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Sunlight May Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis In Women
2013-02-06 10:13:03

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For retirees, Florida is considered one of the best places to retire — surf, sunny weather and relaxation. However, there may be more health benefits from this sunny locale than originally thought. A new study has revealed that sunlight could possibly help reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in aging women. Researchers found that the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis could be decreased by regular exposure to...

2013-01-25 09:37:24

U-M findings reveal how certain genes activate cells that cause rheumatoid arthritis in mice; discovery may extend to other autoimmune diseases University of Michigan research sheds new light on why certain people are more likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis — paving the way to explore new treatments for both arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. The new UMHS research in mice identifies how a specific group of genes works behind the scenes to activate the bone-destroying...

2012-11-16 15:16:58

Researchers have pieced together new genetic clues to the arthritis puzzle in a study that brings potential treatments closer to reality and could also provide insights into why more women than men succumb to the disabling condition. Rheumatoid arthritis — which affects more than 400,000 people in the UK and about 1% of the world's population — is a complicated disease: lifestyle and environmental factors, such as smoking, diet, pregnancy and infection are thought to play a...

2012-11-12 11:12:01

Use of gut bacteria to treat autoimmune diseases among other research presented at ACR Refuting a belief long held by many physicians, a Mayo Clinic study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients also can get gout. The research is among several studies Mayo Clinic is presenting at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington. Researchers also found that gut bacteria has potential to treat autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk for...


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