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Minimally invasive surgery 'can offer low back pain benefits'

07 March 2014

New US research has revealed that potential quality of life benefits have been experienced by patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery for low back pain.

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Decreased strength 'can increase older women's risk of wrist fractures'

06 March 2014

Women with wrist fractures have been found to have decreased strength compared to others, putting them at an increased risk of falling and sustaining future fractures - underlining the importance of physical activity to orthopaedic health.

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Apremilast shows benefits as psoriatic arthritis therapy

05 March 2014

Apremilast has been shown to provide safe and effective treatment of psoriatic arthritis in a phase III clinical trial.

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Index/ring finger ratio 'linked with higher risk of knee osteoarthritis'

05 March 2014

Checking the ratio between a person's index finger and ring finger could be used as a means of predicting their risk of developing severe osteoarthritis in the knees, according to a new Australian study.

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Global burden of gout 'currently on the rise'

04 March 2014

A new global study has shown the worldwide burden of gout is rising, underlining the need for new and more sophisticated therapy approaches.

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Arthritis drug tocilizumab 'effective when administered subcutaneously'

04 March 2014

A Japanese clinical trial has demonstrated the rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab can be just as effective when administered subcutaneously as when used intravenously.

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Herbal cannabis 'not recommended for treating arthritis'

03 March 2014

People with rheumatic conditions have been advised against using herbal cannabis as a means of symptom relief by a new study.

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Vitamin D 'instrumental in promoting immune health in older people'

03 March 2014

Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to compromise immune function among older people, putting them at an increased risk of arthritis and related conditions.

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New research show exercise can help arthritis patients

28 February 2014

A US study found regular exercise help to reduce stiffness in arthritis patients.

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New rheumatoid arthritis treatments to come to market soon

28 February 2014

Patients are set to benefit from an influx of new rheumatoid arthritis treatments.

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