Actress Claire King was devastated when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis but it hasn’t held her back

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Claire King is a familiar face on television screens, best known for her time in hugely successful shows such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Bad Girls and Strictly Come Dancing. Less well known, however, is that it hasn’t all been glitter, sequins and glamour for Claire, as she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in1992, when just in her early thirties. Continue reading

Balance and gait may be impaired in people with fibromyalgia, highlights small new study

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fibromyalgia, gait, balance, fall, fibromyalgia information, fibromyalgia newsBalance could be severely impaired in people with fibromyalgia, a finding that has led experts to suggest that fall prevention should be a priority in this group. Continue reading

A chance diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome heralded the start of Stephen McPhail’s long road to recovery

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Stephen McPhail, footballer, football, sjogren's, celebrity, sportsman, arthritis, magazine, information All footballers feel lucky to be living the dream but Stephen McPhail appreciates his place on the pitch more than most. Continue reading

T cell that promotes damaging immune response discovered by scientists

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T cell, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune, arthritis news, arthritis information, arthritis digestA T cell that plays a vital role in promoting the damaging autoimmune response that inflames and attacks joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis has been discovered, experts report in Nature. Continue reading

Nothing is going to break singer Kelle Bryan’s stride, not even lupus, she explains to Iona Walton

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kelly bryan, lupus, singer, popstar, arthritis information, arthritis digest, arthritis magazineSinger Kelle Bryan was at the pinnacle of her pop star career when she was suddenly struck down with lupus. Her band, Eternal had sold over ten million records, notched up numerous awards, toured the world and even performed for Pope Jean Paul II. Continue reading

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