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Genes, Air Pollution Combine to Raise Lupus Risk

β€” British data suggest how environmental and genetic factors add together

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Rheumatology Meds Seen Cutting AMD Risk

Claims data point to possible protective effect for one common drug class

Jul 11, 2024
Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Portends Sickly Later Life

20-year study portrays OA as risk factor for multiple comorbidity

Jul 09, 2024
Wait, Maybe Periodontal Disease Doesn't Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis (or Vice Versa)

Danish study suggests surprising explanation for association

Jul 08, 2024
Do Ultraprocessed Foods Increase Lupus Risk for Women?

Sobering findings from Nurses' Health Study

Jul 02, 2024
Wait, Maybe Periodontal Disease Doesn't Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis (or Vice Versa)

Danish study suggests surprising explanation for association

Do Ultraprocessed Foods Increase Lupus Risk for Women?

Sobering findings from Nurses' Health Study

Rheumatology Case Studies

Unexplained Rash With No Itch and Shoulder Pain Suddenly Affects Young Girl

Skin symptoms dramatically improved after use of sun protection

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What Caused Left-Sided Hearing Loss in This 65-Year-Old Man?

Numerous diagnostic procedures revealed tophaceous gout affecting the middle ear

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Why Has This Young Man Lost the Ability to Squat and Clench His Fists?

Joint stiffness is just one symptom of this rare debilitating inflammatory disease

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Could Two Targeted Therapies Be Better Than One in Lupus?

Mid-stage trial tests a JAK inhibitor as monotherapy and in combination with a BTK blocker

Jun 26, 2024
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Really, Soup Might Help in Osteoarthritis?

Not just any soup. And no chicken needed.

Jun 24, 2024
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Lupus Complications Reduced With Common Diabetes Drug

Metformin benefits seen extending way beyond its glucose-lowering properties

Jun 20, 2024
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Use This Common Cardiac Test in RA Patients, Study Suggests

Identifies heart risks not captured by conventional risk factors

Jun 19, 2024
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SpA Patients Do Just Fine Managing Their Own Follow-Up Care

Randomized trial suggests usual practice is wasteful

Jun 16, 2024
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Izokibep Marches on for Psoriatic Arthritis

Early phase III data cement case for novel IL-17A inhibitor

Jun 16, 2024
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Novel URAT1 Inhibitors Advance for Gout

New treatment options on the horizon come into better focus

Jun 14, 2024
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OA Patients Get Long-Term Benefit From Lifestyle Improvements

Improvement in pain and function lasted well after formal program ended

Jun 14, 2024
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Is 'Difficult-to-Treat' RA a Lost Cause?

The name says it all, but progress appears to be coming

Jun 13, 2024
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CAR-T Treatment Continues to Astonish in Rheumatologic Diseases

Numbers of patients, length of follow-up keep growing with no visible downside (yet)

Jun 12, 2024
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Humira Clobbers Biosimilars in Battle for Part D Coverage

Pricing, payer policies keep market leader on top

Jun 06, 2024
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Star Singer's Illness; AI Imitating the Dead; Internet-Addicted Brains

Health news and commentary gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Jun 05, 2024
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JAK or TNF Inhibitor as First Targeted Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Pragmatic head-to-head study finds a winner, with caveats

Jun 04, 2024
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In RA, Poorly Controlled Pain Portends Even More Serious Problems

Australian study documents risks for life-threatening complications

May 31, 2024
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