New Collaboration for Arthritis Drug Research

New Collaboration for Arthritis Drug Research

Janssen is to collaborate with a University of Queensland start-up company to research and develop a new rheumatoid arthritis therapy.  The new drug will be a targeted therapy that will allow suitable patients to be selected based on specific biomarkers, thereby...
Arthritis and Alzheimer’s

Arthritis and Alzheimer’s

“A protein produced in arthritis “appears to protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease,” BBC News has reported. Its website says that US research on mice has discovered that a protein called GM-CSF, produced in rheumatoid arthritis, may...
Yucca to Soothe Arthritis Pain

Yucca to Soothe Arthritis Pain

While yucca may be most commonly known as a potato-like, fiber-rich food, some people also use yucca extract to relieve the pain caused by arthritis. A type of root vegetable, yucca contains compounds that appear to reduce inflammation (a process known to play a key...
Longevity Walking

Longevity Walking

Walking no matter how you do it can make a big difference in your health picture. Even just taking a short walk for 30 minutes a day cuts the chances of becoming diabetic by more than half. The Benefits of Walking: Cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 % Reduces...
Thumb arthritis

Thumb arthritis

We’ve all heard of arthritis in the knees and even the hips. But many people may not know the thumb is prone to the joint disease as well. The most common type of thumb arthritis happens gradually over time. he most common type of arthritis that involves the thumb is...
Does the Weather Affect Arthritis?

Does the Weather Affect Arthritis?

People with arthritis often claim they can predict the weather, based on their joint pain level, and with good reason. Studies show a variety of weather factors can increase pain, especially changes. Watch for any changes in Barometric pressure (especially falling)...