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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs, Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc, University Of Southern California, Peptide, Research Results, Autoimmune Disease, RTD-1, Methotrexate, Etanercept, Primates

Old World Monkeys Could Be Key to a New, Powerful Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

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A study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that a peptide only found in Old World monkeys has the potential to stop rheumatoid arthritis progression better than established treatments.

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Two Yoga Poses Proven to Reverse Scoliosis Curves

Significant, quick reduction in scoliosis curves with two yoga poses

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Glycemic Control, Surgery, Joint Replacement, Diabetes, Complications

A New Way to Reduce Surgery Complications Stemming From High Blood Sugar

Using a different marker to track a patient’s glycemic levels could help improve outcomes after surgery for diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike.

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University of Birmingham, UK, Justin Chu

Vitamin D Linked to Better Live Birth Rates in Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Treatment

Researchers are calling for a randomised clinical trial to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART).

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Researchers Examine Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors

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Two NDSU researchers have published a paper giving high marks to a program designed to help aging adults prevent falls.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy, SMA, Treatment, Phase 3 clinical trial, spinraza, Children, Pediatric, FDA approved

Drug Improves Muscle Function and Survival in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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More than half of the babies with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who were treated with nusinersen (Spinraza) gained motor milestones, compared to none of the babies in the control group. Infants treated with the drug also had 63 percent lower risk of death. These final results from the 13-month, international, randomized, multicenter, sham procedure-controlled, phase 3 trial called ENDEAR were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators at Hospital for Special Surgery Fosters Innovation in Teaching and Research to Improve Medical Care

The Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has created a stimulating academic environment for educators, promoted teaching excellence and supported innovative research in rheumatology education.

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Study Finds Racial Disparities in Hip Replacement Outcomes in Impoverished Communities

A combination of race and socioeconomic factors play a role in hip replacement outcomes, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

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Axial spondyloarthropathy (axSpA) , spondyloarthritis, ACR annual meeting, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, MRI Imaging, Back Pain

Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Often Observed Among Healthy People and Frequent Runners

While MRI scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axSpA.







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