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    1. Fibromyalgia Gets Worse During Menstruation

      April 16, 2010 (Toronto) -- Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and a painful bladder condition called interstitial cystitis (IC) seem to get worse in some women right before and during menstruation, researchers report. All three are disorders of the autonomic nervous system. T

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    2. Knee Braces Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

      April 13, 2010 -- Steve Peterson, 62, a home remodeler in Seattle, has rock-climbed in Tasmania, hiked in the high alpine regions of Washington, and trekked across the island of Manhattan -- all while sporting a knee brace due to painful knee osteoarthritis (OA), the wear-and-tear form of the diseas

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    3. Flip-Flops, Flat Shoes Relieve Arthritic Knees

      March 29, 2010 -- If you have knee pain from arthritis, wearing flat, flexible shoes may reduce the stress on your joints and keep you more comfortable, according to new research. In a comparison study that evaluated the force or "load" on arthritic knees while wearing clogs, athletic shoes with sta

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    4. Short Bursts of Activity Ease Fibromyalgia

      March 29, 2010 -- Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing if you are among the 10 million Americans living with the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia. Yet a new study shows that incorporating short bursts of physical activity into the day makes fibromyalgia patients feel and function bet

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    5. 'Ghostly' Drug May Help Fight RA

      Jan. 28, 2010 - A ghostly "suicide" drug wafts into immune cells in joints, making the cells self-destruct and reducing rheumatoid arthritis in mice. The drug, technically a BH3 mimetic dubbed TAT-BH3, is a man-made molecule. One part of the molecule lets it drift through cell walls. The other part

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    6. Blood Test May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Jan. 28, 2010 - Elevated levels of inflammatory proteins called cytokines and related factors in the blood may be an early warning sign of impending rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study. Researchers have found that levels of certain cytokines and related factors in the blood increase

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    7. Arthritis Doesn’t Slow Typing

      Jan. 29, 2010 -- A new study finds that people with rheumatoid arthritis are just as fast at most typing as people without rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The more significant predictors of computer speed are training (those with typing training are better than people who hunt-and-peck) and age, accordin

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    8. New Arthritis Drug Actemra Approved

      Jan. 11, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Actemra for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis for patients who have not responded to one or more TNF inhibitors. Actemra, given by once-monthly hour-long infusions, is the first IL-6 inhibitor for arthritis. TNF inhibitors include Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira, R

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    9. Tylenol Recall Expands

      (Editor's Note: McNeil PPC Inc. further expanded its recall of Tylenol on Jan. 15, 2010 and July 8, 2010.) Dec. 29, 2009 -- A nauseating "moldy" odor has sickened some people using Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with red EZ-Open caps. Tylenol maker McNeil PPC Inc. has recalled all o

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    10. 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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