Tag: Arthritis

Knee Bone Fabella Thought Lost To Human Evolution Shows Up In People With Arthritis

The fabella used to be rare in humans. Researchers now said that 39 percent of the world's population in 2018 likely have the knee bone. Arthritis sufferers are twice as likely to have fabella.

Public Health April 19, 2019

Anxiety And Depression Can Be Just As Bad For General Health As Smoking And Drinking

Patients with anxiety and depression are more likely to have major illnesses such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, or stroke compared to those who do not. Mental health conditions should be considered predictors of major illnesses by health care professionals.

Public Health December 19, 2018

Worried About Aging? Chuck Out 'Retired' Cells, Says Study

To combat old-age-related studies, a new study has suggested removing old senescent cells with a drug. Already tested on old rats, it had positive results showing enhanced stamina, youthfulness, and better functioning of organs.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Arthritis Crippling One Fourth Of American Adults: Study

Nearly one-fourth of American adults are suffering from arthritis, leaving many unable to conduct daily activities, such as lifting a bag of groceries or holding a cup. Arthritis is accentuated by the lack of exercise, according to a CDC report.

Public Health March 11, 2017

Poor Thigh Muscle Strength May Increase Risks Of Knee Osteoarthritis In Women

Women are likelier to develop osteoarthritis in their knees if they have poor strength in their thigh muscles, say researchers. According to their study, however, the same cannot be said for men.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Immune Cell Tracking Can Help Identify Inflammatory Arthritis

Experts from Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that by tracing molecules for immune cells, it may be possible to identify inflammatory arthritis. This malady is more prevalent in women vis-à-vis men, according to the study.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Statin Use Can Help Lower Death Risk For Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis And Psoriatic Arthritis: Study

A new study suggests that statin treatment can help improve survival rates for some arthritis patients by as much as 33 percent. This may be because of the drug's ability to reduce inflammation and lower lipids.

Medicine November 14, 2016

Arthritis Drug Celebrex Is Safe For Heart Health: Study

A new study has found that Pfizer Inc.'s arthritis drug Celebrex poses no higher danger to heart health when compared to its rivals, Ibuprofen and Naproxen. The findings challenge the common belief that the rival drugs provide superior cardiovascular health safety, researchers said.

Medicine November 13, 2016

Painkillers Like Ibuprofen And Ketorolac May Raise Heart Failure Risk By Up To 83 Percent

Painkilling drugs called NSAIDs were linked to increased risk for hospital admission due to heart problem. Seven traditional painkillers which include Ibuprofen and naproxen were associated with increased heart failure risk.

Medicine September 29, 2016

Weather And Chronic Pain: Smartphone Study Reveals Rain Can Worsen Body Aches

The Cloudy with a Chance of Pain study has found a link between weather and body pain. People suffering from arthritis or chronic pain experienced more frequent severe symptoms during rainy days.

Public Health September 8, 2016

Mesoblast Cell Treatment Offers Hope For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A new cell treatment by Australian biotech Mesoblast has shown promising results in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers hope to conduct a phase 3 clinical trial as soon as possible.

Medicine August 9, 2016

Cartilage Grown In Lab Could Help Younger Arthritis Patients

Lab-grown cartilage can help younger arthritis patients who are ineligible for total hip replacement surgeries. The semi-artificial cartilage contains the patient's own stem cells and is designed to reduce inflammation.

Biotech July 20, 2016

Women Who Work Long Hours Likely To Suffer From Cancer, Heart Disease

Long hours at work in women are linked to cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Why are women more vulnerable than men to the health consequences of working long hours?

Public Health June 18, 2016

GOP Congressman Admits Using Medical Marijuana To Ease Arthritis Pain

GOP congressman admits to using medical marijuana for arthritis pain. The Republican lawmaker said that for the first time, he was able to get a decent sleep again.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2016

Acetaminophen Does Not Help Relieve Arthritis Pain: Study

A new study has found that acetaminophen or paracetamol, which is also known as Tylenol in the U.S., is not effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain. Researchers say that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) perform better in relieving short-term pain.

Life March 19, 2016

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked To Serotonin Deficiency

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints. It affects millions and has been found to be linked to serotonin deficiency.

Life March 11, 2016

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Relieve Arthritic Knee Pain

Vitamin D does not provide significant help for knee arthritic pain and bone loss, a new study found. A clinical trial that ran for two years did not find significant beneficial effects of vitamin D among patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Life March 9, 2016

Michelangelo Battled Arthritic Hands While Producing Some Of His Masterpieces

Michelangelo continued to create masterpieces despite suffering from arthritis. He even worked until six days before his death.

Life February 6, 2016

Smartphone App May Help Doctors Find Link Between Weather And Arthritis

A first-of-its-kind smartphone study in the UK will seek to find the link between pain and weather changes. People with arthritis and other conditions - even those without pain - can participate in Cloudy with a Chance of Pain.

Life January 27, 2016

FDA Clears AstraZeneca's Zurampic For Patients With Gout

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved AstraZeneca's Zurampic as a new treatment drug for gout. The drug is used to reduce high levels of uric acid in the blood associated with the disease.

Life December 24, 2015

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Signs, Symptoms And Common Treatments

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting connective tissues including the joints. Common signs and symptoms include pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints in the hands, feet, knees and elbows.

Life November 10, 2015

Knee Replacement Surgery Gives Best Pain Relief For Arthritis But Comes With More Risks: Study

Experts found that total knee replacement together with nonsurgical treatment is the best way to alleviate pain associated with arthritis. Surgery, however, entails more risks and may lead to serious side effects.

Life October 26, 2015

Gout Drug Lesinurad By AstraZeneca Receives Approval Recommendation From FDA Advisory Committee

Lesinurad is a step closer towards achieving FDA approval as the agency’s Arthritis Advisory Committee has recommended that the drug be approved for use in the U.S.

Life October 24, 2015

Drug Used To Treat Arthritis May Be Effective Against Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms

Researches were able to discover that a drug commonly used for treating arthritis may be the breakthrough solution for Alzheimer's disease symptoms. According to the study, blocking a specific protein that is usually associated with dementia may successfully be performed by an arthritis medication.

Life September 22, 2015

Study Says Yoga Can Ease Arthritis, Boost Mood

Staying active is challenging when you have arthritis but a study has found that yoga is a safe and effective solution that offers both physical and psychological benefits.

Life September 17, 2015

Study Links Antibiotic Use With Increased Risk Of Juvenile Arthritis

The administration of antibiotics early in life may increase the risk of developing arthritis, researchers say.

Life July 21, 2015

Arthritis Drug Could Also Treat Vitiligo: What You Should Know About This Skin Condition

Tofacitinib, a drug approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis, has been shown to be effective in treating vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that struck the late singer Michael Jackson.

Life June 27, 2015

Love Cracking Your Knuckles? Here's The Good And Bad About It

Many believe that cracking the knuckles can cause health problems such as arthritis. Experts, however, point out the real dangers and benefits of the habit.

Life April 16, 2015

Some arthritis pain relievers increase stroke mortality

Cox-2 inhibitors, a type of Nsaid pain reliever for arthritis, could significantly raise the risk of stroke.

Life November 6, 2014

Arthritis drug may be miracle cure for rare hair loss disease

Doctors at Yale University used an arthritis treatment to treat alopecia, a rare hair loss condition, in a man simultaneously treated by the same drug for plaque psoriasis. Miraculously full regrowth seen after 8 months.

Life June 23, 2014

Painful economics: Arthritis forces Britons to take more days off from work

Rheumatoid arthritis has its financial toll on sufferers as it causes severe pain that leads to frequent absences at work and even unemployment.

Life June 16, 2014

Glucosamine is not just for arthritis, might be the magic pill for long life: Study

Although glucosamine is popularly used for treating arthritis, scientists conducting experiments with mice and worms found evidence that suggest the drug could also extend life.

Life April 9, 2014

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