Golimumab performs well in ankylosing spondylitis trial

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golimumab, ankylosing spondylitis, AS drug, AS golimumab, AS supportIntravenous golimumab, a biological drug, worked well during a one-year study in people with ankylosing spondylitis – and no new safety concerns were encountered – a team highlights in the Journal of Rheumatology. Continue reading

Sophrology for fibromyalgia? Stick to resistance training to improve strength and function says new research  

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sophrology, resistance training, fibromyalgia exercise, fibromyalgia activityExercise is recommended to improve wellbeing in people with fibromyalgia; some people find that relaxation exercises help too but evidence has not been conclusive about the beneficial effects. Continue reading

Fibroblast finding may lead to new approach to arthritis treatment

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fibroblast arthritis treatment, fibroblast treatment, fibroblast drug, new arthritis drug, arthritis digest magazine Technical and clinical advances have led to a discovery that could change the way that arthritis is tackled, researchers report in Nature. It seems that different types of fibroblasts – the most common cells of connective tissue in animals – are organised in different layers in the joint and are responsible for two very different forms of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading

Asian plant – kratom – not yet safe to use as a painkiller

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kratom, Mitragyna speciosa, mitragynine,  new painkiller, painkiller research, arthritis digestKratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree-like plant from Southeast Asia that has become popular in Europe and the US for treating pain and managing opioid withdrawal. Continue reading

Mediterranean diet improves bone health of women with fibromyalgia

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mediterranean diet fibromyalgia, med diet fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia osteoporosis, bone health fibromyalgiaAdopting a Mediterranean diet should be considered by women with fibromyalgia after new research finds it is an effective way of staving off osteoporosis in this group. Continue reading

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