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  1. Alcohol May Cut Some Arthritis Risk

    June 15, 2007 (Barcelona, Spain) -- Drinking three or more alcoholic beverages per week may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a study shows. The study also shows that greater reported alcohol consumption was associated with even lower risks of developing RA. But researchers ca

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  2. New RA Drugs Show Promise

    June 15, 2007 (Barcelona, Spain) --The pipeline is bursting with promising new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), say researchers. RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own joints, resulting in pain and inflammation. Though the advent of medications known as biologic agent

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  3. Gene Study Probes 7 Common Diseases

    June 6, 2007 - An analysis of 17,000 Britons has linked specific gene variants to bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, Crohn's disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. The treasure-trove of genomic data comes from a consortium of 50 British groups cal

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  4. Green Tea vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

    April 30, 2007 -- A compound found in green tea may reduce inflammation and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis. So say scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School. They included Salah-uddin Ahmed, PhD. Their preliminary lab tests show that the green tea compound EGCG may hold promise

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  5. Model May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Jan. 30, 2007 -- A new prediction model developed in the Netherlands may make it easier for doctors to identify which arthritis patients need early, aggressive treatment and which do not. It is now clear that the best strategy for preventing potentially crippling joint damage in patients with rheuma

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  6. FDA Advisers Support Expanding the Role of Enbrel

    April 11, 2000 (Washington) -- After playing the position of a second-line treatment for two years, the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug Enbrel (etanercept) may soon get a shot at leading off as a first-line therapy. An FDA advisory committee recommended Tuesday that Enbrel's drug label say the medici

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  7. Fast Diagnosis and Treatment Key to Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Jan. 13, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- Early diagnosis and prompt, appropriate treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the keys to minimizing joint and tissue damage and enhancing quality of life, according to rheumatologist Eric L. Matteson, MD. Matteson reviewed the latest RA treatment strategies in th

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  8. Nutrition for Strength

    We've all heard the old adage "you are what you eat" -- and it's never as true as when you are feeling under the weather. During these times, what you eat and when you eat it can preserve strength, boost immunity, and help you feel better -- quicker. But for people battling arthritis, cancer, depres

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  9. Heart Risk: Arthritis Drugs Compared

    Nov. 29, 2006 - A new class of rheumatoid arthritis drugs is no different at cutting heart attack and stroke risk than an older treatment, a Harvard study shows. In the study, patients taking biologics, which are designed to suppress a specific part of the immune system, were compared with patients

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  10. Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early

    Nov. 13, 2006 (Washington) -- Two studies suggest that treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) early and aggressively may change its course. The findings were presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease caused by the immune s

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