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Ankle fractures 'could be a risk factor for subsequent breakages'

10 April 2014

Prevalent ankle fractures in postmenopausal women could be a significant risk factor for a subsequent breakage, according to a new study.

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New study highlights risk of irregular heartbeat and NSAIDs

09 April 2014

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used in the treatment of arthritis could have unwanted side effects on heart health, a new study has shown.

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Glucosamine supplementation 'does not provide knee pain benefits'

09 April 2014

A new study has cast doubt on the benefits of glucosamine supplementation in individuals with chronic knee pain.

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Heart disease patients 'at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis'

08 April 2014

New research has shown that people with a past history of cardiovascular disease could be at heightened risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

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Drinking milk 'can delay progress of osteoarthritis'

07 April 2014

Drinking milk can delay the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee among women, according to a new study.

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Spousal empathy 'can help rheumatoid arthritis patients avoid depression'

07 April 2014

People with rheumatoid arthritis who receive empathic support from their spouse are less likely to suffer from depression, according to a new study.

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New study shows benefits of rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab

04 April 2014

A phase II trial has demonstrated the efficacy of using the drug sirukumab as a means of treating rheumatoid arthritis.

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Lower hand bone mineral 'can indicate progressive rheumatoid arthritis'

03 April 2014

Spotting declines in hand bone mineral density among rheumatoid arthritis could be key to identifying patients at heightened risk of suffering an erosive form of the disease, according to research.

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Electrical brain stimulation 'could aid fibromyalgia sufferers'

03 April 2014

A French study has shown that electrical brain stimulation could be used to help lessen the symptoms caused by fibromyalgia.

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New study shows rising global impact of low bone mineral density

03 April 2014

The global healthcare burden attributable to low bone mineral density is on the rise, according to a new study.

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