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Higher body mass 'linked to less aggressive forms of rheumatoid arthritis'

05 August 2014

Greater body mass has been associated with a reduced level of radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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Long-term rheumatoid arthritis benefits of infliximab shown by new study

04 August 2014

A new study has demonstrated the real-world effectiveness and safety of the rheumatoid arthritis drug infliximab over a number of years.

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New study highlights elevated rheumatoid arthritis risk for overweight women

04 August 2014

A US study has underlined the fact that overweight and obese women are at an elevated risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

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So-called 'growing pains' may be early signs of arthritis

01 August 2014

Knee pains in adolescents that are currently considered to be "growing pains" may in fact be early signs of chronic conditions such as arthritis, according to a new study.

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Osteoarthritis patients 'willing to accept treatment-associated risks'

31 July 2014

The majority of osteoarthritis patients are willing to accept at least a moderate degree of risk to take advantage of the benefits associated with disease-modifying drugs, according to research.

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Smoking 'can reduce effectiveness of psoriatic arthritis treatments'

30 July 2014

Tobacco smoking can result in worse outcomes for psoriatic arthritis patients being treated with anti-TNF therapies.

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Sugary soft drinks 'associated with elevated rheumatoid arthritis risk'

29 July 2014

Drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks could increase women's risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.

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New audit to provide better picture of rheumatoid arthritis care in England and Wales

28 July 2014

A national clinical audit has been launched to provide a clearer picture of the variability of care standards for rheumatoid arthritis in England and Wales.

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Paracetamol 'may not be effective for lower back pain treatment'

25 July 2014

A new study has suggested that paracetamol may be ineffective in the treatment of lower back pain, contrary to current advice.

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Gout cases on the rise in the UK

24 July 2014

Hospital admissions for gout have seen a pronounced increase in the UK since 2009, according to new official data.

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