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2013-03-18 15:52:32

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 (RA) is a chronic disease which affects around 0.8% of the population; and its causes are of great interest to the medical world. Research led by Professor Ian Bruce, NIHR Senior Investigator and Professor of Rheumatology at The University of Manchester and...

2013-03-07 23:51:30

26 countries can't afford certain disease modifying drugs, so excluding 320 million people This means that 320 million people - 40% of Europe's population - who could benefit from treatment with disease modifying drugs (DMARDs) would struggle to get access to them, say the researchers. DMARDs are extremely effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommends the use of synthetic DMARDs immediately after diagnosis to halt...

2013-02-18 23:03:46

The Arthritis National Research Foundation is a charitable organization committed to funding research for finding a cure to Arthritis Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 The Arthritis National Research Foundation recently announced the creation of the Kelly Award to recognize organizations working to find a cure for juvenile arthritis. The ANRF is a non-profit charity for children that funds at least one juvenile arthritis project each year. According to ANRF President Kevin Donohue,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.