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Opportunities lost’ by not focusing on bone loss in men

07 November 2014

New research demonstrates the differences in diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis between men and women.

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Abatacept 'can deliver drug-free remission for rheumatoid arthritis patients'

06 November 2014

Abatacept plus methotrexate can help rheumatoid arthritis patients achieve drug-free remission, according to a new clinical trial.

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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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