Rheumatoid Arthritis News

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9/4/2008
FDA Demands Tougher Warnings on Immunosuppressive Drugs

Officials want stronger labeling about fungal infection risk

8/22/2008
Study Examines How Rheumatoid Arthritis Destroys Bone

Enzyme called Smurf1 acts as signaling partner that turns off building-block proteins

8/7/2008
B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases

Finding points to new interventions to control body's attack on its own healthy tissue

7/16/2008
Drug Combo Improves Remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Those on methotrexate-etanercept therapy 3 times less likely to have to stop working

7/9/2008
6/30/2008
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease

Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

6/30/2008
High Birth Weight Doubles Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hormonal effects may be to blame, researchers say

6/26/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines Updated

New rules called 'extensive' but not meant to crowd physicians' clinical judgment

6/20/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence

Patients treated with methotrexate had a threefold increased risk of disease, report says

6/19/2008
Autoimmune Disease Treatment May Not Dampen Immune System

Targeting a key protein might reap rewards for people with asthma, MS, scientists say

6/18/2008
FDA Panel Recommends Enbrel for Pediatric Patients

But experts also express concern about psoriasis drug's possible risks for children; action follows agency warning that drug label needs strengthening

6/11/2008
Golimumab Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Monthly shot plus weekly methotrexate even pushed some into remission, study says

6/5/2008
Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

More than three drinks of alcohol a week can trim that risk by 50%, study says

6/4/2008
FDA Starts Safety Review of Autoimmune Disorder Drugs

Reports of increased cancer risk among young users of TNF blockers prompts action

5/13/2008
Breast-feeding Might Shield Women From Rheumatoid Arthritis

Childbearing had no such benefit if baby was bottle-fed, researchers noted

4/25/2008
Chinese Ants Show Promise in Fighting Arthritis, Other Diseases

Extract may prove beneficial against hepatitis, bacterial infections, study suggests

4/11/2008
Researchers Identify New Genetic Links to Psoriasis

Discovery of biological pathways could lead to treatments for other autoimmune diseases

3/21/2008
New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Works for Adults, Children

But the real test for tocilizumab lies in head-to-head drug trials, expert says

3/7/2008
Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Diseases

When the body begins to attack itself

3/6/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Reducing inflammation helps blunt cardiovascular threats, study suggests

2/29/2008
Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Won't Raise Blood Cancer Risk

Methotrexate appears safe, but a lesser-used medication could boost odds for lymphoma, study finds

2/11/2008
Depression Rarely Discussed With RA Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis poses heightened risk, but it's talked about by only 20% of patients

2/7/2008
Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks

British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

1/25/2008
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Lower Production of B Cells

Though millions take Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, mechanism behind medications was unclear

1/17/2008
Modified-Release Prednisone May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pill timed to body's rhythms, helps with morning joint stiffness, researchers say

1/4/2008
46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis

By 2030, 40% of U.S. adults will have the condition, experts say

11/26/2007
Drug Combos Effective Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Older and newer medicine together often bring relief, study finds

11/11/2007
New Test Criteria Spots Rheumatoid Arthritis Sooner

Identifying patients earlier means intervention may be more effective, researchers say

11/9/2007
Antibody Test Could Spot Rheumatoid Arthritis Early

Having primary care docs use the screen could boost patient outcomes, study finds

11/9/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Heart Disease Threat

But checking typical risk factors can help head off problems, research says

11/9/2007
Drugs Can Ease Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

3 trials show some success in helping children

10/31/2007
Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health

Review of data finds no link to most common illnesses

10/29/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Death Rate Unchanged

Underlying inflammation may affect heart despite symptom relief, experts say

9/28/2007
Meditation May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

It eases the depression that often accompanies the condition, study finds

9/18/2007
Genome Area Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

DNA is involved in inflammation, immune response, scientists say

9/5/2007
Genes Boost Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

Discoveries could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases, scientists say

8/29/2007
RA Drugs Linked to Slight Skin Cancer Risk

But the medications' benefits outweigh the downside, experts say

6/14/2007
Vitamin A Compound Could Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mouse study shows retinoic acid can ease inflammation

6/13/2007
Study Rates New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Abatacept, rituximab and tocilizumab may offer patients new options, experts say

5/29/2007
Rheumatoid Illness, Smoking Can Harm Heart's Aorta

And that can increase risks for aneurysm and heart attack, experts warn

4/30/2007
Green Tea May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Laboratory study is called preliminary, but promising

4/27/2007
Genes Could Boost Arthritis Patients' Death Risk

DNA may pose hazard for people with rheumatoid form of the disease

4/11/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds long-term glucose levels dropped significantly after 13 weeks of treatment

3/29/2007
Protein May Be Key to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Finding could lead to new therapies for the disease, study suggests

3/28/2007
Arthritis Pain Processed in Emotion-Linked Brain Area

Findings may offer a new target for treatment, study suggests

3/15/2007
Stem Cell Finding Could Help Fight Autoimmune Disease

Build-up of dead cells may trigger these illnesses, researchers say

2/27/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study

Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

2/15/2007
Health Tip: Keep Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain at Bay

Get enough rest, and watch what you eat

2/14/2007
Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Disorders

When the immune system attacks the body

1/30/2007
New Score Helps Spot Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Early detection is important to safe, effective treatment, experts say