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Another ray of hope for Arthritis Sufferers

Arthritis causes inflammation of a joint or joints and the surrounding tissues and affects millions of people all over the world. Anti-arthritic drugs can cause side effects and surgery can be expensive, however there is hope from a natural product liquid glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates. Some excellent results with an approach based on a combination of the two supplements have been reported...

Naked DNA Vaccination May Conquer Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

A novel modification of a new technology born of genetic ..engineering, and known as naked DNA vaccination, holds the ..potential of overcoming autoimmune diseases such as multiple ..sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. .. ..The vaccine is currently being ..successfully tested in animals. In multiple sclerosis (MS) and ..rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the body essentially attacks itself, ..causing inf...

Spirituality helps lessen arthritic pain

Dr. Francis J. Keefe of Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina and colleagues have published a paper in April issue of the Journal of pain. Patients who use religion or spirituality to cope with the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis can reduce their pain and boost their sense of well being, the researchers say. ..Dr. Francis says, "One might expect that people coping with chr...

Fight arthritic pain with acupuncture

Arthritic pain is one of the worst types of chronic pain. Many people are immobilized and crippled because of this painful condition. But now there’s good news for the long-suffering arthritic patients. ..Acupuncture, which is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine, is supposed to have magical cures for those suffering from arthritis. ..A team led by Dr. Jeanette Ezzo, Washington,...

Vedic vibration technology- the new cure for arthritis

One of the primary disabling ailments in the world has found a new treatment - Vedic vibration technology. ..A study, titled 'A double-blind randomised controlled trial of Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology in subjects with arthritis,' revealed that scientists succeeded in achieving 100 per cent relief from painful arthritis in 36 per cent of the patients treated and at least 60 per cent relief...

B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most often affects women in their 30s and 40s, especially women.The illness causes the immune system to attack the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation and joint destruction. .... Methotrexate is the standard drug used to treat the condition, but one third of the patients discontinue treatment early due to toxicity.// .. .. Patient...

Tai chi helps arthritis

Researchers in Texas find that a tai chi programme improves pain and daily living activities in people with arthritis. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese system of gentle exercise which has been long held to have a wide range of health benefits. Now researchers at University in Texas report on one of the first studies of the effects of tai chi in osteoarthritis. ....Seventeen patients, average age 54...

FDA Approves New Arthritis Drug, Bextra

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a progressive deterioration in the cartilage of certain joints. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inherited autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis results from overuse of joints, and can be a byproduct of strenuous sports, obesity or aging. ....Pharmacia Corp. makes the drug, Bextra (vald...

Risk Of Developing Arthritis

People starting the New Year with a resolution to get fit are urged to pursue their chosen sport with care. Exercising inappropriately could cause damage that leads to arthritis in later life.// People who severely damage the cartilage in their joints in their 20s and 30s are at greater risk of developing osteoarthritis, particularly in the knee, when they get older. The Arthritis Research Campai...

Scios Inc. targets drug giants in arthritis war

Scios Inc. , a small California biotechnology company, is racing giant rivals to bring a pill to market that would displace injectable anti-inflammatory drugs and set a new standard in arthritis treatment. Scios' ambitions are much larger than its market capitalization of a little more than $1 billion. That's because the first company to commercialize an oral version of today's dominant injectabl...

Periodontitis a common problem in patients with arthritis

Arthritis and periodontitis often go hand in hand, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology. In the Australian study of 154 people, the 77 people who had// rheumatoid arthritis were more than twice as likely to have periodontal disease with moderate to severe jawbone loss as the control subjects. In addition, they averaged 12 missing teeth, compared to 6.7 in the control group....

New device for discerning Osteoarthritis

According to researchers, a new technique which images cartilage could lead to earlier detection of Osteoarthritis. An X ray exam is the standard way of detecting Osteoarthritis, a painful disease //where the cartilage between the joints wears away. But an X ray cannot image the cartilage direct it only shows that the gap between the bones is getting narrower. ....Researchers at the University o...

Arthritis Drug May Cause Liver Damage

According to a survey, a prescription drug for rheumatoid arthritis has been connected to dozens of serious liver injuries and 12 deaths which should be banned.// Arava began selling in 1998 as a competitor to the gold-standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, called methotrexate. When the Food and Drug Administration approved Arava, the agency noted Arava worked no better than the older drug,...

Arthritis drug can prolong life

Rheumatoid arthritis strikes about 1 percent of people, usually in middle age. People with the disease tend to die about 10 years sooner than normal. It is not the type of arthritis common in the elderly because// of the wear-and-tear of aging. It occurs when the immune system goes awry and attacks the joints, causing severe inflammation in the lining of the joints, pain and stiffness. It is also...

New treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to a new study,a common therapy for cancer may now provide relief for rheumatoid arthritis. Tumor growth in cancer patients is dependent on the growth of new blood vessels that cause cell proliferation. This ongoing angiogenesis supplies nutrients and oxygen to growing tumors and can be inhibited //by a substance called endostatin. The angiogenesis observed in tumor growth is nearly ide...

Slowing Cartilage Loss In Arthritis With Fruit Extracts

A new study shows that extracts from the fruit Pomegranate have been shown to block enzymes that contribute to cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis.// Although findings are still at a preliminary stage and not yet proven in humans it is likely to encourage further consumption of pomegranate juice say researchers. ..A team of researchers from the Case Western Reserve University found that a w...

Meniscal Damage Could Lead To Cartilage Loss And Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study has now provided insights into association between cartilage loss, meniscal damage and knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a severe disabling disease// that affects nearly 20 million Americans, characterized by loss of cartilage. A pair of meniscus, situated on either side of the knee offer support and protection to keep it healthy. ....The C-shaped tissue performs many functions...

Long-Standing Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating disease of the immune system has been associated with an increased risk of developing a cancer of the immune system known as lymphoma, but a clear relation between the use of NSAIDs //(nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like aspirin and RA has never been satisfactorily established. ..To answer this query and many others like it, researchers in Swede...

Herbal extract aids in rheumatoid arthritis

Relief from Arthirits through Chinese therapy is effective. An ancient Chinese herbal remedy helps relives the painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. In China, an extract from a vine known as TWHF// (short for Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F) s long been used to treat arthritis and immune system problems. Now a study by researchers for the US National Institutes of Health provides scientific bac...

Important cause of Arthritis

According to a new research , it was observed that carbohydrates that originate in the body, called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), may cause arthritis.// Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have linked GAGs to the defense system in the body that causes inflammation. While the cause of arthritis has been a mystery, this new finding may shed light on the origin of t...

Osteoarthritis and Estrogen are connected

According to researchers from the University of California, they have observed that postmenopausal women who use estrogen are at a higher risk for developing Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a tissue change in the joints that causes pain in that area.// Osteoarthritis affects 20 percent to 30 percent of adults over 40 years old. Experts estimate up to 70 percent of women 60 years or older suffer...

Personality Impacts Arthritis

The personality of a patient can have a major impact on how susceptible they are to long-term problems from rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The published study explains doctors need to pay attention to factors// not related to the disease when they screen at-risk patients. ....There is no doubt being diagnosed with a chronic, disabling disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can h...

Hyaluronan supplementation therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, a common problem in the knees, is a form of arthritis where one or more joints undergo tissue change. A key problem involved in in these type of joint problems is the loss of a special salt called hyaluronan within the fluid that moisturizes the area. This fluid is called synovial fluid. Hyaluronan supplementation injections are being given to humans since 1987, after the therapy...

Green tea beneficial in preventing osteoarthritis

Green tea, first discovered in China nearly 5000 years ago, has been linked to many health benefits including preventing coronary heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Researchers in the University of Sheffield have now discovered that two compounds found in green tea, EGCG (epigallocatchin gallate) and ECG (epicatechin gallate) can help prevent osteoarthritis by blocking the enzyme...

Leech Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Investigators are taking treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee back to the future.They find applying leeches to the knees of patients helps relieve pain and other symptoms better than traditional topical medications.// ....The application of leeches to treat pain is an ancient medical practice. Although the treatment declined in popularity with the introduction of modern surgery and pharmacolo...

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

A new study shows a novel new drug is beneficial for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The drug targets T cells and is the first in a new class of drugs to be tested for rheumatoid arthritis...// ....The drug is called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4-IgG1 or CTLA4Ig. Preliminary research shows CTLA4Ig may be effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from Belgi...

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

A new study shows a novel new drug is beneficial for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The drug targets T cells and is the first in a new class of drugs //to be tested for rheumatoid arthritis. ....The drug is called cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4-IgG1 or CTLA4Ig. Preliminary research shows CTLA4Ig may be effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from Belgium...

Drug to Prevent the Onset of Arthritis

Arthritis is a common health problem worldwide. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis cause joint pain and //stiffness in patients. There is no cure for arthritis and no effective treatment to repair damaged cartilage. ..A new study could help lead doctors towards a drug to prevent the onset of arthritis. The research pinpoints the molecular pathway and an enzyme that play a pivotal role...

Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis

A new study shows hydrotherapy, or water exercise, may improve strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.// ..Researchers from Australia studied more than 100 patients with osteoarthritis who were older than age 50. Patients were divided into three groups. The first group exercised three times a week in a swimming pool, the second exercised in a gym, and the third did not exercise at...

Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis

A new study shows hydrotherapy, or water exercise, may improve strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.// ..Researchers from Australia studied more than 100 patients with osteoarthritis who were older than age 50. Patients were divided into three groups. The first group exercised three times a week in a swimming pool, the second exercised in a gym, and the third did not exercise at...

Pain Relief For Osteoarthritis Patients

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative joint disease that affects more than 21 million people in the United States. The most common // symptoms are pain, stiffness, reduced joint range of motion and limitations to normal activities such as getting up from a chair, walking, balance and strength, and walking up and down stairs. ..Pain-reducing medications such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal...

Statins Found To Be Helpful For Patients With Arthritis

A new study shows statins may relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis as well as keep cardiovascular disease at bay. Statins, which are cholesterol-lowering // drugs, have an anti-inflammatory effect and are well-known for reducing vascular risk. ..The inflammatory nature of rheumatoid arthritis puts sufferers at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers randomly gave 116 patients...

The Use Of Vitamin C for Arthritis Questioned

Researchers recommend patients consume about 40 milligrams of vitamin C daily as new research shows consuming large amounts of // vitamin C may protect against rheumatoid arthritis. ..Researchers studied 23,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 74. Participants' diets were assessed by using seven-day-food-intake diaries.It was found that 73 participants developed inflammation in two or mor...

Intensive Treatment Found To Help Patients With Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who receive a more intensive form of therapy are more likely to experience a remission of their disease, finds a new study.// ..For the study researchers randomly assigned 111 patients with similar levels of disease to one of two groups. One group received monthly treatment with oral drugs to fight rheumatoid arthritis, along with steroid injections. The other...

The Use Of Ointments For The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis Questioned

Topical ointments used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis the major cause of disability in older people do not work for more than a few weeks // say researchers according to a recent study.According to researchers, the current guidelines in Europe and the United States recommend the use of topical treatments containing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve osteoarthritis pain. ..R...

New Drug Found To Benefit Patients With Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease and one of the oldest and most common types of arthritis. It happens when the joint’s cartilage breaks down and the bones rub against each other causing pain and loss of movement.// ..An international, multi-center study shows an effective treatment for osteoarthritis is the COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib, also known as Prexige. The drug was found to red...

Water Exercise Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis

A new study shows hydrotherapy, or water exercise, may improve strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.// ..Researchers from Australia studied more than 100 patients with osteoarthritis who were older than age 50. Patients were divided into three groups. The first group exercised three times a week in a swimming pool, the second exercised in a gym, and the third did not exercise at...

Drug to Delay the Onset of Arthritis

Arthritis is a common health problem worldwide. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis cause joint pain and stiffness in patients.There is no cure for arthritis and no effective treatment to repair damaged cartilage. // ..A new study could help lead doctors towards a drug to prevent the onset of arthritis. The research pinpoints the molecular pathway and an enzyme that play a pivotal role i...

Acupuncture An Effective Treatment Option For Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common, affecting almost one-tenth of the population over age 50. Osteoarthritis is an incurable illness //, so treatment is aimed at improving patients' quality of life, which is why acupuncture was studied. Acupuncture in addition to drug treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee is more effective than drug treatment alone, shows new research out of Spain. ..Ei...

Consumption Of Red Meat Found To Double The Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system that typically affects joints. According to latest findings researchers say // people consuming high amounts of red meat may be doubling their risk for rheumatoid arthritis . ..Researchers compared 88 rheumatoid arthritis patients, drawn from a research sample of over 25,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 70, w...
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