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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 ...

Decoding what goes wrong in arthritis

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

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

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

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