Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis, is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain.
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    Federal regulators have asked an advisory panel whether human trials on a class of experimental pain medications designed to treat osteoarthritis and chronic back pain should resume after it was temporarily halted in 2010 after the drugs were reportedly causing bone decay and joint deterioration.
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    Cancer rates are four time higher in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the most common form of persistent arthritis in children, compared to those without the disease, according to a new study.
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    Arthritis sufferers comprise the most physically inactive population in the U.S., according to a research survey.
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    Older Americans are increasingly reporting chronic knee pain and getting knee replacements, even though evidence of knee arthritis is not on the rise, according to a new report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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    New research shows that Omega-3 in fish oil may reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis significantly by slowing down or preventing is occurrence.
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    The owner and operator of a Houston durable medical equipment company was sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for committing a Medicare fraud involving fake "arthritis kits", the U.S. Department of Justice informed Wednesday.
  • Famous explorer Christopher Columbus died in 1506 at age 54 after battling "reactive arthritis."
    Famous explorer Christopher Columbus, whom the U.S. celebrates today with "Columbus Day," died at age 54 in 1506 after battling "reactive arthritis," an illness which is now treatable.
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    New discoveries surrounding rheumatoid arthritis may help asthma sufferers as Queensland Medical Center found that two mutant genes found in around 58,000 sampled asthmatic patients are receptible to the same treatments that target Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease.
  • Researchers have found that a defective gene can contribute to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, a crippling inflammation of the joints that affect about 1 percent of the world's population.
  • A new study has found that people suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are at an increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease.
  • The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy - frankincense, according to Cardiff University scientists. Cardiff scientists have been examining the potential benefits of frankincense to help relieve and alleviate the symptoms of the condition.
  • Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty at hospitals with lower surgical volume had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure. The complications following joint replacement surgery at low-volume sites may be reduced by modifying systems and procedures used before and after surgery according to the findings published today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).