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First biomarkers for severe osteoarthritis identified

13 June 2014

European scientists have been able to identify the first biomarkers that could be used to predict severe osteoarthritis in patients.

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Walking 6,000 steps a day 'can improve knee osteoarthritis impairments'

12 June 2014

Walking 6,000 or more steps per day may protect those with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis from developing mobility issues, according to new research.

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Molecular imaging shows potential in rheumatoid arthritis treatment

11 June 2014

A new molecular imaging technique could be used to visualise inflammation in the joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients, opening up new avenues for treatment.

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Anti-TNFs 'associated with better adherence among inflammatory disease patients'

11 June 2014

A new global study has demonstrated the improved adherence rates associated with anti-TNF therapies among chronic inflammatory disease patients.

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New study shows bone density benefits of denosumab

09 June 2014

Denosumab has been shown to significantly increase bone mineral density and reduce bone turnover in women who remain at high risk of fractures despite prior therapy.

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Study finds no link between vaccination and lupus risk

09 June 2014

A new study has played down fears that there may be a link between vaccinations and an increased risk of developing lupus.

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Stressful life events 'can increase rheumatoid arthritis risk'

06 June 2014

Certain stressful conditions and life events have been associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in a new study.

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Pharmacists 'can help patients stick to osteoporosis therapy'

05 June 2014

A new study has shown how pharmacists can decrease nonadherence to osteoporosis medication by providing counselling sessions and continuous monitoring of drug use.

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Pharmacy support 'can deliver cost-effective benefits in osteoarthritis treatment'

05 June 2014

Pharmacist-initiated multidisciplinary strategies involving education, pain medication management and physiotherapy-guided exercise can aid knee osteoarthritis patients and offer good value for money, according to research.

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Research shows impact of lupus on employment and productivity

04 June 2014

A population-based study from the US has demonstrated the impact that lupus can have on employment and work productivity.

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