rheumatoid arthritis

Proteins’ absence causes diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis


September 10th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) The absence of related protein molecules, Puma and Bin, prompts immune cells to turn against human organs they are meant to protect and cause type-1 diabets ... Read more...

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Mouse-sized device that heals muscle pain


September 10th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) A new device as big as a computer mouse and known as e-cell could help ease musculoskeletal pain.Edith Cowan University (ECU) School of Exercise and Health ... Read more...

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Inflammation drug promising in depression


September 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A drug that eases inflammation may offer new hope for people with difficult-to-treat depression, says a new study."Inflammation is the body's natural response to infection or ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Scientists show how infection fighting cells form


July 10th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shown for the first time how an important class of immune cells, which spur development of antibodies to fight infections, comes into being.'Follicular dendritic ... Read more...

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Heavy snoring doubles arthritis risk


June 28th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Snoring heavily almost doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a study shows. Researchers in Taiwan found patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition sleep apnoea were ... Read more...

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Turmeric may help walking ability in spinal injuries


June 27th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and curcumin, found in Indian curry spice turmeric, preserved walking ability in rats with spinal-cord injury. The ... Read more...

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Breakthrough could nip arthritis in the bud


June 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) A breakthrough involving billions of bugs in our guts that play a role in regulating the immune system could actually nip arthritis in the bud. The ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug found effective in amoebic dysentery


May 21st, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified an arthritis drug that acts very effectively against a parasite causing amoebic dysentery and liver abscesses, which kill over 70,000 people worldwide annually. ... Read more...

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Eye colour linked to severity of skin conditions


May 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Eye colour can tell whether you're at risk of serious skin conditions. The blue eyed are less likely to have vitiligo, while the brown eyed may ... Read more...

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Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis


April 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a ... Read more...

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Arthritis invites higher risk of heart attacks


March 9th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Arthritis sufferers have 40 percent higher risk of developing erratic heartbeat which can trigger heart attacks and death, warn researchers.The researchers believe the inflammation of joints ... Read more...

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Now, ankle replacement for arthritis patients


January 20th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Providing hope to arthritis patients in the country, a private hospital here Friday performed unique ankle replacement surgery to cure rheumatoid arthritis -- a condition ... Read more...

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Re-engineered toxins can treat asthma, arthritis


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Millions suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and other diseases may find succour in an unexpected source -- lethal toxins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bug, ... Read more...

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‘Bouncer’ protein halts rheumatoid arthritis


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how the immune cells of rheumatoid arthritis patients become hyperactive and attack their joints and bones. It is because these cells lose ... Read more...

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India, China making inroads in biotech drugs: NYT


September 19th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese and Indian drug makers have taken over much of the global trade in medicines and now manufacture more than 80 percent of the active ingredients ... Read more...

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Indian surgeons help Nigerian woman back on her feet


September 5th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the dim light of a conference room, 65-year-old Margaret Eremionkhale stood in a corner with the help of crutches, closely watching her old videos ... Read more...

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Now, treat chronic migraine with Botox


August 30th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) The anti-ageing drug Botox was until now an answer to your beauty concerns, but now the treatment can also benefit sufferers of chronic migraine, a neurological ... Read more...

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Sex hormone protects men from allergies


July 27th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Men can better fight inflammatory diseases as compared to women, thanks to their sex hormones that are known as testoterones, claims a German research.Inflammation is the ... Read more...

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Decrease in protein levels could be sign child will develop diabetes


April 26th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation could be a sign that a child will develop diabetes.Georgia Health Sciences ... Read more...

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Injectable gel could ease crippling joint pains


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) An injectable gel could ease the crippling joint pains that a large number of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients suffer from."We think this platform could be ... Read more...

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Injectable gel offers hope for arthritis sufferers


April 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a potentially new way to treat arthritis.They have made an injectable gel that could spell the future for treating ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer


March 24th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms ... Read more...

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Finding of long-sought drug target structure may accelerate drug discovery


March 16th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Researchers from the National Institutes of Health, collaborating with labs at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, have solved the three-dimensional structure of ... Read more...

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Malaria drug ‘may slow pancreatic cancer growth’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists say they have shrunk or slowed the growth of notoriously resistant pancreatic tumors in mice, using a drug routinely prescribed for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis.The pre-clinical results ... Read more...

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Engineered protein has potential for new anti- inflammatory treatment


March 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin, which may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory ... Read more...

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Chinese medicinal plant extract may help develop anticancer drugs


March 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A natural product isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant commonly known as thunder god vine and used for rheumatoid arthritis could be a starting point for developing ... Read more...

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Key culprit in breast cancer metastasis identified


February 17th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the key culprit in breast cancer metastasis.When doctors discover high concentrations of regulatory T cells ... Read more...

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Cuba develops anti-arthritis drug


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Cuban scientists have developed a "promising" drug for chronic joint diseases to replace a product to which the island does not have access due to an economic embargo ... Read more...

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Poor sleep quality linked to greater disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients


February 16th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that poor sleep quality is associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid ... Read more...

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Kathy Freston Featured In “Oprah Winfrey Show”


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kathy Freston, one of the most popular and celebrated dietitian of United States of America, was once again invited at the "Oprah Winfrey Show". She recently ... Read more...

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New drug restores responsiveness to morphine


January 31st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug called etanercept can restore responsiveness to the pain-relieving effects of morphine in rats that have developed morphine tolerance.The experimental results suggest that ... Read more...

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Low socioeconomic status ‘ups depression risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients’


January 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with higher risk of depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study has confirmed.Statistically significant differences in race, public ... Read more...

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‘Master switch’ for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases found


January 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Imperial College London scientists have identified a protein that acts as a 'master switch' in certain white blood cells, and governing whether they support or stop inflammation.The new ... Read more...

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