Latest Connective tissue diseases Stories

2012-07-02 06:07:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Pain, swelling, and loss of function in your joints are all symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, but did you know that this condition is also the cause of unemployment? Approximately 1.3 million people in the United States suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. A new study is showing how these numbers directly relate to unemployment. In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system assaults tissue, causing swollen and tender joints and sometimes involves other organs. 1 of every 5...

2012-06-28 15:05:30

Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have created the first animal model that spontaneously develops rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is predisposed towards atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. This model is considered of critical importance because patients with RA are at increased risk for heart attack and other premature cardiovascular events, but scientists don't know why. "Generally, people with RA die because of cardiovascular disease," said...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.