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Zebrafish research reveals bone regeneration insight

03 February 2014

US scientists have profiled the molecular pathways that allow zebrafish to regrow lost bone cells, a principle that could be applied to help human patients affected by bone loss in future.

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Study shows importance of individual preferences in osteoporosis therapy

03 February 2014

A new study has highlighted the importance of tailoring osteoporosis treatment approaches around individual patient preferences.

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New automated osteoporosis monitoring system shows benefits

30 January 2014

An automated system to identify high-risk osteoporosis patients being treated for fractures that generates letters to encourage follow-up therapy has shown benefits in a new US study.

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients 'more likely to suffer from kidney problems'

30 January 2014

Reduced kidney function is more likely to develop in patients with rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not suffer from the disease.

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New study demonstrates benefits of rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab

29 January 2014

A new European study has demonstrated the potential benefits of tocilizumab add-on and switch strategies in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Patients' reactions 'can determine if arthritis treatment is escalated'

29 January 2014

The individual reactions of rheumatoid arthritis patients to their conditions - in terms of concern, symptom burden and emotional impact - play an important role in determining whether or not their treatment regimens are escalated.

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FRAX osteoporosis assessment tool 'underused in some countries'

28 January 2014

New research has revealed global variations in the use of the proven FRAX system of calculating osteoporosis risk, with some countries - such as the UK - using it much more frequently than others.

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New study questions long-term benefits of calcium supplements

27 January 2014

Calcium supplementation for five years has no effect on total fracture incidence among postmenopausal women, a ten-year study has revealed.

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Evidence review casts doubt on benefits of vitamin D supplements

24 January 2014

A new review of accumulated evidence has called into question the benefits of vitamin D pills on bone strength, cardiovascular health and general wellbeing.

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Malaria therapy 'could protect lupus patients from pregnancy complications'

24 January 2014

An anti-malaria drug could be used to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus, according to a new US study.

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