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2013-03-22 08:24:55

HAYWARD, Calif., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune disorders, today announced its abstract entitled "Blisibimod, an Emerging Subcutaneous Biologic Therapy for Patients with Active, Moderate-to-Severe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus," has been selected as an oral presentation and will be presented at the 10th International Congress on...

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...

2013-03-11 12:24:56

Americans Join Together to Fight Nation's Leading Cause of Disability ATLANTA, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Arthritis Walk, the Arthritis Foundation's annual nationwide event that raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, officially kicked-off this month and will take place in nearly 130 cities through November this year. Arthritis Walk unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis, a chronic disease that affects 50 million adults and 300,000...

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...

2013-02-28 12:28:17

Hundreds Will Urge Congress for More Arthritis Support in Person or through Virtual Summit on March 4-6 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Corthell of Henderson, NV will be traveling 2,400 miles to Washington, D.C. to ask Congress to support policies that will ensure more research, better treatments and greater access to care for those with arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Corthell, who has suffered with Juvenile...

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,...

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...

2013-01-22 08:31:34

Patients Increase Public Awareness of Underestimated Disease ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) announces the establishment of Rheumatoid Awareness Day to be held each year on February 2, giving people with the chronic illness known as rheumatoid arthritis, or rheumatoid disease, a day of recognition. Because the disease is commonly presumed to be a type of arthritis, awareness is lacking, causing problems with disability...

2012-12-06 08:28:27

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) welcomes Andrew Tager, MD to present "New Directions for Scleroderma Treatments: Understanding the Basis for Current Clinical Trials" on December 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. PST. This free webinar will describe current scleroderma clinical trials and new treatments on the horizon. Dr. Tager is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, with appointments in the Center for...