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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

Feb. 25, 2015 — Birds are more important than previously recognized as hosts for Lyme disease-causing bacteria in California. Small mammals have been identified in previous studies as wildlife hosts of the Lyme ... read more

New Mechanism That Controls Immune Responses Discovered

Feb. 12, 2015 — Researchers have identified a common signaling mechanism to produce interferon -- one of the main proteins used to signal the immune system when the body needs to defend itself against a virus, ... read more

Signaling Pathway Helps Protect Healthy Tissue from Overly Active Immune Responses

Feb. 5, 2015 — The messenger protein IL-6, which is rapidly produced at high levels during an acute inflammatory form of kidney disease, potently dampens activation of tissue-destructive immune cells called ... read more

Lyme Disease Costs Up to $1. 3 Billion Per Year to Treat, Study Finds

Feb. 5, 2015 — New research suggests that a prolonged illness associated with Lyme disease is more widespread and serious in some patients than previously ... read more

Researchers Find Gene That Confirms Existence of Psoriatic Arthritis

Feb. 5, 2015 — Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) but not with psoriasis, in the largest study of PsA ever ... read more

Recent Gut and Urinary Tract Infections May Curb Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb. 4, 2015 — Recent gut and urinary tract infections may curb the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, suggests new ... read more

Female Patients With Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome More Likely to Experience Sexual Dysfunction

Feb. 4, 2015 — Sexual dysfunction should not be ignored in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, researchers state after finding that women with the condition experience significantly more sexual dysfunction ... read more

Jan. 30, 2015 — A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in ... read more

Early Knee Arthritis Symptoms First Felt When Using Stairs

Jan. 19, 2015 — People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study. "Knowing this will help us intervene earlier, perhaps ... read more

Gut Microbes Trigger Autoimmune Disease Later in Life in Mice

Jan. 19, 2015 — The colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease, researchers report. Increases in the levels of segmented ... read more

Lower Mortality Rates Among Asian, Hispanic Lupus Patients

Jan. 15, 2015 — Asian and Hispanic patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have lower mortality rates compared to Black, White, or Native Americans with the disease, scientists have found. Findings indicate ... read more

Dec. 29, 2014 — Mice that are already infected with the pathogen that causes Lyme disease appear to facilitate the spread of a lesser-known but emerging disease, babesiosis, into new areas. The finding provides a ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients' BMI Linked to Ability to Stay in Remission

Nov. 17, 2014 — Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who were significantly underweight or overweight were the least likely to remain in remission in a recent study. This study presents evidence that BMI is among the ... read more

Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Benefit Younger People With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nov. 16, 2014 — People age 30 or over with autoimmune, inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and inflammatory bowel disease, may benefit from vaccinations for the viral ... read more

Blood Test Could Prevent Medication Trial and Error for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Nov. 16, 2014 — A molecule in the blood shows promise as a marker to predict whether individual rheumatoid arthritis patients are likely to benefit from biologic medications or other drugs should be tried, a study ... read more

New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

Nov. 3, 2014 — A test has been developed by researchers which they say will allow them to test thousands of FDA-approved drugs to see if they will work against the bacteria that causes tick-borne Lyme ... read more

Altering Gut Bacteria Might Mitigate Lupus, Study Suggests

Oct. 20, 2014 — Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with ... read more

Children's Genes Affect Their Mothers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Oct. 19, 2014 — A child's genetic makeup may contribute to his or her mother's risk of rheumatoid arthritis, possibly explaining why women are at higher risk of developing the disease than men, experts ... read more

Vicious Cycle in Osteoarthritis: Sleep Disturbance, Pain, Depression, Disability

Oct. 6, 2014 — Sleep disturbances are linked to pain and depression, but not disability, among patients with osteoarthritis. Study results found that poor sleep increases depression and disability, but does not ... read more

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