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Global study highlights ongoing global burden of rheumatoid arthritis

19 February 2014

A global study has shed light on the burden that rheumatoid arthritis continues to impose on worldwide health, ranking as the 42nd highest contributor to disability.

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Exercise 'can help reduce the risk of sarcopenia'

18 February 2014

Taking regular exercise during middle age can reduce a person's risk of suffering from sarcopenia, a new study has shown.

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New study shows growing awareness of need for early inflammatory arthritis diagnosis

18 February 2014

A new Danish study has demonstrated the reductions in diagnostic delays for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis that have taken place since 2000.

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Systemic sclerosis patients 'at higher risk of osteoporosis'

17 February 2014

An increased risk of osteoporotic fractures in patients with systemic sclerosis has been highlighted in a new Taiwanese study.

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Delays in psoriatic arthritis diagnosis 'can lead to worse outcomes'

14 February 2014

A new study has shed light on the negative impact on radiographic and functional outcome that delays in diagnosis can have on psoriatic arthritis sufferers.

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Poor sleep 'increases risk of widespread pain later in life'

13 February 2014

People who regularly experience restless, non-restorative sleep are at a much higher risk of widespread pain later in life, according to an Arthritis Research UK-backed study.

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Weather 'can have a small effect on osteoarthritis symptoms'

12 February 2014

A new study has shown that changes in weather can genuinely have an effect on osteoarthritis symptoms, though the level of impact is not clinically significant.

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New NICE guidance highlights importance of exercise for osteoarthritis patients

12 February 2014

New guidance has been issued by NICE that highlights exercise as a core treatment for managing osteoarthritis.

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Overweight children 'at greater risk of complex fractures and complications'

11 February 2014

A new study has highlighted the impact of childhood obesity on bone health, revealing that overweight children who sustain elbow fractures are much more likely to experience complications.

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Knee and joint surgery 'riskier for rheumatoid arthritis than osteoarthritis'

11 February 2014

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk of complications following a hip or knee replacement than those with osteoarthritis, new research has shown.

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