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Vitamin D Deficiency Is As Dangerous As Smoking
The advice you’re getting from your doctor, the TV and even the Surgeon General is so wrong, it’s scary. They’re all busy telling you to stay out of the sun. But Swedish researchers recently discovered that nonsmokers who avoid the sun have a life expectancy similar to smokers who spend a lot of time in the sun. Staying out of the sun is as dangerous as smoking.1 It doesn’t surprise me. I tell all my patients sunlight exposure is essential to our health because it is the best source of vitamin D… possibly the most important nutrient we know of. Mainstream medicine still doesn’t recognize th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 19, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medication Markers for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
When it comes to treating rheumatoid arthritis, there can be lot of trial and error that can be involved before finding the best therapy.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Timothy Niewold explains how researchers are hoping to change that. To listen, click the link below. Medication Markers for RA (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to Manage Your RA and Get Relief
Don't let joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis slow you down. Try these tips from WebMD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Complications of Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-α Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Infectious Complications of Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-α Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis2012Post date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 16:46Books and theses (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Greater self-acceptance improves emotional well-being
Follow me at @srinipillay Self-acceptance is defined as “an individual’s acceptance of all of his/her attributes, positive or negative.” It includes body acceptance, self-protection from negative criticism, and believing in one’s capacities. Many people have low self-acceptance. There can be many reasons for this, but one widely accepted theory is that because we develop our self-esteem, in part, from others appreciating us, people with low self-acceptance may have had parents who lacked empathy during their childhood. Consequently, in their adult lives, they may need much stronger affirmation from others than ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Srini Pillay, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Mental Health self-acceptance Source Type: news

Incidence rate of falls and its risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared to controls: four years of the TOMORROW study - Mamoto K, Inui K, Okano T, Sugioka Y, Tada M, Koike T, Nakamura H.
OBJECTIVE: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been recognized to experience falls frequently due to functional disabilities. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate factors influencing falls in patients with RA compared to controls... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Obesity 'can reduce prospect of successful rheumatoid arthritis treatment'
Rheumatoid arthritis patients may be less likely to receive successful treatment for their condition if they are obese.This is according to a new Canadian study from the University of Calgary, which aimed to further explore the relationship between obesity and remission in rheumatoid arthritis, as well as other measures of treatment response and mortality.A broad review In order to analyse this trend, the researchers analysed existing studies included in the Medline and Embase scientific databases.They were looking for articles reporting estimates for achieving remission in obese subjects relative to other body mass index ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 9, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

DMP 'rheumatoid arthritis': Guidelines cover important health care aspects
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) IQWiG has identified guideline recommendations for a potential DMP: rehabilitation measures are only addressed sporadically; the focus is on drug therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New study highlights diabetes link to glucocorticoid treatments for arthritis
A new UK study has provided insights into the potential risk of diabetes that exists for arthritis patients who are being treated with glucocorticoid therapy.This type of steroid therapy is a well-established therapeutic option that is prescribed to around half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is a known risk factor for developing diabetes.The new research, led by the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology at the University of Manchester, looked at the records of more than 20,000 patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK, and provided fresh evidence about how this association works.A greater ris...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 4, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tofacitinib an alternative treatment for refractory cutaneous dermatomyositis
Tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase (JAK)-1/3 inhibitor approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis, was beneficial in treating cutaneous dermatomyositis in three patients who had failed traditional therapies, according to a report published in JAMA Dermatology. Dr. Drew J.B. Kurtzman of the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 4, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis patients 'may be missing out on vaccinations'
People with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK may be missing out on important vaccinations, potentially putting them at a greater risk of infection.This is according to an Arthritis Research UK-funded study from the University of Manchester, which has identified a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis after examining the electronic patient records of 15,724 individuals.An increased infection risk Published in the medical journal PLOS One, the research specifically looked at data from patients diagnosed with the disease who were being treated with cer...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 3, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease
A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation. Aging affects our immune system, and inflammation is a normal part of the body's immune response to infection or injury. Previous studies have shown that the inflammation response increases as we age. Inflammation is now linked to a number of diseases more common in people over age 65, including atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis and Alzheimer's. In a recent study, Professor Clive Holmes of the University of Southampton (UK), along with colleagues from K...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab
Research has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection risk. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Probiotic supplements 'could help prevent menopause-associated bone loss'
Bone loss associated with the menopause could potentially be addressed through the use of probiotic supplements.This is according to new research from the Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University in the US, which conducted an experiment with mice and discovered evidence that probiotic bacteria may have potential as an affordable treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis.Encouraging results The study involved the use of mice that had had their ovaries removed, meaning the animals underwent the same hormonal changes that occur when women reach the menopause.It was shown that the resulting loss of oest...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Preventing Medication Errors: Lessons From a Patient
A Nurse Aide, an Emergency Room Clerk, and a Patient I have great appreciation for doctors and nurses, hospitals, and patients. In high school I worked as a nurse aide in a convalescent home. I fed, dressed, and showered elderly patients, many of them immobile. I shaved gentlemen's facial stubble and polished ladies' fingernails. In college and in graduate school, I worked as an emergency room clerk. I witnessed a lot, including amazing doctors and nurses caring for patients and saving lives. I have also been a patient. First, when I had an appendectomy at age eight and then when I gave natural childbirth twice. All were...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making precision medicine a reality: Genomics researchers unveil road map to disease origin
Researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis -- and to identifying new drug targets and therapies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Actress Claire King supports our Be The Difference campaign
On Thursday 28 April, Coronation Street actress Claire King appeared on ITV's Lorraine to talk about her experience of living with arthritis and our new campaign: Be the Difference. During April and May, this campaign gives people rare access to experts and other people living with arthritis, offering a unique opportunity for people with arthritis to hear them talking about how to stop joint pain now and in the future. Claire has kindly been supporting the charity with our campaigns over the last few years, helping to raise awareness of the painful and debilitating effects arthritis has on people’s lives. Claire f...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 28, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Making precision medicine a reality: Genomics researchers unveil road map to disease origin
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis -- and to identifying new drug targets and therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Triple Therapy With Methotrexate Effective, Cheaper in RATriple Therapy With Methotrexate Effective, Cheaper in RA
The combination of methotrexate, sulphasalazine, and hydroxychloroquine is similar in effect as methotrexate plus biologic therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new network meta-analysis. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Quality Indicators in Rheumatoid Arthritis PatientsQuality Indicators in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Which quality indicators are not being met when caring for rheumatoid arthritis patients? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

RA: Hypertension, High LDL Often Missed or Undertreated RA: Hypertension, High LDL Often Missed or Undertreated
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to need more intensive monitoring and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors, but often receive less. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Critical to screen patients with rheumatoid arthritis for hearing impairment
The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors as well as new treatment modalities. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

It is critical to screen patients with rheumatoid arthritis for hearing impairment
The objective of this review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, we discuss possible pathologies and associated factors as well as new treatment modalities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

RA and Shoulder Replacement: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Shoulder pain due to rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. John Sperling about options for treatment. To listen, click the link below. RA and Shoulder Replacement (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Should RA Diagnostic Cut-off Points Be Lowered?Should RA Diagnostic Cut-off Points Be Lowered?
Dr Deane reviews the results of a study evaluating different cut-off points for scores to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis with the 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 19, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Immune study offers treatment hope for arthritis patients
This study, funded by Arthritis Research UK, reveals yet another layer of the immune system’s complex control system. Understanding how the immune system works both in health and disease is crucial if we are to develop new and improved treatments for inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.” (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 18, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New Bone Chewing Role for B Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of bone erosion and a possible biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis. The group is the first to demonstrate that immune cells, called B cells, contribute directly to the breakdown of bone in rheumatoid arthritis by producing a signaling molecule called RANKL. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Investors find safety in J&J shares, but run could stall
(Reuters) – After lagging a 6-year healthcare sector run fueled by fast-growing biotech companies, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares have beaten the group in 2016 as investors turn to safety in rocky equity markets. But with the stock price now hovering near its $110.35 record high, that strategy may be in doubt. J&J shares already have risen to the level that the average analyst has targeted for them, and sell at a healthy premium to large pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and Merck (NYSE:MRK). Relative to their own future earnings, the shares are more expensive than they have been in more tha...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Johnson & Johnson newtag Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Why Is Arthritis More Common in Women Than Men?
More women than men get arthritis over all, but there are many types of arthritis, and some types are more common in men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Arthritis Autoimmune Diseases Lupus Erythematosus Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Women and Girls Aging Ask Well Featured Live Source Type: news

Rosacea linked to several autoimmune diseases in women
Rosacea in women is linked with an increased risk for a wide variety of autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, according to a large population-based case-control study. The finding expands the association of rosacea and... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 13, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Rosacea linked to several autoimmune diseases in women
Rosacea in women is linked with an increased risk for a wide variety of autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, according to a... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - April 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Why Is Arthritis More Common in Women Than Men?
More women than men get arthritis over all, but there are many types of arthritis, and some types are more common in men. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 12, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Autoimmune Diseases Lupus Erythematosus Women and Girls Live Featured Aging Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Why Is Arthritis More Common in Women Than Men?
More women than men get arthritis over all, but there are many types of arthritis, and some types are more common in men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Autoimmune Diseases Lupus Erythematosus Women and Girls Live Featured Aging Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Why Is Arthritis More Common in Women Than Men?
More women than men get arthritis over all, but there are many types of arthritis, and some types are more common in men. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 12, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Autoimmune Diseases Lupus Erythematosus Women and Girls Live Featured Aging Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Rheumatology community responds to FDA approval of Inflectra (Infliximab-dyyb), a Biosimilar to Remicade
The ACR has issued an official statement regarding the FDA's approval of Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb), a biosimilar to Remicade. Inflectra is the first biosimilar to receive approval in the U.S. for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade
For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade
WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its second-ever "biosimilar" drug, Inflectra, for adults with Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic plaque psoriasis, among other prescribed uses. In a media... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FDA Approves Remicade Biosimilar (Inflectra)FDA Approves Remicade Biosimilar (Inflectra)
The second biosimilar approved in the United States, this version of infliximab is indicated for Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and almost all other conditions listed for the original. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

New rheumatoid arthritis drug 'can succeed where others fail'
A new therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has shown potential to effectively treat patients who have failed to respond to other types of therapy.The new drug, baricitinib, is currently still in the clinical testing phase, but if approved it could represent a promising new therapeutic option for people with refractory rheumatoid arthritis, who currently have few options available to them.A new treatment approach Baricitinib was tested in a phase III clinical trial, led by Stanford University in the US and the Medical University of Vienna in Austria, to determine the drug's effectiveness in patients who had not benefited fr...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Rheumatoid Arthritis Knockoff
U.S. regulators cleared for sale a knockoff version of Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade anti-inflammatory drug, the second entry in a fledgling U.S. market for lower-cost copies of pricey biotechnology drugs. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

FDA approves biosimilar to J&J's Remicade for multiple diseases
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Inflectra, a cheaper version of Johnson & Johnson's drug Remicade, to treat Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and arthritis of the spine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why I Eat Red Meat
So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its most cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Title: Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - April 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study: Smoking hikes chances of early death for rheumatoid arthritis patients
HealthDay News Smoking increases the chances of early death in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but quitting smoking significantly reduces that risk, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis patients 'can fend off early death by quitting smoking'
Rheumatoid arthritis patients can potentially increase their life expectancy simply by quitting smoking, according to a new Arthritis Research UK-backed study.The University of Manchester study has offered evidence that smoking can be associated with earlier deaths in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but also that this effect can be reversed by kicking the habit.Stephen Simpson, director of research and programmes at Arthritis Research UK, said: "Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating and painful condition affecting over 400,000 people in the UK. It can begin at any age and is unpredictable - one day you can feel fin...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 4, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New study shows benefits of rapid-access rheumatology clinics
People with rheumatological conditions could be diagnosed more promptly and effectively by introducing new rapid-access rheumatology services, according to a new study.Conducted by the University of Vienna in Austria, the research indicates that such clinics, offered via doctors' surgeries, could help drive improvements in the standard of care offered to these patients.The benefits of rapid-access services Currently, waiting times for initial appointments are a major obstacle to the timely provision of rheumatology care. As such, this study aimed to see whether a cooperative of surgery-based rheumatologists working as ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 4, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Navidea to seek rheumatoid arthritis indication for Lymphoseek
Navidea (NYSE:NAVB) said today it is beginning the clinical trial development process as it seeks an indication for its Lymphoseek injection for treating rheumatoid arthritis and other disease states. The decision came after a recent meeting with the FDA, the Dublin, Ohio-based company said. “Our efforts to continue to unlock the significant value of the Manocept platform are well underway as we seek to expand Lymphoseek’s label so it can be used as an immunodiagnostic for additional diseases. This collaborative meeting with FDA has enabled us to continue to advance the regulatory process and begin to implement o...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
But risk declines after quitting, researchers find (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news