The current and future impact of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis on the economy, the NHS, families and individuals is revealed in a campaign from Arthritis Research UK. Continue reading
Arthritis Care will merge into Arthritis Research UK and work as one charity from October 2017. Continue reading
TNF inhibitors do not increase cancer risk in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, says new study
A group of biologic drugs called tumour necrosis factor inhibitors, which are used to treat children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, are not associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting. Continue reading
Most children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are diagnosed with different form of arthritis as adults
The diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis is reclassified to another form of arthritis in two-thirds of people in adulthood, says research in RMD Open. Continue reading
People with painful conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia could get a better night’s sleep through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), says research in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
A team from the University of Warwick developed a scale that measures beliefs about pain and sleep, and examined overall quality of sleep in four groups of people who had long-term pain and bad sleeping patterns. Continue reading