News tagged with rheumatic diseases
Among fibromyalgia patients taking either of two commonly prescribed drugs to reduce pain, 22 percent report substantial improvement while 21 percent had to quit the regimen due to unpleasant side effects, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Australian scientists have confirmed a 'weak link' in the immune system – identifying the exact conditions under which an infection can trigger an autoantibody response, a process not clearly understood until now.
Immunology Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at King's College London have for the first time identified a gene linked to age-related degeneration of the intervertebral discs in the spine, a common cause of lower back ...
Genetics Sep 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Regular exposure to sunlight—specifically ultraviolet B (UVB)—may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, indicates a large long term study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Low testosterone levels may herald the subsequent development of rheumatoid arthritis in men, suggests research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A daily dose of skimmed milk, enriched with two components found in dairy products, may help to curb the frequency of painful gout flare-ups, indicates research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Together with colleagues from the international rheumatic diseases research community, scientists of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have presented a new therapy approach for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A "genetic accelerator" is responsible for the most severe cases of Lupus (systemic lupus erythemathosus), an autoimmune disease: the accelerator, called enhancer HS1.2, speeds up the activity of some critical genes of the ...
Immunology Jan 16, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
People who take immunosuppressive drugs to treat lupus do not necessarily increase their cancer risk according to new research led by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). ...
Medications Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Gum disease is not only four times as common among patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as it is among their healthy peers, but it also tends to be more severe, indicates a small study published online ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Aug 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have created the first animal model that spontaneously develops rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is predisposed towards atherosclerosis, or hardening of the ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Meat, seafood and other foods rich in compounds called purines are associated with a fivefold increased risk of immediate gout flare-ups, a new study shows.
Arthritis & Rheumatism May 31, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Routine screening with echocardiogram can detect three times as many cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as clinical examinations, offering a novel approach in preventing this common disease, according to a new study in ...
Cardiology Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients who received a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) over the telephone from trained therapists reported that they felt "better" or "very much better" at the end of a six-month treatment period, and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Leading international researchers and doctors are meeting at the University of Otago, Wellington this week to identify new approaches to reducing the very high levels of rheumatic fever in New Zealand and Australia.
Inflammatory disorders Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0