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New Heart Risks for Young African-Americans Found
To be young and African-American with a connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, means possibly facing a greater risk of developing some types of heart disease.
Doing yoga improved rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and mood for female adults following trend of benefits associated with other conditions.
Connective tissue disease (CTD) groups together various disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. A new study from the University of Chicago found that complications from these diseases are more prominent based on race.
Developing arthritis could increase the risk of falling into poverty, especially for female patients.
Blood analysis in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as psoriatic arthritis indicates that biologic medications do not reduce the efficacy of anti-pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, and that patients with such conditions may not need to be vaccinated more frequently than others.
Study shows a connection between a man's high body mass index and a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis while no similar connection could be found for women.
A new protein that regulates the damage done in cases of severe rheumatoid arthritis has been identified
Finding treatments for rheumatoid arthritis has proven to be a challenge in the medical community but researchers have found a potential way to help predict whether a medication will be effective in this patient population.
Investigators looking to compare the risks of 13 different targeted immunomodulators gathered 51 observational studies and 10 randomized controlled trials that made head-to-head comparisons. Most of the studies involved patients with rheumatoid arthritis but the underlying research also included patients with ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

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