Arthritis drugs have hit the headlines as treatment for COVID-19. What does the evidence say so far? Two stages of COVID-19 have been recognised: the initial viral stage and the immune response phase, when we see hyperinflammation associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome.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
Conditions for people living with chronic pain have been exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic but telemedicine may improve the situation, according to research from the University of Bath. Continue reading
An inflammatory enzyme is reprogrammed into an anti-inflammatory enzyme by frankincense, the resin of the Boswellia tree, says new research in Natural Chemical Biology. Continue reading
People with fibromyalgia may find it more difficult to adjust to their disease and use poorer strategies to cope with pain than people with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis or Sjögren’s syndrome says research in Pain Medicine. Continue reading