Researchers hope new studies will shed light on how COVID-19 affects immunocompromised people at high-risk for severe illness.
This chronic inflammatory arthritis can have many different symptoms, which is why it’s so easy to misdiagnose — and miss, say rheumatologists.
Electronic prescription services are currently being rolled out in Australia. How do they work? How secure are they? Will they replace paper prescriptions?
Who decides which COVID vaccines will be used in Australia? How will we know if the vaccines are safe and how will their use be monitored? Here’s where you can find answers to many common questions like this.
Do you have a musculoskeletal condition like back pain or arthritis? Would you like to be part of a trial of a FREE program that might help you?
What will the current COVID-19 vaccine candidates mean for Australians with autoimmune conditions? Can we take them? When will we get them?
COVID-19 testing has become a part of life across much of Australia over recent months. To help stop the spread of this deadly virus, anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should get tested.
Held virtually, the 2020 medical meeting from the European League Against Rheumatism shared important medical breakthroughs and updates about managing rheumatic conditions.
When you have rheumatoid arthritis, it’s hard to know how to “live well” with it. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a handbook to follow? There is now.
Understanding the difference between precision and personalised medicine is important for the present and future care of arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions.
Arthritis affects over four million Australians. For World Arthritis Day (October 12) we’re busting myths and sharing some of our best arthritis resources.
As part of Be Medicinewise Week, Australians are being urged to keep accurate lists of all our medications to avoid harmful interactions and overdoses.
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition that causes widespread pain in the muscles, especially around the shoulders, neck and hips.
Pain in your buttocks may be due to arthritis — here are the clues to look out for.
The chronic autoimmune disease lupus is very mysterious. It can impact anyone at any time (though it is most common in women of childbearing age). Its cause is unknown. And while lupus symptoms can vary in where they occur in...
To better understand Psoriatic Arthritis and how it might affect your life, Medicine X have created a new illustrated story Psoriatic Arthritis Xplained.
If you have arthritis or osteoporosis, it is important to be aware of the various oral health risk factors that may be connected with your condition or medications.
If you suspect your lower back pain or other symptoms could be a type of spinal arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis (AS), you need to see the right doctor to get a diagnosis and start treatment. Because AS symptoms tend to...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and heart disease might not seem like they have a lot in common, but there’s an important common denominator: inflammation. When you have a chronic inflammatory disease like RA, you tend to have higher levels of inflammation...
As for whether or not genes play a part in rheumatoid arthritis, the answer is: yes and no.
Article updated 29 January 2019 Are you tired of sharing your medical history each time you see a new healthcare provider? Have you ever arrived at a doctor’s appointment to discover that your test results hadn’t come through? Do you...
The umbrella term ‘spondyloarthritis’ refers to the types of autoimmune conditions that affect both the joints and the entheses (the points where ligaments and tendons attach to bones).