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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A small-scale clinical trial has cast doubt upon the potential usefulness of an anti-inflammatory drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctors had hoped that anakinra (Kineret) — a medication for rheumatoid arthritis — also could be used to relieve …

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Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — Eating lots of foods loaded with salt may do more than raise your blood pressure: Researchers report that it could also contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, where the body’s immune …

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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

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TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S. health officials say. Overall, 54 million adults — or one in four — report an arthritis diagnosis. And the number …

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Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds. With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone (OxyContin) …

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Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don’t Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — The newest medications used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis don’t appear to raise the risk of developing shingles, new research indicates. There has been concern that these medications, called anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs, might increase the …

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Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Won’t Raise Blood Cancer Risk

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By Carolyn ColwellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News)—Methotrexate, one of the most common drugs used to ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, will not raise a patient’s risk for blood cancer, a new study finds. But a lesser-used medicine, cyclophosphamide, was associated with a doubling in patients’ odds for lymphoma, the …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Low Folate Levels Raise Heart Risks

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MONDAY, March 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Low folate levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests. People with RA have a 60% increased risk of dying from heart disease, but the reasons have been unclear. “Our …

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Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

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Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus causes joint pain and swelling similar to rheumatoid arthritis, which can make diagnosis difficult, a new study says. Chikungunya has spread in parts of the Caribbean and Central and South America. Though still …

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Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won’t Help ‘Regular’ Arthritis

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A malaria drug that’s also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more common form of arthritis, new research shows. The drug is called Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), explained one expert who wasn’t connected to the new study. “Plaquenil …

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Study Probes Side Effects of Methotrexate, Used for Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans battling autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis turn to a long-used drug, methotrexate, for relief. But until now there’s been little comprehensive research on side effects tied to the drug. A new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes …

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