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Drinking more milk 'may not offer hip fracture benefits in later life'

20 November 2013

Drinking more milk as teenagers can actually increase men's risk of sustaining hip fractures later in life, contrary to previous assumptions.

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Early surgery for hip fractures 'could improve outcomes'

19 November 2013

Early surgery for hip fractures in older people may significantly improve outcomes for patients, according to the scientists behind a new Canadian study.

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Cancer survival rates 'lower among arthritis patients'

18 November 2013

Patients with chronic diseases such as arthritis are at greater risk of dying from cancer, according to a new study - a discovery that underlines the importance of coordinated care.

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Hip fracture care standards 'vary between different parts of the UK'

18 November 2013

The latest National Hip Fracture Audit for the UK has revealed significant variations in survival rates for hip operation patients in different regions of the country.

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Research sheds light on fractures among those treated for osteoporosis

15 November 2013

New research has uncovered genetic variations that could explain why some women taking osteoporosis drugs such as bisphosphonates are at risk of atypical fractures in the long bones in their legs.

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Potential permanent therapy for lupus shows early promise

15 November 2013

A new non-toxic therapy that suppresses lupus has been tested in the US, potentially paving the way for a treatment keeps the disease in remission without the use of toxic drugs.

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Osteoporosis identified as potential diabetes complication

14 November 2013

A new study has demonstrated for the first time that diminished bone strength and osteoporosis are potential complications for type 2 diabetes patients.

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Osteoporosis 'affects more than 22 million European women'

13 November 2013

A new EU report has estimated that more than 22 million women aged between 50-84 suffer from osteoporosis in the region, creating a significant health burden.

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New study to investigate genetic markers of osteoarthritis

12 November 2013

A University of Manchester team has been granted EU funding to carry out new research into the genetic determinants of osteoarthritis and other skeletal diseases.

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Social media 'can help to engage lupus sufferers'

12 November 2013

Social media has been shown in a study to be an effective way of engaging lupus patients, providing them with health information and helping them make connections with other community members.

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