Rheumatoid Arthritis News

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Article Title
2/4/2005
Japan OKs Enbrel For Rheumatoid Arthritis

The drug quiets a key inflammatory compound

2/3/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Attacks the Heart

Study confirms it doubled the risk of heart failure in patients

12/13/2004
Heart Risk Spikes After Stopping Painkillers

More infarctions seen in first month after discontinuing NSAIDs

12/2/2004
Too Much Red Meat May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Eating lots of it could double your chances of getting autoimmune disease, study says

11/4/2004
Bee Venom May Soothe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Blocks genes that cause tissue swelling, study says

11/4/2004
Breast-Feeding May Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

But irregular menstrual cycles raise risk, finds study

10/18/2004
Steroid Raises Pneumonia Risk in RA Patients

Prednisone much more risky than biologic drugs, study finds

10/7/2004
Smoking Ups Chances of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Habit increases risk in people with genetic predisposition to autoimmune disease

8/23/2004
New Clue to Autoimmune Diseases Found

Same antibody found in Grave's disease shows up in rheumatoid arthritis

8/4/2004
Inflammatory Diseases Tied to Depression

Scientists find more evidence of the connection between the two

8/1/2004
Easing the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Simple techniques can relieve discomfort caused by the disease

7/27/2004
Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?

Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

7/20/2004
Intensive Arthritis Therapy Helps Symptoms

Monthly injections better for those with rheumatoid form

7/6/2004
Aggressive Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Pays Off

Early combo of anti-rheumatic drugs gives long-term benefits to patients

6/17/2004
Statins May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Large trials of cholesterol drugs still needed

6/16/2004
Cancer Drug Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis

Short course of therapy provides long-term relief of symptoms

6/11/2004
Vitamin C Protects Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fruit and vegetable nutrient fights joint inflammation three ways, experts say

6/3/2004
Hormonal Clue to Autoimmune Diseases Found

Study examines association between estrogen and inflammation in women

5/7/2004
Can Autoimmune Disease Be Detected Early?

Study: Antibodies can foretell problems long before symptoms

5/6/2004
Protein Can Trigger Anemia in Inflammatory Diseases

Interleukin-6 sets off chain reaction in IBD, rheumatoid arthritis, study says

3/5/2004
The Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study examines hereditary factors in autoimmune joint disease

2/26/2004
Drug Combo Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis

Swedish study shows more remissions with Enbrel, methotrexate

1/9/2004
Tiny Markers May Point to Arthritis Progression

May help doctors find who needs aggressive treatment for rheumatoid form

1/9/2004
Vitamin D May Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

The higher the intake, the lower the risk

11/12/2003
New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Holds Promise

It reduces symptoms better than conventional treatment

10/31/2003
A New Drug for Dry Eye Syndrome

It increases tear production, rather than just irrigating the eye

10/27/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Offer Hope Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

They reduced inflammation as well as risk factors for heart disease

10/23/2003
Government Web Site on Health Debuts in Spanish

Educates consumers about arthritis, rheumatic diseases

10/3/2003
Blood Test May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis

Antibodies signal disease before symptoms appear, finds study

9/25/2003
Exercise Benefits Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Regular regimen improves functioning, emotional well-being

8/1/2003
B Cells May by Key in Autoimmune Diseases

British study says B-cell depletion therapy benefits people with joint disease

8/1/2003
Experts at Odds on Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Hand surgeons and rheumatologists disagree dramatically, survey finds

7/3/2003
MRI Predicts Course of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scans pick up early signs of aggressive disease, Australian study finds

5/20/2003
Finding Clues to Rheumatic Diseases

National study looking for 400 families with twins or close siblings

5/16/2003
Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Birth Weight

Small Swedish study finds higher risk in heavier babies

3/26/2003
Sometimes Patients are Best Gauge of Arthritis Treatments

New questionnaire proves valuable to doctors

2/19/2003
Mediterranean Diet Soothes Aching Joints

Foods rich in antioxidants help people with rheumatoid arthritis

2/17/2003
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Heart Attacks Linked

Study finds heart attack risk doubled in women with RA

2/17/2003
Arthritis Villain May Also Play Role in Cancer

Study finds interleukin-1 promotes vessels tumors need

11/4/2002
Drug Combo Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Methotrexate coupled with leflunomide helps to reduce symptoms

10/29/2002
Combo Drug Therapy Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

New study confirms a recent shift in treatments by U.S. doctors

9/15/2002
A Celebrity's Battle With a Crippling Disease

"Sopranos" star Aida Turturro talks about her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis

8/21/2002
Natural Carbohydrates Contribute to Arthritis

Immune system mishandles its own carbohydrates with this crippling disease, new study says

6/9/2002
Using Yoga to Stretch the Bonds of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Online program offers variety of beneficial exercises

5/9/2002
Lasers Pinpoint Joint Damage

New imaging technique could help catch rheumatoid arthritis early

4/4/2002
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Also Prolongs Life

Methotrexate found to have an added benefit

2/25/2002
Getting the Jump on Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pilot study shows drug could treat disease that strikes 500,000 U.S. children

2/1/2002
Study Refutes Genetic Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Danish twin study suggests environmental factors are critical

11/28/2001
Taking the Steam Out of Decaf

New research shows low-octane coffee may increase risk of arthritis

11/13/2001
Pregnancy Can Set Stage for Autoimmune Diseases

Hormone fluctuation implicated in arthritis and MS