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We know you want the most up to date information about treatments, medications, and news regarding not only your arthritis, but your health in general. This why we are constantly keeping an eye out for the latest word in the world of medicine. Make sure you check in often! Many thanks to Carol aka Lola, for volunteering to gather the news for us every week!

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ARTHRITIS NEWS:

GOOD GIFTS FOR ARTHRITIS SUFFERERS
A number of different items that we have under the tree that will show people the kinds of gifts they can give that will really make a difference in somebody’s life, make it easier and less painful.
December 14, 2004

CHRISTMAS TREE OFFERS ARTHRITIS TREATMENT
A chemical found in the bark of Scots pines – widely used as Christmas trees – could be used as a food supplement or drug to ease the pain of arthritis, Finnish researchers claim.
December 14, 2004

GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS DISEASE SEVERITY
Researchers at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLNM – News) today announced the discovery of a panel of protein biomarkers that could play a role in the early detection, prognosis and monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The research, published in this month’s Arthritis & Rheumatism in conjunction with an accompanying editorial, represents an important potential advance in the ability for clinicians to predict disease severity for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
December 14, 2004

ARTHRITIS DOESN’T RULE OUT EXERCISE
For many Tri-State residents who suffer from arthritis, getting up and running three miles today is not a plausible option.But exercise is not out of the question. Its still necessary to live longer and healthier lives, and is especially helpful in dealing with chronic pain.
December 13, 2004

ARTHRITIS DRUG ADDS WARNING LABEL
The arthritis drug Bextra will now carry a warning on its label about possible heart and blood-clotting problems.
December 10, 2004

ARTHRITIS SUFFERER TRIES YOGA, VOLUNTEERING
How she deals with rheumatoid arthritis : Exercise to help manage the pain, stay fit, and keep a good attitude. Volunteer to help others and to realize you’re not alone.
December 14, 2004

GENERAL HEALTH NEWS:
OSTEOPOROSIS A RISK IN PROSTATE CANCER THERAPY
Osteoporosis appears to be an often overlooked risk for men with prostate cancer who are having hormone therapy, says a study to be published in the Jan. 15 issue of Cancer.
December 13, 2004

VIGOROUS EXERCISE IN YOUTH CAN HELP STAVE OFF OSTEOPOROSIS LATER IN LIFE
An impressive body of research has emerged over the past decade showing that childhood and, in particular, the early teen years are a time during which girls and boys can significantly help their bone health in the long run, and thereby reduce the likelihood of osteoporosis, a disease that is growing even faster than the aging population.
December 14, 2004

FAT BUSTING PILL MAKES A KILL!
Forget torturous exercises and sweaty workouts, as popping a pill is the latest mantra for loosing weight.Researchers, led by Frank Ng of the Monash University ,have developed the first weight-loss pill that kick-starts the human body’s metabolism to help people burn fat without the need for strict diets or exercise.
December 14, 2004

OFFICE DEADLINES SIX TIMES MORE LIKELY TO KILL YOU
People under pressure to meet deadlines are six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack, a new research reveals.According to the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Programme intense, pressure seems to have a greater impact on the heart than accumulated stress over a period of 12 months
December 14, 2004

UK SCIENTISTS START DIABETES VACCINE TRIALS
A team of UK scientists is set to test a new vaccine that could represent a cure for type I diabetes, the most serious form of the condition which usually affects the under 40’s.
December 14, 2004

SOME HERBAL REMEDIES COULD BE DANGEROUS
Dangerous levels of lead, mercury and arsenic have been found in some herbal remedies from India that are sold in the United States, researchers are warning
December 14, 2004