B Cells Can Act Independent of T Cells In Autoimmune Diseases

In autoimmune diseases, it has long been believed by scientists that B cells (the source of damaging autoantibodies) are activated only by when stimulated by T cells. Now, new findings by Yale … [Read more...]

Orthokine Therapy: Long-Term Safe and Effective Against Knee Osteoarthritis

Developed by Düsseldorf orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Wehling and molecular biologist Dr. Julio Reinecke - the orthokine therapy is a treatment by which anti-inflammatory proteins from the patient's … [Read more...]

Springing Back From The Flu, Some Tidbits On Living Life With Arthritis

I've been bugged down by flu recently and so I had to rest for awhile and just sleep the night off than usual. But I am back and now it's the first of August. Wow, time flies really! Now it's Friday. … [Read more...]

Frankincense Against Knee Osteoarthritis

An enriched extract of the frankincense herb may reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Such were the suggested findings of a study recently reported at Arthritis Research & Therapy. The authors … [Read more...]

Roche RA Drug Actemra Wins Support of US FDA Panel

Roche is happy to announce that its rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra (tocilizumab) has won the recommending approval of the US FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee. The committee’s vote was made after … [Read more...]

Free RA Worshop in North Platte

What: Workshop On Rheumatoid Arthritis When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Where: Holiday Inn Express (North Platte, Nebraska) Sponsored by Great Plains Regional Medical Center (GPRMC) and … [Read more...]

Muscuskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) has been around for quite sometime and has turned into an established imaging technique for the diagnosis and follow up of patients with rheumatic diseases -- such as … [Read more...]

ACR New Guidelines For Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Updated guidelines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been issued by the American College of Rheumatology. Co-authored by by physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), … [Read more...]

Exercise Benefits Arthritis

Countless time here, I have mentioned the importance of exercise in managing arthritis. While exercise (as shown by various studies) can relieve the pain, stiffness and swelling in joints caused by … [Read more...]

Grapefruit Pulp For Bone Health

The bone health 'industry' is dominated by Calcium and Vitamin D, as many people already know. I know this is an arthritis blog but for now I want to talk about our bone health. For somebody who has … [Read more...]

Eating Pineapple is Good For Your Joints

Honestly I never thought about it before, never bumped into the information as well until recently that I have been exchanging emails with an old college friend of mine that is working at Dole (Asia) … [Read more...]

UK’s NICE Decision Regarding Arthritis Drugs Curtails Switching Treatments

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) decision on arthritis drug will prevent tens of thousands of arthritis sufferers to switch to powerful drugs. In a separate post … [Read more...]

Enbrel (etanercept)-Methotrexate Drug Combo For Remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis

As reported by Wyeth - maker of the rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel - the combination of the drug Enbrel and methotrexate help improve to remission of rheumatoid arthritis. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (a … [Read more...]

Orencia (abatacept) For Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Orencia (abatacept) - a product of Bristol-Myers Squibb -  is in the news today. ORENCIA® (abatacept) is a prescription medicine that can reduce signs and symptoms in adults with moderate to severe … [Read more...]

RDEA806 Advances To Phase 2a Trial For Gout

Gout is a form of arthrtitis. It is called metabolic arthritis and is caused by the build-up of uric acid in the body. Gout is condition that results from crystals of uric acid depositing in tissues … [Read more...]

Farm-Raised Tilapia Bad Food for People With Arthritis

According to researchers of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the popular fish - the farm-raised tilapia has less very low levels of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and very high levels … [Read more...]

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Often Misdiagnosed?

Many times here I have mentioned that arthritis in children isn't uncommon anymore these days. Statistics show that the rate children being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is … [Read more...]

Some Arthritis Patient Story

Strong we can relate to ( in this case arthritis patient story) is something that can inspire us, learn lesson from or just plainly give strength that you are not alone in your woes. Here are a few … [Read more...]

Apitherapy for Arthritis and Heartland Apiculture Society’s Annual Conference

I have read about the application of apitherapy against arthritis and might have mentioned it here in passing. Apitherapy is the medical use of honey bee products such as honey, pollen, propolis, … [Read more...]

Possible Master Switch Gene in Juvenile Arthritis, Identified

The 'master switch' gene that has been to play a role in some varities of rheumatoid arthritis in adults has now been identfied in all types of childhood arthritis. Such were the findings of … [Read more...]

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