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Arthritis patients want more psychological and emotional support

New research from UWE Bristol has found a high demand for help to cope with the social and emotional implications of inflammatory ...

Gout Isn’t Always Easy to Prove: CT Scans Help Catch Cases Traditional Test Misses

Accurate diagnosis key because painful disease treated differently than other forms of arthritis ...

Genetics can explain why infections can trigger rheumatoid arthritis

A new international study has revealed how genetics could explain why different environmental exposures can trigger the onset of different forms of rheumatoid arthritis. ... Full story

Parental addictions associated with adult children’s arthritis

Arthritis in adulthood is linked to parental addictions during childhood, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers ... Full story

No medicinal cannabis for rheumatology patients

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. In an article published in Arthritis Care & Research – a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) – McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researchers explore the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advise healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy. ... Full story

Young arthritis sufferers choose treatments that ‘make life normal’

New research at Newcastle University suggests that young arthritis sufferers make decisions based on how treatment will affect their appearance, their social life and their physical and mental well-being. ... Full story

Arthritis a painful burden

Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributors to disability burden globally and account for 27.4 per cent of total disability burden in Australia. ... Full story

Depression higher than previously reported in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Levels of depression and anxiety in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are higher than previously reported, according to new research. ... Full story

Over 100 genetic risk markers for rheumatoid arthritis identified

Researchers from Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University of Manchester have helped discover a further 42 genetic markers associated with rheumatoid arthritis in the largest international study to date on the topic. ... Full story

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