Common pain relievers – NSAIDs – may increase heart attack risk when people have severe colds and flu
Widely used pain relievers may increase the risk of heart attack when used during respiratory infections, experts warn in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Healthcare professionals and patients should be careful when prescribing or taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease symptoms of acute respiratory infections. Continue reading
People with joint conditions in three areas of the UK could soon find it harder to get access to knee and hip replacement surgery because of changes in eligibility criteria, reports the Health Service Journal.
Giving up smoking is associated with lower disease activity, improved physical function and better quality of life in people with spondyloarthritis, experts report in the Journal of Arthritis Care and Research. Continue reading
The severity of inflammatory arthritis disease may be predicted by the severity of mental health symptoms, experts outlined at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
A total of 148 people with inflammatory arthritis were assessed (average age was 58 years old, 72% were female). Continue reading
People with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis who take statins may have as much as a 33% lower mortality risk, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting. Continue reading