Rheumatoid Arthritis News

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Dinosaurs May Have Suffered From Arthritis

A crooked jaw on a giant Pliosaurus looks a lot like human arthritis, researchers say

Strides Made in Diagnosing, Treating Lupus

New therapies are being developed for people with the autoimmune illness, experts say

Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers suggest weight gain precedes the painful condition

Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis

Mental health screening, treatment could improve quality of life for these patients, report suggests

Gastro Woes Often Strike Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Complications can include ulcers, bleeding, study finds

Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early and Aggressively: Guidelines

Intensive treatment from outset can help preserve quality of life, rheumatologists' group says

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Quit Statins May Face Raised Death Risk

Cardiovascular disease very common among these patients, experts note

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder

Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage

Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found

Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds

Experts say exercise helps keep joints flexible, maintains function

More Known About Proteins That Cause Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers say 'autoantibodies' can cause lupus, diabetes, arthritis

Mindfulness Training May Help Arthritis Patients Cope

Small study found those who used it were less tired, stressed

Early Ovary Removal May Raise Arthritis, Osteoporosis Risk

Study showed nearly half of women under 45 who had procedure developed one or the other condition

Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots

Risks climbed for patients hospitalized for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, study found

Health Tip: Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Damage Joints

Here are some typical symptoms to watch for

Does Psoriasis Thwart the Benefits of 'Good' Cholesterol?

Chronic skin condition may be associated with changes in HDL composition, researchers say

Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease

More rheumatoid arthritis in those exposed to certain air pollutants, researchers say

TNF Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Skin Cancer Risk

But review also finds the drugs don't heighten risks for other cancers

Realistic Activity Goals Seem to Ease Arthritis Pain, Study Finds

Belief in ability to do exercise, and following through, can improve life for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease

But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

Some Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis May Cut Diabetes Risk

Researchers suspect certain medications lower inflammation, insulin resistance

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Double Risk of COPD

Link between the autoimmune disease and lung disorder revealed in new study

Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

Study Highlights Arthritis' Toll on Quality of Life

People with the painful condition are less active and suffer more 'unhealthy days' each month

Clues to Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Humira Fails Some Patients

Nearly a third develop an immune reaction to the drug that thwarts its effectiveness, study finds

Exercise Is Key for People With Arthritis: Expert

Too much sitting around can worsen the condition

Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

Doctors Need to Improve Guidance on Arthritis: Study

Only one of three goals set a decade ago to help patients manage the disease has been met, CDC finds

Too Few Get Needed Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs: Study

Medications that slow disease's progression aren't prescribed enough, researchers say

Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Linked to Social Status

Race, income, education affect degree of suffering, study finds

Immune Disorders May Raise Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Patients

Those with conditions such as lupus appear more vulnerable, study suggests

Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

Lifetime of Arthritis Has Not Held Back Teen

College student diagnosed at age 3 has tried gymnastics, pole vaulting and more

Health Tip: Why Do My Joints Hurt?

Here are possible causes

Patient Literacy Problems Can Hinder Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

Survey found many unfamiliar with common medical terms related to their disease

Study Suggests Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Odds for those with the illness rises 60 percent higher than for those without it, Swedish researchers say

Better Outcomes Seen With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

Delay of 12 weeks or more after onset of symptoms linked to more joint destruction, study finds

Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks

Those who also have a genetic risk factor have 4 times the risk for joint disease, study finds

Tai Chi May Provide Arthritis Relief

Stiffness, fatigue, balance and well-being improved after two months, study finds

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Blood Vessel Plaque

Certain medications seem to lessen or increase buildup, suggests study

Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

But troubled unions don't provide same benefits, study finds

Gum Disease More Common in U.S. Than Previously Thought

Earlier reports may have underestimated by as much as 50%, experts say

Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Early Promise

Trial patients given oral medication showed improvement in six months; experts caution more testing needed

Study IDs Risk Factors for Blood Clots After Hip Surgery

Presence of other diseases may play role, but not age or gender, researchers find

Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds

Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

Could Drinking Help Thwart Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Early study suggests it might, but that's no reason to imbibe heavily, experts say