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Global burden of gout 'currently on the rise'

04 March 2014

A new global study has shown the worldwide burden of gout is rising, underlining the need for new and more sophisticated therapy approaches.

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Arthritis drug tocilizumab 'effective when administered subcutaneously'

04 March 2014

A Japanese clinical trial has demonstrated the rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab can be just as effective when administered subcutaneously as when used intravenously.

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Herbal cannabis 'not recommended for treating arthritis'

03 March 2014

People with rheumatic conditions have been advised against using herbal cannabis as a means of symptom relief by a new study.

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Vitamin D 'instrumental in promoting immune health in older people'

03 March 2014

Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to compromise immune function among older people, putting them at an increased risk of arthritis and related conditions.

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New rheumatoid arthritis treatments to come to market soon

28 February 2014

Patients are set to benefit from an influx of new rheumatoid arthritis treatments.

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New research show exercise can help arthritis patients

28 February 2014

A US study found regular exercise help to reduce stiffness in arthritis patients.

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Juvenile fibromyalgia is a long-term condition for many patients

26 February 2014

Research shows juvenile fibromyalgia symptoms often continue into adulthood.

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Arthritis patients to benefit from new hip replacement guidance

26 February 2014

NICE has released new guidelines that will improve hip replacement surgery.

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Lupus ‘may be more common than previously thought’

25 February 2014

New research suggests lupus may be far more common in the US than scientists previously thought.

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Spa treatments help fibromyalgia patients

24 February 2014

New research suggests spa treatments such as mud baths can sooth fibromyalgia pain and symptoms.

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