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By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) The common belief that rheumatoid arthritis patients dont benefit from knee replacement surgery as much as those with the more common osteoarthritis has been challenged by the findings from a pair of studies by New York City scientists. Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery also found, [...]

Eating lots of foods loaded with salt may do more than raise your blood pressure: Researchers report that it could also contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, where the bodys immune system mistakenly mounts an attack upon some part of the body. Three new studies suggest salt may be a prime suspect in a wide range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine).

TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) Older women whove had regular exposure to sunlight may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new findings indicate. This beneficial effect which is believed to be due to ultraviolet B (UV-B) in sunlight was only evident in older women. This may be because younger women are [...]

Genes specific to the X chromosome are among newly identified genes linked to rheumatoid arthritis and could help explain why women are more likely than men to develop the disease, researchers say. Women have two X chromosomes while men have an X and a Y chromosome.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to suffer hip dislocation after hip replacement surgery than those with osteoarthritis, a new study says. In addition, rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher infection risk after total knee replacement than osteoarthritis patients, the study authors found. Rheumatoid arthritis, which is felt throughout the [...]

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