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An observational study finds that regularly drinking low-fat milk slows joint narrowing in arthritic knees. Needs confirmation, but the prospective remedy is harmless and promising.

The best news for rheumatologists from last year, in this review, involved osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis -- including a good way to assess cardiovascular risk in RA.

A case study in a dermatology journal discusses a stubborn case of cryoglobulinemia with unusual involvement of the iris. Rituxan resistance is increasing in this condition.

In a small placebo-controlled trial, methotrexate significantly improved pain and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and predictably modest adverse effects.

(ACR Pediatrics 2014) New biologics have revolutionized care for children with juvenile arthritis in recent years. But a pediatric rheumatologist says this progress isn't nearly good enough, urging a much tougher agenda.

People with psoriatic arthritis, particularly women, are more likely than psoriasis-only patients to have depression and/or anxiety. Poorly recognized and treated, this problem may affect the success of treatment for PsA.

(ACR Pediatrics 2014) More links between the gut and arthritis: Children with spondyloarthritis have different enteric bacteria than healthy kids, adding to a growing body of evidence linking microbes to autoimmune disorders.

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