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Arthritis news

The latest news on exceptional science and other developments to help people push back the ways arthritis limits their lives.

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Obesity 'driving rising arthritis risk in recent generations'

25 October 2017

A population-based study from Canada has showed that arthritis has become more prevalent in recent generations, with rising obesity playing a notable role.

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New hydrogel developed to combat rheumatoid arthritis

25 October 2017

A new hydrogel has been developed that can help combat rheumatoid arthritis by absorbing extra fluids in swelling joints and releasing drugs.

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Former rugby union players 'at greater risk of arthritis'

12 October 2017

A new Arthritis Research UK-backed study has highlighted the elevated risk of arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems among former rugby union players.

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Osteoporosis gene study reveals potential new treatment targets

08 September 2017

The largest ever genetic study of osteoporosis has revealed potential new treatment targets for the bone disease.

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Contraceptive pill 'may lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women'

22 August 2017

Long-term use of the contraceptive pill could help to reduce women's risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.

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Cost of arthritis

22 August 2017

The Times today featured a letter to editor which reports that Arthritis Research UK is calling for arthritis to be recognised for what it is: a public health priority and a significant problem facing the UK.

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New study highlights key quality of life factors for ankylosing spondylitis

17 August 2017

Scientists have identified pain, fatigue and poor physical function among the factors most likely to be associated with a poor quality of life in people with ankylosing spondylitis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis risk 'may be elevated for people in certain jobs'

11 August 2017

Certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, including manufacturing work for males and healthcare sector work among women.

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New study to assess whether painkillers make axial spondyloarthritis harder to detect

08 August 2017

A new Arthritis Research UK-funded study is being launched to determine whether the use of painkillers is making it harder to diagnose axial spondyloarthritis.

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People in England 'set to live longer with ill health in future'

18 July 2017

Rising life expectancy rates are resulting in people in England living for longer with chronic pain and poor health, according to a new study.

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