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Lower body fat mass 'can predict spinal weakness in women'

13 January 2015

A new study has indicated that body fat mass reductions can predict lumbar spine bone loss in women.

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Study sheds light on comparative benefits of hyaluronic acid and other osteoarthritis therapies

12 January 2015

A comparative study of a number of knee osteoarthritis therapies has shed light on their relative efficacy, as well as their proven pain relief benefits and advantages over placebo.

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New study highlights varying heart health risks associated with arthritis drugs

09 January 2015

A new review has cast light on the varying effects arthritis drugs such as anti-TNFs, methotrexate, NSAIDs and corticosteroids can have on cardiovascular health.

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Teriparatide treatment 'can be just as effective for male osteoporosis patients'

08 January 2015

Daily teriparatide treatment can be just as effective in men with osteoporosis as it is in postmenopausal women, according to a new study.

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Abatacept dose reduction 'can aid early rheumatoid arthritis patients'

08 January 2015

Abatacept dose reduction may be an option in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis and a poor prognosis who are able to achieve reduced disease activity levels.

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Exercise 'can help people to avoid age-related frailty'

07 January 2015

A new study from King's College London has debunked the assumption that growing older is necessarily associated with an increase in physical frailty.

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New exercise regimen demonstrates benefits for arthritis patients

06 January 2015

A new 12-week exercise regimen has been trialled in the US that has been shown to deliver significant benefits for adults with arthritis.

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New overseas study further underlines positive impact of total knee replacement

06 January 2015

A new study from the Dominican Republic has demonstrated the positive impact that total knee replacement can have on physical activity levels and overall experience in patients up to four years after surgery.

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Early osteoarthritis symptoms 'manifest during weight-bearing activities'

02 January 2015

Osteoarthritis-related knee pain has been found to be most likely to first appear during weight-bearing activities such as climbing stairs, suggesting this symptom could be used as a marker for early intervention strategies.

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New nerve stimulator implant 'offers new hope for rheumatoid arthritis'

24 December 2014

A new electronic nerve stimulator implant has been identified as a potentially significant breakthrough in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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