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Combining anti-TNFs and IL-7 antibodies 'offers rheumatoid arthritis benefits'

31 October 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis patients could benefit from therapies that combine the action of anti-TNF therapies with IL-7 antibodies.

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Tanezumab shows efficacy in osteoarthritis treatment studies

30 October 2014

New studies have highlighted the potential benefits that intravenous tanezumab can offer in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug dose tapering 'can sometimes be helpful'

29 October 2014

A study has offered new insights into the pros and cons of reducing anti-TNF therapy dosages among rheumatoid arthritis patients with low disease activity.

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Rheumatoid arthritis 'linked to reduced muscle mass'

28 October 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis can be associated with deficits in muscle mass and density, which in turn can lead to greater joint destruction, according to research.

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New compounds combat inflammation via novel enzyme target

28 October 2014

Two newly-discovered compounds have shown promise in decreasing inflammation associated with arthritis and other conditions by targeting a specific enzyme for the first time.

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Geographical distance from rheumatologists 'a potential barrier to diagnosis'

28 October 2014

A new study has suggested that being located further away from a rheumatologist can decrease the likelihood of successful diagnosis.

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Study of paralysed patients reveals new insights into bone loss

24 October 2014

Paralysed patients have been found to have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than previously thought, a discovery that could lead to new ways of thinking about how to evaluate bone strength.

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New acoustic technique offers osteoarthritis diagnosis potential

24 October 2014

A potentially revolutionary technique that uses sound waves to identify osteoarthritis in the knee has been developed by researchers in the UK.

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New acoustic device 'could help detect osteoarthritis'

24 October 2014

A new medical device that uses sound waves to identify osteoarthritis in the knee has been developed by researchers in the UK.

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Lupus 'could be controlled better through management of gut bacteria'

22 October 2014

Manipulating gut bacteria could be a new way of mitigating lupus, according to US researchers.

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