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New remedy for rheumatoid arthritis will be offered by SUS

New remedy for rheumatoid arthritis will be offered by SUS

People with rheumatoid arthritis may have another medication to treatment in the Unified Health System (SUS): tofacitinibe citrate. The SUS has up to 180 days from the last Thursday (2) to make the medicine available in the country.

The remedy is indicated for adults with active, moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, with an inadequate response to one or more disease-modifying drugs. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune, inflammatory, systemic, and chronic disease. In Brazil, a 2004 study showed a prevalence of 0.46%, representing almost one million people with this disease.

The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis disease increases with age and the highest peak is between 30 and 50 years. The female sex is the most affected by the disease, about two to three times in relation to the male sex. If untreated, 20% to 30% of people with rheumatoid arthritis are permanently unable to perform their activities after about three years from diagnosis.


Woman has 14 worms taken from just one eye

Woman has 14 worms taken from just one eye

In Oregon, in the United States, a 26-year-old woman was infected in her left eye by 14 worms of the species Thelazia gulosa. This is the first time this happens in the eye of a human, as this type of worm is quite common in animals, according to information published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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7 Important facts you need to know about breast cancer

7 Important facts you need to know about breast cancer

Discovering a cancer is never easy. Information, determination and courage, however, are fundamental for the early diagnosis of the disease, which guarantees good chances of recovery to patients. We have a month, October, which is dedicated exclusively to awareness campaigns and awareness campaigns. Unimed-Rio, a medical cooperative with the largest network of physicians in Rio de Janeiro, supports this cause and bets on the actions of In order to raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection of breast cancer, Unimed-Rio has made available one of its professionals to clarify doubts and to provide key information on breast cancer prevention and quality of life for clients, physicians and employees.

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