(HealthDay)—There is good agreement in physician-based (MD) and patient-based (PT) criteria for fibromyalgia diagnosis, according to a study published in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
(HealthDay)—Oral contraceptives—also known as birth control pills—may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.
(HealthDay)—Cannabinoids may have limited benefits in rheumatic conditions, with some potential benefit in terms of pain relief and effect on sleep, according to a review published in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
(HealthDay)—Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests.
(HealthDay)—For older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA), spironolactone is not associated with improvements in symptoms, physical function, or health-related quality-of-life, according to a study published in the May ...
(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), prednisone use is associated with an increased risk of mortality, according to a study published in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
(HealthDay)—Metabolic syndrome is common in young, premenopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and chloroquine appears to protect against metabolic syndrome in these women, according to a study published ...
(HealthDay)—Funding and division/department support are ranked as critical factors in enabling rheumatologists to develop a career in academic research, according to a study published in the September issue of Arthritis ...
(HealthDay)—For overweight adults with diabetes mellitus, an intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) can prevent knee pain, according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
New research indicates that use of oral contraceptives may provide benefits for women with inflammatory arthritis.