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August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

Vitamin B12 Supplement Linked to Pimply Skin

June 24, 2015 — Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin, leading to pimples, new research ... read more

Patients With Primary Hand Osteoarthritis Should Not Be Prescribed Hydroxychloroquine, Study Suggests

June 13, 2015 — The results of an interventional trial showed that use of the disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug hydroxychloroquine for 24 weeks did not diminish mild-moderate pain from primary hand ... read more

Biologics Improve Productivity and Reduce Missed Workdays in Rheumatic Disease

June 12, 2015 — The results of a systematic review of published studies showed that biologics improve both absenteeism (not showing up for work) and presenteeism (being at work but not functioning fully) in patients ... read more

Low Birth Weight and Childhood Infections Predict Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 11, 2015 — The results of a new study showed that a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis can be predicted by low birth weight, having older siblings and hospitalization for infection between the ages of 5-16 ... read more

Physical Trauma Associated With Onset of Psoriatic Arthritis Among Psoriasis Patients

June 11, 2015 — The results of a large population study showed an increased risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis among psoriasis patients exposed to physical trauma, particularly when the trauma involved bone ... read more

Ultrasound-Defined Tenosynovitis Identified as Strong Predictor of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 10, 2015 — A new study showed that ultrasound diagnosis of tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon sheath) was superior to clinical symptoms and signs in the prediction of early Rheumatoid ... read more

Intensive Initial Therapy With Triple DMARDs Improves Functional Ability in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 10, 2015 — New research showed that initial therapy with combination DMARDs significantly improves measures of disease activity and functional ability in patients with early rheumatoid ... read more

June 3, 2015 — A world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis has been developed by researchers. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues, ... read more

New UK Research 'Challenges the Assumption That Arthritis Patients Take Their Medication Regularly'

May 26, 2015 — 40% of UK arthritis patients scored low on an adherence questionnaire at least once during their time in a recent study, indicating that they might not be taking their expensive biological therapies ... read more

Compound Has Potential for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 21, 2015 — A new study outlines a chemical compound with potential for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated 1.3 million people in the ... read more

Scientists Reveal Potential New Drug Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 20, 2015 — A novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been identified, which focuses on the cells that are directly responsible for the cartilage damage in affected joints. Rheumatoid ... read more

May 12, 2015 — An important discovery has been made about an immune cell that is already being used in immunotherapy to treat diseases such as type I diabetes. The work details how regulatory T cells can cure ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients at Increased Risk of Surprise Heart Attack

May 4, 2015 — 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 ... read more

Gene Variants Show Potential in Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Outcomes

Apr. 29, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid ... read more

Caterpillar Fungus Could Hold the Key to Relieving the Pain of Osteoarthritis

Apr. 25, 2015 — A drug from a parasitic mushroom that lives on caterpillars could become an effective new painkiller for people with osteoarthritis within the next six ... read more

Combining Arthritis Meds to Better Alleviate Pain

Apr. 21, 2015 — A mixture of over-the-counter medicine and experimental drugs could be just what the doctor ordered to provide more effective pain relief for arthritis sufferers, experts ... read more

Childhood Syndrome Combining Lung Disease, Arthritis Identified

Apr. 20, 2015 — Using the latest genome sequencing techniques, a research team has identified a new autoimmune syndrome characterized by a combination of severe lung disease and arthritis. The hereditary disorder, ... read more

New Pathway Reveals How Immune System Is Regulated, Gives Hope for Chronic Diseases

Apr. 20, 2015 — 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, ... read more

With Biosimilar Drug Development on the Rise, Researchers Explore Efficacy

Apr. 16, 2015 — A new article focuses on the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody to be approved in Europe. "While there is growing interest in biosimilars and their potential to reduce the cost of treatment ... read more

Depression Often Co-Occurs With Joint Diseases

Apr. 1, 2015 — Depression is one of the leading health risks and affects 350 million people worldwide. Roughly one third of the participants in a recent study who were suffering from depression also suffered from ... read more

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