Rheumatoid arthritis triggers: they’re all around you



What triggers that arthritis attack that leaves you pain and immobile? It may be the air you breathe, the food you ate or the lipstick you just applied. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune … [Read more...]


Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis



That arthritis pain is killing you? Well, it might be the pack you smoked today that caused it. Recent research evidence indicates that smoking cigarettes can increase your chances of getting … [Read more...]


Vitamin D and rheumatoid arthritis



Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a wide range on health conditions, including rheumatic diseases. Three European studies looked into the relationship between rheumatism and vitamin D levels as … [Read more...]


Rheumatoid arthritis need not stop you from typing



People with arthritis may have problems with performing simple daily tasks. But how does rheumatoid arthritis affect a person’s capability to use a keyboard and therefore their performance at work? … [Read more...]


Fish oil to treat rheumatoid arthritis



It is well-known that fish oil is beneficial to cardiovascular health. Fish oils are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), the so-called … [Read more...]


Information On Rheumatoid Arthritis Focuses On Treatment



One of the causes of arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to go into a self-preservation mode and attack healthy tissues, believing they are a threat to its well-being. While there … [Read more...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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