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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...

2012-08-07 06:26:28

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sjogren's Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person's white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. It is estimated that this disease affects as many as 4 million Americans, most of which are women. Those living with the disease are afflicted with dryness in various parts of their body and typically are also pained by other autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. (Photo:...

2012-07-23 10:25:44

BEDFORD, Mass., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. announced today initial results of their sustained release travoprost-loaded punctum plug feasibility study for the treatment of glaucoma. This travoprost punctum plug (OTX-TP1) was evaluated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in subjects with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension over a 30 day period. Twenty six eyes were treated in 17 patients at the Singapore National Eye Center and the National...

2012-07-17 02:27:32

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollow, sunken eyes plagued with dark circles give us an instant tired, old and unwell look. While many turn to cosmetic surgery and laser technology to treat the eye area, Dr. Bruce Katz, director of the JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York, is pioneering a new, safe technique that dramatically reduces dark circles and hollows making eyes look brighter and rejuvenated. By utilizing a natural filler called Selphyl® in the tear troughs (the...

2012-07-02 21:40:47

In the realm of deadly and disabling diseases, conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's seem to attract the most media attention. But there are others that take a similarly high toll, and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them, Mayo Clinic researchers say. It is a common cause of disability: 1 of every 5 rheumatoid arthritis patients is unable to work two years after diagnosis, and within five years, that rises to one-third. Life expectancy drops by up to five years, they write in the July...

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...

2012-06-28 23:01:20

The Doctors at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care recently became first in Washington DC area to offer Lipiflow, a new breakthrough offering relief for those suffering from dry, irritated eyes Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Millions of people suffer quality of life issues related to dry eye syndrome. Most dry eye syndrome isn't caused by lack of tears, as is commonly believed, but by a lack of the component of the tears that keeps them from evaporating too quickly. This type of dry eye...

2012-06-21 02:26:04

SARASOTA, Fla., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc. (RPS®) and NicOx S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX) today announce that they have entered into a licensing agreement giving NicOx access to RPS®'s innovative diagnostic tests. The agreement grants NicOx worldwide rights to unique point-of-care tests in the ocular field. The first of these tests is AdenoPlus(TM), which is already authorized for marketing in the United States (US) and in Europe. These tests are...

2012-06-12 06:26:18

A Free, Live Webinar Hosted by the Scleroderma Research Foundation on June 28, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) welcomes actor, comedian and Foundation Board Member Bob Saget to talk candidly about his involvement with scleroderma and the organization dedicated exclusively to finding a cure. The free one-hour webinar is not just for patients but also for those who may know someone with the disease or are...

2012-06-12 02:24:44

Local Foundation plans Walk for Cure SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders has released a proclamation declaring that June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Local leadership is working with the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater San Diego Chapter, to bring awareness and attention to this often debilitating disease. The Scleroderma Foundation hopes to raise funds to support research, awareness, and education about the disease during its annual...