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Arthritis patients could be mismanaging paracetamol intake

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

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 ...

Juvenile arthritis: why genetic risk is not in the genes

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

Inflammatory link discovered between arthritis and heart valve disease

Melbourne researchers have used models to identify a potential link between excess production of inflammatory proteins that cause rheumatoid arthritis and the development of heart valve disease. ... Full story

Antibiotic Exposure Could Increase Juvenile Arthritis Risk

Rutgers researcher says findings may offer another reason to judiciously prescribe antibiotics to children ... Full story

New test could predict arthritis drug failure in patients

A study of 311 patients by The University of Manchester has found that it may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given to treat them. These findings could help better manage patients’ symptoms. ... Full story

Researchers correlate incidences of rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles

By John Greenwald - What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery. ... Full story

Stem cell discovery paves way for targeted treatment for osteoarthritis

Scientists at the University of York have made a significant advance that could make cell-based treatments for arthritis less of a lottery. ... Full story

Early clinical trial success for new rheumatoid arthritis treatment

University of Queensland researchers have developed a world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease affecting more than 450,000 people in Australia. ... Full story

Research challenges assumption that arthritis patients take medication regularly

New UK research has challenged the assumption that people with rheumatoid arthritis always take their medication as prescribed. ... Full story

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