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 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

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

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

Malabar nut, a plant widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, effectively reduces inflammation in patients with arthritis
(Natural News) A study in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism has found that Malabar nut (Adhatoda vasica) can potentially improve cases of rheumatoid arthritis. In the study, a team from the University of Calcutta suggests that the leaves of the plant, which is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, can not only reduce inflammation but also improve bone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBD Rates Low in Patients on Cosentyx
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of data from 21 clinical trials in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Health Tip: What to Eat if You Have Arthritis
-- If you have arthritis, there are foods that may help you feel better. A diet that's rich in vitamins and minerals, and includes fruits, lean proteins, fish, vegetables, nuts and healthy oils may be most beneficial, the foundation says. But it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: What to Eat if You Have Arthritis
Title: Health Tip: What to Eat if You Have ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 25, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Amgen And Allergan Announce Positive Top-Line Results From Phase 1/ Phase 3 Study Of ABP 798, Biosimilar Candidate To Rituximab
Study Evaluated Pharmacokinetics, Efficacy and Safety of ABP 798 Compared to Rituximab in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Allergan plc. (NYSE:AGN) today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 1/ Phase 3 study evaluating the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of biosimilar candidate ABP 798, a biosimilar candidate to RITUXAN® (rituximab), compared to rituximab in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. The results demonstrate that the study met its primary endpoint of pharmacokine...
Source: Amgen News Release - January 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ACR responds to CMS Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage proposed rule
(American College of Rheumatology) In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed its continuing concern with a recent CMS policy allowing Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. In the comment letter, rheumatology leaders urged the agency to establish safeguards to protect beneficiaries from potential harm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identical twins light the way for new genetic cause of arthritis
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease. By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modelling the genetic defect in a mouse model, the research team led by Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) was able to unravel the disease mechanism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does classification system help with clinical decisions about hip surgery?
(Wiley) Determining which patients can benefit from hip preservation surgery (rather than hip replacement surgery) is challenging, but the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published a hip preservation surgery appropriateness classification system. A new Arthritis Care& Research analysis looked at what impact the system might have on clinical decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CBD oil: What is cannabis oil, what are the benefits and can it help people with anxiety?
CBD OIL has spiked in popularity over the last couple of years with people claiming it holds a host of health benefits - from soothing arthritis to helping relieve symptoms of cerebral palsy. But what is it, does it actually hold any benefits, and can it help with one of the biggest claims, anxiety? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Proven ways to relieve rheumatoid arthritis naturally
(Natural News) If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you’ll be painfully aware of the havoc this chronic inflammation can wreak on your cartilage, joint connective tissue, and bones. As your immune system mistakes your joints for something far more sinister, it attacks them – and your mobility and function pay the price. If your doctor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Arthritis to hit three times more people than cancer - how to treat joint pain
ARTHRITIS and joint disorders will affect three times as many people as cancer by 2030, according to a new report. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The MBDA Score Tracks Response to Rituximab Treatment in RA The MBDA Score Tracks Response to Rituximab Treatment in RA
Are changes in the MBDA score indicative of rituximab treatment efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Two MUSC rheumatologists receive prestigious awards from American College of Rheumatology
(Medical University of South Carolina) Gary S. Gilkeson, M.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina was awarded the American College of Rheumatology's Master's Designation, its highest honor. His former mentee, Deanna Baker Frost, M.D., Ph.D., received the ACR's Distinguished Fellows Award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - the cheap snack to prevent joint pain symptoms you should eat every day
ARTHRITIS pain affects more than 10 million people in the UK, and common symptoms include joint pain, inflammation and restricted movement. But you could relieve arthritis signs by adding this cheap mid-afternoon snack to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heberden's Nodes in Fingers Tied to Knee Osteoarthritis
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- The presence of Heberden's nodes (HNs) in finger joints may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Arya... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists discover a new kind of blood vessel in our bones that could help treat arthritis  
Scientists at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, have discovered capillaries - called trans-cortical vessels - that penetrate the hard shell of bones in mice, providing most of their blood supply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only juvenile arthritis specialist in B.C. Interior retires with no replacement
The only doctor in B.C.’s Interior that cares for children with juvenile arthritis has just retired, with no replacement, leaving families concerned with how their children will get proper medical treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Characterization of falls in adults with established rheumatoid arthritis and associated factors - Louren ço MA, Carli FVBO, de Assis MR.
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis patients may have an increased risk of falls due to changes caused by the disease such as muscle weakness, joint impairment, reduced mobility and postural instability. The aim of this study was to prospectively analyze the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Macrophage Activation Syndrome in Adults Macrophage Activation Syndrome in Adults
This article offers an update on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of macrophage activation syndrome associated with rheumatic disease.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four hand exercises to combat arthritis pain and relieve symptoms
ARTHRITIS of the hands can be an extremely uncomfortable and debilitating condition that gets in the way of completing simple activities and tasks. Fight pain and symptoms of arthritis with these four hand exercises. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthroplasty | Medscape Arthroplasty | Medscape
Arthroplasty is an orthopaedic operative procedure to partially or completely resurface, remodel, rebuild, or replace an arthritic, dysfunctional, or necrotic joint of the knee, shoulder, hip, or other site of the body. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Vasculitis: Overview Video Vasculitis: Overview Video
This video covers the pathophysiology of vasculitis in general, as well as more specific conditions like giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, Kawasaki disease, polyarteritis nodosa, and others.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Researcher gets $2.85 million grant to discover ways to enhance bone strength
(Indiana University) A $2.85 million National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases-funded study at IUPUI will advance understanding of how bone cells sense and respond to mechanical force, one of the cues the skeleton relies on to regulate its strength. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases induced by immune checkpoint inhibitors
(Bentham Science Publishers) Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a new promising class of antitumor drugs that have been associated with a number of immune-related Adverse Events (AEs), including musculoskeletal and rheumatic disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psoriasis | Medscape Psoriasis | Medscape
Review clinical reference information, guidelines, and medical news on psoriasis--including psoriasis symptoms and psoriasis treatment. Recognize psoriasis arthritis (psoriatic arthritis), scalp psoriasis, psoriasis vulgaris, and pustular psoriasis. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Higher rates of at least one incident - linked condition seen in men, women with HFE p.C282Y homozygosity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning - do your eyes look like this? Symptoms of condition revealed
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 your eyes - are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'
Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biosimilar to Infliximab Switch Yields Similar IBD Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No significant changes in clinical remission, and no new safety signals (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 16, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: Treat arthritis pain with these natural supplements
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for arthritis: Arthritis affects around 10 million people in the UK. There is no direct cure, but pain can be treated with anti-inflammatory remedies. Try these natural supplements to relieve arthritis symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: Reduce arthritis pain with these natural supplements
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for arthritis: Arthritis affects around 10 million people in the UK. There is no direct cure, but pain can be treated with anti-inflammatory remedies. Try these natural supplements to relieve arthritis symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premier Health launching three new practices in Dayton area
Premier Health is opening three new practices in the Miami Valley. The health network's Orthopedic Spine Center will launch a new office in Centerville, and its physician network will open rheumatology and family medicine facilities in Dayton and Xenia, respectively. Premier Orthopedic Spine Center specializes in comprehensive services to treat a wide array of s pine conditions. The practice includes spine surgeons Dr. Max Berdichevsky and Dr. Jennifer Smail. The new office, located at 2400 Miami… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Risk of CKD in Gout and the Impact of Urate Lowering Therapy Risk of CKD in Gout and the Impact of Urate Lowering Therapy
What is the relationship between gout and chronic kidney disease, and what role could urate-lowering therapy play in the development of CKD in these patients?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Not just good for your gut: Probiotics found to eliminate certain bacteria
(Natural News) Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens in the world. The bacteria have been shown to cause various health problems, including boils, cellulitis, food poisoning, septic arthritis, and toxic shock syndrome, which lead to millions of deaths worldwide. Healthcare professionals often recommend patients suffering from S. aureus infections to take antibiotics. Unfortunately,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In PsA, Treat Excessive Weight
(MedPage Today) -- Disease activity reduced with ultralow-cal diet in obese psoriatic arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis | Medscape Rheumatoid Arthritis | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on rheumatoid arthritis. Read about managing rheumatoid arthritis through diet and latest treatments. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

ICYMI: New study reinforces dangers of proposed IPI model
Stakeholder after stakeholder has raised concerns that the Department of Health and Human Services ’ proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model would put patient access to medicines in Medicare Part B at risk – medicines that are necessary to treat complex conditions like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases. One of the most common concerns is that patients in the United States will experience the same access restrictions that patients face abroad if the U.S. government proceeds with copying the flawed pricing practices of foreign governments. Recently,IHS Markit released a study that show...
Source: The Catalyst - January 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Part B Access Medicare Source Type: news

Static and dynamic balance disorders in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and relationships with lower extremity function and deformities: a prospective controlled study - Toprak C Ş, Duruöz MT, Gündüz OH.
This study aims to evaluate the static and dynamic balance disorders of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to disclose the relationships with clinical, functional, and radiological findings of lower extremities. PATIENTS AND ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What ’s ahead for the drug delivery market in 2019?
Cindy Reiss-Clark, VP & GM of West‘s (NYSE:WST)  global biologics business, comments on the drug delivery trends that stood out from 2018 and what she’s keeping an eye on in the coming year.  What were the trends that drove the biopharma and drug delivery markets in 2018? Many of 2018’s key trends revolved around increasing regulatory requirements. However, as the market continues to move toward more personalized medicine, such as cell and gene therapies, the overall cost of health care is a driving factor. While the majority of large patient population indications, including diabetes a...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. Source Type: news

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