Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis

2016-07-05T14:58:46+01:00By |

Biologic drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are made from proteins. They work by specifically blocking the activity of chemicals or cells involved in the inflammation that gives rise to joint swelling and other symptoms. In the 1980s it was discovered that the inflamed joints contain many different chemicals that cause inflammation. Cytokines [...]

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

2016-06-05T14:51:02+01:00By |

PMR is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and stiffness in the muscles, usually around the upper arms, shoulders, neck and hips or thighs. The stiffness is worse in the mornings and can severely limit movement and activities. The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is not known, but it is a fairly common condition affecting about [...]

Gout linked to Sugary drinks

2016-05-05T14:43:19+01:00By |

We know that regularly consuming drinks sweetened with a processed sugar called high-fructose corn syrup can lead to gout. A recent study conducted in New Zealand has now linked gout with drinks containing another common sugar, sucrose. People who consumed a lot of sucrose-sweetened drinks were more likely to have gout than those who consumed none. People of [...]