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44 min ago | Psychology Today

The Fatty and Not the Fat

We have all heard about the literal and figurative impact the obesity epidemic has on the weight-bearing joints: early and relentless degenerative arthritis, as our knees and hips struggle against that out-of-range Body Mass Index, cartilage deteriorating along with the will power to try another diet , worsening knee pain making exercise less desirable, and less feasible. Obesity has always been considered one of the primary risk factors for osteoarthritis, but the reasoning as to why is not as tidy as one might assume, for it does not explain why significant arthritis is also found in the hands and other joints of overweight patients--joints that do not bear weight.


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4 hrs ago | The Business Journal

Ultragenyx sees positive signs in rickets study

Ultragenyx , a biotechnology company based in Novato, on Monday said it has positive early results from a long-term study of its KRN23 drug for adults with inherited rickets, a bone disease that leads to bone pain, bowed legs, impaired growth, osteoarthritis and other maladies. Inherited rickets is also called XLH, or X-linked hypophosphatemia.


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9 hrs ago | Reuters

Epirus, Ranbaxy win India approval for arthritis drug copy

Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Inc said India's drug regulator has approved its copy of a top-selling arthritis treatment, paving the way for its launch in the country early next year. The company's Indian partner, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd , will sell a copycat version of Johnson & Johnson's and Merck & Co Inc's infliximab, an anti-inflammatory drug with annual sales of about $6 billion.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, Enbrel, Etanercept (generic)

9 hrs ago | CiteULike

Articular cartilage and changes in Arthritis: Collagen of articular cartilage

The extracellular framework and two-thirds of the dry mass of adult articular cartilage are polymeric collagen. Type II collagen is the principal molecular component in mammals, but collagens III, VI, IX, X, XI, XII and XIV all contribute to the mature matrix.


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10 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

Healing Hands for Arthritis

"Healing Hands for Arthritisa for every one-hour massage or facial session performed during our one-day event, Massage Envy Spa makes a donation to the Arthritis Foundation" explains Charlie Marsh, Regional Developer, Massage Envy. "Some people can't believe I have arthritis," explains Katy Brown, age 13 from Avon she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of two.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Massage Therapy

12 hrs ago | Natural Holistic Health

Supplements and Herbal Remedies for Arthritis

Arthritis, which means "joint inflammation" is a general term for over 100 different joint disorders with symptoms ranging from mild aches and pains to severe swelling and crippling pain. Acidophilus: The normal, healthy colon contains "friendly" bacteria .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acidophilus, Supplement, Nutrition, Candida & Candidosis, Magnesium, Vitamin B12

13 hrs ago | The Advertiser

Members sought for arthritis support group

The group meets at 10am on the second Tuesday of every month at the Four Clocks Centre, in Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland . Jane Clayton, of the group, said: "There are ten million people in the country with arthritis, affecting everyone from babies to older people.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, United Kingdom, Durham County, England

14 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Protein appears to protect against bone loss in arthritis

A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report. Arthritis as well as aging prompt the body to make more fat than bone, and the researchers have previously shown GILZ can restore a more youthful, healthy mix.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Inflammation, Medical College of Georgia, Prednisone (generic), Deltasone, Orasone

14 hrs ago | West Australian

EU to decide on $52 billion AbbVie, Shire deal by Oct. 16

The deal will help Chicago-based AbbVie cut both its U.S. tax bill and its dependence on its top-selling arthritis drug Humira which will lose its patent protection in 2016. The EU antitrust authority can either clear the deal unconditionally or demand concessions if it sees potential competition issues resulting from the takeover.


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14 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Genetics reveals patients susceptible to drug-induced pancreatitis

Doctors have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely used group of drugs. Clinicians at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Exeter Medical School have discovered that 17 per cent of patients who have two copies of a particular genetic marker are likely to go on to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed thiopurine drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Imuran, Azathioprine (generic), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Health

18 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients' brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions and increased activation in sensory integration areas. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology , a journal of the American College of Rheumatology , suggest that brain abnormalities in response to non-painful sensory stimulation may cause the increased unpleasantness that patients experience in response to daily visual, auditory and tactile stimulation.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rheumatology

22 hrs ago |

Cats can develop arthritis too

Like humans, cats too get arthritis, but don't show it. A recent study discovered that 33.9% of cats aged 6 A1 2 years had radiographic indication of arthritis.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Stem cell and PRP therapy can give a senior pet a new lease on life

September is National Senior Pet Wellness Month. The Belle Mead Animal Hospital launched a new regenerative medicine program earlier this year that can benefit senior dogs and cats in particular.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Belle Mead, NJ, Medicine, Health

Black licorice could be harmful to your health

A plant root, black licorice has been touted as a remedy for everything from digestive system ailments to sore throats and bronchitis, to osteoarthritis and malaria. When eaten in large quantities, however, black licorice can be lethal.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Food and Drug Administration, Hypertension, Heart Failure

The Gaston Gazette

COLUMN: 10 reasons you should eat your broccoli

He said he hated it, didn't eat it and never wanted to see another sprig of it on his plate, on Air Force One, in the White House or anywhere else, for that matter. "I do not like broccoli, and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it," he said.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Medicine, Health, Vitamin B6, Supplement


Plea to legalise medical marijuana gains support

Angel Watterson among hundreds of people in rally to call for the medical use of marijuana to be legalised. Picture: Bill Hatto/The West Australian Teenager Angel Watterson, who needs a wheelchair because of the pain of arthritis and the curse of epileptic fits, was one of hundreds of people who yesterday called on the State Government to legalise medical marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine


Emanuel Mulawan

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Whistle blower Emmanuel Mulawan grimaces in pain as his right foot swells due to arthritis.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Medicine, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Extreme cold may ease pain, speed recovery

After back surgery, Anna Ahlfors - who also has arthritis - said she was plagued by chronic pain. But three minutes in way-below freezing temperatures at CryoFit, it "takes my pain away 100 percent," she said, and without side-effects.


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Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PTLA) - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - ...

It undertakes the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular, inflammation, and oncology indications. The company's product portfolio includes Betrixaban, Andexanet Alfa , PRT2607, and PRT2070.


Related Topix: Startups, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Health, Medicine, Biotech, Biogen Idec, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Stanford's Healthier Living classes coming to Sterling

Rural Solutions and Locan County Heritage Center have partnered to bring Healthier Living, a chronic disease self-management program developed at Standford University, to Sterling. Healthier Living is getting folks from all walks of life on the path to fully managing their health conditions, such as emphysema, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, COPD and diabetes.


Related Topix: Sterling, CO, Medicine, Health