Aspirin reduces death rate in heart patients

In people with stable heart disease, low-dose aspirin reduces the
occurrence of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from all causes,
according to a new analysis.

Hylan injections discouraged for knee arthritis

European researchers are recommending that injections of a product
called hylan into the knee joint should not be used to
osteoarthritis, based on the results of a systematic review of
clinical studies.

Rheumatoid arthritis raises risk for shingles

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of
herpes zoster, or shingles, a painful skin condition caused by a
reactivation of the chickenpox virus, according to research on more
than 160,000 individuals with RA.

Aspirin 'resistance' raises risk of heart trouble

People who are resistant to the blood-thinning effects of aspirin
are at increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke, and of
dying from a pre-existing heart condition, according to a report in
this week's British Medical Journal.

Osteoarthritis gene variations linked to height

Variations in the gene locus -- the area the gene is located on the
chromosome -- associated with osteoarthritis, appear to modestly
contribute to differences in body height, according to a report in
the journal Nature Genetics.

Arthritis drug may ease dementia: case-report

In a new report, US researchers describe the improvement in brain
function that occurred in a patient with Alzheimer's disease just
minutes after receiving an injection in the spine of the arthritis
drug Enbrel (also known as etanercept).