Secukinumab: promising new drug for ankylosing spondylitis

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Secukinumab, ankylosing spondylitisA drug – secukinumab – being explored as a treatment for ankylosing spondylitis showed sustained improvements in signs and symptoms of the condition in people who completed three years of treatment, according to data presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Continue reading

Cognitive behavioural therapies do help people with fibromyalgia, experts confirm

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fibromyalgia, CBT, cognitive behavioural therapy, fibromyalgia informationCognitive behavioural therapies can reduce some key symptoms and disability of fibromyalgia, says a review by the European Pain Federation. Continue reading

TENS to treat fibromyalgia – evidence remains inconclusive

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TENS, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, arthritis digestThere is not good enough evidence to support or refute the use of TENS for treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms, says a Cochrane Review. Continue reading

Coffee and its impact on rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases

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coffee, rheumatoid arthritis, coffee lupus, coffee psoriatic arthritis, arthritis foods The pros and cons that drinking coffee has on health are widely reported in the media. Now a group of experts looking at the association between coffee intake and its influence on the immune system have reported some interesting findings in Autoimmunity Reviews. Continue reading

Fibromyalgia patients have lower levels of vitamin D, says analysis of the evidence

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vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D levels, fibromyalgia, arthritis digest magazineVitamin D levels of people with fibromyalgia tend to be lower than those of people without the chronic pain condition, says an analysis of the data published in the Korean Journal of Pain. Continue reading

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