Juvenile Arthritis

Cognitive behavioural therapy improves sleep in people with chronic pain – new study

cognitive behavourial therapy, CBT, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, back pain, arthritis pain, arthritis digest magazinePeople 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

Children with juvenile inflammatory arthritis more prone to type 1 diabetes, says study

girls-739071_1920 copyA new study involving more than 9,000 patients has shown that type 1 diabetes occurs more frequently in children with Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis (JIA) than in the general population.

The results of the study were presented at this year’s European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) where it was stated that a better understanding of this link between diabetes and JIA may lead to new preventative and therapeutic interventions in both diseases. Continue reading

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