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Mothers and daughters 'often display similar bone health markers'

19 December 2014

A new study has shown that postmenopausal women and their premenopausal daughters often have similar levels of bone turnover, affecting the familial risk of fracture risk.

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Inflammatory arthritis patients 'at higher risk of heart disease'

18 December 2014

A new Dutch study has demonstrated a higher risk of cardiovascular disease-related hospital admissions among patients with inflammatory arthritis.

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Meniscal lesions 'could be a predictor of osteoarthritis pain'

17 December 2014

The presence of meniscal lesions may be a strong predictor of neuropathic pain in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, according to research.

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Vitamin K2 'may help prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women'

17 December 2014

Vitamin K2 could play a potentially important role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to Chinese researchers.

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Anti-TNF therapies 'can improve remission rates for axial spondyloarthritis'

17 December 2014

Achieving partial remission in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis is attainable through the use of anti-TNF therapies, according to a new study.

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New biomarker discovery 'could aid arthritis drug safety screenings'

12 December 2014

Scientists have found a new way to identify patients who are at risk of heart attacks associated with an older form of arthritis drug, which could help make them safer to use.

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New study links healthy fat intake to reduced osteoporosis risk

12 December 2014

A new Korean study has linked dietary fat intake and bone mineral density, suggesting that a healthy level of fat consumption is needed to help avoid osteoporosis.

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New 3D-printed implant shows meniscal regeneration benefits

11 December 2014

A personalised 3D-printed implant has been developed that can be used to replace the knee's protective lining, the meniscus, in order to help prevent arthritis.

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Gout attacks 'twice as likely at night as during the day'

11 December 2014

Gout attacks are twice as likely at night as they are during the day, according to new US research.

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NICE recommends psoriatic arthritis drug following U-turn

10 December 2014

NICE has issued draft guidance recommending the drug ustekinumab, also known as Stelara, as a treatment option for psoriatic arthritis in certain circumstances.

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