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Joint Injections: The Next Generation
Joints sometimes hurt. Like well oiled machines, occasionally the oil runs thin, the surfaces become corroded, small particles become trapped, and the components get out of line. Pain happens when the surrounding nerve fibers become irritated. Swelling happens as the vessels in the lining of the joint bring new cells, to both remove the irritants and provide healing factors to the damaged tissues. The cascade of injury and repair goes on every day in every joint of the body. [6] To relieve the symptoms of injured joints, traditionally, physicians have recommended ice, compression, elevation, (ICE) plus massage and anti-in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection clue points to causes of rheumatoid arthritis
ConclusionThrough a series of laboratory experiments, this research pinpointed a protein called vinculin as an important autoimmune target in rheumatoid arthritis.Much of the media reporting focused on the idea that being exposed to bacteria with the same target sequence as vinculin might sensitise someone to develop the disease later. The research team did discuss how infection might lower the threshold at which the T cells are activated to self-attack and might prime the immune system for self-attack. While this is plausible, it was not proved to be the case in this study, so this is largely speculative.This research fur...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Source Type: news

Crippling arthritis: Could infection be the cause?
A BREAKTHROUGH treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is a step closer after scientists discovered it could be triggered by a simple infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart risk for quarter of arthritis sufferers
ONE in four rheumatoid arthritis sufferers is likely to suffer a sudden heart attack, a study has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis patients at increased risk of surprise heart attack
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of a surprise heart attack, according to new research. Risk was increased even when patients had no symptoms and was independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking and diabetes, researchers report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weight loss may increase risk of premature death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
(Wiley) In contrast to the general population, low body mass index has been associated with premature death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis -- a situation known as the 'obesity paradox.' A new Arthritis & Rheumatology study shows that weight loss, as opposed to low body mass index per se, is a strong predictor of mortality in these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gene variants show potential in predicting rheumatoid arthritis disease outcomes
Scientists have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Arthritis IS linked to your genes, researchers find
Manchester University researchers found that genes are not only associated with the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, but may also predict the course of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Title: Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/29/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - April 29, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RA Treatment Response Influenced by HLA-DRB1 Haplotype RA Treatment Response Influenced by HLA-DRB1 Haplotype
Rheumatoid arthritis severity, mortality, and treatment response were associated with the HLA-DRB1 locus in a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes in RA Patients Undergoing Total Joint ArthroplastyOutcomes in RA Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty
This article compares arthroplasty outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis patients vs. osteoarthritis patients. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Xeljanz Doesn't Increase Cancer Risk in RA Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rates were within expected range for moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 27, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

RA Commercials... Really?
photo courtesy of morguefile.com http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com I am sure you have seen them... they are on every 20 minutes it seems, those commercials for a new RA miracle drug. They usually star a woman running around doing everything from building playgrounds to cooking a 10-course meal for her family. RA is hard enough to deal with, people just don't understand it. They hear "arthritis" and you get, "Oh, I have that in my knee," or "My grandma had that," etc. Arthritis is one thing, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a whole other ballgame. I don't understand how the word "arthritis" even got in the name. Yes...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contamination prompts voluntary injectables recall
Mylan N.V. has announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of injectable products for conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, severe psoriasis, lung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia because foreign particles were observed during testing of retention... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 25, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: IMN News RHEUM News RHEUM Rheumatoid Arthritis SAN Clinical News SAN News SAN Psoriasis FPN News Source Type: news

Biologics Have High Financial Burden Despite Medicare Part DBiologics Have High Financial Burden Despite Medicare Part D
Medicare Part D drug coverage left many patients with rheumatoid arthritis with nearly $5000 per year in out-of-pocket expenses for biologics. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New pathway reveals how immune system is regulated, gives hope for chronic diseases
An important new way in which our immune systems are regulated has been uncovered by researchers, giving hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New pathway reveals how immune system is regulated; gives hope for chronic diseases
(University of Birmingham) Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Many factors play into increased heart disease risk for those with RA
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of heart disease? How are the two conditions related? Is there a way to lower the risk? ANSWER: Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk of developing heart disease is two to three times higher than people [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cardiovascular Risk: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Eric Matteson on the increased cardiovascular risk for women with rheumatoid arthritis. To listen, click the link below. RA and CV Risk (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficit Tied to RA Disease Activity, QOL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But physical activity correlated with higher vitamin D titers, better quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 7, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Arthritic in Arizona: A CaseArthritic in Arizona: A Case
Dr John Kay discusses an interesting case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and flu-like symptoms. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

AIIMS endorses Ayurveda for rheumatoid arthritis
AIIMS has found certain Ayurvedic formulations effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which causes irreversible joint damage. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Rosie is a 30-year-old banker with very long work hours who came to see me with symptoms of gas, bloating and constipation. She had stomach cramps after eating, stubborn acne and a weight gain of 10 pounds in the last couple years despite a good diet and exercising regularly. A visit to a gastroenterologist had yielded the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after testing that included an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, blood work, and an MRI -- all of which were essentially normal. Rosie's doctor prescribed Amitiza, a drug typically given for constipation, which caused her nausea and abdominal pain. She stopped taking i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Autoimmune Diseases
WebMD explains what makes RA an autoimmune disease. Learn what autoimmune diseases are and how changes involving your immune system lead to RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korea's Celltrion Sets Sights on U.S. Market
Celltrion, which sells a cheap version of a top-selling rheumatoid arthritis drug in Europe, is now targeting the U.S., the world’s biggest pharmaceutical market. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Paracetamol 'not effective' for lower back pain or arthritis
Conclusion This systematic review and meta-analysis suggests paracetamol may not be effective for some people with lower back pain and of limited help to people with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Strengths of the study include: the systematic review only contained the "gold standard" type of trials – RCTs existing published RCTs comparing paracetamol with a placebo were likely to have been identified, as a large number of databases were searched from the beginning of their records up to December 2014. There were also two independent reviewers, which reduces the risk of any slipping through the net ...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Do you know the hidden symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
WebMD explains what many people don’t understand about rheumatoid arthritis. Learn what to expect and get helpful tips, whether you’re newly diagnosed or you're close to someone with RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get A Grip On Aging
If you can jump to your feet after reading this and give someone a strong and energetic handshake, I’ve got good news for you. It means you’re probably going to live a healthy life for many years to come. But if your hands are so weak that you can’t open a jelly jar… or a water bottle… or a car door… Well, I have good news for you, too. You can get your grip-strength back – and it doesn’t involve monotonous iron-pumping sessions, trips to the gym, difficult physical exertion, steroids or anything like that. The stronger your grip, the younger your body – regardless of how many birthday...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 31, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging antioxidants DNA energy inflammation Nutrition supplements telomerase telomeres Source Type: news

Arthritis - How to relieve the pain and heal naturally
(NaturalNews) Arthritis is painful inflammation of one or more joints in the body. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, though the best-known types are osteoarthritis (which breaks down cartilage), rheumatoid arthritis (which is an autoimmune disorder affecting the lining of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biologics Take Aim at Psoriasis Despite Worry Over ReactionsBiologics Take Aim at Psoriasis Despite Worry Over Reactions
The oral drug tofacitinib, typically prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, is showing promise for the treatment of psoriasis, and new experimental agents are gaining ground. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

What All Healthy People Have In Common
Each year, I travel more than 20,000 miles to study what makes people healthy. But most other doctors don’t get my research methods. Mainstream doctors only treat – and most researchers only study – sickness. They don’t consider health. They look at a disease and then try to find a pill. I’m different because I focus on what healthy people have in common. I ask what protects them from disease. Western medicine has come to see people’s ailments like little packages of symptoms to be drugged or cut out. It has lost sight of the whole person behind the rash or the tumor, and the emotional and environmental factors...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 26, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging brain Cancer vitamins Source Type: news

Otezla Disappoints in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Efficacy of apremilast in rheumatoid arthritis no different from placebo. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 25, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Allergies: Food Allergy Link to Forms of Arthritis
Arthritis is one of the most debilitating conditions in the United States of America. Arthritis is the number one cause of lost work days for employees of the Boeing Corporation, for example. Treatment is limited and almost entirely concentrated on anti-inflammatory medications, not on eliminating the original cause of the inflammation. The word, 'arthritis,' means, 'joint inflammation.' There are basically two forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 24, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

The High Price of Affordable Medicine
In the old days, blockbuster drugs were moderately expensive pills taken by hundreds of thousands of patients. Think blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes pills. But today, many blockbusters are designed to target much less common diseases, illnesses like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis or even specific subcategories of cancer. These medications have become blockbusters not through the sheer volume of their sales, but as a result of their staggeringly high prices. Tens of thousands of dollars per patient, per year. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel Source Type: news

Scientists Develop First Blood Test For Osteoarthritis
Researchers have isolated a biomarker that could indicate the early onset of both osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The discovery could be developed into a blood test to differentiate between the conditions before the onset of symptoms, which could improve patient outcomes. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - March 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Genetic, environmental factors appear to play a role in risk for RA
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 31, was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Do doctors know what causes the disease, especially at a young age? Will she need to be on medication for the rest of her life? ANSWER: The precise cause of rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, remains unclear. However, both genetic and environmental factors appear [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blood test could provide an early arthritis warning
ConclusionThis laboratory study suggests that for people presenting with early joint symptoms, examining blood levels of a combination of proteins could help to distinguish people who have early-stage OA from those who have early-stage RA or other inflammatory arthritis.  However, this study is in the early stages and so far has only looked at relatively small samples of people with confirmed diagnoses of these different conditions. A lot of further work needs to be done to examine the accuracy of such a blood test, and to see whether it could reliably identify and distinguish between people with these conditions presenti...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Older people Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis pain: Tips for protecting your joints
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Explore Hepatitis B Reactivation in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated With Both DMARD and Antiviral Therapy
No abstract available (Source: Lippincotts Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincotts Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 20, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

'Ground Zero' Workers At Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ablynx initiates the first of two Phase IIb RA studies with its anti-IL-6R nanobody, partnered with Abbvie
Ablynx announced that it has administered the first dose in the Phase IIb study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of its anti-IL-6R Nanobody®, ALX-0061, administered subcutaneously in combination with methotrexate (MTX) in adult patients with active RA, despite MTX therapy. The study aims to identify the optimum dose and frequency of administration of ALX-0061 for the next phases of development. (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - March 19, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Clinical trials Practical therapeutics Industry News Drug development Rheumatology Patient care anti-IL-6R DMARD Latest News methotrexate nanobody rheumatoid arthritis Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for longer linked to higher IQ claim
Baby breastfed for at least a year gained four IQ points, claims study Related items from OnMedicaLonger breastfeeding improves child’s IQ later in lifeBreastfeeding can delay cancer onsetMoney for breastfeeding mothersBreastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis riskBreastfeeding (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drug treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. TACIT trial.
An NIHR HTA programme funded trial looking at drug treatments for rheumatoid arthritis has had its findings published in the British Medical Journal. (BMJ)Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common condition causing pain through inflammation of the joints with progressive joint damage leading to disability.Tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNF) is an innovative biological new... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - March 17, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Autoimmune Disease Super-Regulators Uncovered
Genetic switches called super-enhancers help regulate the human immune system. The finding will inform research into autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - March 16, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Spherical nucleic acids set stage for new paradigm in drug development
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University-led research team led is the first to show spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) can be used as potent drugs to effectively train the immune system to fight disease, by either boosting or dampening the immune response. By increasing the immune response toward a specific cell type, SNAs could be used to target anything from influenza to different forms of cancer. If used to suppress the immune response, SNAs could target autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inflammation in mouth, joints in rheumatoid arthritis
Periodontitis shares pathogenic mechanisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and may trigger its onset, scientists say. In a new study, researchers performed joint and dental examinations, determined Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) antibodies, and examined inflammatory microenvironments in early and chronic RA patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Inflammation in the mouth and joints in rheumatoid arthritis
(International & American Associations for Dental Research) Today at the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Sheila Arvikar, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, will present a study titled 'Inflammation in the Mouth and Joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis.' The IADR General Session is being held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis: how it works
You should see your GP if you have these symptoms so they can try to determine the cause. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed blood test Source Type: news