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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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