Agents linked to industrialisation may be the root of inflammatory arthritis due to their impact on the gut lining
The impact of modern living on the gut’s epithelial barrier may be to blame for inflammatory arthritis and other conditions a research team suggests in a leading journal.Continue reading
Scientists have found a new way to “put the brakes” on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.
The discovery – published in Nature Communications – has the potential to protect the body from unchecked damage caused by inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.Continue reading
Micronutrients and polyphenols seem to reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis, according to a review of the evidence in Current Rheumatology Reports.Continue reading
We have abilities and dreams that we aspire to just like anyone else… Annabel Townsend on how Versus Arthritis helps young people with arthritis
When we arrive at the residential weekend, we are welcomed by the Versus Arthritis team who promise fun, adventure and community support. It is a place where us young people with arthritis (I am 14 years old) can come together and experience adventures and quality time with each other. Continue reading
Since my flare-up I haven’t been able to exercise at all and I’m finding it quite difficult, outlines Jasmine Leslie
I’m 16 years old and live in Cornwall with my family. I’m in sixth form studying A-levels in physics, biology and maths, and hope to pursue a degree in medical physics.
My diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) was quite quick although I know for other people it can take a long time. My dance teacher noticed my knee was swollen and we went to the doctor. Continue reading