August 2014

Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Eased By Worm Pill

Certain symptoms caused by autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, could be eased by a molecule found in parasitic worms, Science Daily reports. The study – from the Monash University and published in the FASEB Journal – found that specific peptides found in parasitic worms could suppress the body´s immune system, thus offering relief to sufferers

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Risk Of Fracture In Elderly Men Cut By Possible Drug Treatment

Scientists from the University of Minnesota published a paper last month researching whether men aged between 65 and 100 and suffering from osteoporosis would benefit from a drug treatment to minimise the risk of fracture, the Health eGalaxy website reports. The report, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 5,880 patients; of this sample,

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University Of Liverpool Discovers New Cause Of Osteoarthritis

Scientists from the University of Liverpool, alongside Professor Alan Boyde from the Queen Mary University of London, have discovered a new cause of osteoarthritis, Medical News Today reports. The study focussed on a man who suffers from alkaptonuria (AKU) and found that the genetic condition caused changes to the physical properties of joint cartilage.

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Higher BMI Linked To Lower Likelihood Of Rheumatoid Arthritis Progression

US researchers have discovered that patients suffer from less aggressive forms of rheumatoid arthritis, if they have a higher body mass index (BMI), Arthritis Research UK reports. Conducted by a team of scientists from the Philadelphia Veterans´ Affairs Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania, the study involved X-Ray and MRI measurements of 1,068 rheumatoid

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