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Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes their hands or knees or shoulders get sore and are hard to move and may become swollen. These people may have arthritis. Arthritis may be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining the joints. Some signs of inflammation include redness, heat, pain, and swelling. These problems are telling you that something is wrong. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, in some types of arthritis but not in all, the joints involved can become severely damaged. There are different types of arthritis. In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs, such as your eyes, your chest, or your skin, can also be affected. Some people may worry that arthritis means they won’t be able to work or take care of their children and their family. Others think that you just have to accept things like arthritis.
Animal study on vascular effects of COX-2 inhibition

Animal study on vascular effects of COX-2 inhibition

Further evidence for the role of cyclooxygenases (COX) in heart-disease risk

Further evidence for the role of cyclooxygenases (COX) in heart-disease risk

Committees will weigh up COX-2 benefits and risks

Committees will weigh up COX-2 benefits and risks

Survey finds online health information poised to become important resource for seniors, but not there yet

Survey finds online health information poised to become important resource for seniors, but not there yet

Government should plough drug savings into Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Government should plough drug savings into Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Promising new evidence for the optimal use of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis

Promising new evidence for the optimal use of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis

Strong association between high levels of hyaluronic acid and severe osteoarthritis

Strong association between high levels of hyaluronic acid and severe osteoarthritis

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

Chronic users NSAIDs have greater risk of bleeding and visible damage to their small intestine

Chronic users NSAIDs have greater risk of bleeding and visible damage to their small intestine

Signaling molecule involved in osteoarthritis identified

Signaling molecule involved in osteoarthritis identified

Laser therapy may be considered by arthritis patients as a safe Vioxx alternative

Laser therapy may be considered by arthritis patients as a safe Vioxx alternative

Public health advisory for the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug products

Public health advisory for the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug products

Arthritis drug caution advised by New Zealand experts

Arthritis drug caution advised by New Zealand experts

No increased cardiovascular risk seen in elderly patients taking Celebrex

No increased cardiovascular risk seen in elderly patients taking Celebrex

Theory that could help to cure diseases including cancer

Theory that could help to cure diseases including cancer

New advice on anti-inflammatory drugs called Cox-2 Inhibitors, including Celebrex

New advice on anti-inflammatory drugs called Cox-2 Inhibitors, including Celebrex

FDA issues advice on Naproxen

FDA issues advice on Naproxen

5000 year old system of medicine provides pain relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee

5000 year old system of medicine provides pain relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee

Cherries could help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes

Cherries could help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes

Potential safety risks with Celebrex

Potential safety risks with Celebrex