Smoking rate higher in people with mobility impairments

Miriam Hospital study examines smoking prevalence — First-of-its-kind study to examine the high-risk group and advise they be targeted for cessation – Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with mobility impairments under age 65 have significantly higher rates of smoking than those without mobility impairments.

Chinese herbal remedy Triptergium wilfordii as good as methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis

Chinese herbal remedy as good as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis — And combination of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F plus methotrexate even better – A traditional Chinese herbal remedy used to relieve joint pain and inflammation works as well as methotrexate, a standard drug treatment that is frequently prescribed to control the symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis, reveals researchers.

Crohn’s disease – accelerated step-care a best management practice

REACT clinical trial supports new approach of accelerated treatment for Crohn’s disease – The final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn’s disease support the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a best practice for the care of active Crohn’s disease.

Happier people are in better health and maintain better physical function

People who enjoy life maintain better physical function as they age – People who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Broccoli sulforaphane can prevent and slow osteoarthritis arthritis

Broccoli could be key in the fight against osteoarthritis – A compound found in broccoli – sulforaphane – slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with painful and often debilitating osteoarthritis. Broccoli could be a key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of this arthritis – osteoarthritis.