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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.
UniSA to officially open its Nano and Bio Materials Centre

UniSA to officially open its Nano and Bio Materials Centre

No convincing evidence that breast implants effect development of connective tissue disorders

No convincing evidence that breast implants effect development of connective tissue disorders

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

Pfizer provides information about its COX-2 product Bextra (valdecoxib)

Pfizer provides information about its COX-2 product Bextra (valdecoxib)

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

New treatment antibody - AMG 162 - may help prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis

New treatment antibody - AMG 162 - may help prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs

COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Low dose aspirin dosages trigger the body to generate its own anti-inflammatory compounds

Low dose aspirin dosages trigger the body to generate its own anti-inflammatory compounds

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

New survey reveals continued drug price disparities across the New York State

New survey reveals continued drug price disparities across the New York State

Signaling pathway could be a valuable target for future drug therapies against systemic lupus erythematosus

Signaling pathway could be a valuable target for future drug therapies against systemic lupus erythematosus

Atheromatosis, which lies behind heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, has a major impact on public health

Atheromatosis, which lies behind heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, has a major impact on public health

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Rheumatoid arthritis results from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers

Rheumatoid arthritis results from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers