Latest Reactive arthritis Stories

2010-01-25 12:25:00

TAU expert reviews environmental triggers - like hairspray and lipstick - of common autoimmune diseases The links between autoimmune diseases, infections, genetics and the environment are complex and mysterious. Why are people who live near airports more susceptible to autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus? How do hormones in meat trigger the onset of a disease? Our immediate environment interacts with our genetic programming and can determine if we will succumb to an...

2009-05-01 09:05:16

Arthritis can have significant physical and psychological repercussions that impact quality of life and for those of working age, it can affect their ability to remain employed. Compared to individuals with other types of chronic diseases or disabilities, arthritis appears to have a more profound effect on a person's ability to work. Previous studies have found that about half of those with severe forms of arthritis were not working, leading to a loss of skilled workers and increasing the...

2008-08-28 03:00:19

By Taghdiri, Celia Many people are shocked to learn that arthritis isn't just "an old person's disease." The reality is about 300,000 U.S. children, or one in 250, have joint inflammation that causes pain, redness, heat and swelling. Juvenile arthritis occurs before age 16. The most common is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Idiopathic means arising from an unknown cause. Targeting the body's joints, JIA is more frequent in girls and occurs generally from one to three years of age, and...

2008-02-07 03:00:13

By Watkins, Jean AT A GLANCE BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS Presentation * Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacteria, virus or allergy or associated with foreign body. * Bacteria involved are commonly Staphylococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenza. * More often Gram-negative bacteria in patients with contact lens. * Eye feels gritty (allergic conjunctivitis is itchy). * Watering of the eye discharge may be yellow/white and mucopurulent....

2008-01-21 18:35:00

Scientists are beginning to take note of a troubling pattern of long-term health consequences for those who suffer food borne illnesses.  Considering the high number of food recalls taking place in recent months, understanding these consequences has taken on a new sense of urgency. In interviews with the Associated Press, people who had suffered food poisoning from E. coli infections as children described high blood pressure, kidney damage, and even full kidney failure as much as 10 to...

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