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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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First biomarkers for severe osteoarthritis identified

13 June 2014

European scientists have been able to identify the first biomarkers that could be used to predict severe osteoarthritis in patients.

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Walking 6,000 steps a day 'can improve knee osteoarthritis impairments'

12 June 2014

Walking 6,000 or more steps per day may protect those with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis from developing mobility issues, according to new research.

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Anti-TNFs 'associated with better adherence among inflammatory disease patients'

11 June 2014

A new global study has demonstrated the improved adherence rates associated with anti-TNF therapies among chronic inflammatory disease patients.

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Molecular imaging shows potential in rheumatoid arthritis treatment

11 June 2014

A new molecular imaging technique could be used to visualise inflammation in the joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients, opening up new avenues for treatment.

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Study finds no link between vaccination and lupus risk

09 June 2014

A new study has played down fears that there may be a link between vaccinations and an increased risk of developing lupus.

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New study shows bone density benefits of denosumab

09 June 2014

Denosumab has been shown to significantly increase bone mineral density and reduce bone turnover in women who remain at high risk of fractures despite prior therapy.

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Stressful life events 'can increase rheumatoid arthritis risk'

06 June 2014

Certain stressful conditions and life events have been associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in a new study.

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