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Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis

By Michael C. Purdy - A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has ...

Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs

People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new ...

Targeting fatty acids may be treatment strategy for arthritis, leukemia

By Jim Dryden - Enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity appear to play key roles in arthritis and leukemia, potentially opening up new avenues for treating these diverse diseases, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

Blood Test Could Prevent Medication Trial and Error for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Boston — A molecule in the blood shows promise as a marker to predict whether individual rheumatoid arthritis patients are likely to benefit from biologic medications or other drugs should be tried, a Mayo Clinic-led study shows. ... Full story

Penn Medicine Study Finds Increased Risk of Cardiac Events in Those with Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

PHILADELPHIA — Those experiencing psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and cardiovascular death, according to a multi-institutional study led by Penn Medicine researchers published online last month in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. ... Full story

New natural supplement relieves canine arthritis

Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements that was developed at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. ... Full story

New effective, safe and cheap treatment strategy for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic auto-immune disease that causes pain and stiffness in the joints, fatigue, bone damage and, eventually, loss of mobility. ... Full story

Smokers with Rheumatoid Arthritis face extra barriers to quitting

Smokers who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) may need more targeted support to successfully quit a habit that will likely worsen their disease, latest University of Otago research suggests. ... Full story

Arthritis sufferers excluded from everyday life

Arthritis is the second leading cause of disability in Australia with many sufferers so severely disabled they cannot engage in basic everyday activities, new UNSW research has found. ... Full story

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