ACR outlines health policy priorities to improve access to arthritis care and treatments
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  April 6, 2017  
  Rheumatology  
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 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.
 
 
 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.
 
   Researchers develop biomaterials from apple waste for regeneration of bone, cartilage tissuesResearchers develop biomaterials from apple waste for regeneration of bone, cartilage tissues
 
Researchers from UPM and CSIC have employed waste from the agri-food industry to develop biomaterials that are able to act as matrices to regenerate bone and cartilage tissues, which is of great interest for the treatment of diseases related to aging.
 
   Combining anticancer drug with antirheumatic produces improved effects against tumorsCombining anticancer drug with antirheumatic produces improved effects against tumors
 
Scientists at EPFL and NTU have discovered that combining an anticancer drug with an antirheumatic produces improved effects against tumors. The discovery opens a new path for drug-drug synergy.
 
 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.