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Hypertension 'increases risk of osteoporotic bone fractures'

08 January 2014

A new study has linked hypertension with an increased fracture risk in women, regardless of their bone mineral density.

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Breastfeeding 'could help mothers to avoid rheumatoid arthritis'

07 January 2014

Mothers who breastfeed their children are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not, according to a study.

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Ustekinumab shows benefits in treatment of ankylosing spondylitis

06 January 2014

New European research has demonstrated the efficacy of ustekinumab in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.

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Cardiovascular risk in osteoarthritis patients 'predicted by disability rather than disease'

06 January 2014

The link between cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis could be caused by the disabilities suffered by these patients, rather than the arthritic condition itself, according to research.

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Current models 'miscalculating cardiovascular risk among rheumatoid arthritis patients'

06 January 2014

Established risk models generally underestimate or overestimate cardiovascular risks among rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to a new study.

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CVD risk in OA patients 'predicted by disability rather than disease'

06 January 2014

The link between cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis could be caused by the disabilities suffered by these patients, rather than the arthritic condition itself, according to research.

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New treatment may reduce broken bone risk in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis

03 January 2014

A medicine named romosozumab has been found to increase bone density, reducing the risk of breaks occurring.

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Poppy plant could be used to ease arthritis pain

03 January 2014

Scientists have discovered a compound in a poppy plant that could be used to treat chronic pain.

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NICE opens consultation on new psoriatic arthritis treatment

02 January 2014

NICE is seeking opinions after a committee ruled out using ustekinumab to treat active psoriatic arthritis.

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New study of biosimilar adalimumab launched

23 December 2013

A new phase III clinical trial has been launched by Sandoz to evaluate a new biosimilar version of adalimumab, a leading therapy for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

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