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New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effects

A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by ...

Egyptian papyrus scrolls shed light on a mysterious joint disease

German doctor Hans Reiter claimed credit during the 1930s for having identified the rheumatic disease reactive arthritis. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy ...

Smokers with high salt intake are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

Smokers who also have a high sodium intake may be at double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in the journal Rheumatology. ... Full story

No innocent bystander: cartilage contributes to arthritis

Melbourne researchers have discovered that cartilage plays an active role in the destruction and remodelling of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis, rather than being an ‘innocent bystander’ as previously thought. ... Full story

Messenger molecules identified as part of arthritis puzzle

The way in which some cells alter their behaviour at the onset of osteoarthritis has been identified for the first time by researchers at the University of Liverpool. ... Full story

Arthritis patients failing to take expensive medication, according to research

Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester. ... Full story

Psoriatic arthritis patients need better screening, warns panel of experts

Leading experts have joined together for the first time to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis to help millions of people suffering from the condition. ... Full story

The Dopamine Transporter

Researchers use TACC's Stampede supercomputer to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease ... Full story

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lessen Severity of Osteoarthritis in Mice

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers. ... Full story

Report identifies public health actions for epilepsy

An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a complex brain disorder characterized by sudden and often unpredictable seizures, but a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy. ... Full story

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