Pro-inflammatory diet is associated with fractures in women

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inflammatory diet, fracture, carbohydrate, arthritis information, arthritis digestWomen whose diets contain foods associated with inflammation may be more at risk of fracture, says research in Osteoporosis International. Continue reading

Calcium to prevent osteoporosis: new European guide

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osteoporosis, calcium recommendations, osteoporosis diet, arthritis information, arthritis digestA new clinical guide clarifies the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause. Issued by The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS), the guide aims to raise awareness of the importance of calcium in lowering the risk of osteoporosis. Continue reading

Scientists develop a hydrogel to fight rheumatoid arthritis

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rheumatoid arthritis gel, arthritis hydrogel, arthritis digest, arthritis magazineA therapeutic hydrogel that detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugs, has been made by a research team, they report in Advanced Material. It is hoped that the jelly-like material could be used to absorb extra fluids in joints and release drugs. Continue reading

Believe in yourself to reduce pain and disability of musculoskeletal conditions says review of the evidence

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attitude, self-belief, self-efficacy, chronic pain, arthritis magazineHigher levels of self-belief improve many aspects of health for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain, experts explain in the Journal of Pain. Continue reading

Biologic drugs mavrilimumab and golimumab may work well for some people with rheumatoid arthritis

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biologic, mavrilimumab, golimumab, rheumatoid arthritis, TNF, arthritis digest People with rheumatoid arthritis who don’t respond to first-line treatment could have better luck on one of two biologic drugs. Continue reading

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