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For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives

Posted 16 days ago by

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 – Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle – or when that relief isn't enough – consider complementary and integrative health approaches for their emotional as well as physical benefits. Though certain types of movement can feel painful, especially if you're in the midst of an osteoarthritis or ...

California Sues Drug Maker AbbVie for Allegedly Paying Doctors to Prescribe Humira

Posted 20 Sep 2018 by

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that pharmaceutical company AbbVie used cash, gifts, and services to induce doctors to overprescribe the widely used drug Humira, ignoring the medicine's potentially lethal side effects. Speaking in a conference call to announce the lawsuit, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said the alleged scheme meant that in many cases physicians ...

Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted 20 Sep 2018 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 – Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you're in the throes of a flare, exercise may seem like mission impossible and you might be advised to rest until it passes. But exercise is an essential part ...

FDA Approves Subcutaneous Formulation of Actemra for Use in Active Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA)

Posted 16 Sep 2018 by

South San Francisco, CA – September 13, 2018 – Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of Actemra (tocilizumab) for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) in patients two years of age and older. Actemra can be given alone or ...

Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis

Posted 15 Aug 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 – Women who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints. Researchers believe that a mix of genes and certain environmental factors conspire to cause the disease. And ...

Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted 22 Jun 2018 by

-- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes considerable pain in joints. At some point, most people with RA develop pain in the ankle and foot. While there is no cure, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says there are things you can do to ease symptoms of the disease: Rest. Limit activities that make the pain worse. Biking, elliptical training machines and swimming are ...

Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive

Posted 19 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 – Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests. Comparing more than 106,000 people who had stress disorders with more than 1 million people without them, researchers found that stress was tied to a 36 percent greater risk of developing 41 autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease ...

FDA Approves Olumiant (baricitinib) 2 mg Tablets for the Treatment of Adults with Moderately-to-Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted 6 Jun 2018 by

INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 2-mg dose of Olumiant (baricitinib), a once-daily oral medication for the treatment of adults with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to one or ...

Too Much or Too Little Weight May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted 30 Apr 2018 by

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 – Obesity may accelerate and amplify the crippling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests. Conversely, the researchers also found that unexplained weight loss might also signal problems for these patients, because it could mean that they're at greater risk for disability. "While patients and rheumatologists may be focused mostly on disease activity, we ...

Although Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain it Won't Help 'Regular' Arthritis

Posted 21 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 – A malaria drug that's also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more common form of arthritis, new research shows. The drug is called Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), explained one expert who wasn't connected to the new study. "Plaquenil was first used to treat malaria but was later found to also have beneficial ...

Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Posted 5 Feb 2018 by

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 – Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests. While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline and disability, sex-based differences in RA are poorly understood, the researchers said. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that ...

Pfizer Announces FDA Approval of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) and Xeljanz XR for the Treatment of Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Posted 10 Jan 2018 by

December 14, 2017 - Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xeljanz 5 mg twice daily (BID) and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) extended release 11 mg once daily (QD) for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexate or other disease-modifying ...

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All

Posted 14 Dec 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 – Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million older Americans found that people were no more likely to visit the doctor with joint or back pain during rainy weeks than sunny ones. Even among people with arthritis, there was no connection between rainfall and ...

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

Posted 11 Dec 2017 by

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 – Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of long-term follow-up data on all children born in Denmark in a 25-year period. That included more than 2,100 children born to women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before pregnancy and ...

An Exercise Game Plan for Boomers

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 – If you're a member of the baby boom generation, don't think you're too old to exercise. On the contrary, it's especially important for you to stay active, and even more so if you have a condition that threatens mobility, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Exercise can give you more energy, help prevent chronic illnesses and keep you independent longer, ...

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