Obesity may manipulate blood tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in women
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  April 18, 2017  
  Arthritis  
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 Obesity may manipulate blood tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in womenObesity may manipulate blood tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in women
 
New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 
 Early intervention can achieve better results for patients with rheumatoid arthritisEarly intervention can achieve better results for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
 
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis might still be unknown, but an understanding of its pathological processes has advanced greatly in the last 20 years.
 
   Rheumatoid arthritis patients can increase activity levels and decrease fatigue using pedometersRheumatoid arthritis patients can increase activity levels and decrease fatigue using pedometers
 
Providing pedometers, with and without providing step targets, to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis increased activity levels and decreased fatigue in a recent study.
 
   AAOS issues new guidelines for treatment of hip osteoarthritisAAOS issues new guidelines for treatment of hip osteoarthritis
 
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently released a new clinical practice guideline on the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip that strongly recommends the use of pre-surgical treatments to ease pain and improve mobility, including corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and non-narcotic medications.
 
   ACR outlines health policy priorities to improve access to arthritis care and treatmentsACR outlines health policy priorities to improve access to arthritis care and treatments
 
The American College of Rheumatology today announced its 2017 health policy priorities, providing detailed policy recommendations to improve access to care and treatments for the 54 million Americans living with arthritis and other rheumatologic diseases.
 
 Saturated fatty acids in diet linked to onset of osteoarthritis
 
Saturated fatty acids in diet linked to onset of osteoarthritisSaturated fat is a prime suspect in the onset of osteoarthritis after QUT scientists found it changed the composition of cartilage, particularly in the weight-bearing joints of the hip and knee.
 
 
 Remote Magnetic Activation of Cytokines in Cancer Treatment
 
Remote Magnetic Activation of Cytokines in Cancer TreatmentCytokines are a group of small proteins or glycoproteins that regulate key intracellular communication within the body. While most of these small proteins are generated by the cells of the immune system, they can still play a role in many additional non-immune processes including cell differentiation and migration.
 
 
 Tumor necrosis factor may help control blood pressure, study suggests
 
Tumor necrosis factor may help control blood pressure, study suggestsInvestigators at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research have discovered a surprising new role for tumor necrosis factor (TNF): namely, that it is a major regulator of small blood vessel function, the key determinant of blood pressure. The study is published online today in Nature Communications.