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Heart disease patients 'at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis'

08 April 2014

New research has shown that people with a past history of cardiovascular disease could be at heightened risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

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Drinking milk 'can delay progress of osteoarthritis'

07 April 2014

Drinking milk can delay the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee among women, according to a new study.

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Spousal empathy 'can help rheumatoid arthritis patients avoid depression'

07 April 2014

People with rheumatoid arthritis who receive empathic support from their spouse are less likely to suffer from depression, according to a new study.

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New study shows benefits of rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab

04 April 2014

A phase II trial has demonstrated the efficacy of using the drug sirukumab as a means of treating rheumatoid arthritis.

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New study shows rising global impact of low bone mineral density

03 April 2014

The global healthcare burden attributable to low bone mineral density is on the rise, according to a new study.

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Lower hand bone mineral 'can indicate progressive rheumatoid arthritis'

03 April 2014

Spotting declines in hand bone mineral density among rheumatoid arthritis could be key to identifying patients at heightened risk of suffering an erosive form of the disease, according to research.

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Electrical brain stimulation 'could aid fibromyalgia sufferers'

03 April 2014

A French study has shown that electrical brain stimulation could be used to help lessen the symptoms caused by fibromyalgia.

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Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis 'linked to higher risk of gout'

01 April 2014

Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have been associated with an increased risk of gout in a new analysis of almost 100,000 people in the US.

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New implant shows promise in osteoporotic spine fracture treatment

31 March 2014

A new type of vertebral augmentation has been shown to offer benefits in the treatment of painful osteoporotic spine fractures in a study among 300 patients.

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Biologics 'do not increase cancer risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients'

28 March 2014

New research suggests there is no risk of cancer recurrence from biological therapies.

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