The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health
Many of us seriously underrate how strongly our body affects our state-of-mind. We don’t realize how strongly poor diet, lack of sleep, and too little exercise can affect our emotional and mental health. Better Nutrition Can Alleviate Depression and Anxiety Over the past decade, interest in how diet affects mental health has grown considerably. Large studies have found that habitual consumption of an unhealthy diet (defined as high in processed foods) is associated with increased risk of depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents.1 A study employing a “d...
Source: Psych Central - March 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Exercise General Habits Healthy Living Sleep Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis risk lower among smokers who quit
(Reuters Health) - Adults who quit smoking decades ago may have a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis than people who gave up cigarettes more recently, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- You use your hands nearly every minute of the day, so any time they hurt it's important to find out why. Certain conditions can affect people who do the same hand movements for hours every day. Repetitive strain injury can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?
Title: Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

nabumetone
Title: nabumetoneCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?
There are many possible causes of pain in the hands or wrists, including injuries, repetitive strain, cysts, and arthritis. Some home remedies may help relieve the discomfort, but a person should see a doctor for severe, persistent, or reoccurring hand pain. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

FDA: Pulmonary Embolism Risk Up With Tofacitinib 10 mg for RA
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- A safety clinical trial has revealed that tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) 10 mg twice daily is associated with an increased risk for pulmonary embolism (PE) and death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

potassium citrate (Urocit-K)
Title: potassium citrate (Urocit-K)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 28, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Liquid Form of Gout Drug Colchicine (Gloperba) FDA OKs First Liquid Form of Gout Drug Colchicine (Gloperba)
Liquid colchicine for prophylaxis of gout flares in adults will be available in the US this summer.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Sustained Smoking Cessation May Delay, Prevent Seropositive RA
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- While smoking is a strong risk factor for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sustained smoking cessation could delay or even prevent disease development, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in Arthritis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Derivation and validation of a major toxicity risk score among NSAID users based on data from a randomized controlled trial - Solomon DH, Shao M, Wolski K, Nissen S, Husni ME, Paynter N.
BACKGROUND: While non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used commonly in rheumatology, they cause major toxicity. Improving the risk-benefit ratio requires a more precise understanding of risk. METHODS: We derived and validated a risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
Title: prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) CorticosteroidCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 27, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes
Title: Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee WoesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 27, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Antenatal Steroids Tied to Lower Infant Birth Weight
(MedPage Today) -- Antenatal corticosteroids therapy is " not a one-size-fits-all approach, " researcher says (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 26, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

FDA warns of blood clots and death associated with higher dose of Pfizer's Xeljanz
A safety clinical trial found an increased risk of blood clots in the lungs and death when a 10 mg twice daily dose of the drug was used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scleroderma Patients Report Poorer Quality of Life (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Korean study shows significantly worse health-related QoL versus other rheumatic diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease
An analysis of 8,600 electronic medical records has found a specific link between the use of the NSAID celecoxib (Celebrex) and aortic stenosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Arthritis: The best type of exercise to ease arthritis pain and avoid injuring your joints
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but symptoms can be relieved by exercising to improve and strengthen the joints. But what is the best types of exercise to soothe arthritis pain without harming the joints? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: What is the best type of exercise to soothe arthritis pain and symptoms?
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but symptoms can be relieved by exercising to improve and strengthen the joints. But what is the best types of exercise to soothe arthritis pain without harming the joints? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Microbes May Predict Lupus Flares Gut Microbes May Predict Lupus Flares
Disease flares in patients with lupus may be linked to decreased diversity of gut microbes and intestinal permeability, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Student-led rheumatology interest group increases interest in field
(George Washington University) A group of student and faculty researchers from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences published outcome of establishing Rheumatology Interest Group in the International Journal of Rheumatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children with arthritis
(University of Toronto) Machine learning algorithm was able to sort children with arthritis into seven distinct types of disease according to the location of painful joints in the body in a way that was predictive of disease outcome. This will help physicians to better tailor treatment so that patients who are more likely to develop milder form of disease can be spared medications that can have serious side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Risk for PE, Death With Higher Dose Xeljanz FDA Warns of Risk for PE, Death With Higher Dose Xeljanz
The FDA is warning of an increased risk for pulmonary embolism and death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) 10 mg twice daily in a postmarketing study.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Uses of methylsulfonylmethane
Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a compound that may help with arthritis, joints, and muscle recovery. It is available in certain foods and supplement form. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Safety trial finds risk of blood clots in the lungs and death with higher dose of tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) in rheumatoid arthritis patients; FDA to investigate
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Abatacept Retention Higher Without Prior Biologics
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier use in rheumatoid arthritis may improve efficacy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death: FDA
Title: Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 25, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Epigenetic Modulation as a Therapy in Systemic Sclerosis Epigenetic Modulation as a Therapy in Systemic Sclerosis
Could epigenetic regulators represent a potential new therapeutic target in systemic sclerosis?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Positive result from trials of physios in general practice
Tens of thousands of people have been helped to overcome back pain, arthritis and other muscle, bone and joint conditions without going to hospital, thanks to additional specialist care at local GP surgeries. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Arthritis: Five of the best supplements to reduce arthritis pain and symptoms
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but symptoms can be reduced with foods, supplements and medication containing anti-inflammatory properties. Here are five of the best supplements for joint pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Higher Risk for Death With Gout Drug Febuxostat FDA Warns of Higher Risk for Death With Gout Drug Febuxostat
Febuxostat should be reserved for patients with gout-related hyperuricemia for whom allopurinol has failed or who do not tolerate allopurinol, owing to an increased risk for death, the FDA says.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Clinical Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Often Disagrees With Published Criteria Clinical Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Often Disagrees With Published Criteria
Many patients with a clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia do not satisfy published diagnostic criteria, according to findings from rheumatology clinic attendees.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Study links Celebrex, heart valve calcification after earlier research declared drug safe
A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart than older drugs in its same classification - commonly called NSAIDs. Now, a big-data analysis of patient records at Vanderbilt University has found a link specifically between Celebrex and heart valve calcification. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Surprise rheumatoid arthritis discovery points to new treatment
(University of Virginia Health System) Researchers have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder and may also allow the use of a simple blood test to detect people at elevated risk for developing the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stop Smoking and Stop RA?
(MedPage Today) -- Risk for rheumatoid arthritis declined with many years'cessation, but some risk remained (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Shoulder surgery leads to blood clots, infections and even DEATH in one in 28 patients
A study by the University of Oxford also found that despite the operation becoming increasingly popular among arthritis sufferers, as many as one in four require revision surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 21, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Smoking cessation may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Studies demonstrates for first time that behavior change can delay or even prevent the most severe form of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation May Reduce Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Analysis demonstrates for first time that behavior change can delay or prevent most severe form of rheumatoid arthritis (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

The world's best-selling drug costs SIX times more in the US than the UK
Drug maker Abbvie made over $18 billion on it's arthritis drug, Humira, in 2017. It has kept a monopoly on the drug by making tiny changes to the formula, which costs over $5,600 in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Three vitamins and minerals to reduce arthritis pain and symptoms
RHEUMATOID arthritis is the second most common type of arthritis in the UK. The condition is incurable, but pain and symptoms can be reduced by including certain vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to joint health. Here are three to ensure you include in your diet if you have arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality of Life Poor in Scleroderma
(MedPage Today) -- Worse than in rheumatoid arthritis or lupus (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds
Title: Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 20, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Value of Joint US in Predicting Arthritis in Arthralgia The Value of Joint US in Predicting Arthritis in Arthralgia
Could joint ultrasonography help identify which patients with arthralgia may be at risk of developing arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

LabCorp expands drug monitoring portfolio
LabCorp Diagnostics (NYSE: LH), the Burlington-based lab testing giant, is expanding its therapeutic drug monitoring portfolio with a new investigative assessment to monitor a drug that treats inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. The DoseAssure CTZ assay is LabCorp's latest addition to its therapeutic drug monitoring menu. It will track a study that allows physicians to monitor patients on the drug Certolizumab. “Biologic drugs can be life-changing, but individual… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Margaret Moffett Source Type: news

AbbVie Announces New Drug Application Accepted for Priority Review by U.S. FDA for Upadacitinib for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Upadacitinib, an investigational once-daily oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, is being studied for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis[1-8] The New Drug Application (NDA) is supported by data from the global upadaci... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA AbbVie, Upadacitinib, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis: The one cooking oil that can make arthritis pain and symptoms WORSE
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but symptoms can be improved by including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet and cutting down on those that can cause inflammation. Most people are aware of the importance of including omega fatty acids in their diet, but there is one type, found in a common cooking oil, that can actually make arthritis pain and symptoms worse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroid Injections for Knee Arthritis
Questions Linger About Steroid Injections and Knee Arthritis (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AbbVie Announces New Drug Application Accepted for Priority Review by FDA for Upadacitinib for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for priority review its New Drug Application (NDA)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Psoriatic Arthritis: What Role for Methotrexate?
(MedPage Today) -- Trial data indicates it helps with some symptoms, for others not so much (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news