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Hormone replacement therapy 'can cut risk of repeat knee and hip surgery'

23 January 2014

Hormone replacement therapy after a knee or hip replacement can cut the risk of repeat surgery by around 40 per cent, a new UK study has shown.

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Hyaluronic acid therapy for OA 'may offer safety benefits over NSAIDs'

23 January 2014

A new study has compared NSAID treatments to hyaluronic acid injections for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, finding the latter option offers certain safety benefits.

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Marriage and relationships 'can have an effect on bone health'

23 January 2014

Being in a stable relationship or marriage has been associated with improved bone health among men, according to a new study of the influence of social factors on bone strength.

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Extra rituximab dose 'can improve response to rheumatoid arthritis treatment'

21 January 2014

An extra dose of rituximab can help to improve clinical response in rheumatoid arthritis patients who show certain signs of failing to respond to treatment after four weeks.

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New force-reactive hydrogel 'could be used to treat arthritis'

21 January 2014

The University of Delaware has developed a smart hydrogel that can deliver medicine on demand in response to mechanical force, opening up new possibilities for arthritis treatment.

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Rituximab 'can be effective when anti-TNF therapies fail'

21 January 2014

A new study has shown the benefits of rheumatoid arthritis patients switching to rituximab treatment following the failure of anti-TNF therapy, rather than choosing a second anti-TNF.

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Stem cell therapy 'can aid recovery from meniscus knee surgery'

21 January 2014

Stem cell injections following meniscus knee surgery may provide pain relief for arthritis patients, as well as aiding in meniscus regrowth.

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Vitamin D 'can protect against fibromyalgia pain'

17 January 2014

Vitamin D supplements have been shown to offer pain reduction benefits for fibromyalgia sufferers.

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Gout on the rise in the UK, but it remains under-treated

16 January 2014

Only one-third of long-term gout patients are prescribed with urate-lowering therapies in the UK, a new study has revealed.

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Switching to a second anti-TNF 'can be effective for rheumatoid arthritis'

16 January 2014

Data from the national Swedish register has supported the effectiveness of switching to a second anti-TNF therapy for rheumatoid arthritis after the failure of the first.

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