'Rheumatoid arthritis aggravates during high air pollution'

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis aggravate in a patient when presence of air pollutants increases in the atmosphere, found a study by AIIMS.

High BMI can reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis in men

 A new study has claimed that men with high BMI (Body Mass Index) have a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Obesity may lower risk of arthritis in men: Study

Overweight or obese men may have reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study claims.

Novel protein to aid rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Researchers have identified a new protein which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and damage to the joints of the feet, hips, knees, and hands.

Women's immune system genes operate differently from men's

 Researchers have discovered that men and women use different switches to turn on many immune system genes, a finding that may explain the much higher incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, in women.

Arthritis drug beats untreatable eczema

 Treatment with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis has led to dramatic improvement in six patients with moderate to severe eczema who had previously tried old therapies with no success, says a study.

Youth walks again after bilateral hip replacement surgery

After being bed-ridden for two years due to severe hip deformity, 22-year-old Nalasopara resident Rohit Patil thought he would never walk again.

New arthritis treatment developed in Australia

 Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia have developed a breakthrough rheumatoid arthritis treatment targeting the underlying cause of the disease rather than the symptoms.

Arthritis patients at high risk of sudden heart attack

People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of heart disease and about a fourth of them are likely to have a sudden heart attack, a new research has found.

First blood test for osteoarthritis may soon be available

 A simple blood test for the most common form of arthritis that can detect the condition several years before the onset of physical symptoms may soon be available, UK researchers say.

First blood test for chronic joint disease in the offing

 The first blood test to detect osteoarthritis (OA) - the most common form of arthritis - could soon be available as researchers have identified a biomarker linked to both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis diseases.

Experimental therapy reverses arthritis symptoms in mice

Immature myeloid cells or M-MDSCs can shut down arthritis, suggests a new study.

Marine oil supplements beneficial for post-exercise muscle damage

A new study has revealed that there may be a greater connection between mussels and muscles than previously thought.

Link between powerful gene regulatory elements and autoimmune diseases revealed

 A team of researchers has discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell key to regulating the human immune system.

Eating seafood increases risk of autoimmune disorder

 Exposure to mercury through seafood could increase the risk of autoimmune disorders, especially among women of childbearing age, a study says.

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

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

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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.