Health News

Finding Arthritis with Sound
In most cases, patients do better if doctors can find and diagnose their disease early. This is true for kids who are affected by a type of childhood arthritis. Now, researchers have found a way that helps spot childhood arthritis early.
Smokers Left in Pain
Smoking is terrible for your health and leads to all sorts of problems. Researchers have found yet another problem related to smoking; some arthritis drugs may not work for patients who smoke.
Body Battles Arthritis Drug
Many rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are taking Humira to relieve their pain. While the drug relieves pain for most patients, others find that Humira has little effect on their RA symptoms. Researchers may have discovered why the drug may not work in some patients.
New Drug for Rare Childhood Arthritis
The FDA has a approved a new drug to treat systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis - a rare type of arthritis but the most common form affecting children.
Gel for Your Joints
Most of the current drugs for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are taken by individuals in pill form. Because pills have to be broken down and spread throughout the whole body, these drugs have many side effects and can sometimes take weeks to start working. Now, researchers have made a new RA gel that may fix these problems.
Exercise Tips for Arthritis Patients
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and potentially crippling disease. While managing the pain can be a difficult task, exercise is one of the best ways to prevent arthritis, control pain, and improve function.
Farmacology or Farm Ecology
We already knew pesticides caused many cancers, but now research has been extended to autoimmune diseases.   A lengthy study involving 77,000 women showed that greater exposure to pesticides results in a higher likelihood of developing lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Healing Powers of Thunder God Vine
A traditional Chinese medicinal plant called thunder god vine, or lei gong ten, has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health problems. Now, new research shows there is strong scientific evidence of the plant's healing power.
Poor, Depressed, and in Pain
Having a crippling disease can be saddening for anybody. A new study shows that rheumatoid arthritis patients who are poor have a greater risk of depression.
Killing Pests Can Hurt You Too
Over the years, pesticides have been linked to a variety of serious health problems. Now, researchers have found that being exposed to pesticides may lead to lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.