Age and CRP levels predict success when tapering biologics in rheumatoid arthritis

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DMARD tapering, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis magazine, arthritis digest, arthritis sciencePeople with rheumatoid arthritis may experience more successful tapering of their biologic drugs if they meet a certain set of factors, experts highlighted at a recent international rheumatology conference. Continue reading

Methotrexate drug holiday may improve flu vaccine efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis

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methotrexate, drug holiday, flu jab, flu vaccination, rheumatoid arthritisPeople with rheumatoid arthritis who stop taking methotrexate treatment for two weeks after they have a seasonal flu shot can improve the vaccine’s efficacy without increasing rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, according to new research presented at a US rheumatology conference. Continue reading

Omega-3 fatty acid may improve sleep and reduce depression in people with lupus

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omega-3, lupus, diet, lupus information, arthritis magazineHigher intake of omega-3 fatty acids seems to improve sleep quality and decrease depressive symptoms in people with lupus, according to research presented at a recent international rheumatology conference. Continue reading

Biologics do not increase the risk of second cancer diagnosis in people with rheumatoid arthritis, says new research

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rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, biologics, malignant, arthritis information, arthritis digestTreatment with biologics does not seem to increase the risk of a second malignancy in people with rheumatoid arthritis who have a history of cancer, researchers reveal at an international conference. Continue reading

Combine curcumin with black pepper to improve anti-inflammatory effects

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curcumin, pepper, arthritis diet, arthritis food, arthritis digest magazineTurmeric, a spice long-recognised for its medicinal properties, has received as much interest from the scientific world as it has from culinary enthusiasts, and now a review of the evidence published in Food highlights its key properties. Continue reading

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