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Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study

March 28, 2014

FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A drug often used to treat gout may reduce the risk of premature death in patients with this common form of arthritis, according to a new study.
Previous research has associated gout with an increased risk of early death. This study examined how allopurinol — the most widely used [...]


CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

March 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — CT scans can help detect gout that’s been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.
Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard test — called needle aspiration — involves taking fluid [...]


10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC

November 7, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) — More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, and almost half of them can’t perform normal daily activities because of the disease, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Aging and obesity are the chief culprits behind this growing health problem, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [...]


Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?

June 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) — The big toe is not the biggest culprit in gout flare-ups, contrary to popular belief, a new study reports.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that people with the highest risk of repeated cases of gout are those whose gout first appears in other joints, such [...]


Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study

July 28, 2011

THURSDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) — Over the past two decades, the number of American adults with the painful joint disease gout has soared to 8.3 million, a new study finds.
The study’s authors blame the rise in gout — an inflammatory form of arthritis triggered by a buildup of uric acid in the joints — [...]


Women Who Drink Sugary Beverages Raise Risk of Gout

November 10, 2010

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) — Women who drink fructose-rich beverages such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice are at increased risk for gout, a new study finds.
The incidence of gout — a painful type of inflammatory arthritis — in the United States increased from 16 per 100,000 people in 1977 to 42 per 100,000 [...]


Soda and OJ May Increase Risk of Gout

November 10, 2010

Drinking too much soda, orange juice, or other sugary drinks appears to increase the risk of developing gout, an especially painful form of arthritis, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Krystexxa Approved for Gout

September 15, 2010

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) — Krystexxa (pegloticase) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults with gout who do not respond to, or who cannot tolerate, standard treatments.
Gout results when the body produces too much uric acid, which crystallizes in the joints or soft tissue. This leads to symptoms including [...]


Uloric Approved for Gout

February 18, 2009

Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ Uloric (febuxostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat gout, a painful condition characterized by elevated levels of uric acid that can build up in the blood, joints and soft tissue.


Three Genes Raise Gout Risk

October 1, 2008

TUESDAY, Sept. 30(HealthDay News) — Three genes may raise risks for painful gout by up to 40 times, researchers report.
The finding could help identify people at risk for the arthritic illness, long before symptoms start. One of the genes studied had already been associated with gout, but identifying all three genes could help develop new [...]



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