Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of developing COPD, research suggests
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  October 19, 2017  
  Arthritis  
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 Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of developing COPD, research suggestsRheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of developing COPD, research suggests
 
New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 
 
 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.
 
When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person. But more than 300,000 children in the U.S. suffer from chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which has more to do with joint inflammation than wear and tear on cartilage and bone.
 
   Drug treatment reduces gout flares in clinical studyDrug treatment reduces gout flares in clinical study
 
As reported in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, the drug febuxostat reduced gout flares in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 314 adults with early gout.
 
   IBS scientists invent hydrogel to combat rheumatoid arthritisIBS scientists invent hydrogel to combat rheumatoid arthritis
 
IBS scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science, invented a hydrogel to fight rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. Published in Advanced Materials, this jelly-like material could be used to absorb extra fluids in swelling joints and release drugs.
 
   Acupuncture may help alleviate vulvar pain in womenAcupuncture may help alleviate vulvar pain in women
 
Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain.
 
 Development of Protein Therapeutics Using POlyhedra Delivery System
 
Development of Protein Therapeutics Using POlyhedra Delivery SystemThe POlyhedra Delivery system (PODS™) covers and protects a co-expressed cargo protein using a polyhedrin protein crystal. The PODS™ crystal is very stable across a variety of physical conditions including extreme temperatures and acidity.
 
 
 Public health efforts should focus on early treatment of facial cellulitis, study says
 
Public health efforts should focus on early treatment of facial cellulitis, study saysPublic health efforts regarding facial cellulitis - a sometimes dangerous infection of the skin - should focus on early treatment of the condition, according to a new scientific study.