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Sprifermin 'can reduce cartilage loss from knee osteoarthritis'

17 April 2014

The drug sprifermin has shown benefits in preventing cartilage loss among sufferers of knee osteoarthritis in a new clinical study.

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Chinese herbal medicine 'can be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis'

15 April 2014

A Chinese herbal remedy has been shown to be as effective as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis in a new study.

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New study shows advantages of switching therapies for anti-TNF recipients

14 April 2014

New research has shown that people who fail to respond to anti-TNF treatments for rheumatoid arthritis could see better results by switching to a treatment with a different mechanism of action.

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Switching to subcutaneous methotrexate 'could be beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis'

14 April 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis patients who see an inadequate clinical response to oral methotrexate could benefit from switching to subcutaneous treatment, according to a new study.

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Ankle fractures 'could be a risk factor for subsequent breakages'

10 April 2014

Prevalent ankle fractures in postmenopausal women could be a significant risk factor for a subsequent breakage, according to a new study.

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Glucosamine supplementation 'does not provide knee pain benefits'

09 April 2014

A new study has cast doubt on the benefits of glucosamine supplementation in individuals with chronic knee pain.

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New study highlights risk of irregular heartbeat and NSAIDs

09 April 2014

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used in the treatment of arthritis could have unwanted side effects on heart health, a new study has shown.

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Heart disease patients 'at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis'

08 April 2014

New research has shown that people with a past history of cardiovascular disease could be at heightened risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

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Drinking milk 'can delay progress of osteoarthritis'

07 April 2014

Drinking milk can delay the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee among women, according to a new study.

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Spousal empathy 'can help rheumatoid arthritis patients avoid depression'

07 April 2014

People with rheumatoid arthritis who receive empathic support from their spouse are less likely to suffer from depression, according to a new study.

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