Environmental pollutants found to worsen rheumatoid arthritis
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  April 27, 2018  
  Rheumatology  
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 Environmental pollutants found to worsen rheumatoid arthritisEnvironmental pollutants found to worsen rheumatoid arthritis
 
Scientists have uncovered a link between the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke.
 
   Study on arthritis prevalence and trends reveals unexpected findingsStudy on arthritis prevalence and trends reveals unexpected findings
 
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and pain in the United States and the impact on individuals is quite significant. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), which often affects the knees, hips and lower back.
 
   Interaction between dioxin and HLA gene variant activates events associated with rheumatoid arthritisInteraction between dioxin and HLA gene variant activates events associated with rheumatoid arthritis
 
It has been known for more than three decades that individuals with a particular version of a gene -; human leukocyte antigen (HLA) -; have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 Mortality rates found to be high across all causes of death for rheumatoid arthritis patients
 
Mortality rates found to be high across all causes of death for rheumatoid arthritis patientsMortality rates were increased for patients with rheumatoid arthritis relative to the general population across all causes of death in a recent Arthritis Care & Research analysis.
 
 
 Weight loss after lap-band surgery alleviates arthritic knee pain
 
Weight loss after lap-band surgery alleviates arthritic knee painA new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.
 
 
 Physiotherapy as a Treatment for Arthritis
 
Physiotherapy as a Treatment for ArthritisPhysiotherapy (PT) is a type of healthcare profession, which focuses on establishing the mobility and functioning of affected body parts by applying various techniques such as manual therapy, hydrotherapy, and electrotherapy along with patient advice and counseling.
 
 
 Study on arthritis prevalence and trends reveals unexpected findings
 
Study on arthritis prevalence and trends reveals unexpected findingsArthritis is the leading cause of disability and pain in the United States and the impact on individuals is quite significant. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), which often affects the knees, hips and lower back.