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Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abatacept Monotherapy vs Abatacept Plus DMARDs in RAAbatacept Monotherapy vs Abatacept Plus DMARDs in RA
What benefits do the addition of DMARDs to abatacept therapy offer patients with rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 -- Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests. The study, of 17 adults with the painful autoimmune disease,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
Title: Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - July 12, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gut bacteria can cause, predict and prevent rheumatoid arthritis
The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a new report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Mysterious Skin Patches
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 70-year-old man went to urgent care after becoming concerned about brown hyperpigmented patches on his legs and arms. He also thought that some of his teeth were turning gray, but it had been happening so slowly he wasn't sure. He had been in good health recently, especially after starting on antibiotics last year to treat his rheumatoid arthritis. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 11, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation 'eases symptoms' of chronic condition rheumatoid arthritis
NERVE stimulation can reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and could help people suffering from other inflammatory diseases, such as Crohns, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Gut bacteria can cause, predict and prevent rheumatoid arthritis
(Mayo Clinic) The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study: Gut Bacteria can Cause, Predict and Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Taneja recently published two studies ─ one in Genome Medicine and one in Arthritis and Rheumatology ─ connecting the [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 10, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis
Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The combination of two extra-low dose anticytokine drugs reduced rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and cardiovascular events. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis
(European Society of Cardiology) Weight loss from bariatric surgery appears to reverse the premature aging associated with obesity, according to research presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016.1 Patients had longer telomeres and less inflammation two years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Blockbuster Hopes Grow for Ablynx Arthritis Drug Backed by AbbvieBlockbuster Hopes Grow for Ablynx Arthritis Drug Backed by Abbvie
Ablynx's hopes for a potential multibillion-dollar drug were boosted on Thursday by strong clinical trial results in rheumatoid arthritis, vindicating a $175 million bet placed on the product by U.S. pharma group AbbVie in 2013. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis pain 'linked with higher chance of fatigue'
This study is interesting as it indicates that younger people with rheumatoid arthritis and those with more pain also experience greater fatigue. It emphasises the need for better treatments and management techniques to deal with fatigue for those living with rheumatoid arthritis on a daily basis." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Effect of cholesterol medicine on inflammatory diseases mapped
The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defense system with regard to diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers have now explored why this is so, and their findings may result in improved treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal Inflammation and Natural Products
Many natural products have purported anti-inflammatory properties, and some have a long history of use for treating inflammation and the pain that is associated with musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tendinitis. Although there is some limited evidence that a few natural products may provide modest benefits, in general, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of many of these natural products for inflammatory conditions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 7, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Effect of cholesterol medicine on inflammatory diseases mapped
(Aarhus University) The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defence system with regard to diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Danish researchers have now explored why this is so, and their findings may result in improved treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal Inflammation and Natural Products
Many natural products have purported anti-inflammatory properties, and some have a long history of use for treating inflammation and the pain that is associated with musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tendonitis. Although there is some limited evidence that a few natural products may provide modest benefits, in general, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of many of these natural products for inflammatory conditions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pfizer, Brigham and Women's test remote monitoring app for arthritis in clinical trial
Pfizer is working with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to test an app for rheumatoid arthritis in a small clinical trial, according to a ClinicalTrials.gov posting. One hundred and ninety patients will be enrolled in the trial, which is set to conclude in September 2018. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 6, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Could our gut bacteria hold the key to new treatments for inflammatory arthritis?
As regular readers of Arthritis Today will know we’ve committed to investing £5 million into the exciting field of microbiome research. The latest groundbreaking studies in this area, funded by Arthritis Research UK, will investigate crucial differences between the microbiome found in people with psoriatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and people without these conditions. This research could provide vital answers needed to improve treatment and early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis. What is the microbiome? The microbiome is the collective term used to describe all of the many different microbes o...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Opening our eyes to the links between sleep and living well
We all know a good night’s sleep can make us feel ready to face the day, while a bout of insomnia can leave us feeling exhausted and miserable. That’s because sleep plays a vital role in maintaining our good health and wellbeing, with poor sleep linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. And because disrupted sleep is a common symptom of arthritis, researchers at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology at the University of Manchester are embarking on an innovative study to investigate the sleep patterns of people with rhe...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Vagus nerve stimulation may help reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Implanting a device to stimulate the vagus nerve helped rheumatoid arthritis patients improve significantly, according to a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists use small electric-shock to help arthritis patients go into complete remission
Dutch scientists have used a small electric-shock generating device to activate a nerve involved in controlling the immune system, significantly reduced the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation device 'can offer relief from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms'
This study is interesting and shows promising results that explore the link between the nervous system and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. This link is significant, as it could indicate the potential for alternative treatments for inflammatory conditions. However, the sample size is small, so more research is needed into the long-term effects of this intervention."Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition that has a huge impact on more than 400,000 people within the UK. We now understand far more about the process of inflammation, and this understanding has led to new and better forms of treat...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 4, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study shows vagus nerve stimulation significantly reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
(Northwell Health) Clinical trial data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates stimulating the vagus nerve with an implantable bioelectronic device significantly improved measures of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

DEA blocked marijuana research for 40 years, generating massive profits from the 'drug war' while committing heinous acts against growers
(NaturalNews) The medicinal value of cannabis cannot be ignored. This healing plant has successfully been used for treatment of pain, insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, and even cancer.Despite its long history of medicinal use throughout... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biosimilar drugs are priced too high and do little to improve accessibility: Doctors
Biosimilar drugs are follow-on biologics that have nearly the same efficacy as the original drug and used to treat cancer or autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phyzit of Little Rock Announces Partnership With CareSync
Transitional Care Management software vendor Phyzit of Little Rock and chronic care management vendor CareSync of Tampa, Florida, announced Thursday a partnership they said will bring providers tools to make it easier to meet requirements for Medicare reimbursement. The Phyzit TCM app helps doctors and health care systems with transitional care management — the process of monitoring patients for 30 days following their discharge from a hospital. "Basically, they don't have what we do and so they're using what we have," Stephen Canon, Phyzit’s chief medical officer, told Arkansas Business. "And, for us, that's a...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 30, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Burden on patients: Insurance benefit design’s impact on patient access to medicines
Last week, we looked at access to medicines in health insurance exchanges for HIV/AIDS, oncology, cystic fibrosis, mental health and multiple sclerosis. The analysis by Avalere Health presents data on access to medications for chronic conditions in exchange plans. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Access diabetes health insurance Burden on Patients Asthma Rheumatoid Arthritis exchanges Access Better Coverage ABCs of Coverage high cholesterol Policy Solutions Empower Consumers Source Type: news

Burden on patients: Insurance benefit design ’s impact on patient access to medicines
Last week, we looked at access to medicines in health insurance exchanges for HIV/AIDS , oncology , cystic fibrosis , mental health and multiple sclerosis . The analysis by Avalere Health presents data on access to medications for chronic conditions in exchange plans. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Access diabetes health insurance Burden on Patients Asthma Rheumatoid Arthritis exchanges Access Better Coverage ABCs of Coverage high cholesterol Policy Solutions Empower Consumers Source Type: news

12 Early Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Title: 12 Early Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 28, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis 'may need to be treated separately'
This study highlights the need for better treatments for fatigue, which can be used alongside existing medication. We need to ensure fatigue has recognition from medical professionals so people can get the care they require."Along with pain, fatigue is one of the things that people with arthritis tell us has the biggest impact on their lives, which is why Arthritis Research UK is funding research into coping with the effects of fatigue on a day-to-day basis." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 23, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The American Drug Crisis -- It's Not What You Think
While we all love to hate the man with the most punchable face in America, Martin Shkreli, his despicable actions shed light on a situation all Americans will face at some time in our lives. The cost of prescription drugs is skyrocketing, and even with insurance picking up most of the tab, seniors are struggling to pay for life-saving new medicines. Unless something changes, prices will continue to go up. Photo Source In 2015, the FDA approved a slew of new drugs to treat everything from hepatitis C to MS. What those emotional commercials touting turnaround miracle drugs don't tell you is how much the miracle treatments ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis mechanisms may vary by joint
An epigenomic analysis of rheumatoid arthritis in knee and hip joints revealed differences that may open the door to the development of more effective, personalized therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: RA patients on subcutaneous methotrexate avoid biologics
LONDON – Subcutaneous methotrexate monotherapy may be more effective at helping recently diagnosed patients with rheumatoid arthritis avoid biologic therapy, compared with similar patients on oral... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Obesity and smoking 'reduce chances of successful arthritis treatment'
People with rheumatoid arthritis would be well advised to quit smoking and get in shape in order to maximise their chances of being treated successfully.This is according to a new study from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, which indicated that the likelihood of achieving sustained remission in early rheumatoid arthritis is significantly lower in patients who smoke and who are obese.The negative impact of unhealthy living For this research, presented at the recent European League Against Rheumatism annual congress, scientists assessed the impact of patients' body mass index scores and smoking habits on the time t...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 19, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

HIGH-ly Recommended: 11 Cannabis Products That Are Totally Legal
New York -- We didn't find Mary Jane, but we did find CBD.  Leaders of the legalized marijuana and hemp industries flocked to New York City's Jacob Javitz Center this week for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, and the mood there was clearly upbeat. The prevailing thought: Countrywide legalization is coming. The only question is how fast. Leaders believe the U.S. market will be a $35 billion behemoth by 2020, stretching from high-end lifestyle products and pharmaceuticals to just about everything else. This is "the definitive business event for the cannabis industry" and it's no joke. It's not the m...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Single Rituximab Injection Delays RA in High-Risk PatientsSingle Rituximab Injection Delays RA in High-Risk Patients
A single infusion of the anti-CD20 antibody rituximab, intended to deplete the B-cell population, delays the onset of rheumatoid arthritis in high-risk patients, results from the PRAIRI study suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 17, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Biosimilar therapies for rheumatoid arthritis 'not suitable for all patients'
Biosimilar treatments for rheumatoid arthritis may not be suitable for all patients, according to a new study.Presented at the European League Against Rheumatism's annual congress, the research - led by Progenika Biopharma in Spain - indicated that certain patients who are not able to benefit from treatment with anti-TNF therapies are unlikely to experience a better response by switching to a biosimilar version.The need for better understanding of biosimilars As their name suggests, biosimilar therapies are based on existing licensed drugs and are not identical, but are chemically similar enough to provide equivalent p...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 16, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Diabetes 'more frequent in children with juvenile inflammatory arthritis'
This study backs up recent findings that diabetes is more common in people with rheumatoid arthritis than the general population; however, the reasons for this are not yet well understood. There is a growing appreciation of the links between different autoimmune diseases, and further research will be important to fully understand the relationship between juvenile inflammatory arthritis and diabetes - an approach that may lead to new treatments for both conditions." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 16, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New Alternative Treatments For Kidney Problems
There’s something you should know about chronic kidney disease. Most doctors will tell you there is no alternative treatments for kidney problems besides costly dialysis or a transplant to deal with impaired renal function. What Is Kidney Failure? Kidney dialysis is a treatment that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salt and excess from your blood. But there is another option. It’s called stem cell biotherapy, and it offers new hope to those with this life-threatening disease. You may think your kidneys are just fine and you have nothing to worry about. But consider this… What Causes Kidney Fa...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D may not be the great solution to health problems
A new review examines the evidence for 10 common beliefs about vitamin D. The beliefs range from the ability of vitamin D to reduce falls and fractures, improve depression and mental well-being, prevent rheumatoid arthritis, treat Multiple Sclerosis, and lessen incidences of cancer and mortality. The review finds little evidence though that supplementation with this vitamin has much of an effect at all. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis patients experience long-term benefits with new drug
The medication olokizumab improves outcomes for up to 48 weeks in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, investigators recently reported at a conference. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may not be the great solution to health problems
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A review published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine examines the evidence for 10 common beliefs about vitamin D. The beliefs range from the ability of vitamin D to reduce falls and fractures, improve depression and mental well-being, prevent rheumatoid arthritis, treat Multiple Sclerosis, and lessen incidences of cancer and mortality. The review finds little evidence though that supplementation with this vitamin has much of an effect at all. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 16, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tai chi may be as good as physical therapy for arthritis-related knee pain
This study was relatively small and lasted only one year — yet osteoarthritis symptoms can last decades. So, we’ll need larger and longer studies of tai chi in osteoarthritis before we can confidently say that it’s a long-term treatment for a long-term condition. Still, this new report is encouraging. Not so long ago, proponents of “complementary and alternative” treatments such as tai chi routinely met resistance from patients and doctors who wanted to see evidence that these treatments actually work. In recent years, that long-awaited evidence has begun piling up. This new study is just the latest example. ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Arthritis Complementary and alternative medicine Health Osteoarthritis Pain Management Source Type: news

TNF blocker safety may differ in RA and psoriasis patients
Rheumatoid arthritis patients on anti–tumor necrosis factor medications had approximately twice the rate of serious adverse events as did psoriasis patients on the same medications, based on data from a pair of prospective studies of about 4,000 adults. The findings were published online in the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 14, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Certolizumab Combo Helps Curb RA DamageCertolizumab Combo Helps Curb RA Damage
Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia, UCB Pharma) in combination with methotrexate does better than methotrexate alone in certain patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to one-year results from a new trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Repetitive physical workloads 'can increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis'
People whose jobs involve carrying out repetitive physical tasks could be at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.This is according to a new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institute, which was presented at the European League Against Rheumatism's annual congress and represents the first study to show a link between physical workloads and rheumatoid arthritis.The impact of certain types of work The research examined data from 3,680 rheumatoid arthritis patients and 5,935 matched controls from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis study, revealing that some types of physical...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 13, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Smoking, Weight Gain Barriers to Remission in Early RASmoking, Weight Gain Barriers to Remission in Early RA
Smoking and obesity have again been singled out as reasons that early measures to control rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might fail. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Motivational text messages and counselling boost health of patients with RA
Motivational text messages and counselling boost health of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prolonged repetitive physical workload increases risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
The results of a new study showed that prolonged repetitive physical workload increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although work-related physical activity over many years is known to cause many cases of osteoarthritis (OA) in selected joints, this is the first study to show a link between physical workload and RA. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news