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February 19, 2017

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Nov. 1, 2016 — A molecule that stops the immune system from mistakenly reacting to a component of the body's own cells has been identified by researchers, which could improve our ability to treat systemic ... read more

Pregabalin May Lessen Pain from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Study Finds

Oct. 17, 2016 — Patients suffering from pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from taking pregabalin, a neuro-pain inhibitor commonly used to treat fibromyalgia, a pilot study has ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders, researchers have ... read more

Sleep Is Key to Curing Chronic Pain

Sep. 21, 2016 — A ink between chronic pain and lack of sleep has been identified by a team of researchers. They also discovered that people with pain who believe they won't be able to sleep are more likely to ... read more

X-Rays: The First and Best Screening Tool in Diagnosing Knee Pain Among Middle-Aged Patients

Sep. 9, 2016 — Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly one in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis -- a progressive 'wear and ... read more

Steroid Use Linked to Worse Outcomes in Lyme Disease-Associated Facial Paralysis

Sep. 6, 2016 — Researchers have found that patients who were prescribed corticosteroids as part of treatment for Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis had worse long-term outcomes of regaining facial function ... read more

Corticosteroid Use Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Lyme Disease-Associated Facial Paralysis

Sep. 6, 2016 — Patients who were prescribed corticosteroids as part of treatment for Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis had worse long-term outcomes of regaining facial function than those who were prescribed ... read more

Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions, Review Suggests

Sep. 1, 2016 — Data from a review of US-based clinical trials suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches -- such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture -- appear to be effective tools for ... read more

How Lyme Disease Bacteria Spread Through the Body

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a live-cell-imaging-based system that provides insights into how Lyme disease bacteria latch onto and move along the inside surface of blood vessels to reach key ... read more

Swimming Is an Effective Part of the Treatment for Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Aug. 19, 2016 — Swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia, that experience chronic diffuse non-inflammatory pain in the musculoskeletal system ... read more

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

Aug. 17, 2016 — Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to studies in ... read more

Promising New Treatment for Lupus on the Horizon

Aug. 9, 2016 — A drug originally used to boost the immune system is showing promise as a potential new treatment for lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the body's own organs ... read more

Scientists Review Methods to Prevent Bites, Suppress Ticks That Transmit Lyme Disease

July 20, 2016 — Decades of scientific literature on the effectiveness of various methods of preventing bites and controlling ticks that transmit Lyme disease has been reviewed by a research team, and outlined in a ... read more

Fibromyalgia: Doubling Up to Fight Pain

July 13, 2016 — A more effective way of treating fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain typically accompanied by fatigue, as well as sleep, mood and memory problems has been ... read more

Increased Prevalence of Lupus in Non-Europeans Has a Genetic Basis

July 11, 2016 — Non-Europeans have a higher frequency of the gene variants that increase the risk of lupus as compared to the European population, a new study has confirmed. The findings could lead to the ... read more

Immunotherapy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 10, 2016 — Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The combination of two extra-low dose anticytokine drugs reduced rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

Potential Flaws in Test for Lyme Disease

June 30, 2016 — A new microscopy technique (LM-method) developed to detect Lyme disease is unable to distinguish infected patients from healthy controls, yielding false-positive results that could lead doctors to ... read more

Researchers Discover Potential Genetic Trigger of Autoimmune Disease

June 27, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a potential genetic trigger of systemic autoimmune disease. The study discovered virus-like elements within the human genome linked to the development of two autoimmune ... read more

Third to Half of UK Population Lives With Chronic Pain

June 20, 2016 — Between a third and half (43 percent) of the UK population -- roughly 28 million adults -- lives with chronic pain, finds an analysis of the available ... read more

Disjointed: Cell Differences May Explain Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Varies by Location

June 10, 2016 — Not only are there distinct differences in key cellular processes and molecular signatures between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) but, more surprisingly, there are joint-specific ... read more

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