Concerns about glucocorticoid side effects are highlighted in new study

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glucocorticoid, side effects, moon face, weight gain, arthritis digest, arthritis information, arthritis magazineMore work needs to be done to address the side effects of glucocorticoid therapy, which is used in rheumatoid arthritis according to a study from Arthritis Research UK. Continue reading

Steroid injections for plantar heel pain might work for one month only

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plantar heel pain, painful sole, foot arthritis, arthritis information, arthritis digest, arthritis magazineLocal steroid injections may slightly reduce pain for up to one month in people with plantar heel pain (painful soles of heels) according to a new review of the evidence. Continue reading

Insomnia genes discovered – groundbreaking research

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People with osteoarthritis who have supportive partners fare better

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spouse, partner, support, osteoarthritis, pain, function, arthritis digestThe dynamics of daily interactions with a spouse or partner appear to play an important role in improving physical functioning of people with arthritis, according to new findings published in Psychological Science. Continue reading

Text messages decrease daily sitting time and improve cholesterol levels in people with rheumatoid arthritis

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text, SMS, autoimmune, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis digest, arthritis magazineText message reminders along with weekly counselling sessions for people with rheumatoid arthritis led to a reduction in sitting time and improvement in cholesterol levels, scientists report in Annals of the Rheumatic Disease.
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