Low levels of vitamin D may increase the severity of juvenile arthritis
Vitamin D deficiency increases the severity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to research published in Arthritis Research& Therapy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Persistent Back Pain Common, but Trajectories Vary Persistent Back Pain Common, but Trajectories Vary
The findings from a large longitudinal study argue against the idea that most cases of back pain resolve, authors write.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

A guide to the foods you should and shouldn't be eating when you have arthritis
(Natural News) When you have arthritis, going grocery shopping can suddenly become a lot more complicated. Certain foods can either reduce your inflammation or aggravate it. You can ease your arthritis pain and symptoms by eating a diet full of anti-inflammatory foods. At the same time, you will want to avoid foods that promote inflammation. Here... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The phytosphingosine-CD300b interaction promotes zymosan-induced, nitric oxide-dependent neutrophil recruitment
Zymosan is a glucan that is a component of the yeast cell wall. Here, we determined the mechanisms underlying the zymosan-induced accumulation of neutrophils in mice. Loss of the receptor CD300b reduced the number of neutrophils recruited to dorsal air pouches in response to zymosan, but not in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a bacterial membrane component recognized by Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). An inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) synthesis reduced the number of neutrophils in the zymosan-treated air pouches of wild-type mice to an amount comparable to that in CD300b–/– mice. Treatment with clodronate li...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Takahashi, M., Izawa, K., Urai, M., Yamanishi, Y., Maehara, A., Isobe, M., Matsukawa, T., Kaitani, A., Takamori, A., Uchida, S., Yamada, H., Nagamine, M., Ando, T., Shimizu, T., Ogawa, H., Okumura, K., Kinjo, Y., Kitamura, T., Kitaura, J. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Back Febuxostat for Gout Despite Possible CV Risk FDA Advisers Back Febuxostat for Gout Despite Possible CV Risk
Febuxostat is appropriate for some patients with gout-related hyperuricemia, the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee said at a joint meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Boswellia extract exhibits profound healing and anti-inflammatory properties
(Natural News) Arthritis is the term for a debilitating condition that affects a person’s musculoskeletal system, and it is characterized by knots, painful and swollen joints, and stiffness in the affected parts of the body. It can severely affect a person’s ability to accomplish daily tasks, especially when their arthritis is flaring up. Thankfully, several studies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 8 common foods help reduce inflammation every time you consume them
(Natural News) Arthritis is a health condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the joints. Severe forms of arthritis can be debilitating, and may greatly hamper your mobility. However, there are ways to combat the inflammation brought on by this condition. If you have arthritis, you can help reduce inflammation in your body by eating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Best THREE types of exercise to relieve knee arthritis pain and symptoms
ARTHRITIS can be a painful and uncomfortable condition to live with, but symptoms can be eased by taking regular exercise to strengthen the affected joints. These three types of exercise can help soothe knee pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Eighteen percent of patients with back pain experience a persistent trajectory, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Arthritis Care& Research. Mayilee Canizares, Ph.D., from the Krembil Research Institute at... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study examines the course of back pain over time
(Wiley) Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research published in Arthritis Care& Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, examines patterns in back pain over time and identifies the patient characteristics and the extent of healthcare and medication use (including opioids) associated with different patterns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee Osteoarthritis Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee Osteoarthritis
Postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy were significantly less likely to develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with those who did not take hormone therapy, a large study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - the after-dinner drink to prevent joint pain symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects more than 10 million people in the UK, and symptoms include joint pain and inflammation. You could relieve arthritis signs by adding this winter-warming drink to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's what you should be eating to reduce pain caused by arthritis
(Natural News) Arthritis is a major problem that a lot of people face as they get older. Based on the estimates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 54.4 million American adults who suffer from it. This condition is characterized by pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling that can be so extreme that it can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physicians Rate Happiness High in Life Outside Work: Survey Physicians Rate Happiness High in Life Outside Work: Survey
Rheumatologists are the happiest and neurologists are the least happy. Physicians overwhelmingly report being married or living with a partner; 70% have religious or spiritual beliefs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

9 delicious foods that contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids
(Natural News) The different types of food that you eat can have a big impact on your body. Certain superfoods and healing foods can be greatly beneficial in helping treat your chronic conditions and health problems. One such health problem is arthritis, which is characterized by the inflammation of one or more of your joints.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mourning the Loss of an NIH Giant, NIAMS Director Steve Katz
In the January 2019 issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green honors the legacy of long-time Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Stephen (Steve) I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. after he passed away in December 2018. Other topics include research supplements to promote diversity in health-related research and the recently-published workshop report for theGenomic Medicine XI Meeting: Research Directions in Genomic Medicine Implementation. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - January 10, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Body Fat May Affect Your Brain Volume, Study Says
Body fat is linked to a number of adverse health effects, including increased risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and breathing problems. The latest study finds an intriguing link between body fat, especially around the middle, and the brain. In a study published in Neurology, researchers analyzed brain images from nearly 10,000 people enrolled in the UK Biobank study, which includes health information from more than 500,000 volunteers who continue to update their medical histories. In the study, scientists compared body mass index (BMI) measurements as well as waist-to-hip ratio recordings taken between 2006 and 2010. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Obesity Source Type: news

Skeletons Mature Earlier Now, Affecting Orthopedic Treatments
Title: Skeletons Mature Earlier Now, Affecting Orthopedic TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 9, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis
(Wiley) Heberden's nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis& Rheumatology study found that the presence of HNs may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning - the feeling in your chest you should never ignore
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS symptoms include joint pain, inflammation, and restricted movement. But the condition, which affects about 400,000 people in the UK, could also cause this feeling in the chest - are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Time to Meet the Users of Medical Devices
In the last five years, design has taken on a larger and more focused role in medtech, said Stuart Karten, principal of Karten Design. Such a trend has been driven in part by the consumerization of healthcare, he explained. “Many more devices that would have been in a clinical setting are now being pushed into patients and other users' hands. It all ties back to the Affordable Care Act and getting hospitals penalized for readmissions. Patients have become more empowered in the actual execution of their healthcare.” T...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

Try these natural pain relievers to beat the pain without the meds
(Natural News) Chronic pain can often hamper your overall well-being and quality of life. This pain is often associated with arthritis, which is characterized by swelling of the joints. Some people may use painkillers or anti-inflammatory medication to deal with the pain, but these options often come with unintended side effects. Fortunately, you can eliminate pain naturally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having "noisy knees" increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis, study concludes
(Natural News) People who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around their knee joint — clinically known as crepitus — might have an increased likelihood of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. As part of the study, a team of researchers pooled data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Medical Marketing Soars, Is Regulation Needed?
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Turn on prime-time TV and you'll likely see a pitch for arthritis or impotence pills, and maybe a cancer center. Advertisers spent nearly $10 billion marketing prescription drugs and medical services to the American public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four exercises to help relieve shoulder pain
ARTHRITIS is a common condition which affects more than 10 million people in the UK. Arthritis in the shoulders can be a painful and unpleasant condition to live with, but exercising the joints can help to relieve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certolizumab Pegol in the Treatment of Takayasu Arteritis Certolizumab Pegol in the Treatment of Takayasu Arteritis
Is this agent a safe and effective treatment option in patients with Takayasu arteritis?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 1/5/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/5/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shreyasee Amin, a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic, covers osteoarthritis diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Also on the podcast,?January is American Blood Donor Month. Dr. Justin Kreuter,?medical director of the Blood Donor Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, discusses the continuous need for blood donors.?And [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?For the past few months, I?ve had a lot of stiffness in a few of my fingers, especially toward the end of the day. I?m 47. Could this be the beginning of arthritis? If so, at what point should I see a doctor? Can arthritis be treated in the beginning stages? ANSWER:?It?s possible [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Combo RA Tx May Boost Risk for Serious Adverse Events (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians should consider risk-benefit ratio of combination biologics, according to meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 3, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results
Author financial conflicts of interest were generally not associated with RA RCT results, but honoraria and consulting fees were associated with greater likelihood of positive study outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Patients With Sleep Apnea Have Increased Gout Risk
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for developing gout than patients without OSA for more than a year after diagnosis, according to a study published in the January issue of Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Persistence and Adverse Events of Biologic Treatment in JIA Persistence and Adverse Events of Biologic Treatment in JIA
In this study, the incidence of adverse events among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with biologic therapy is examined.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast implants can cause cancer chronic fatigue arthritis and other side effects
Daisy Jones, a 29-year-old life coach from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex thinks the breast implants she had fitted at 19 have ruptured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four exercises to fight knee arthritis pain and symptoms
ARTHRITIS can be a painful and debilitating condition to live with. Try these four exercises to help combat the pain and symptoms associated with arthritis of the knee. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to run away from arthritis
Running and other high-impact exercises were once thought to be the major cause of arthritis. We now know that ’s not completely true. In fact, it may be the lack of physical exercise that can lead to worsening arthritic symptoms. When pain strikes in a hip, knee, ankle or other joint, human nature is to avoid doing things that could aggravate the pain. Although that seems logical, this inactivity could actually exacerbate the condition by leading to muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. For those… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. David Covall Source Type: news

How to run away from arthritis
Running and other high-impact exercises were once thought to be the major cause of arthritis. We now know that ’s not completely true. In fact, it may be the lack of physical exercise that can lead to worsening arthritic symptoms. When pain strikes in a hip, knee, ankle or other joint, human nature is to avoid doing things that could aggravate the pain. Although that seems logical, this inactivity could actually exacerbate the condition by leading to muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. For those… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. David Covall Source Type: news

IL-1 and Gout: Proof of Concept vs Cost
(MedPage Today) -- Some experts remain optimistic about targeting IL-1 for gout, but others cite costs (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Afib and Heart Failure; Pain and Arthritis: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best treatment for atrial fibrillation in people with heart failure, the consequences of penalties for hospital readmission, pain relief for those with knee osteoarthritis, and comprehensive care for dementia patients. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

IL-1 Blockade Appears Effective Against Gout
(MedPage Today) -- Canakinumab lowered the risk of attacks by more than half in post-MI patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 29, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lutikizumab Ineffective for Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting IL-1 alpha and beta did not improve pain, function, or structural changes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Influential Long-time NIAMS Director Katz Dies at 77 Influential Long-time NIAMS Director Katz Dies at 77
Katz, who led the NIAMS since 1995, is remembered for his contributions to basic science, his willingness to take on thorny NIH management issues, and his exuberant, joyful personality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Early-Onset Sj ö gren's Linked to More Severe Disease Early-Onset Sj ö gren's Linked to More Severe Disease
Early-onset Sjogren's syndrome may be linked to more severe disease that worsens over time and has specific symptoms at presentation, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Director of NIAMS Stephen Katz Dies
The head of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases was a leader in the study of skin-based immunology. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 28, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

High drug prices? Some pharma firms will send you a check
Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Drug Treatments Fail to Control Long-term OA Pain Most Drug Treatments Fail to Control Long-term OA Pain
Most commonly used drugs for osteoarthritis (OA) did not reliably control pain or improve function when used long term, a meta-analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment and Arthritis: A Growing Complaint
(MedPage Today) -- Will checkpoint inhibitor-related arthritis outstrip RA in frequency? (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 27, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Exercise Can Shrink Belly Fat, But Not When Drug Blocks IL-6 Exercise Can Shrink Belly Fat, But Not When Drug Blocks IL-6
Exercise reduced abdominal visceral fat, a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease, but not when obese patients received tocilizumab, an anti-arthritis drug that blocks IL-6 receptors, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

One Woman's Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring Sarcoidosis
Title: One Woman's Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring SarcoidosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - December 27, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news