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    1. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Satisfy Most

      June 28, 2007 -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients tend to be satisfied with their rheumatoid arthritis treatments and reluctant to change those medications. That's according to a new study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism's July edition. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the body's immune sy

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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. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    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. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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