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Work productivity 'can suffer significantly among early arthritis patients'

29 August 2014

A new French study has highlighted the significant work productivity loss among early arthritis patients during the first three years of disease.

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Women with gout 'at elevated risk of vascular disease'

28 August 2014

Older female patients with gout may be at a higher risk of experiencing vascular diseases, according to a Keele University study.

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Comprehensive disease control for rheumatoid arthritis 'delivers major benefits'

28 August 2014

A new UK study has shown the positive work-related, quality of life, pain and fatigue outcomes associated with achieving comprehensive disease control status following treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Cognitive therapies 'can be beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis patients'

27 August 2014

Cognitive-behavioural coping skills training can have positive effects on rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to a new study.

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Knee surgery 'unnecessary for mild osteoarthritis'

26 August 2014

Arthroscopic knee surgery is generally unnecessary for patients with mild or no osteoarthritis of the knee, according to a Canadian research review.

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Genetic study of lupus offers personalised therapy potential

22 August 2014

Australian researchers have been able to sequence the genes of a young girl with lupus, identifying a specific genetic variant that could enable the development of a personalised treatment for her disease.

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Rheumatologic diseases 'can be confused with neurological disorders'

20 August 2014

Lupus and other rheumatologic diseases may initially be being misdiagnosed due to their similarity to neurological disorders, according to a new study.

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Polymyalgia rheumatica patients 'at higher risk of heart attack and stroke'

20 August 2014

People affected by polymyalgia rheumatica could be at higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to new UK research.

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New joint lubrication technique 'could aid arthritis treatment'

20 August 2014

US researchers have developed a means of binding natural lubricant to surfaces, offering a new way of easing the pain of arthritic joints or keep artificial joints working smoothly.

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Musculoskeletal pain 'can increase risk of insomnia'

18 August 2014

Musculoskeletal pain associated with rheumatic conditions can increase a person's risk of insomnia, according to a new study.

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