Saturday, July 4, 2020

Traditional Chinese Herbs for Arthritis

by Jim English Arthritis is a generic term for more than 100 different disorders, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia. Osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis, is...

Bacteria Responsible for Gum Disease Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic periodontal disease (PD) – one of the most prevalent infectious inflammatory diseases affecting humans – has been positively linked to systemic inflammatory disorders,...

NAC Reduces Joint Damage, Prevents Osteoarthritis in Mouse Study

In a series of recent experiments, scientists discovered that a common dietary supplement, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) effectively prevents joint damage and loss of cartilage...

Gut Bacteria Linked to Arthritis and Destruction of Joint Cartilage

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese,...

Gum Disease Bacteria Linked to Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person's joints and internal organs, causing pain and leading to disability. Rheumatoid arthritis...

Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain

A short-term study found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain....

Growing Cartilage: Bioactive Nanomaterial Promotes Growth Of New Cartilage

Northwestern University researchers are the first to design a bioactive nanomaterial that promotes the growth of new cartilage in vivo and without the use of expensive growth factors. Minimally invasive, the therapy activates the bone marrow stem cells and produces natural cartilage. No conventional therapy can do this.

Appetite Hormone, Leptin, Linked to Development of Arthritis in Obese Animals

The link between obesity and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and tear on the skeleton caused by added weight. Researchers at Duke University have...

Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, the first demonstration in humans that the chronic...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Linked to Drug-Induced...

Researchers have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely...

New Compound Dramatically Reduces Joint Inflammation

An experimental compound synthesized and developed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has the capacity to significantly reduce...

Researchers Develop New Delivery Treatment to Repair and Regenerate Cartilage

Researchers from Texas A&M University have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration. According to lead researcher, Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar,  a...