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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)

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. (

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April 07, 2005

Cancer Drug Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis

"A top-selling cancer drug co-developed by Switzerland's Roche also helps patients with a hard-to-treat form of rheumatoid arthritis, data showed on Wednesday, opening the door to a potential major new market."

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August 21, 2004

Fighting Lupus with Ladybugs, New Diabetes Drug Doesn't Increase Weight

11-year-old Kathleen Collingham has been painting river rocks in the likeness of ladybugs for the past seven months to raise money for research for lupus.

Dutch researchers report an experimental drug called liraglutide seems to control sugar levels without the side effect of weight gain.

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August 06, 2004

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Linked to Tuberculosis

Drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases have been linked to several tuberculosis cases in California.

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