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Depression Puts Psoriasis Patients at Significantly Greater Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis

Feb. 22, 2017 — Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders. A multidisciplinary team of ... read more

Stressed out Interferons Reveal Potential Key to Alternative Lupus Treatment

Feb. 10, 2017 — New research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response that could provide an alternative therapy target for treating the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five ... read more

Drug Combination Effective Against Chikungunya Arthritis in Mice

Feb. 1, 2017 — Chikungunya virus causes a painful, debilitating arthritis for which there is currently no treatment. A new study has found that combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the ... read more

Jan. 20, 2017 — Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers have identified what appear to be the initial steps leading to joint inflammation in a model of ... read more

Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Found in Eastern US National Parks

Jan. 3, 2017 — Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national ... read more

Antibiotic Gel Prevents Borreliosis Resulting from Tick Bites

Dec. 20, 2016 — An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite, finds new ... read more

Study Links Mothers With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kids With Epilepsy

Nov. 16, 2016 — A new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s own immune system to attack ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Smoke or Are Overweight See Less Symptom Improvement With Treatment

Nov. 15, 2016 — Smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care ... read more

Genes and Age Determine Susceptibility to Lyme Disease

Nov. 4, 2016 — People react very differently to an infection with the Borrelia bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Researchers have investigated this varying response, concluding that age, genetic disposition and ... read more

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

Blood Test for Early Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Unveiled

Oct. 27, 2016 — A blood test for early osteoarthritis diagnosis has been unveiled by scientists. The test, which could be available to patients within two years, identifies the chemical signatures found in the ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy has been discovered by researchers, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the ... 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

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