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New biomarker discovery 'could aid arthritis drug safety screenings'

12 December 2014

Scientists have found a new way to identify patients who are at risk of heart attacks associated with an older form of arthritis drug, which could help make them safer to use.

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New study links healthy fat intake to reduced osteoporosis risk

12 December 2014

A new Korean study has linked dietary fat intake and bone mineral density, suggesting that a healthy level of fat consumption is needed to help avoid osteoporosis.

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Gout attacks 'twice as likely at night as during the day'

11 December 2014

Gout attacks are twice as likely at night as they are during the day, according to new US research.

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New 3D-printed implant shows meniscal regeneration benefits

11 December 2014

A personalised 3D-printed implant has been developed that can be used to replace the knee's protective lining, the meniscus, in order to help prevent arthritis.

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NICE recommends psoriatic arthritis drug following U-turn

10 December 2014

NICE has issued draft guidance recommending the drug ustekinumab, also known as Stelara, as a treatment option for psoriatic arthritis in certain circumstances.

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Synovitis 'a potential precursor for knee osteoarthritis'

09 December 2014

Detecting synovitis could be an effective means of predicting the development of radiographic knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

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Winter hip fracture surgery 'associated with worse outcomes'

08 December 2014

People who undergo surgery for primary femoral neck fractures in winter are more likely to later require hip arthroplasty, suggesting seasonal weather can impair healing.

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Family history of osteoarthritis 'can increase risk of knee pain'

05 December 2014

People with a family history of knee osteoarthritis have been shown to have an increased risk of worsening knee pain, independent of structural factors.

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Informational support and exercise 'improve outcomes for osteoporosis patients'

05 December 2014

A new study has shed light on effective ways of improving health-related quality of life among osteoporosis patients, including more frequent exercise and the provision of greater informational support.

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Osteoporosis drugs 'can also help prevent cancer'

04 December 2014

Bisphosphonates, the most commonly-used medications for osteoporosis worldwide, may also prevent certain kinds of lung, breast and colon cancers, according to research.

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