Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Birthweight



I was born at home. Natural birth method. No epidural, no anything. The local midwife helped my mother bring me out to this world. I am my mother eldest. I still can't imagine how she did it. Well I … [Read more...]


Taking Your Arthritis Medicines



There's an interesting report about the survey on arthritis patients in Canada. According to the new survey, most arthritis patients in Canada do not take their arthritis medications even though they … [Read more...]


Fish Oil and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis



Fish oil. We've been hearing and reading tonnes of health benefits from increase intake of fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids), either from food sources or dietary supplements. Now, as presented at EULAR … [Read more...]


31 Hours Without Electricity



We have just been threatened by Typhoon Frank (international name: Fengshen) and spent 31 hours without electricity. For two hours now, electricity's been up and the typhoon thankfully went the … [Read more...]


Recent News on Everything Arthritis Drug



In lieu of the recent EULAR 2008 (the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Paris, France), updates are abound regarding the developments of arthritis drugs, either of those already existing in … [Read more...]


Drinking Your Way Out of Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk



Okay, before you all get too excited with the title, let us all remember the word moderation when pertaining to alcohol intake. ;-) Now...studies are claiming that it may be possible that drinking … [Read more...]


Adalimumab Therapy Is Significantly Beneficial For Arthritis Patients With Chronic Pain



According to results of research presented today at EULAR 2008 (the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Paris, France), adalimumab therapy is effective and well-tolerated in ankylosing … [Read more...]


A Glass of Pomegranate Juice A Day Keeps Arthritis Away



It is already known that pomegranate juice has anti-inflammatory properties. Maybe this is also the reason why researchers believe that a glass of pomegranate juice daily may help fight arthritis. … [Read more...]


Joint Replacement and The Bionic Woman



The other week, I have been discussing rheumatoid arthritis to my mother. What it does to the joints and what are the possible and available course of treatment. I told her time will come that joints … [Read more...]


Melanoma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Methotrexate



Methotrexate (MTX) is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) commonly prescribed to RA (rheumatoid arthritis patients). Now, according to Australian researchers, increased risk of melanoma … [Read more...]


Arthritis Drug Celebrex Maybe Beneficial Against Lung Cancer



Celebrex - a widely prescribed pain killer for people with arthritis - is in the limelight recently because it has been found to reduce the levels of lung cancer biomarkers. The last cox-2 inhibitor … [Read more...]


Best Arthritis-Friendly Foods



If you dig into my old posts, I have always mentioned that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and non-fat dairy is good for people suffering from arthritis. Once more from Reader's Digest. But … [Read more...]


Eli Lilly is Seeking FDA Approval of Cymbalta For Chronic Pain



A product of Eli Lilly, Cymbalta® - is a balanced and potent reuptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine, believed to potentiate the activity of these chemicals in the central nervous system … [Read more...]


Arthritis, Stress and Stretching



When I found this Reader's Digest article, I was laughing out loud while reading. I just so can relate, I guess. I've always been convinced that the osteoarthritis symptoms are brought about by … [Read more...]


Agilus: Ankle Arthritis Injection, Under Clinical Trials



In clinical trials now around the United States is a slimy clear liquid with a texture of motor oil, potential treatment for ankle arthritis. A highly purified mixture of hyaluronic acid, if will … [Read more...]


Giraffe Ailing With Arthritis, Put To Sleep



Earlier this week, a Maryland Zoo eutanized a giraffe suffering from arthritis. The said giraffe is 22-year old Gretchen - called 'The Lady Of The House" - whose life was decided by the caretakers to … [Read more...]


Exercise and Arthritis



It seems that all recent news and updates on arthritis and managing arthritis includes the bit on exercise. Yes folks, EXERCISE. Here's a quick rundown on the latest news on arthritis that have … [Read more...]


More of Alternative Therapies For Arthritis Patients



I found the following report entitled: Beyond the Pill Bottle: Alternative Arthritis Therapies which emphasizes the benefits of alternative therapies for arthritis patients. "Beyond the pill bottle" … [Read more...]


Stem Cell Transplantation For Animal Arthritis



A Memphis Vet - Dr. Kathy Mitchener – is one of only a few doctors in the U.S. who’s got credentials to perform such life-saving procedure that is now hailed as a cure for arthritis in animals. Just … [Read more...]


Ginger Rub: My Newly Found Arthritic Pain Reliever



For the longest time, I have been using that green oil that contains methyl salicylate+menthol for leg cramps, stiff painful knees, etc. Now, I found Ginger Rub -- it contains methyl … [Read more...]


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