Acupuncture reduces some symptoms of osteoarthritis says evidence review

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acupuncture, arthritis, osteorthritis, complementary therapySome complementary and alternative therapies may be useful for rheumatic diseases, a team reveals in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, but more research is needed. Continue reading

Tapentadol may be a good option for osteoarthritis pain – latest findings

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tapentadol, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, hip arthritis, hand arthritis, arthritis drugTapentadol is a pain reliever that addresses differing components of chronic pain. Continue reading

Corticosteroid and DMARD use may increase skin cancer risk in rheumatoid arthritis

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skin cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, DMARD, corticosteroid, arthritis digest magazinePeople with rheumatoid arthritis seem to be at increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancer, particularly when treated with higher cumulative doses of corticosteroids and methotrexate, as well as more types of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, according to research in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Continue reading

Diuretics do not seem to help gout management says new study

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Diuretic, gout, gout treatment, gout informationDiuretics, such as loop agents and thiazides, do not have a significant effect on managing gout, according to research in Arthritis Research and Therapy. Continue reading

Dairy foods associated with higher bone density and greater spine strength in older men

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dairy, bone strength, osteoporosis, arthritis digest magazineHigher intake of dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and cheese, is associated with higher bone mineral density and spine strength in men, especially those over 50 years, says research in The Journal of Bone and Mineral Density.  Continue reading

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