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2012-08-09 12:46:52

Might be potential trigger and/or help sustain inflammation suggest researchers Gum disease is not only four times as common among patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as it is among their healthy peers, but it also tends to be more severe, indicates a small study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The researchers base their findings on 91 adults with confirmed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a comparison group of 93 healthy people, matched for...

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...

2012-03-05 23:24:28

Newcastle University scientists, in work funded by Arthritis Research UK, have discovered a new way of potentially treating rheumatoid arthritis. This works by preventing damaging white blood cells cells from entering the joints. Using a unique drug, they are able to stop destructive white blood cells migrating from the bloodstream into inflamed tissue and so preventing them causing further injury. In rheumatoid arthritis the body's own immune system attacks the joints. Typical...

2010-12-14 14:32:44

Smoking is a major preventable risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis: estimations of risks after various exposures to cigarette smoke Smoking accounts for more than a third of cases of the most severe and common form of rheumatoid arthritis, indicates research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. And it accounts for more than half of cases in people who are genetically susceptible to development of the disease, finds the study. The researchers base their findings on more...

2008-08-19 00:00:11

Dr. George Still first described Still's Disease in 1897. It is a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that has systemic features. Although it is more commonly found in children, the disorder can be present in adults, where it is known as Adult-Onset Still's Disease. The cause is unknown, but a common symptom of Still's Disease is intermittent high fevers. Salmon-colored skin rash that does not itch is also common. Other physical symptoms include joint pain, fatigue and sore throat. The...

2008-07-15 09:01:34

HORSHAM, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotional and physical limitations are significant challenges cited by people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to the results released today from two new, groundbreaking parallel surveys. According to the GeneRAtions(TM) surveys -- one of which includes feedback from more than 1,000 people living with RA and a second that polled more than 300 physicians specializing in the treatment of RA -- people with RA felt sad or depressed...