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Genetic study of lupus offers personalised therapy potential

22 August 2014

Australian researchers have been able to sequence the genes of a young girl with lupus, identifying a specific genetic variant that could enable the development of a personalised treatment for her disease.

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Rheumatologic diseases 'can be confused with neurological disorders'

20 August 2014

Lupus and other rheumatologic diseases may initially be being misdiagnosed due to their similarity to neurological disorders, according to a new study.

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Polymyalgia rheumatica patients 'at higher risk of heart attack and stroke'

20 August 2014

People affected by polymyalgia rheumatica could be at higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to new UK research.

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New joint lubrication technique 'could aid arthritis treatment'

20 August 2014

US researchers have developed a means of binding natural lubricant to surfaces, offering a new way of easing the pain of arthritic joints or keep artificial joints working smoothly.

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Musculoskeletal pain 'can increase risk of insomnia'

18 August 2014

Musculoskeletal pain associated with rheumatic conditions can increase a person's risk of insomnia, according to a new study.

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Obese women with low bone density 'at increased risk of fracture'

15 August 2014

Women with severe obesity and a relatively low bone mineral density are at increased risk of fracture, according to new research.

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Lack of vitamin D 'increases fracture risk in older women'

14 August 2014

A new five-year study has demonstrated a link between vitamin D insufficiency and an increased fracture risk in older women

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Parasitic worm molecule 'could aid treatment of rheumatoid arthritis'

13 August 2014

A molecule found in parasitic worms could form the basis of new therapy approaches for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study.

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Subcutaneous tocilizumab approved for rheumatoid arthritis in Scotland

12 August 2014

A new subcutaneous formulation of the drug tocilizumab has been accepted for use on the NHS in Scotland for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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New UK study reveals fresh insight into how osteoarthritis develops

11 August 2014

UK researchers have found a new substance in the hip joints of osteoarthritis patients that could help to explain how the disease develops.

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