- Friday, 24 May 2013
Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has awarded £184,000 to a team of researchers at the University of Aberdeen to study stem cells found naturally present in people’s joints in order to develop new treatments for joint problems such as osteoarthritis.
The research team at the University of Aberdeen, consisting of Professor Cosimo De Bari, Dr Anke Roelofs and Dr Andrea Augello, will use their three year grant to study the role of stem cells in preventing or repairing joint damage.
- Tuesday, 14 May 2013
A healthy diet is, of course, important for everyone. But especially when you have arthritis. Carrying excess weight is a common problem for arthritis patients, often due to certain drugs such as steroids being used as anti-inflammatories. This excess weight means that moving around can become difficult. But it’s essential that a healthy diet and some form of exercise are maintained if you are to continue enjoying a fulfilling life.
Here are some foods you should aim to include in your diet, and some you should try to avoid.
- Thursday, 11 April 2013
One in three people with rheumatoid arthritis, regardless of their age, will fall once or more times a year, shows new research funded by medical research charity Arthritis Research UK.
Those who have fallen once are at much greater risk of falling again due to previous injuries and an increased fear of falling. Over half of the falls studied resulted in injuries such as pain and bruising and one in ten falls caused a serious head injury or fracture.
- Wednesday, 10 April 2013
A rare inflammatory condition that causes excruciating, life-changing bouts of pain is being investigated by leading medical charity Arthritis Research UK – and it needs help from people who have been diagnosed with the disease.
The charity aims to find out more about palindromic rheumatism, a rare form of arthritis which is characterised by the onset of unpredictable attacks during which joints quickly become inflamed, often severely, and then return to normal.
- Friday, 08 March 2013
A team of academics from the University of Glasgow has been awarded a £1.2million programme grant from Arthritis Research UK to bring together for the first time experts in bone, matrix, molecular and systems biology in a concerted effort to better understand osteoarthritis.
This could present an entirely new avenue for drug development.
- Tuesday, 02 October 2012
Arthritis Care is calling on everyone in the UK to take a picture of people waving as part of a campaign to show their support for people with arthritis.
There are ten million people of all ages with arthritis in the UK and over 120 million people in Europe alone.
The World Arthritis Day 'wave' campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity in helping prevent and treat arthritis as well as keeping people mobile, living independently and able to participate in society.
- Thursday, 13 September 2012
British scientists are to begin world-first trials of a pioneering stem cell treatment - where patients will GROW their own knees.
The procedure will see stem cells taken from bone marrow implanted into the joint which will allow damaged membranes to ‘re-grow’ themselves.
It is hoped the procedure will see the damaged knee rebuild itself and eventually leave the subject more mobile and reduce painful cases of osteoarthritis in later life.
- Thursday, 12 July 2012
Women who drink three glasses of wine every week could reduce their risk of developing certain forms of arthritis by a half, research suggests.
The illness is caused by the body’s own immune system - which normally fights infection - attacking the cells lining the joints. Scientists believe that alcohol can lower the body's immune response and therefore counter this process.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an agonizing disease which causes pain and swelling in the hands, wrists and feet. Around 400,000 Britons are affected by this type of arthritis and the majority are women, aged 40 to 70.
- Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Around six million people alone in the UK suffer from crippling osteoarthiritis - a condition which occurs when there is damage in and around a joint which the body cannot repair.
It usually develops in people over 50 years of age and is more common in women than in men.
However, a recent treatment has been developed which hopes to help patients recover from this condition.
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