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Obesity 'creates problems for patients undergoing knee surgery'

15 May 2014

Obesity has been associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs among total knee replacement patients in a new study.

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New online gout resource to help improve UK awareness of disease

14 May 2014

A new online resource is being launched to help raise awareness of the disease and educate people on how painful the condition can be.

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Being overweight 'decreases chances of successful rheumatoid arthritis treatment'

14 May 2014

Being overweight significantly decreases the chance of achieving a good response to treatment in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study.

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New genetic cause of brittle bone disease identified

13 May 2014

Scientists have discovered a genetic factor in the development of brittle bone disease that could be used as the basis for a new treatment approach.

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Calcium supplements 'do not cause increased risk of heart disease'

12 May 2014

A new US study has offered evidence against the hypothesis that taking calcium supplements can increase women's risk of heart disease.

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Exercise and education 'can reduce fall risk in osteoporosis patients'

09 May 2014

Exercise programmes and educational sessions on the fear of falling can be beneficial to the health of elderly osteoporosis patients, according to a new study.

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Etanercept measurements 'can guide treatment of ankylosing spondylitis'

09 May 2014

New research has underlined the benefits of measuring etanercept levels in identifying overtreatment and undertreatment in ankylosing spondylitis patients.

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Osteoporosis treatment rates 'improved by better education and bone testing'

07 May 2014

Patient knowledge and bone density testing are important factors in ensuring osteoporosis is treated comprehensively and successfully, according to research.

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New bone mineral density-associated genes 'could aid osteoporosis treatment'

06 May 2014

Geneticists have identified two genes that play critical roles in regulating bone mineral density, which could aid the study and treatment of osteoporosis in future.

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New study highlights link between arthritis and fall-related injuries

02 May 2014

Arthritis may double the risk for fall-related injuries among older people, according to a new US study.

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