Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two

Brave school girl, 4, takes chemotherapy drugs to battle painful ARTHRITIS she has had since she was two Lily has chronic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which affects one in 10,000 children aged 16 or underShe takes chemotherapy drugs as this stops the immune system from attacking the jointsHowever, they cause unpleasant side-effects including vomiting | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 30 November 2012 When Lily Aird went from being an active toddler to one that could barely walk within the space of weeks, her mother knew that something was seriously wrong.

Heavy snorers "face double the risk" of arthritis

Heavy snorers 'face double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis Sleep apnoea was linked to increase in risk of autoimmune disorders, where body attacks healthy tissues | UPDATED: 08:34 GMT, 28 June 2012 Snoring heavily almost doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study shows.

How counselling can help ease the pain for victims of rheumatoid arthritis

Beating arthritis is all in your head: Pain of joint condition can be eased through counselling | UPDATED: 04:27 GMT, 28 June 2012 Painful: Sufferers of arthritis could benefit from psychological intervention, according to experts Arthritis sufferers could have their pain eased by learning to cope with the condition through counselling, scientists have claimed.

Jab that ends the agony of childhood arthritis: New NHS treatment brings relief to nine in ten young patients

Jab that ends the agony of childhood arthritis: New NHS treatment brings relief to nine in ten young patients Tiffany Robertson says she can do everything, including morris dancing Children suffering the agony of juvenile arthritis – which can leave many wheelchair-bound and result in permanent deformity – have been offered hope from a new drug therapy.