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September 22, 2005

Motor Oil Exposure a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scientists said Wednesday the results of a new study indicate occupational exposure to motor oil significantly increases the chances a person will develop rheumatoid arthritis. (UPI)

Posted by news editor at 03:02 AM

September 16, 2005

Orencia for Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with rheumatoid arthritis that doesn't respond to any of the currently available treatments may soon have a new therapeutic option. A new medication called abatacept (brand name, Orencia), more than doubled the odds that someone with difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis had at least a 20 percent improvement in symptoms, according to a new study. (

Posted by news editor at 09:21 AM

September 08, 2005

Pfizer Developing Inhaled Insulin Called Exubera

A US government advisory committee is scrutinising an inhaled form of insulin.

The new drug is designed to help millions of people with diabetes who currently rely on injections to control their blood sugar levels. (The Daily Mail)

Posted by news editor at 06:16 AM