Arthritis

Rosehip more effective than painkillers for arthritis

London, ArthritisMay 18: Rosehip powder can be more effective in alleviating arthritis pain than painkillers, say researchers.

The team led by Dr Robin Christensen of the Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen have revealed that the powder made of a wild variety of rosehip, Rosa canina is more effective in reducing pain in arthritis patients than paracetamol.

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HLA-DRB1 gene linked to premature death in rheumatoid arthritis

Washington, Jan 31: UK researchers have revealed that HLA-DRB1 gene, which is linked to increased risk of developing inflammatory arthritis, might also increase patients' risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

The study, led by Dr. Tracey M. Farragher at the University of Manchester, investigated whether genetic variants linked to the likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might also make patients more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Arthritis drugs also inhibit rogue cells’ ‘training camps’ in immune system

Immune SystemWashington, Jan 21: Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have reported that powerful drugs used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a profound, previously unrecognised effect on the immune system.

It breaks up molecular ‘training camps’ for rogue cells that play an increasingly recognized role in autoimmune diseases lupus.

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Researchers restore movement after spinal cord damage

Spinal Cord InjuryLondon, Jan 7: Researchers at University of California Los Angeles have
found that the central nervous system can reorganize itself and follow
a new pathway to restore movement after a spinal cord injury.

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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program improves patients’ symptoms

Washington, January 5:Arthritis Exercises A randomised controlled trial has revealed that the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program improves the condition of arthritis patients significantly.

Formerly called People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE), the program aims at managing arthritis through exercise.

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