Rheumatoid arthritis treatment abatacept could prevent disease in people at risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease
Biologic drug abatacept appears to stop rheumatoid arthritis developing in people with early indicators of the disease reveals an exciting trial in The Lancet. Continue reading
A course of acupuncture could curb the heightened risk of stroke associated with rheumatoid arthritis, reveals a large study published in BMJ Open.
A molecule called resolvin (RvT)4 has been found to enhance the body’s natural defences against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading
When we are fatigued, taking exercise feels like an impossibility. Just walking across the room to the bathroom is an effort; donning a pair of trainers and trudging around the block – let alone going for a swim – is simply out of the question.
Yet increasing evidence shows that’s exactly what we must force ourselves to do, in order to counter the physical and mental lethargy that fatigue presents. And little by little, we will see the positive effects. Continue reading
A new review highlights the important role of diet and lifestyle in the management of rheumatoid arthritis. Outlook for people diagnosed with the autoimmune condition has drastically improved due to new drugs, but there is still a way to go. Continue reading