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  • Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Too Much or Too Little Weight May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Can 'Mono' Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

  • Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

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

  • These Foods May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Risk of COPD

  • Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds

  • Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
    Study suggests most fish may play role in controlling symptoms

  • Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Study found less disability, lower risk of early death

  • Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track
    Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC
    Agency recommends exercise, not opioids, to control pain, stiffness

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All
    With disappointing study results, there's still no cure for the mysterious disorder

  • Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
    Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

  • Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder

  • Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids
    Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

  • Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk
    Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

  • Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study
    Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen

  • Health Tip: Ease Stress If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Here are some suggestions

  • Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo
    Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

  • FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Erelzi is a biosimilar for Enbrel

  • New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
    Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

  • Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
    Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

  • Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade
    For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

  • Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    But risk declines after quitting, researchers find

  • Experimental Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Promise
    Baricitinib helped patients who failed other treatments, researchers find

  • Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
    These patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease

  • Studies Explore Link Between Diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Healthy eating might help prevent debilitating joint disorder, researchers say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study
    Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

  • Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say

  • Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

  • Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?
    Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

  • Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life
    Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

  • Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
    New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes

  • Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually
    Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

  • 'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study
    Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

  • Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
    Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say

  • Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Gut, urinary tract and genital conditions may offer some protection, study suggests

  • Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
    Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births
    Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

  • Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some
    Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

  • Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

  • Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study
    This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

  • Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report
    Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

  • Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug
    Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

  • Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?
    Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
    Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

  • CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases
    But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

  • Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
    Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

  • Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

  • Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life
    Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

  • Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients
    Orencia may help treat a form of kidney disease that often leads to organ failure, study suggests

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC
    Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

  • Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find
    Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

  • Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects
    Study suggests that delaying treatment leads to more joint inflammation, disability down the road

  • Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
    Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

  • Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
    Salmon, mackerel contain inflammation-fighting omega-3

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests
    Researchers find tripled risk of leg blood clots, doubled odds of lung clots

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Have Same Impact on Time Lost at Work: Study
    Patients gained no more benefit from higher-priced biologic drug Remicade vs. cheaper medications

  • Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
    Patients did as well as those with osteoarthritis, but same did not hold true for hip replacement

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study
    Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients
    Although more medication taken by obese patients in study, remission was less likely

  • Many Stop Taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Too Soon: Study
    Greatest benefit seen within first 2 years of treatment, but half quit earlier

  • Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?
    Flare-ups most likely if condition starts in joints such as knee or elbow, researchers say

  • Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study
    Biologic drug Enbrel wasn't better for patients who didn't respond to methotrexate alone

  • Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Swedish study found how much and how long they smoked made a difference

  • Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study
    Hormonal changes could influence disease severity, researchers say

  • Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients
    Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly
    Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity

  • Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

  • 5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need
    Experts identify commonly ordered tests and treatments that are often expensive and unhelpful

  • Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles
    But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease

  • Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
    Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say

  • Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study
    Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

  • DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Finding might help lead to improved treatments for painful condition, researchers say

  • Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly
    Risk of mood-related mortality greater for men

  • Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women
    Those who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop the painful disease, analysis showed

  • Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    For people who can't take methotrexate

  • Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication
    This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to More Blood Clots
    But overall risk remains small, study finds

  • Health Tip: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Don't neglect exercise

  • Elevated Antibody Levels May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
    Danish study followed people for nearly 30 years to see who developed condition

  • Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study
    Large evidence review of 'biologics' included nearly 30,000 patients

  • Newer Psoriasis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack Risk for Patients
    TNF blockers, other older treatments seemed to cut risk compared to topical meds in study

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease
    Small study also found disease was more severe, but cause and effect not proven

  • Study Compares Safety of 'Biologic' Meds for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Humira, Enbrel and Remicade pose similar death risk, making choice a bit easier for patients, experts say

  • New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

  • Moderate Drinking May Cut Women's Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
    More than 3 weekly glasses of beer, wine or liquor halved risk of the autoimmune disease

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study
    Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity
    Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

  • Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients
    Study suggests common diagnostic methods underestimate risk for those with rheumatoid arthritis

  • For Juvenile Arthritis, Pill May Work as Well as Needle
    German study finds methotrexate given orally had similar effects as via injection

  • Dinosaurs May Have Suffered From Arthritis
    A crooked jaw on a giant Pliosaurus looks a lot like human arthritis, researchers say

  • Strides Made in Diagnosing, Treating Lupus
    New therapies are being developed for people with the autoimmune illness, experts say

  • Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Researchers suggest weight gain precedes the painful condition

  • Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis
    Mental health screening, treatment could improve quality of life for these patients, report suggests

  • Gastro Woes Often Strike Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Complications can include ulcers, bleeding, study finds

  • Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early and Aggressively: Guidelines
    Intensive treatment from outset can help preserve quality of life, rheumatologists' group says

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Quit Statins May Face Raised Death Risk
    Cardiovascular disease very common among these patients, experts note

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder
    Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage
    Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found

  • Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis
    Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

  • Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds
    Experts say exercise helps keep joints flexible, maintains function

  • More Known About Proteins That Cause Autoimmune Diseases
    Researchers say 'autoantibodies' can cause lupus, diabetes, arthritis

  • Mindfulness Training May Help Arthritis Patients Cope
    Small study found those who used it were less tired, stressed

  • Early Ovary Removal May Raise Arthritis, Osteoporosis Risk
    Study showed nearly half of women under 45 who had procedure developed one or the other condition

  • Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots
    Risks climbed for patients hospitalized for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, study found

  • Health Tip: Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Damage Joints
    Here are some typical symptoms to watch for

  • Does Psoriasis Thwart the Benefits of 'Good' Cholesterol?
    Chronic skin condition may be associated with changes in HDL composition, researchers say

  • Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease
    More rheumatoid arthritis in those exposed to certain air pollutants, researchers say

  • TNF Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Skin Cancer Risk
    But review also finds the drugs don't heighten risks for other cancers

  • Realistic Activity Goals Seem to Ease Arthritis Pain, Study Finds
    Belief in ability to do exercise, and following through, can improve life for rheumatoid arthritis patients

  • Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease
    But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

  • Some Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis May Cut Diabetes Risk
    Researchers suspect certain medications lower inflammation, insulin resistance

  • Health Tip: Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Trigger Complications
    Here's a partial list

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Double Risk of COPD
    Link between the autoimmune disease and lung disorder revealed in new study

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

  • Study Highlights Arthritis' Toll on Quality of Life
    People with the painful condition are less active and suffer more 'unhealthy days' each month

  • Health Tip: Exercise Can Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
    And keep your joints flexible

  • Clues to Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Humira Fails Some Patients
    Nearly a third develop an immune reaction to the drug that thwarts its effectiveness, study finds

  • Exercise Is Key for People With Arthritis: Expert
    Too much sitting around can worsen the condition

  • Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease
    Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

  • Doctors Need to Improve Guidance on Arthritis: Study
    Only one of three goals set a decade ago to help patients manage the disease has been met, CDC finds

  • Too Few Get Needed Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs: Study
    Medications that slow disease's progression aren't prescribed enough, researchers say

  • Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Linked to Social Status
    Race, income, education affect degree of suffering, study finds

  • Immune Disorders May Raise Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Patients
    Those with conditions such as lupus appear more vulnerable, study suggests

  • Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis
    Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

  • Lifetime of Arthritis Has Not Held Back Teen
    College student diagnosed at age 3 has tried gymnastics, pole vaulting and more

  • Health Tip: Why Do My Joints Hurt?
    Here are possible causes

  • Patient Literacy Problems Can Hinder Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
    Survey found many unfamiliar with common medical terms related to their disease

  • Study Suggests Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Heart Attack Risk
    Odds for those with the illness rises 60 percent higher than for those without it, Swedish researchers say

  • Better Outcomes Seen With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis
    Delay of 12 weeks or more after onset of symptoms linked to more joint destruction, study finds

  • Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks
    Those who also have a genetic risk factor have 4 times the risk for joint disease, study finds

  • Tai Chi May Provide Arthritis Relief
    Stiffness, fatigue, balance and well-being improved after two months, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Blood Vessel Plaque
    Certain medications seem to lessen or increase buildup, suggests study

  • Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    But troubled unions don't provide same benefits, study finds

  • Gum Disease More Common in U.S. Than Previously Thought
    Earlier reports may have underestimated by as much as 50%, experts say

  • Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Early Promise
    Trial patients given oral medication showed improvement in six months; experts caution more testing needed

  • Study IDs Risk Factors for Blood Clots After Hip Surgery
    Presence of other diseases may play role, but not age or gender, researchers find

  • Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

  • Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds
    Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

  • Could Drinking Help Thwart Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Early study suggests it might, but that's no reason to imbibe heavily, experts say

  • Vaccines Don't Appear to Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
    Findings challenge common myth about the illness, researchers say

  • Exercise OK for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Review
    Moderate-intensity aerobics safe, beneficial in those with stable disease, experts say

  • Stomach Bacteria Might Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Combination of genetics, environment caused mice to develop disease, study finds

  • Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Autoimmune Disorders
    Rare variant may lead immune system to attack healthy cells, study finds

  • Out-of-Pocket Costs Limit Access to Arthritis Drugs
    Insurance woes keep rheumatoid arthritis patients from biologic meds, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    A list of typical warning signs

  • Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Suggestions to help soothe symptoms

  • Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
    More studies needed to see if it can benefit people with the disease

  • Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever
    Health experts see this as troubling individually and for society

  • Long-Term Methotrexate Won't Help Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
    Using drug for up to a year did not affect relapse rate, study found

  • Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women
    Rates of the condition are higher in U.S. than Canada, study finds

  • Long Before Symptoms, Blood May Reveal Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Testing could lead to earlier detection and treatment, study suggests

  • Fewer Childhood Deaths From Rheumatic Disease
    Treatment advances in the 1990s may explain drop, study says

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness
    But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

  • Actemra Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    For people who haven't responded to other RA drugs

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn't Promote Cancer
    No added risk among patients taking immunosuppressants, research shows

  • New Clues to How Fish Oils Help Arthritis Patients
    Findings may boost treatments for other inflammatory diseases, researchers say

  • Scientists Find New Key to Lupus
    Molecule identified in lab mice may cause autoimmune disease

  • Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
    Study suggests a connection with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Herb Shows Potential for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Study compares ancient remedy to modern drug, but not the most common, experts say

  • Treat Mind, Body in RA Patients: Study
    Rheumatoid arthritis pain subsided when depression and inflammation were addressed

  • TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis
    If standard treatment fails, more intensive therapy works well, study finds

  • Certain Arthritis, Crohn's Drugs May Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: FDA
    Agency strengthens 'black box' warning on medicines such as Enbrel, Remicade

  • Arthritis Drug Raises Risk of Tuberculosis
    But researchers still don't know why a certain therapy appears to reactivate latent TB

  • Autism May Be Linked to Mom's Autoimmune Disease
    Possible causes of disorder should now include celiac disease, study suggests

  • New Drug Promising Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Golimumab might help where similar drugs failed, research finds

  • New Drug Shows Promise for Rheumatoid Arthriitis
    Small, early study finds few long-term side effects

  • Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases
    In lab and mice studies, compound halts disease without crimping immune system

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Fight Swine Flu
    It helps regulate the immune system's response, study with mice shows

  • Improved Hip Implants Can Last 20 Years
    Younger, active patients will benefit from cement-less version, researchers say

  • Cimzia Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Previously sanctioned for Crohn's disease

  • Once-a-Year Drug Helps Counter Steroid-Linked Bone Loss
    Reclast injection beat daily pill at restoring bone for patients with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, study found

  • New Drug May Help Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis
    Study shows golimumab improved physical function, eased symptoms

  • Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
    And women closest to traffic were 63 percent more likely to develop the disease, study says

  • Collaborative Care Helps Ease Chronic Pain
    Successful intervention included doctor training, patient education and feedback

  • Scientists ID Biomarkers for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Blood samples from women had higher levels of 2 proteins before they developed disease

  • Joint Replacement Soars as Number of Docs Falls
    Low reimbursement rates turning many young doctors off the specialty, researcher says

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk
    Older people and those also taking steroids are most vulnerable, study finds

  • Gene Therapy May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2 women who got injections report reduced pain and swelling

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Women Harder
    Study finds more symptoms, greater severity among female patients.

  • Scientists Discover Trigger for Autoimmune Diseases
    Self-attacking, dormant cells switch 'on' in those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
    November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

  • New Therapy Could Transform Arthritis Treatment
    Modifying gene called Foxp3 may develop cells capable of suppressing immune response

  • Biologics Don't Raise Cancer Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Review finds no connection between drugs that block tumor necrosis factor and malignancies

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
    Periodontal disease rises as the joint ailment worsens, research shows

  • Successive Births, HRT Use Boost Joint Replacement Risks
    Early puberty also a factor in increased chance of knee, hip surgeries, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
    Cases have increased since the mid-1990s, study shows

  • Etanercept, Methotrexate Safe for Juvenile RA
    Review finds use, even in combo, an effective long-term treatment

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
    Greater risk of heart attack, and more complications later, studies find

  • One-Quarter of Biologic Drugs Have Had Safety Issues
    International analysis finds 11% issued 'black box' warnings by FDA

  • Body Fat, Muscle Distribution Linked to RA Disability
    More fat on arms, legs tied to more inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, study says

  • FDA Demands Tougher Warnings on Immunosuppressive Drugs
    Officials want stronger labeling about fungal infection risk

  • Study Examines How Rheumatoid Arthritis Destroys Bone
    Enzyme called Smurf1 acts as signaling partner that turns off building-block proteins

  • B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases
    Finding points to new interventions to control body's attack on its own healthy tissue

  • Drug Combo Improves Remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Those on methotrexate-etanercept therapy 3 times less likely to have to stop working

  • Health Tip: Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Potential treatments

  • Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
    Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

  • High Birth Weight Doubles Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Hormonal effects may be to blame, researchers say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines Updated
    New rules called 'extensive' but not meant to crowd physicians' clinical judgment

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence
    Patients treated with methotrexate had a threefold increased risk of disease, report says

  • Autoimmune Disease Treatment May Not Dampen Immune System
    Targeting a key protein might reap rewards for people with asthma, MS, scientists say

  • FDA Panel Recommends Enbrel for Pediatric Patients
    But experts also express concern about psoriasis drug's possible risks for children; action follows agency warning that drug label needs strengthening

  • Golimumab Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
    Monthly shot plus weekly methotrexate even pushed some into remission, study says

  • Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
    More than three drinks of alcohol a week can trim that risk by 50%, study says

  • FDA Starts Safety Review of Autoimmune Disorder Drugs
    Reports of increased cancer risk among young users of TNF blockers prompts action

  • Breast-feeding Might Shield Women From Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Childbearing had no such benefit if baby was bottle-fed, researchers noted

  • Chinese Ants Show Promise in Fighting Arthritis, Other Diseases
    Extract may prove beneficial against hepatitis, bacterial infections, study suggests

  • Researchers Identify New Genetic Links to Psoriasis
    Discovery of biological pathways could lead to treatments for other autoimmune diseases

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Works for Adults, Children
    But the real test for tocilizumab lies in head-to-head drug trials, expert says

  • Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Diseases
    When the body begins to attack itself

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    Reducing inflammation helps blunt cardiovascular threats, study suggests

  • Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Won't Raise Blood Cancer Risk
    Methotrexate appears safe, but a lesser-used medication could boost odds for lymphoma, study finds

  • Depression Rarely Discussed With RA Patients
    Rheumatoid arthritis poses heightened risk, but it's talked about by only 20% of patients

  • Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks
    British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

  • Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Lower Production of B Cells
    Though millions take Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, mechanism behind medications was unclear

  • Modified-Release Prednisone May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Pill timed to body's rhythms, helps with morning joint stiffness, researchers say

  • 46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis
    By 2030, 40% of U.S. adults will have the condition, experts say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Heart Disease Threat
    But checking typical risk factors can help head off problems, research says

  • Drugs Can Ease Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    3 trials show some success in helping children

  • Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health
    Review of data finds no link to most common illnesses

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Death Rate Unchanged
    Underlying inflammation may affect heart despite symptom relief, experts say

  • Meditation May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
    It eases the depression that often accompanies the condition, study finds

  • Genome Area Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis
    DNA is involved in inflammation, immune response, scientists say

  • Genes Boost Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus
    Discoveries could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases, scientists say

  • RA Drugs Linked to Slight Skin Cancer Risk
    But the medications' benefits outweigh the downside, experts say

  • Vitamin A Compound Could Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Mouse study shows retinoic acid can ease inflammation

  • Study Rates New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs
    Abatacept, rituximab and tocilizumab may offer patients new options, experts say

  • Rheumatoid Illness, Smoking Can Harm Heart's Aorta
    And that can increase risks for aneurysm and heart attack, experts warn

  • Green Tea May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Laboratory study is called preliminary, but promising

  • Genes Could Boost Arthritis Patients' Death Risk
    DNA may pose hazard for people with rheumatoid form of the disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes
    Study finds long-term glucose levels dropped significantly after 13 weeks of treatment

  • Protein May Be Key to Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Finding could lead to new therapies for the disease, study suggests

  • Arthritis Pain Processed in Emotion-Linked Brain Area
    Findings may offer a new target for treatment, study suggests

  • Stem Cell Finding Could Help Fight Autoimmune Disease
    Build-up of dead cells may trigger these illnesses, researchers say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study
    Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

  • Health Tip: Keep Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain at Bay
    Get enough rest, and watch what you eat

  • Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Disorders
    When the immune system attacks the body

  • New Score Helps Spot Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
    Early detection is important to safe, effective treatment, experts say

  • Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes
    Discovery could unlock secrets to lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancer, experts say

  • Gene-Altered Mouse a Boon to Rheumatoid Arthritis Research
    Animal model closely mirrors disease progression in humans, experts say

  • Health Tip: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Symptoms may include joint pain, fever, and rash

  • Alcohol May Slow Rheumatoid Arthritis
    But results in mice might not apply to humans, scientists say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis More Stubborn in Women
    Remission is much less likely than in male patients, study finds

  • Don't Expect Big Push for Celebrex for Juvenile Arthritis
    FDA panel recommends its use, but other treatment options exist, experts say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Won't Up Most Cancer Risk
    Major review finds increase in skin cancer for new biologic drugs, but not for other malignancies

  • Researchers Apologize for Disclosure Failure on Drug Study
    But the science behind review of rheumatoid arthritis treatments is sound

  • Acupuncture, Turmeric May Help Ease Arthritis
    They could be effective adjuncts to conventional treatment, studies suggest

  • Research Yields Family Clues to Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Women with affected brothers may have more severe disease, researchers find

  • Cancer Drug Gleevec May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Mouse study suggests it might fight a range of autoimmune illnesses

  • Spinal Injections May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Powerful drugs work better delivered this way, rat study shows

  • Research Yields Clues to Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Cellular targets could lead to treatments, scientists say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Not Raise Cancer Risk
    Study found no increased danger for people taking newer TNF blockers

  • Women Smokers at Greater Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Study finds lighting up doubles odds among those without genetic risk

  • Proteins Hold Clues to Chronic Pain
    Patients with ongoing discomfort showed low blood levels of two cytokines, study finds

  • Twins Study Spots Three Rheumatoid Arthritis Genes
    Finding gives new clues to cause of the painful disease

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Promise
    Abatacept beat placebo in phase III trial

  • Biggest Specialty Drug Spending Increase Found With Anti-Inflammatories
    Report showed 33.9% jump in most popular class of medication

  • Poorer Kids With Juvenile Arthritis Fare Worse
    In study, lower family income meant lower quality of life

  • Good Communication Key to Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
    It builds trust between doctor and patient, study finds

  • Air Pollution Boosts Death Rates
    Those with diseases like diabetes, heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis are vulnerable, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Raise Cancer, Infection Risk
    TNF-blocking medicines are only used in severe cases, researchers note

  • 'Biologic' Drug Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Rituximab could help patients with no other treatment option, experts say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Doesn't Boost Risk for Hearing Loss
    Study finds no difference when compared to those without immune disorder

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Won't Boost Lymphoma Risk
    Instead, study suggests disease-linked inflammation explains patients' heightened risk

  • Methotrexate Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis Second Time Around
    Drug can bring relief even if it failed patients the first time, study finds

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis
    In laboratory, statin drugs reduced rheumatoid cell proliferation

  • Drug Combo Works Best for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Autoimmune disease symptoms were reduced more than for either drug used alone

  • New Clue for Smoking's Impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Habit activates genetic condition, sending immune system into overdrive, study finds

  • Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain on Many Fronts
    Experts say a myriad of interventions can help

  • Protein Helps Spur Rheumatoid Arthritis
    The finding might lead to new drugs against the crippling disease

  • Arthritis Drug May Ease Another Joint Disease
    Adalimumab may also fight ankylosing spondylitis, study finds

  • Arthritis Patients Missing Out on Aspirin Therapy
    Rheumatoid sufferers at higher risk of heart disease, study notes

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Raise Pregnancy Risks
    Study suggests obstetricians closely monitor women with these conditions

  • Cold Seasons Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
    New study gives credence to what many patients already believe

  • Supplements Don't Help Mild Arthritis Sufferers: Study
    But glucosamine and chondroitin may help with moderate and severe pain

  • Cannabis-based Drug Eases Arthritis Pain
    Promising results from a small, early trial

  • Combo Therapy Best for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Biologics, steroids boost effect of conventional drugs, study finds

  • Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Diseases Found
    Triggering of harmful immune B cells starts inflammatory process, researchers say

  • Experts Issue Guidelines to Treat Juvenile Arthritis
    They focus on therapies tailored to individual patients

  • New Drug Helps Tough-to-Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Abatacept doubles chance of significant improvement, study finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Reportedly Less Severe
    Study shows declines in pain, disability from previous decades

  • Combo Drug Therapy Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Methotrexate plus adalimumab five times better than methotrexate alone, experts say

  • Gene Therapy Offers Promise Against Arthritis
    First human trial shows treatment safe for rheumatoid disease

  • Key Player in Inflammation Found
    Protein stops autoimmune response before damage is done

  • Second Oral Treatment For Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Works
    Leflunomide, used in adult joint disease, is also effective for kids

  • Call for Volunteers for Rheumatic Disease Research
    People with arthritis, fibromylagia, lupus urged to provide data on their illness

  • Short-Term Celebrex Safe Against Cirrhosis
    One expert advised caution for longer-term use, however

  • Japan OKs Enbrel For Rheumatoid Arthritis
    The drug quiets a key inflammatory compound

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Attacks the Heart
    Study confirms it doubled the risk of heart failure in patients

  • Heart Risk Spikes After Stopping Painkillers
    More infarctions seen in first month after discontinuing NSAIDs

  • Too Much Red Meat May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
    Eating lots of it could double your chances of getting autoimmune disease, study says

  • Breast-Feeding May Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis
    But irregular menstrual cycles raise risk, finds study

  • Bee Venom May Soothe Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Blocks genes that cause tissue swelling, study says

  • Steroid Raises Pneumonia Risk in RA Patients
    Prednisone much more risky than biologic drugs, study finds

  • Smoking Ups Chances of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Habit increases risk in people with genetic predisposition to autoimmune disease

  • New Clue to Autoimmune Diseases Found
    Same antibody found in Grave's disease shows up in rheumatoid arthritis

  • Inflammatory Diseases Tied to Depression
    Scientists find more evidence of the connection between the two

  • Easing the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Simple techniques can relieve discomfort caused by the disease

  • Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?
    Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

  • Intensive Arthritis Therapy Helps Symptoms
    Monthly injections better for those with rheumatoid form

  • Aggressive Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Pays Off
    Early combo of anti-rheumatic drugs gives long-term benefits to patients