Rheumatoid Arthritis News

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6/20/2014
Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

5/7/2014
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

4/11/2014
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

3/26/2014
CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

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

3/13/2014
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

1/30/2014
Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

1/7/2014
Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

12/3/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life

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

11/8/2013
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

11/7/2013
10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC

Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

10/28/2013
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

10/28/2013
Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects

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

9/21/2013
Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

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

8/13/2013
Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

Salmon, mackerel contain inflammation-fighting omega-3

8/8/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests

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

7/1/2013
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

6/21/2013
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

6/18/2013
Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study

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

6/18/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients

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

6/14/2013
Many Stop Taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Too Soon: Study

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

6/12/2013
Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?

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

6/12/2013
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

4/26/2013
Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

4/4/2013
Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study

Hormonal changes could influence disease severity, researchers say

3/25/2013
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

3/15/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly

Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity

3/6/2013
Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

3/5/2013
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

3/5/2013
5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need

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

2/5/2013
Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

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

11/28/2012
Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study

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

11/26/2012
DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

11/12/2012
Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly

Risk of mood-related mortality greater for men

11/12/2012
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

11/7/2012
Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

For people who can't take methotrexate

11/2/2012
Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication

This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

10/2/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to More Blood Clots

But overall risk remains small, study finds

9/19/2012
9/7/2012
Elevated Antibody Levels May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

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

9/6/2012
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

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

8/20/2012
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

8/9/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease

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

8/8/2012
New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

8/8/2012
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

7/11/2012
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

7/10/2012
No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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

7/3/2012
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

6/8/2012
Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity

Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

6/6/2012
Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients

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

5/31/2012
For Juvenile Arthritis, Pill May Work as Well as Needle

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