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Take This Advice On Travel To Use It Today

Few things are as stressful as traveling. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the idea of packing everything you need into a small suitcase and leaving home for an extended amount of time can be overwhelming. Follow the advice in this article to help you turn your travels into an enjoyable experience. If […]

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Cognitive care using medicinal plant peptides

Most of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder marked by brain cell death and the shrinking of the brain. It is the most common cause of dementia and cognitive impairment, which typically have a devastating effect on a person’s quality of life. There is still no cure for Alzheimer’s. One way of […]

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Inflammation of the eye after drug withdrawal in children with arthritis

Uveitis occurs in up to 20% of children with JIA, although this varies depending on the specific type of JIA that each child has. Jens Klotsche and colleagues shared new data at the 2021 EULAR congress analyzing the risk of uveitis events after discontinuing disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) in children with one of two JIA […]

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Pregnancy outcomes affected by both maternal and paternal inflammatory disease

Karin Hellgren and colleagues examined pregnancy outcomes in relation to disease activity and antirheumatic treatment strategies in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This matched cohort study from Sweden and Denmark explored the associations between maternal RA and pre-term birth (PTB), or delivering babies small for gestational age (SGA) in relation to the mother’s disease activity […]

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Decline in risk of dementia and heart failure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. Dementia is a symptom of damage to the brain, which can be caused by a number of different diseases—for example, Alzeimer’s. Symptoms include memory […]

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Fecal microbiota transplantation for active peripheral psoriatic arthritis shows no advantage

In this proof-of-concept study, Maja Skov Kragsnaes and colleagues evaluated efficacy and safety of FMT in people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). PsA is an inflammatory arthritis that causes a person’s joints to become stiff and painful. It is often found people with the skin condition psoriasis, and there is also a link between PsA and […]

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Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment to slow progression of spondyloarthritis

Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, situated where the lower spine and pelvis connect. Sacroiliitis is linked to the disease axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and visible via X-ray. Observational cohort studies have shown that there is low, but still detectable progression in radiographic sacroiliitis, which might also have an impact on the function in […]

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Passive smoking and air pollution linked to arthritis and poor therapy response

There is increasing evidence that environmental air pollution is associated with people developing inflammatory arthritis. At the 2021 EULAR congress, a large population-based study of French women reports passive exposure to smoking during childhood or adulthood increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A second study in Italy found that air pollution also has […]