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  1. Too Much Exercise May Pose Arthritis Risk

    Nov. 30, 2009 (Chicago) -- Weekend warriors, take note: Too much exercise may place you at risk for arthritis. A new study shows that middle-aged men and women who engage in high levels of physical activity -- at home and at work as well as at the gym -- may be unwittingly damaging their knees and i

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  2. When Did Merck Know Vioxx Was Deadly?

    Nov. 23, 2009 - Merck should have known Vioxx was deadly years before they pulled the drug from the market, a study of Merck's own data suggests. The study, published in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, is by Joseph S. Ross, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and colleague

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  3. How Rheumatoid Arthritis Spreads

    Nov. 9, 2009 -- Cells surrounding joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may spread the disease to other joints by traveling through blood vessels, according to a new study. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease that causes joint inflammation and destruction. Researchers say initially the d

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  4. Study Eases Arthritis Drug Cancer Fears

    Oct. 29, 2009 - Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take the biologic drugs Remicade, Humira, and Enbrel do not appear to have an increased risk for developing cancer in the first few years of use, researchers in Sweden report. The study is one of the largest and longest population-based investigation

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  5. Glucosamine May Not Fight Osteoarthritis

    Oct. 21, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Using a more sensitive measure of joint damage than in the past, researchers have found that the popular supplement glucosamine does not appear to slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Previous studies that used X-rays to determine whether glucosamine can preve

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  6. Study: No Benefit to Costly Arthritis Drugs

    Oct. 21, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- For many people with rheumatoid arthritis, the traditional, and much cheaper, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) appear to work just as well as newer TNF blockers that target the underlying disease process, a large study shows. The findings also suggest th

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  7. Insecticides May Raise Risk of Lupus, RA

    Oct. 20, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Women who spray their homes and gardens with insecticides may be placing themselves at risk for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, a study shows.  In a study of more than 75,000 women, those who used insecticides six or more times a year had nearly two-and-a-half times t

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  8. New Drug May Reduce Severity of Lupus

    Oct. 20, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- The first in a new class of experimental drugs that targets the disease process involved in lupus beat out standard treatment in a large clinical trial, researchers say. If the findings hold up, the drug, Benlysta, could become the first new drug for lupus in five dec

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  9. Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk

    Oct. 20, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Brush and floss! Gum disease may raise your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study shows. “We’ve known for a while that there is an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. But our new work suggests periodontal disease is causal,” says s

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  10. Medications for RA Linked to Skin Cancer

    Oct. 19, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- People who take immune-disease drugs called TNF blockers for rheumatoid arthritis should check their bodies regularly for abnormal growths that can signal skin cancer. That's the advice of doctors after two new studies showed that patients treated with TNF blockers ha

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