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    1. FDA OKs Orencia for Juvenile Arthritis

      April 10, 2008 -- Children ages 6 and older living with a moderate to severe form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) have a new treatment option. The FDA approved the drug Orencia for pediatric patients after a large study showed that those who received the medication had significantly fewer sym

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    2. RA Heart Tip: Try Gluten-Free Vegan Diet

      March 21, 2008 -- "Gluten-free" vegan diets aren't just for health-food nuts. New research from Sweden shows that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who skip both animal products and certain grains could reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke. RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that

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    3. Studies Back New RA Drug

      March 20, 2008 -- Actemra, an experimental biologic drug, shows promise in treating rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or JRA). That news comes from the drug's phase III trials, which test safety and effectiveness. Biologic drugs, s

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    4. New Twist on Prednisone for RA

      Jan. 17, 2008 -- Rheumatoid arthritis researchers have created a new steroid pill that works overnight to ease morning joint stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis patients take the pill at night. The pill releases its prednisone four hours later, in time to curb morning joint stiffness. The new prednisone

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    5. Combo Therapy Slashes Heart Risk in RA

      Nov. 9, 2007 (Boston) -- Combination therapy including TNF-inhibitors along with an older drug known as methotrexate can slash the risk of heart attack in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). People with rheumatoid arthritis who receive TNF inhibitors plus methotrexate have an 80% lower risk of ha

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    6. Overweight Affects RA Remission

      Nov. 8, 2007 (Boston) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are overweight or obese may be less likely to go into remission when they are treated with a combination of conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and steroids than their thinner counterparts, a study shows. But

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    7. Widening Death Gap Haunts RA Patients

      Oct. 29, 2007 -- Rheumatoid arthritis cuts years off people's lives -- and despite treatment advances, patients die at the same rate they did 50 years ago. Over the same five decades, the general population has seen a big jump in life expectancy. This means that the "mortality gap" continues to wide

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    8. Occupation, Autoimmune Deaths Explored

      Sept. 28, 2007 -- Farmers and teachers have an increased risk of dying from autoimmune diseases, but waitresses, bookkeepers, and teachers’ aides do not, new research shows. In the largest study ever to examine the occupations of people who die from systemic autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthr

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    9. Meditation May Ease RA Distress

      Sept. 28, 2007 -- New research shows that meditation may help people cope with rheumatoid arthritis. In a new study, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients reported less psychological distress after learning and practicing meditation for six months, compared with RA patients who didn't get meditation tr

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    10. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus: Gene Link

      Sept. 5, 2007 -- Scientists have found a genetic tie between rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The finding may eventually inspire similar treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, which are autoimmune diseases. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body. Rheumatoid arthritis and l

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