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Vitamin D and calcium supplements 'may be excessive for some women'

24 June 2014

Supplements of calcium and vitamin D used by many older women to protect their bone health may have excessive effects in many cases, according to US research.

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Gene variants show potential in predicting rheumatoid arthritis disease outcomes

23 June 2014

Genotyping can potentially help to predict disease outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to new research.

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Musculoskeletal conditions 'result in higher care costs than other diseases'

23 June 2014

Musculoskeletal conditions tend to be associated with higher healthcare costs compared to other diseases, according to new research.

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New study highlights predictive potential of juvenile arthritis biomarkers

19 June 2014

New research has shown the potential of biomarkers to predict long-term outcomes among juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients.

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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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