Cheek swab could predict rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility

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High humidity may aggravate rheumatoid arthritis – new research

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Exercise changes gut microbes and eases inflammation via endocannabinoids

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Arthritis genes identified by experts – discovery could lead to new treatments

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Scientists have identified genes that are at play in people with osteoarthritis, offering a beacon of hope for future arthritis treatments. Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Now a team has examined samples from more than 800,000 people from Europe and Asia. Just under 200,000 of those surveyed had osteoarthritis. Continue reading

Magnesium may reduce some fibromyalgia symptoms

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Magnesium supplements are often used by people with fibromyalgia in an attempt to control their symptoms. But do they actually work? A research team recently looked at if the scientific literature supports the use of magnesium in fibromyalgia. They found that “some intervention studies in the literature suggest a benefit from magnesium use in fibromyalgia”. Continue reading