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Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?

Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life

Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients

Orencia may help treat a form of kidney disease that often leads to organ failure, study suggests

10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC

Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find

Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects

Study suggests that delaying treatment leads to more joint inflammation, disability down the road

Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

Salmon, mackerel contain inflammation-fighting omega-3

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests

Researchers find tripled risk of leg blood clots, doubled odds of lung clots

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Have Same Impact on Time Lost at Work: Study

Patients gained no more benefit from higher-priced biologic drug Remicade vs. cheaper medications

Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

Patients did as well as those with osteoarthritis, but same did not hold true for hip replacement

Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study

Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients

Although more medication taken by obese patients in study, remission was less likely

Many Stop Taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Too Soon: Study

Greatest benefit seen within first 2 years of treatment, but half quit earlier

Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?

Flare-ups most likely if condition starts in joints such as knee or elbow, researchers say

Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study

Biologic drug Enbrel wasn't better for patients who didn't respond to methotrexate alone

Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Swedish study found how much and how long they smoked made a difference

Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study

Hormonal changes could influence disease severity, researchers say

Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly

Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity

Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles

But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease

5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need

Experts identify commonly ordered tests and treatments that are often expensive and unhelpful

Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say

Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study

Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis

Finding might help lead to improved treatments for painful condition, researchers say

Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly

Risk of mood-related mortality greater for men

Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women

Those who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop the painful disease, analysis showed

Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

For people who can't take methotrexate

Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication

This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to More Blood Clots

But overall risk remains small, study finds

Elevated Antibody Levels May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Danish study followed people for nearly 30 years to see who developed condition

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

Large evidence review of 'biologics' included nearly 30,000 patients

Newer Psoriasis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack Risk for Patients

TNF blockers, other older treatments seemed to cut risk compared to topical meds in study

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease

Small study also found disease was more severe, but cause and effect not proven

New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

Study Compares Safety of 'Biologic' Meds for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Humira, Enbrel and Remicade pose similar death risk, making choice a bit easier for patients, experts say

Moderate Drinking May Cut Women's Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

More than 3 weekly glasses of beer, wine or liquor halved risk of the autoimmune disease

No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study

Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity

Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients

Study suggests common diagnostic methods underestimate risk for those with rheumatoid arthritis

For Juvenile Arthritis, Pill May Work as Well as Needle

German study finds methotrexate given orally had similar effects as via injection