Health News

Why Does Menopause Bring on RA?
Menopause can be a time of massive change for many women. It is important to keep in mind that it's a natural change. But when menopause comes early, it could be a sign of arthritis to come.
RA Drug Stops Pain, Protects Heart
People with rheumatoid arthritis are thankful enough when their drug treatment reduces the pain of their disease. It is even better when those drugs protect them from a potentially deadly complication: heart disease.
Ultrasound Spots Heart Disease
People with rheumatoid arthritis face a higher risk of heart disease. If doctors can identify which patients are most at risk, they can take steps to prevent this potentially deadly complication of rheumatoid arthritis.
Spotting Heart Disease Early in RA Patients
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at an increased risk of heart disease. The key to treatment is catching it early. A specialized ultrasound scan appears to offer an effective screening capable of detecting early heart abnormalities.
Needles Not Needed for Arthritis Drug
Many parents know this scenario: the nurse at the doctor's office pulls out a needle and your child starts bawling. For many children, shots are scary. Now it seems some kids with arthritis don't have to face the needle.
Boosting Activity for Arthritis
Exercise is a crucial part of staying healthy for any human being. Physical activity is especially important for arthritis patients trying to reduce pain.
Arthritis the Natural Way
Living with arthritis involves more than popping a pill when your joints start to ache. You must make key changes to your lifestyle and take treatment into your own hands. If you have arthritis, it may hurt to walk or even do easy chores like washing the dishes. It is not only pain that gets in your way, but also fatigue. Like many arthritis patients, you may find that drugs just don't cut it when it comes to dealing with the pain and fatigue of your condition. Luckily, there are a number of ways to treat your symptoms naturally at home or on your own time. Exercise, diet, physi...
Heart Risk Often Overlooked in RA Patients
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, yet not all doctors are considering the added heart risk, a new study reveals.
FDA Recommends Approval of Tofacitinib
Pfizer Inc. announced that the Arthritis Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 8-2 to recommend approval of the investigational agent tofacitinib for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Positive Results
Roche announced that the SUMMACTA study met its primary endpoint, showing comparable efficacy of the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of RoACTEMRA ( tocilizumab , known as ACTEMRA outside Europe) 162 mg weekly compared to 8 mg/kg RoACTEMRA intravenous (IV) formulation every 4 weeks.