Frankincense helps to combat diseases such as Asthma and atopic dermatitis – Natural medicine naturopathic specialist portal

Frankincense: anti-Inflammatory substances for the treatment of diseases Incense has been used for Thousands of years to cultic purposes. The resin of the frankincense tree also helps against various diseases and is also suitable for the therapy of diseases such as Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis or atopic dermatitis. The current message according to a research team at the University of Jena, […]

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Thermal cameras effective in detecting rheumatoid arthritis

A new study, published today in Scientific Reports, highlights that thermal imaging has the potential to become an important method to assess Rheumatoid Arthritis. Results of the study, carried out with 82 participants, confirm that both palm and finger temperature increase significantly in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA patients were examined by two rheumatologists. A subset of these participants […]

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Potential treatment target for Crohn’s disease

There is no cure for the more than 1.6 million people in the United States living with Crohn’s disease (CD) and its symptoms, including abdominal pain, intestinal distress and severe weight-loss. CD is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the body’s own immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, and treatment is focused on controlling the symptoms of […]

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Synthetic joint lubricant holds promise for osteoarthritis

A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans. The treatment, developed by Cornell University biomedical engineers, is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring joint lubricant that binds to the surface of cartilage in joints and acts as a cushion during high-impact activities, such as running. “When the production […]

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A deep-dive into the impact of arthritis drugs on gene expression: New analytical approach could serve as powerful tool to evaluate and compare treatments

A new computational framework has revealed key differences between four rheumatoid arthritis medications and their impact on biological pathways in mice. Niki Karagianni of Biomedcode Hellas SA, Greece, and colleagues present their new approach and findings in PLOS Computational Biology. People with rheumatoid arthritis often receive medications that target and inhibit Tumor-Necrosis Factor (TNF), a protein involved in the painful […]

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Best supplements for arthritis: Three vitamin supplements to help alleviate joint pain

Arthritis is a common condition causing pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints. The condition affects over 10 million people in the UK. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, followed by rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis is a lifelong condition and has no cure, but symptoms can be improved by making suitable dietary changes. The following three vitamins are essential […]

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Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis

Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers show for the first time how mechanical forces experienced by cells in joints during exercise prevent cartilage degradation by suppressing the action of inflammatory molecules which cause osteoarthritis. The study, published in the journal Osteoarthritis and […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Weight loss and other side effects

According to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated two-thirds of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are overweight or have obesity. Weight loss can be a side effect of RA medication or a symptom of the condition itself. Does RA cause weight loss? A person with RA may lose weight for many reasons. For example, pain and stiffness can make it hard […]

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