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It’s true! study confirms that Glucosamine and Chondroitin relieve arthritis pain

ArthritisNov 16 05

The millions of Osteoarthritis sufferers in the world will welcome the good news that a new study has confirmed that the dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin provide pain relief.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) says that the clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), showed that the combined use of the two dietary supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin, provided significant pain relief for sufferers of the joint disease that afflicts tens of millions of Americans.

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Cannabis-Based Drug Relieves Arthritis Pain

ArthritisNov 09 05

An oral spray containing marijuana extracts has offered pain relief to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, according to British researchers. The patients did not have the typical highs achieved by smoking marijuana.

Called Sativex, the agent was tested in a five-week randomized, placebo-controlled trial that the investigators said was the first formal study using cannabis-based medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

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Children with arthritis adapt well to the disease

ArthritisNov 01 05

Unlike other rheumatic diseases, systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (SJRA)—an inflammatory disease affecting numerous joints—is not associated with thinking impairments or increased social and emotional problems in young patients, suggests a study conducted in Germany.

“This result may support the premise that children and adolescents with SJRA adapt successfully to their chronic disease,” Dr. Reinhold Feldmann from University Hospital of Munster told Reuters Health.

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Exercise good for those at risk for osteoarthritis

ArthritisOct 29 05

Moderate regular exercise may strengthen knee cartilage in people at high risk of developing knee osteoarthritis—the leading cause of disability in adults, Swedish researchers report.

“Exercise may have important implications for disease prevention in patients at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis,” the authors conclude.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Promises Improved Treatment Option

ArthritisOct 17 05

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have announced successful completion of Phase II clinical trials of a novel drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), one that works without suppressing the patient’s immune system.

Salvatore Albani, M.D., Ph.D, professor of medicine and pediatrics and Director of the Translational Research Unit of the Clinical Investigation Institute (CII) at the UCSD School of Medicine, recently presented a summary of the findings at the “Frontiers of Clinical Investigation Symposium.” The symposium, sponsored by the CII and Nature Medicine, was held in La Jolla, California in September.

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