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International panel offers exercise recommendations for osteoporosis patients

20 February 2014

An international panel has provided new recommendations on exercise for patients with older osteoporosis, offering conditional suggestions depending on the age and health status of patients.

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New research finds key role for zinc in development of osteoarthritis

19 February 2014

A new study has identified the key role that zinc plays in the development of osteoarthritis, opening up new avenues for treating the disease.

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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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