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Denosumab therapy 'offers long-term benefits for postmenopausal osteoporosis'

27 June 2014

Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are treated with denosumab can benefit from increased bone density, a low fracture rate and a favorable benefit/risk profile, according to new research.

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Chronic inflammation 'could contribute to accelerated ageing'

26 June 2014

Chronic inflammation has been found to play an active role in accelerated ageing by a new UK study - a discovery that suggests anti-inflammatory agents can help to reverse this process.

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New study shows benefits of rheumatoid arthritis drug tofacitinib

26 June 2014

The drug tofacitinib has been shown to offer benefits over methotrexate in inhibiting structural damage and reducing signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in a two-year study.

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Vitamin D and calcium supplements 'may be excessive for some women'

24 June 2014

Supplements of calcium and vitamin D used by many older women to protect their bone health may have excessive effects in many cases, according to US research.

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Gene variants show potential in predicting rheumatoid arthritis disease outcomes

23 June 2014

Genotyping can potentially help to predict disease outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to new research.

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Musculoskeletal conditions 'result in higher care costs than other diseases'

23 June 2014

Musculoskeletal conditions tend to be associated with higher healthcare costs compared to other diseases, according to new research.

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New study highlights predictive potential of juvenile arthritis biomarkers

19 June 2014

New research has shown the potential of biomarkers to predict long-term outcomes among juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients.

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New biomarker 'could predict response rates to anti-TNF therapies'

18 June 2014

Scientists have identified a biomarker that could be used to detect arthritis patients who are more likely to respond to anti-TNF therapy.

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Primary care centre wins new funding to develop a stratified treatment model for people with musculoskeletal conditions

17 June 2014

An Arthritis Research UK-backed team has received funding to study a new treatment model for patients with musculoskeletal problems.

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Exercise 'can help to prevent inflammation associated with rheumatic disease'

16 June 2014

A new study involving animals has shown that regular exercise can be beneficial in suppressing inflammation in rheumatic disease patients.

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