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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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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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Women's rheumatoid arthritis risk 'can be increased by having children'

21 October 2014

Children’s genes can affect their mothers' risk of rheumatoid arthritis, which could help explain why women are more susceptible than men, according to new research.

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Osteoporosis and fractures 'treated less effectively in men than women'

21 October 2014

Men who suffer hip fractures are twice as likely to die compared to women, due to diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis among males.

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Compound in red wine and grapes 'could aid treatment of osteoporosis'

17 October 2014

Resveratrol - a compound found in red wine and grapes - has been shown to bolster bone mineral density, suggesting it could be used as a means of treating osteoporosis.

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New biomarkers 'could aid prediction of osteoarthritis progression'

16 October 2014

A new study has indicated that measuring levels of certain peptides in the blood and joint fluid could be used as a means of predicting radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis.

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New MRI study highlights osteoarthritis-associated bone structure changes

15 October 2014

A new MRI study has shed new light on structural changes associated with hip osteoarthritis, potentially facilitating early monitoring of the disease.

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Post-surgery hospital readmission 'more likely for rheumatoid arthritis than osteoarthritis'

14 October 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with higher 90-day hospital readmission rates following hip or knee surgery than osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

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New study highlights link between hip fractures and stroke

13 October 2014

A new study from Taiwan has associated hip fractures with an elevated risk of stroke.

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Physiotherapy before joint replacement surgery could improve outcomes

10 October 2014

Arthritis patients who undergo total hip or knee replacements may require less postoperative care if they receive physical therapy prior to surgery, new research shows.

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