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Early use of glucocorticoids to treat rheumatoid arthritis on the rise

01 October 2014

Early use of glucocorticoids is becoming more prevalent in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis than ever before, according to a new study.

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New yearly treatment option for osteoarthritis shows promise

01 October 2014

An experimental treatment is being trialled for osteoarthritis that only needs to be administered once every year.

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Family medical history 'can affect risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women'

30 September 2014

Familial history of rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can combine with environmental factors to increase women's risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis themselves, according to a new study.

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Exercise 'can greatly reduce older people's risk of falls and fractures'

29 September 2014

An international research group has underlined the need for exercise as a means of preventing falls and fractures among older people.

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New molecule offers potential in targeted treatment of osteoporosis

29 September 2014

A new method of selectively inhibiting immune functions could form the basis of new treatments for osteoporosis and autoimmune disease, according to US researchers.

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Osteoporosis patients 'tend to persist with treatment with denosumab'

25 September 2014

A new study has highlighted the high treatment persistence rates associated with denosumab among osteoporosis patients, thus adding to the effectiveness of the therapy.

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UK researchers create new arthritis therapies that minimise side effects

24 September 2014

A team from Queen Mary University of London have been able to develop antibodies that are specific to damaged arthritic cartilage, meaning they could avoid the side effects associated with other arthritis therapies.

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Bone benefits of calcium for men 'do not continue after supplementation ends'

23 September 2014

The positive impact of calcium supplements on bone mineral density among older men is not generally sustained in any substantial way once supplementation is ceased, according to a new study from New Zealand.

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New biomedical implants 'offer personalised bone healing potential'

22 September 2014

Two international studies led by the University of Malaya have outlined the development of new technology to enable the creation of biomedical implants with the ability to accelerate bone healing in a personalised manner.

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New treatments to drive rheumatoid arthritis drug market growth

19 September 2014

The rheumatoid arthritis drug market will grow significantly in the next ten years, according to new research.

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