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    1. FDA Approves New Gout Drug

      Dec. 23, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the use of Zurampic (lesinurad) to reduce high levels of uric acid -- hyperuricemia -- in the blood, a major contributor to the painful condition known as gout. The drug is meant to be used in combination with an already appr

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    2. New Drug Promising for Severe Form of Arthritis

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug recently approved for the skin condition psoriasis may also help people with a debilitating form of arthritis that attacks the spine, a new clinical trial finds. The condition, called ankylosing spondylitis, causes

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    3. X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- X-rays don't detect hip arthritis in many patients, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment, researchers report. The researchers looked at information from almost 4,500 Americans taking part in two arthritis studies

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    4. Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis may raise the risk of early death by as much as 40 percent, with heart and respiratory problems the most common contributors to a shortened life span, a new study suggests. And among those who died of

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    5. Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Total knee replacement usually results in greater pain relief and better joint function after a year than nonsurgical arthritis treatment, researchers report. But baby boomers shouldn't automatically rule out physical

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    6. Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease RA?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptives -- also known as birth control pills -- may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests. "Women with inflammatory arthritis who were currently u

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    7. Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain; Doctors Wary

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests. But U.S. pain specialists say consuming al

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    8. U.S. High-Risk Areas for Lyme Disease Increasing

      July 16, 2015 -- There has been a significant increase of areas in the United States where people are at high risk for Lyme disease, a federal government study says. There are now 260 counties where the number of Lyme disease cases is at least twice as high as what's expected given the size of a cou

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    9. Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy -- best known for treating "the bends" in scuba divers -- experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found. Brain sca

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    10. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Also Ease Vitiligo

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discoloring skin condition known as vitiligo. Vitiligo is characteriz

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