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One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab

Researchers looked at data from over 15,000 patients ...

New Bone Chewing Role for B Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of bone erosion and a possible biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ...

Phase-3 trial of drug for refractory rheumatoid arthritis successful

A new drug appears to help people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but eventually stop benefitting from the use of the current top treatment: injectable, bioengineered proteins that interfere with the action of a powerful inflammatory substance. ... Full story

Researchers urge arthritis patients to give up smoking to help them live longer

Smoking plays a role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis ... Full story

New drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis shows promising success

(Vienna ) In a clinical phase-3-study, an international research cooperation of MedUni Vienna and Stanford University has achieved significant success with the drug Baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The test persons exhibited significantly less symptoms of the disorder. The results are now published in the top scientific journal "New England Journal of Medicine". ... Full story

RCGP response to research in The Lancet on the effectiveness of paracetamol for osteoarthritis

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Osteoarthritis can cause considerable pain and discomfort to our patients, and as GPs we want to do what we can to help them to manage this. ... Full story

Dogs needed to help with arthritis study

Owners of dogs with osteoarthritis are helping with the Bristol Dog Arthritis study being run by the University of Bristol, but even more dogs are needed to help. ... Full story

Protein That Triggers Juvenile Arthritis Identified

(BRONX, NY)—Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or JIA, is the most common form of childhood arthritis. It appears to be an autoimmune disease, caused by antibodies attacking certain proteins in a person’s own tissue. But no “autoantigens”—the proteins triggering an immune attack—have been linked to JIA. ... Full story

Blood test that could predict arthritis risk

Scientists have found a marker that can indicate your likelihood of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) even sixteen years before the condition takes effect. A team from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at Oxford University found that a blood test that looks for antibodies that recognize the protein tenascin-C could reliably show those who will contract the condition. ... Full story

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 rheumatic complaints, a new review published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), finds scant scientific evidence supporting any use of cannabinoids in rheumatic diseases. ... Full story

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