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How Microvesicles Could Revolutionize Arthritis Treatment

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This is a fascinating article from the U.K. about a potential new treatment for arthritis using microvesicles in the body's cells to help regenerate cartilage in the joints.   Osteoarthritis affects about eight million people in the UK, and rheumatoid arthritis a further half a million. Unfortunately, there is no cure. The most advanced treatments available today offer only limited relief from joint pain and swelling. A key feature of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis – and the main cause of disability – is cartilage erosion. There are no therapies to treat this aspect of the disease but our research may...

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New FDA Warnings re: NSAIDs Make Natural Anti-Inflammatories A Great Alternative

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FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes [ 7-9-2015 ] Safety Announcement The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Based on our comprehensive review of new safety information, we are requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. As is the case with current prescription NSAID labels, the Drug Facts labels of over-the-counter (OTC) non-aspirin NSAIDs already contain information on heart attack and stroke risk....

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