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June 22, 2015 — Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility, scientists ... 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

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

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

June 2, 2015 — Women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can be accompanied by -- and ... 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

Fibromyalgia Has Central Nervous System Origins

May 17, 2015 — Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is ... read more

Breakthrough Opens Door to Safer Lupus Drugs

May 14, 2015 — A ground-breaking discovery could revolutionize treatments given to lupus sufferers, saving thousands of people each year from serious illness or death caused by secondary infections, researchers ... 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

Apr. 27, 2015 — The month of May brings many things, among them Mother's Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to a disease ecologist, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness ... 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

Re-Engineering Lupus Into a Cancer Killer

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have devised a way to re-engineer lupus antibodies to turn them into potential cancer killers. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks its own ... read more

Increasing Evidence Points to Inflammation as Source of Nervous System Manifestations of Lyme Disease

Apr. 16, 2015 — About 15 percent of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms. New research indicates that ... read more

Protein That Triggers Lupus-Associated Immune System Activation Discovered

Apr. 6, 2015 — A protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system -- the body's first line of defense against infection -- activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with the ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria Can Be Used to Classify Effects of Different Diseases

Mar. 31, 2015 — It is possible to quantify and classify the effects of different diseases on the activity of intestinal bacteria, new research demonstrates for the first time. Human intestinal flora, known as ... read more

Diabetes, Previous Joint Pain and Overall Physical Health Predicts Arthritis Pain

Mar. 24, 2015 — Diabetes and previous joint pain, along with a patient's overall physical health status, may predicts arthritis pain with nearly 100 percent ... read more

First Blood Test for Osteoarthritis Could Soon Be Available

Mar. 20, 2015 — The first blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be developed, thanks to new research. The research findings could potentially lead to patients being tested for osteoarthritis and diagnosed several ... read more

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