Tag: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Autoimmune Disorder Patients More Likely To Have Psychosis

UK researchers found the strongest evidence to date that links autoimmune disorders with psychosis. Their study was based on a meta-analysis of 30 studies based on data from over 25 million people worldwide.

July 2, 2018

Intense Stress And Autoimmune Diseases: Trauma May Raise Risk Of Immune System Disorders

Trauma may increase a person's risk of developing autoimmune diseases by 36 percent. People who experienced severe emotional reaction as a result of stress can reduce their risk of developing immune system disorders. Here’s how.

Public Health June 20, 2018

Obesity May Accelerate And Worsen Disability In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity may speed up disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who lost weight also tend to become more disabled quickly. Does this mean weight loss is detrimental for sufferers of the autoimmune disorder?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Baking Soda May Reduce Inflammation Of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Other Health Benefits Of This Kitchen Staple

Drinking a solution of baking soda may help reduce the inflammation of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Sodium bicarbonate can also help people suffering from chronic kidney disease, itchy skin, sunburns, and cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy: How It Can Curb Cluster Headaches, Other Health Woes

The FDA has recently approved a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device for treating cluster headaches. Find out what other conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, VNS therapy can help with.

Medicine April 21, 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

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

Bacteria That Causes Gum Disease Also Triggers Inflammatory Response In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bacteria that are responsible for causing periodontal diseases could be contributing to rheumatoid arthritis, reports a recent study. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans stimulates the citrullinated protein production in the body, which could be leading to a series of reactions that results in arthritis.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 18, 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

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Reduce Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stimulating the vagus nerve in rheumatoid arthritis patients could reduce the autoimmune disease's symptoms, a new study suggests. Findings could lead to new treatments for people who are currently using potent and costly drugs.

Biotech July 7, 2016

Incorrect Dosage Turns Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Into A Killer

Drug dosing errors led to at least seven methotrexate overdose deaths in Australia – and the numbers are increasing, according to new research. Learn how this rheumatoid arthritis drug can turn into a killer.

Medicine June 6, 2016

Up To 25 Percent Of Lung Cancer Patients Ineligible For Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a great advance in cancer treatment but up to a quarter of lung cancer patients are not eligible for this therapy. Autoimmune disorders have something to do with the risks.

Medicine June 4, 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

New Blood Test Can Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis 16 Years Early

Oxford researchers created a blood test that can predict the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis up to 16 years before it appears. Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, debilitating condition affecting the joints.

Life December 12, 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

Cardiac Deaths Drop In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

New data suggests that cardiac deaths that involve rheumatoid arthritis patients are declining. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic believe that this is caused by improved efforts in prevention and early treatment.

Life November 9, 2015

Air Pollution Can Aggravate Rheumatoid Arthritis But Exercise, Lifestyle Changes Can Relieve Symptoms

A study conducted by All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) found rheumatoid arthritis worsens when there is an increase of pollutants in the air. Patients are encouraged to take a regular exercise routine to loosen stiff joints.

Life October 12, 2015

Eli Lilly, Incyte Announce Baricitinib Superior To Methotrexate In Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Investigational drug baracitinib from Eli Lilly and Incyte has been found to be superior to traditionally prescribed treatment methotrexate in easing signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Life September 30, 2015

AbbVie Dumps Galapagos Deal To Pursue Development Of ABT-494 Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

AbbVie will pursue the development of its own rheumatoid arthritis drug after mid-stage clinical tests proved successful.

Life September 26, 2015

Travel History of Patients may Help Distinguish Chikungunya from Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers said that doctors should check on their patients' travel and medical histories in order to better identify whether Chikungunya or Rheumatoid Arthritis is behind the symptoms.

Life January 31, 2015

Electronic Implant Relieves Patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Researchers have developed an electronic implant which is inserted surgically near the neck of a patient. The pacemaker-like device is successful in alleviating rheumatoid arthritis pain.

Life December 24, 2014

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