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  1. Knee Injury? Surgery Won't Cut Arthritis Risk

    June 29, 2010 -- Having surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscal cartilage knee injury does not reduce a person’s chance of later developing knee osteoarthritis, says a study published in the August print issue of the journal Radiology. The study followed up on 326 patients

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  2. Alcohol Associated With Lower Risk of Arthritis

    June 18, 2010 -- Alcohol consumption appears to be associated with a reduced risk of developing several forms of arthritis, Dutch researchers reported at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in Rome. But doctors caution that people should not take up drinking in

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  3. Gout Survey Offers Peek at the Pain

    June 11, 2010 -- Two-thirds of the 5 million Americans suffering from gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men, say the disease isn’t taken seriously, a new survey finds. The condition, which also affects women after menopause, is so painful that a new 2010 Gout Attitudes Patient

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  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis Is on the Rise

    May 28, 2010 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is on the rise among women after decades of decline, according to a new study, and environmental factors -- including birth control pills with lower doses of protective estrogen -- may help explain the increase. "It's a small increase," says researcher Sheri

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  5. Depressed RA Patients Disagree With Doctors

    May 27, 2010 -- Depressed patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely than those without mood disorders to disagree with their doctors about the symptoms and treatment of their physical aches and pains, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco

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  6. A New Way of Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

    May 26, 2010 -- A new way of diagnosing fibromyalgia, by using a pain index and a measure of key symptoms and severity, may lead to more diagnoses and treatment, a new study says. The findings appear in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research. Until now, diagnosing the widespread pain disorder re

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  7. Do Special Diets Ease Symptoms of RA?

    May 21, 2010 -- Many of the 2.1 million people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) turn to special diets to help improve joint pain and other symptoms, but little is known about whether or not these diets -- some which may involve the elimination of certain foods --- are beneficial or even safe. Now a ne

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  8. Sleep Drug May Treat Fibromyalgia Pain

    May 12, 2010 (Baltimore) -- The powerful sleeping medication Xyrem can help relieve the hallmark symptom of pain in people with fibromyalgia, suggests a study that pitted the drug against a placebo. More than half of people who took Xyrem reported at least a 30% improvement in pain, says Kim Dupree

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  9. People With Fibromyalgia Prone to Falls

    May 7, 2010 (Baltimore) -- People with fibromyalgia may be prone to falls due to balance problems, a small study suggests. The findings suggest that people with fibromyalgia can benefit from exercises to improve balance, says Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

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  10. Obesity May Raise Risk of Fibromyalgia

    April 29, 2010 -- Overweight and obese women -- especially those who do not exercise at all or exercise for less than an hour a week -- are at higher risk for developing the widespread pain disorder fibromyalgia, according to new research in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research. "Being overwei

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