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New audit to provide better picture of rheumatoid arthritis care in England and Wales

28 July 2014

A national clinical audit has been launched to provide a clearer picture of the variability of care standards for rheumatoid arthritis in England and Wales.

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Paracetamol 'may not be effective for lower back pain treatment'

25 July 2014

A new study has suggested that paracetamol may be ineffective in the treatment of lower back pain, contrary to current advice.

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Gout cases on the rise in the UK

24 July 2014

Hospital admissions for gout have seen a pronounced increase in the UK since 2009, according to new official data.

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New stem cell-based knee operations 'could help prevent arthritis'

23 July 2014

Scientists in the UK are trialling a new type of knee operation using stem cell techniques that could help to prevent the development of arthritis.

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New study shows heavy comorbidity burden for osteoporosis patients

22 July 2014

A new US study of more than 44,000 women over five years has demonstrated the significant burden caused by comorbidities among osteoporosis patients.

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Testosterone fluctuations 'could lead to overdiagnosis of bone weakness'

21 July 2014

Declines in testosterone levels among men who suffer an acute fracture could be leading to over-diagnosis of bone fragility among these patients, according to a study.

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Arthritis drug etanercept 'can slow Alzheimer's progression'

18 July 2014

The drug etanercept, which is commonly used in the treatment of arthritis, has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

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Orthopaedic surgery 'can be safe for patients over 80'

18 July 2014

Orthopaedic surgery can generally be considered safe for patients aged 80 and older, according to a new US population study.

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Smoking 'can increase people's risk of mobility problems'

16 July 2014

People with mobility impairments are significantly more likely to be smokers than those without, according to a US study of more than 13,000 people.

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New study highlights role of bone marrow lesions in osteoarthritis

16 July 2014

A new study has shed light on the role bone marrow lesions play in causing pain for osteoarthritis patients, as well as the factors that result in them becoming more prevalent.

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