11 implants allow woman to walk after 36 years

For 48-year-old Sachi, life remained painful for more than three decades.

6 absolute reasons why you should soak up the sun

Ritu Singh

“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”

-Roman Payne

New molecular map pinpoints genetic origin of 21 autoimmune diseases

A new study has revealed about the creation of a molecular map that shows the genetic origins of 21 autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and diabetes.

Molecule that causes rheumatoid arthritis discovered

Japanese researchers have identified one of the substances that cause rheumatoid arthritis, an unprecedented finding that could eventually lead to a cure for the disease, media reported Friday.

Smokers on high-salt diet at rheumatoid arthritis risk

If you are a smoker and love to eat a high-salt diet, you may be at a greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), researchers say.

New `armed antibody` may help cure arthritis

A new study has made a major breakthrough in treating arthritis by curing it in mice for the first time.

New protein markers identified that could help understand heart disease better

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have found that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease.

Venus rebuilding career while struggling with `incurable` Sjogren`s syndrome

American tennis ace Venus Williams is reevaluating her lifestyle and career and everything else she had once taken for granted as she battles Sjogren`s syndrome, a debilitating autoimmune disease.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to heart disease, inflammation risk in elderly

A new study has found that older individuals who are vitamin D deficient also tend to have compromised immune function.

10 pharmaceutical giants join US research initiative

Government researchers will collaborate with 10 large pharmaceutical companies on a $230 million initiative to speed development of new medications for major diseases, the US National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday.

Autoinflammatory diseases treatment comes closer to reality

Researchers have discovered a new signalling pathway in sterile inflammation that could impact the treatment of diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

New US report links more diseases, health problems to smoking

Smoking - known to cause lung cancer and heart disease - can even trigger diabetes, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, blindness and liver cancer, according to a new US report released today which also found that modern cigarettes are more dangerous than ever.

Cell that worsens rheumatoid arthritis discovered

A team of researchers from Japan have identified a new immune cell that intensifies rheumatoid arthritis.

Cure for rheumatoid arthritis found in genes

Rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts nearly one crore people in India and affects the young and the old alike, is not merely a physical disability but also affects the human life span.

New gene study brings arthritis drug closer to reality

A team of researchers has discovered new genes, pathways and cell types that are involved in inherited susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

New breakthrough jab set to ease pain of arthritis sufferers

Researchers have developed a new jab, which when injected once every two weeks into the body, can ease the crippling symptoms of arthritis.

Gut bacteria may play role in onset of rheumatoid arthritis

A new study has suggested that bacterial disturbances in the gut may play a role in autoimmune attacks on the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis ups heart disease risk

A new study has revealed that rheumatoid arthritis patients may be more likely to suffer from heart problems, early menopause.

Arthritis: 5 foods that help reduce chronic pain

Arthritis is a form of inflammation of joints. It involves severe pain, swelling in joints, and joint stiffness. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, of which Osteoarthritis is the most common. Sounds painful? It is indeed agonising.

Gum disease bacteria may worsen arthritis

Scientists have found that a bacteria responsible for gum disease can lead to earlier onset of arthritis and speed up the progression of the crippling condition.