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Dietary supplement 'offers bone health benefits over calcium and vitamin D'

06 November 2014

A new dietary supplement called KoACT has been shown to be superior to calcium and vitamin D in terms of improving bone health.

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Knee injuries 'associated with accelerated knee osteoarthritis progression'

06 November 2014

Recent knee injuries have been associated with accelerated knee osteoarthritis by a new study, which suggested that certain injuries may lead to a rapid cascade toward joint failure.

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Older arthritis and pain relief drugs 'could increase stroke risk'

06 November 2014

Commonly-prescribed older drugs for arthritis and pain may increase the risk of death from stroke, according to a new study.

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Smoking 'increases risk of chronic back pain'

04 November 2014

A US study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain.

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Mental health 'can affect lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcomes'

04 November 2014

Depressive symptoms can have a negative impact on lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcomes, according to new research from Finland.

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Hand exercises 'can be beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis patients'

03 November 2014

People with rheumatoid arthritis of the hand could gain functional benefits from a tailored programme of hand exercises.

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Preterm babies 'at higher risk of osteoarthritis in later life'

03 November 2014

Preterm, low birth-weight babies may be at an increased risk of needing osteoarthritis-related hip replacements in adulthood, according to new research.

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Combining anti-TNFs and IL-7 antibodies 'offers rheumatoid arthritis benefits'

31 October 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis patients could benefit from therapies that combine the action of anti-TNF therapies with IL-7 antibodies.

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Tanezumab shows efficacy in osteoarthritis treatment studies

30 October 2014

New studies have highlighted the potential benefits that intravenous tanezumab can offer in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug dose tapering 'can sometimes be helpful'

29 October 2014

A study has offered new insights into the pros and cons of reducing anti-TNF therapy dosages among rheumatoid arthritis patients with low disease activity.

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