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Between daily news and conferences around the country, it was a busy year in fibromyalgia research.
Electric shocks, hot tea, and cryogenic freeze are just a few of the topics that came up in 2016 during the constant search to better understand and treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients said that it can be difficult to identify opportunities to participate in research, and all groups agreed that a “language gap” exists between researchers and patients.
There are five different tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors available for the treatment of RA. Researchers say that despite showing similar efficacy, they differ in molecular structures and signaling disruption.
The FDA this week announced approval of Maci, “matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation.” The treatment is intended for cartilage defects of the knee, which can eventually lead to osteoarthritis.
Johns Hopkins researchers have linked a specific bacteria involved in gum disease to the processes at hand in rheumatoid arthritis. It may be premature, however, to consider flossing an aspect of joint health.
Autoimmune disease has been known to increase the risk of epilepsy, but it's new knowledge that a mother's rheumatoid arthritis impacts their offspring's epilepsy risk.
Employment status can be very telling for opioid and stimulant misuse odds, said researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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