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Research Is Lacking on Marijuana’s Effects in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

Although there are anecdotal reports indicating that cannabinoids, especially marijuana (or herbal cannabis), may be of therapeutic benefit for some patients with ...

Family of genes linked to cartilage generation and arthritis

Doctoral student in USC Stem Cell lab helps to identify roles for a family of genes ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with increased risk of death in the past, but a new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) brings that risk into sharper focus. ... Full story

Detecting arthritis with light

Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common problem in medical practice and can be due to a variety of causes. Many types of inflammatory disorders affecting the joints belong to the diverse group of rheumatic diseases. ... Full story

Can osteoarthritis affect a dog’s mood?

It is well known that osteoarthritis (OA) can have an emotional impact on humans but is this the case in dogs? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for dogs affected by the condition to take part in an arthritis and emotion study. ... Full story

Decoding what goes wrong in arthritis

Fresh insight into rheumatoid arthritis offers hope for transforming patient care ... Full story

Yoga Improves Arthritis Symptoms and Mood, Study Finds

A randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis. Johns Hopkins researchers report that 8 weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental wellbeing of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The study is believed to be the largest randomized trial so far to examine the effect of yoga on physical and psychological health and quality of life among people with arthritis. ... Full story

Arthritis patients could be mismanaging paracetamol intake

Many Australians with arthritis may be putting their health ‘at risk’ by inadvertently mismanaging medication. ... Full story

Gene regulating severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis discovered by scientists

Scientists have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and damage to the joints of the feet, hips, knees, and hands. ... Full story

Juvenile arthritis: why genetic risk is not in the genes

Findings suggest significant roles for epigenetics and innate immunity in juvenile arthritis ... Full story

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