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New study highlights osteoporosis treatment failings in over-85s

17 September 2014

A new study carried out in Newcastle has suggested that osteoporosis could be going under-diagnosed and under-treated among people over the age of 85.

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Cartilage 'plays active role in rheumatoid arthritis progression'

16 September 2014

Cartilage has been found to play an active role in the destruction and remodeling of joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers from Australia.

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Joint replacements and hip fracture treatment 'have become safer'

15 September 2014

Mortality rates following joint replacements or hip fracture treatment have fallen over the last ten years, according to two new reports.

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High sodium intake and smoking 'linked to increased rheumatoid arthritis risk'

11 September 2014

Smokers who consume too much sodium are at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research from Sweden.

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MRI 'can be used to predict progression of hand osteoarthritis'

10 September 2014

MRI features that can predict radiographic progression in patients with hand osteoarthritis have been identified by researchers in Norway.

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Infliximab 'can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis-associated heart problems'

09 September 2014

A Turkish study has identified a beneficial effect of the anti-TNF therapy infliximab in addressing cardiac abnormalities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Depression in arthritis patients 'linked to worse adherence to treatment'

09 September 2014

Major depressive episodes have been associated with poorer adherence to rheumatoid arthritis therapy and overall worse outcomes in new research from Mexico.

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New therapy for early rheumatoid arthritis approved in Europe

08 September 2014

Tocilizumab has been approved in Europe for use in patients with severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis who previously have not been treated with methotrexate.

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UK study shows new method of 'switching off' autoimmune diseases

08 September 2014

A University of Bristol study has achieved a breakthrough in treating autoimmune diseases by developing a method of preventing cells from attacking healthy body tissue.

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New method for predicting psoriatic arthritis therapy response devised

05 September 2014

A protein biomarker panel has been developed with the potential to predict response to biological therapy in psoriatic arthritis patients.

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