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Biosimilar drugs could create billions in health care savings

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Graphic: Capsules with leafs inside [06/11/2014] Introducing competing "biosimilar" versions of complex biologic drugs used to treat illnesses such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis could cut spending on biologics in the United States by $44 billion over the next decade, according to new analysis from the RAND Corporation.Biosimilar drugs could create billions in health care savings - Read more

Arthritis patients failing to take effective medication

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Graphic: Pain places in joints caused by arhtritis [29/08/2014] Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester.Arthritis patients failing to take effective medication - Read more

Research: Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis

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Photo: Woman drinking a glass of milk [22/04/2014] New research reports that women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results show that women who ate cheese saw an increase in knee OA progression. Yogurt did not impact OA progression in men or women.Research: Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis - Read more

Imaging: New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

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Photo: Wrist [07/01/2014] UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in motion using a series of brief magnetic resonance imaging scans.Imaging: New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion - Read more

Laboratory: Coumarins Show Potency against Inflammations

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Photo: Cinnamon [26/11/2013] New methods for the laboratory-scale synthesis of coumarin-based drugs were developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.Laboratory: Coumarins Show Potency against Inflammations - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Timely Treatment Reduces Disability 2 Years Out

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Photo: Joints [31/10/2013] Delaying treatment for rheumatoid arthritis could greatly increase the likelihood that patients will suffer joint damage and experience disability two years out, according to a new study from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Timely Treatment Reduces Disability 2 Years Out - Read more

World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013

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Photo: Rheumatism [07/10/2013] Rheumatic and muscosceletal diseases span a lot of different conditions that can have strongly differing forms. Still, most of these conditions have in common that they cause strong pain and reduce the functions of the affected limbs and organs.World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013 - Read more

Stress: Great Strain for Parents with Chronically Ill Child

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Foto: Ill Child [25/09/2013] The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child's care most contribute to the added strain.Stress: Great Strain for Parents with Chronically Ill Child - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well

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Photo: Nurse and patient [29/08/2013] Patients attending clinical nurse specialist clinics do not get inferior treatment to that offered by consultant rheumatologists, the results of a major new clinical trial have revealed.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well - Read more

Physical Therapy: Just as Effective as Surgery

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Photo: Physical therapy for the knee [25/03/2013] A new study showing that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee should encourage many health care providers to reconsider their practices in the management of this common injury.Physical Therapy: Just as Effective as Surgery - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Connection of Lifestyle and Risk?

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Photo: Hand bones [19/03/2013] Researchers in Manchester have found a link between several lifestyle factors and pre-existing conditions, including smoking cigarettes and diabetes, and an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Connection of Lifestyle and Risk? - Read more

Arthritis: Biologic Therapies Not Associated with Cancer Risk

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[05/09/2012] Biologic therapies developed in the last decade for rheumatoid arthritis are not associated with an increased risk of cancer when compared with traditional treatments for the condition, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.Arthritis: Biologic Therapies Not Associated with Cancer Risk - Read more

Inflammation: Novel Drugs Offer New Route to Controlling

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[16/05/2012] Pursuing a relatively untapped route for regulating the immune system, an international team of researchers has designed and conducted initial tests on molecules that have the potential to treat diseases involving inflammation, such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke and sepsis.Inflammation: Novel Drugs Offer New Route to Controlling - Read more

Pain Receptors: Ion Channel Makes African Naked Mole-Rat Insensitive to Acid-Induced Pain

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[22/12/2011] Researchers of the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) Berlin-Buch have found out why the African naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), one of the world’s most unusual mammals, feels no pain when exposed to acid. Pain Receptors: Ion Channel Makes African Naked Mole-Rat Insensitive to Acid-Induced Pain - Read more

Joint Disease: Better Dealing with Osteoarthritis

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[25/11/2011] A step towards better understanding of the biological mechanism involved in the onset of osteoarthritis (OA), which affects millions of people around the world, has been shown in research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the United States.Joint Disease: Better Dealing with Osteoarthritis - Read more

Protein: New 'Bouncer' Molecule Halts Rheumatoid Arthritis

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[12/09/2011] Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered why the immune cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis become hyperactive and attack the joints and bones. The immune cells have lost their bouncer, the burly protein that keeps them in line the same way a bouncer in a nightclub controls rowdy patrons.Protein: New 'Bouncer' Molecule Halts Rheumatoid Arthritis - Read more

Genetic Study: New Light on Auto-Immune Arthritis

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[12/07/2011] Researchers are one step closer to understanding how an individual’s genetic make-up predisposes them to Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a common auto-immune arthritis which causes pain and stiffness of the spine, and in serious cases, progressive fusion of the vertebrae and other affected joints. Genetic Study: New Light on Auto-Immune Arthritis - Read more

Frankincense: A Wise Man’s Treatment for Arthritis

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[24/06/2011] The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy - frankincense, according to Cardiff University scientists.Frankincense: A Wise Man’s Treatment for Arthritis - Read more

Therapeutic Approach: Fighting Inflammation Reactions

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[08/04/2011] Researchers at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have succeeded in finding a new therapeutic approach to certain inflammatory reactions of the body. Therapeutic Approach: Fighting Inflammation Reactions - Read more

ADAM-12: Gene Could Hold Key to Cancer

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[09/03/2011] ADAM-12 is the name of a gene that researchers believe could be an important element in the fight against cancer, arthritis, and cardiac hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart's walls. ADAM-12: Gene Could Hold Key to Cancer - Read more

Joint Pain: Keep on Moving

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[25/01/2011] A researcher will encourage people with serious joint conditions to move and excercise more.Joint Pain: Keep on Moving - Read more

Eating Broccoli: Guard Against Arthritis?

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[15/09/2010] Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis.Eating Broccoli: Guard Against Arthritis? - Read more

Legs: Unequal Length Tied to Osteoarthritis

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[04/05/2010] A new study shows that arthritis in the knee is linked to the common trait of having one leg that is longer than the other.Legs: Unequal Length Tied to Osteoarthritis - Read more

Elderly: Knee Replacement Improves Balance

[19/03/2010] Total knee replacement (TKR) relieves pain and improves function in patients with advanced knee arthritis, according to a study. The surgery also significantly improves dynamic balance among elderly patients.Elderly: Knee Replacement Improves Balance - Read more

Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested

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[18/02/2010] It looks more like an iPod than a medical tool. But the latest miniature ultrasound device might one day introduce a new level of home therapy for arthritis, injury and other painful ailments.Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested - Read more

Arthritis: Special Gloves Help Understand Arthritis

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[10/02/2010] A pair of arthritis simulation gloves, which reproduce the reduction in functional capacity experienced by persons with arthritis, helps better understand how arthritis affects a person's ability to grasp, pinch, turn, lift and twist objects.Arthritis: Special Gloves Help Understand Arthritis - Read more

Rheumatism: New 'Suicide' Molecule Halts Arthritis

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[29/01/2010] A researcher has invented a novel way to halt and even reverse rheumatoid arthritis in mice. He developed an imitation of a suicide molecule that floats undetected into overactive immune cells responsible for the disease.Rheumatism: New 'Suicide' Molecule Halts Arthritis - Read more

Physical Activity: Effective Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

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[07/01/2010] Researchers determined that physically inactive, middle-aged people with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) benefitted equally from strength training regimens, self-management programs, or a combination of the two. Physical Activity: Effective Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis - Read more

Health Fund: “Health Insurance Companies Are Frozen because of Additional Fees like a Deer Caught in Headlights”

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[21/08/2009] The highly controversial health fund was established on January first. Seven months later experts believe that the fund will show a deficit of about four billion euros by the end of the year. Health Fund: “Health Insurance Companies Are Frozen because of Additional Fees like a Deer Caught in Headlights” - Read more

Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Daily Reduce Arthritis Pain

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[10/03/2009] Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilising physical activity to help manage their condition, according to a new study. Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Daily Reduce Arthritis Pain - Read more

Rheumatology: Rings to Alleviate Arthritis

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[16/06/2008] Research into the effectiveness of wearing a particular type of silver ring to alleviate symptoms of arthritis has won an award. Rheumatology: Rings to Alleviate Arthritis - Read more

Discovery: Genes Related to Disabling Form of Arthritis

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[25/10/2007] Researchers have discovered two genes that cause ankylosing spondylitis(AS), an inflammatory and potentially disabling disease. Discovery: Genes Related to Disabling Form of Arthritis - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Involved Genes Identified

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[11/09/2007] The human genome has been thoroughly screened in the hunt for the genetic causes of rheumatoid arthritis. An international science team has now presented the involved genes.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Involved Genes Identified - Read more

Knee: Exercise has no Effect on Risk of Osteoarthritis

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[07/02/2007] A study shows that there is no relationship between physical activity such as recreational walking or jogging and the development of knee osteoarthritis.Knee: Exercise has no Effect on Risk of Osteoarthritis - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Air Pollution Increases Death Risk

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[23/05/2006] People with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at increased risk of death when they are exposed to particulate air pollution or soot for one or more years.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Air Pollution Increases Death Risk - Read more

Cartilage Gene Expression: Stopping Arthritis Before It Starts

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[23/03/2005] New research from the University of Missouri-Columbia may uncover telltale signs about the early stages of arthritis, allowing doctors to reverse its progression.Cartilage Gene Expression: Stopping Arthritis Before It Starts - Read more

Molecular Pathway to Switch Off Auto-Immune Disease

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[20/01/2003] A University of Queensland team has found a mechanism to turn off an auto-immune disease, once it has started.Molecular Pathway to Switch Off Auto-Immune Disease - Read more

 
 

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