Tag Archive 'rheumatoid arthritis'

Tai Chi Can Provide Arthritis Relief

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Arthritis patients may gain physical and emotional relief from the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi, finds a new study, the largest of its kind. Patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia felt better and moved more easily after taking twice-weekly classes in Tai Chi, a system of meditative exercise, researchers found. [...]

New Drug Helping Treatment-Resistant Arthritis

Amplify’d from arthritis.webmd.com An experimental rheumatoid arthritis treatment helps two-thirds of patients getting too little relief from methotrexate. The drug, from a company called Rigel, is R788 or fostamatinib disodium. The oral drug targets an enzyme called Syk. Nobody is exactly sure of the role Syk plays in rheumatoid arthritis. But there’s an overabundance of [...]

Identifying RA Before It Develops

Researchers at Harvard Medical School examined blood samples from participants in the Women’s Health Study and the Nurses’ Health Study. In both studies, blood samples were obtained from the participants at baseline when they had no symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Women who developed rheumatoid arthritis were selected as incident cases and three controls were randomly [...]

Guidelines For People with RA

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions, a specialty health authority in the UK, will issue guidelines on February 25, 2009 to help identify, manage and treat rheumatoid arthritis. Around 400,000 people in the UK and about 2.5 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis. Social Bookmarking [...]