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CT scans can detect gout cases


November 7th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Gout not detected otherwise can be confirmed by CT scans in patients, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic, US.The type of CT scan, known as dual-energy ... Read more...

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Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order ... Read more...

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Positive outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis linked to early diagnosis


November 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has found that positive outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are closely linked to early diagnosis and treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).Researchers in the Netherlands ... Read more...

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High levels of uric acid linked to high blood pressure


November 8th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with high levels of uric acid in their blood are more likely to develop high blood pressure.Hyperuricemia is an abnormally high ... Read more...

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Study clears misconception linked to joint pain from breast cancer drugs


November 8th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women can continue popping aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, as these drugs do have any risk of inflammatory arthritis or ... Read more...

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Novel drug eases osteoarthritis knee pain


September 30th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A new research has shown that a phase II clinical trial of the first new type of drug for musculoskeletal pain since aspirin shows that it significantly reduces ... Read more...

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New vasculitis therapy may help patients keep infertility, cancer at bay


October 18th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): A drug previously approved for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's B cell lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, can treat severe ANCA-associated vasculitis as effectively as cyclophosphamide, the current standard therapy, ... Read more...

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Cancer drug may provide treatment for chronic connective tissue disease


October 18th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): A drug that is currently approved to treat certain types of cancer could provide the first treatment for scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease for which a treatment ... Read more...

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Current dosage for arthritis too weak to be effective


November 11th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11(IANS) Current dosage for treating rheumatoid arthritis might be too weak to slow down or halt joint damage.Otago University researchers found that methotrexate, prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, takes longer than ... Read more...

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Antimalarial drug can help prevent diabetes in arthritis patients


October 29th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Antimalarial drug may help prevent the onset of diabetes in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis, a new research shows.To reach the conclusion, boffins examined the records of ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients face equal risk from Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease


October 27th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): People with rheumatoid arthritis may be as much at risk of cardiovascular disease as that of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis among women on upswing


October 27th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have warned that the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis among women is on a rise.Their finding comes after four years of decline in cases of ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis rising among women


October 27th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) After lying dormant for four decades, rheumatoid arthritis has resurfaced among women in the US. "More research needs to be done to better understand the causes and ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis ups periodontal disease risk


October 27th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): A new study suggests that rheumatoid arthritis sufferers may be at increased risk for periodontal diseasea gum disease characterized by inflammation that leads to separation of the ... Read more...

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Patients have to act ‘tough’ to get quality care


September 11th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Sometimes patients have to act 'tough' with indifferent physicians to get the best of healthcare, as happened with Michelle Mayer.Mayer, who suffered long years from scleroderma, a chronic ... Read more...

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Possible ‘master switch’ gene found in juvenile arthritis


July 2nd, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have found that a gene region known to play a role in some varieties of adult rheumatoid arthritis is also ... Read more...

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Inflammation of arteries causes blindness, says study


June 17th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Inflammation of arteries in the brain is likely to cause blindness, according to a new study. Researchers at the Geisinger Health System came to this conclusion after examining ... Read more...

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Temporal arteritis increases triples blindness risk


June 17th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 17 (ANI): In a new study, Geisinger researchers have found that temporal arteritis, a type of connective tissue disease characterized by inflammation of arteries in the head, is ... Read more...

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Arthritis patients twice as likely to suffer from depression


February 21st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely to suffer from depression, a new study has found.However, the study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel ... Read more...

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