Latest polyarthritis Stories

2009-06-29 12:47:02

Scientists have discovered gene expression differences that could lead to better ways to classify, predict outcome, and treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Eventually such findings could enable doctors to target more aggressive treatment to children at risk of more severe arthritis, while those likely to have milder disease could be spared the stronger treatments that carry a greater risk of side effects. The researchers were supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and...

2006-05-05 12:44:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of lymphoma (cancer of the blood) appears to be more than twice as high in people with inflammatory polyarthritis relative to that seen in the general population, UK researchers report. Inflammatory polyarthritis is a form of rheumatoid arthritis involving two or more joints. There are conflicting data on the association between rheumatoid arthritis and lymphoma and the possible influence of arthritis treatments that suppress the immune system, Dr....

2005-08-17 14:00:18

Researchers from The University of Manchester's Medical School have discovered that eating more brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables like oranges, carrots and sweetcorn may help reduce the risk of developing inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis currently affects around 1% adults in the UK.  Previous studies have suggested that vitamin C and the pigment beta-cryptoxanthin, both of which are found in brightly-coloured fruit and veg, may act as...

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