Talking about fatigue and its impact is not high on the list of priorities of healthcare professionals, says a small UK study, suggesting that people may face significant barriers to communication about the impact of fatigue. Continue reading
Although the immune system is vital for protection and healing, it can overreact causing chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading
Many people in the US who have Sjögren’s syndrome have additional autoimmune diseases, do not receive anti-rheumatic medication and about half are diagnosed by a healthcare professional other than a rheumatologist, according to a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. Continue reading
Most adults in the US have experienced some level of pain, from brief to more lasting (chronic) pain, and from relatively minor to more severe pain, say a new analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). And an estimated 25.3 million adults (11.2%) experience chronic pain, ie pain every day for the preceding three months. Continue reading
Short-term use of over-the-counter drugs could negatively impact fertility, according to a small study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress.
A total of 39 nine women of childbearing age who have back pain took part in the study, and received diclofenac (100mg once daily), naproxen (500mg twice daily) and etoricoxib (90mg once daily) or placebo. Continue reading