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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Common Mental Health Drug Could Be Used to Treat Arthritis

July 16, 2015 — Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Novel Approach Identifies Unique DNA Signature

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have for the first time identified disease-associated changes to the DNA epigenome in joint fluid cells from patients with rheumatoid ... read more

Arthritis Drug Could Be Used to Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers

July 5, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers, and is one thousandth of the cost of another drug that works in the ... read more

New Test Could Predict Arthritis Drug Failure in Patients

July 3, 2015 — It may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given to treat them, a study of 311 patients has found. These findings could help ... read more

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

Stem Cell Discovery Paves Way for Targeted Treatment for Osteoarthritis

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have made a significant advance that could make cell-based treatments for arthritis less of a lottery. Researchers have identified individual stem cells that can regenerate tissue, ... 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

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