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New study demonstrates benefits of rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab

29 January 2014

A new European study has demonstrated the potential benefits of tocilizumab add-on and switch strategies in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Patients' reactions 'can determine if arthritis treatment is escalated'

29 January 2014

The individual reactions of rheumatoid arthritis patients to their conditions - in terms of concern, symptom burden and emotional impact - play an important role in determining whether or not their treatment regimens are escalated.

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FRAX osteoporosis assessment tool 'underused in some countries'

28 January 2014

New research has revealed global variations in the use of the proven FRAX system of calculating osteoporosis risk, with some countries - such as the UK - using it much more frequently than others.

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New study questions long-term benefits of calcium supplements

27 January 2014

Calcium supplementation for five years has no effect on total fracture incidence among postmenopausal women, a ten-year study has revealed.

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Evidence review casts doubt on benefits of vitamin D supplements

24 January 2014

A new review of accumulated evidence has called into question the benefits of vitamin D pills on bone strength, cardiovascular health and general wellbeing.

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Malaria therapy 'could protect lupus patients from pregnancy complications'

24 January 2014

An anti-malaria drug could be used to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus, according to a new US study.

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Hormone replacement therapy 'can cut risk of repeat knee and hip surgery'

23 January 2014

Hormone replacement therapy after a knee or hip replacement can cut the risk of repeat surgery by around 40 per cent, a new UK study has shown.

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Hyaluronic acid therapy for OA 'may offer safety benefits over NSAIDs'

23 January 2014

A new study has compared NSAID treatments to hyaluronic acid injections for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, finding the latter option offers certain safety benefits.

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Marriage and relationships 'can have an effect on bone health'

23 January 2014

Being in a stable relationship or marriage has been associated with improved bone health among men, according to a new study of the influence of social factors on bone strength.

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Extra rituximab dose 'can improve response to rheumatoid arthritis treatment'

21 January 2014

An extra dose of rituximab can help to improve clinical response in rheumatoid arthritis patients who show certain signs of failing to respond to treatment after four weeks.

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