordable. Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have genetically modified the birds to produce human proteins in their eggs that boost the immune system. Now, the chickens are laying eggs containing cancer-killing drugs. Researchers in Scotland have genetically modified chickens to produce human proteins in their eggs (WBZ-TV) “In the past, making these transgenic animals has been very inefficient very expensive and difficult,” says...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Arthritis: Add these five spices to your cooking to treat joint pain
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but pain and symptoms associated with the joint condition can be improved by making certain dietary changes. The following five spices contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Add five spices to your cooking to treat joint pain and arthritis symptoms
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but pain and symptoms associated with the joint condition can be improved by making certain dietary changes. The following five spices contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No yolk! Eggs from genetically-modified chickens could be used to fight cancer and arthritis  
A study by  the University of Edinburgh found modifying the farm animal's DNA causes their eggs to contain proteins that are often lacking in people suffering from common diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No yoke! Eggs from genetically-modified chickens could be used to fight cancer and arthritis  
A study by  the University of Edinburgh found modifying the farm animal's DNA causes their eggs to contain proteins that are often lacking in people suffering from common diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical vs Surgical Initial Treatment in Septic Arthritis Medical vs Surgical Initial Treatment in Septic Arthritis
When it comes to achieving optimal functional recovery in patients with septic arthritis, which is the best treatment approach?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study examines long-term opioid use in patients with severe osteoarthritis
(Wiley) New research published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly used long-term to treat pain in older patients with severe osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis: Five lesser-known natural supplements to improve joint pain and inflammation
ARTHRITIS can be a painful and debilitating condition to live with. There is no direct cure, but symptoms can be relieved by taking certain supplements to help reduce pain and inflammation. Here are five lesser-known natural supplements that may improve your arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat psoriasis naturally with vitamin D and zinc
(Natural News) Psoriasis is a chronic skin problem that affects over 7.5 million Americans. The condition can result in complications ranging from arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and even depression; however, a study from Al-Furat Al-Awsat University in Iraq suggests that these complications could also cause a decline of nutrients needed to battle the condition. In their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD oil: British man explains why he switched painkillers for CBD oil to manage arthritis
CBD oil is a hot topic in the world of medicine at the moment, being hailed for having various health benefits that traditional medicines lack. One British man who suffers from arthritis has ditched the use of painkillers for CBD oil, which he says is more effective in treating symptoms of the joint condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news