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2013-05-16 23:01:19

Arthritis affects more than 21 million Americans; Allsup representatives can assist individuals with arthritis in applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Arthritis limits the activities of nearly 21 million adults in the U.S. and is the nation´s leading cause of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The condition also encompasses more than 100 rheumatic diseases that affect the joints and...

2013-05-07 23:03:48

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2013 (#WAAD13) is a ground-breaking, annual 47-hour Virtual Convention that will unite 36 nonprofits and dozens of advocates and experts from around the world in order to provide educational and awareness information to patients, their supporters, and the general public. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 This year may only be the second annual WAAD Virtual Convention, but the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (501c3 Nonprofit Hosts of #WAAD13) estimates over...

2013-04-30 10:27:07

A gas associated with the smell of rotten eggs has proven to effectively reduce joint swelling, in research which could lead to advances in the treatment of arthritis. Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School have discovered that a novel drug molecule, which slowly generates the gas hydrogen sulfide (H2S), effectively reduces swelling and inflammation in arthritic joints. For years, H2S has been regarded as a highly poisonous by-product which is corrosive, flammable and...

2013-04-24 18:56:34

Researchers report in Nature Genetics they have increased the number of confirmed genes linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from three to 17 — a finding that will clarify how JIA fits into the spectrum of autoimmune disorders and help identify potential treatment targets. Published April 21, the study involves an international research team that analyzed 2,816 JIA cases recruited from more than 40 pediatric rheumatology clinics. It was the largest collaborative patient...

2013-04-19 16:27:28

Research study online in JAMA Ophthalmology may herald new era of new highly targeted molecular treatment for common condition Dry eye disease (DED) is a common condition that causes discomfort, visual disturbance and potentially damaging ocular surface inflammation that greatly impacts a person's quality of life. An estimated nine million people in the United State alone suffer from significant DED; millions more may have milder forms or experience discomfort when exposed to low humidity...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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