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Study finds no link between vaccination and lupus risk

09 June 2014

A new study has played down fears that there may be a link between vaccinations and an increased risk of developing lupus.

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New study shows bone density benefits of denosumab

09 June 2014

Denosumab has been shown to significantly increase bone mineral density and reduce bone turnover in women who remain at high risk of fractures despite prior therapy.

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Stressful life events 'can increase rheumatoid arthritis risk'

06 June 2014

Certain stressful conditions and life events have been associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in a new study.

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Pharmacists 'can help patients stick to osteoporosis therapy'

05 June 2014

A new study has shown how pharmacists can decrease nonadherence to osteoporosis medication by providing counselling sessions and continuous monitoring of drug use.

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Pharmacy support 'can deliver cost-effective benefits in osteoarthritis treatment'

05 June 2014

Pharmacist-initiated multidisciplinary strategies involving education, pain medication management and physiotherapy-guided exercise can aid knee osteoarthritis patients and offer good value for money, according to research.

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Research shows impact of lupus on employment and productivity

04 June 2014

A population-based study from the US has demonstrated the impact that lupus can have on employment and work productivity.

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Physical activity 'can reduce fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients'

04 June 2014

A higher level of daily physical activity was associated with reduced levels of fatigue among rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to a new study.

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Marijuana compound shows potential for treating arthritis

03 June 2014

A US study has indicated how the main active constituent of marijuana could be use to treat conditions like arthritis by suppressing the body's immune functions.

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NICE chooses not to recommend ustekinumab for psoriatic arthritis

02 June 2014

NICE has opted against recommending the drug ustekinumab, marketed under the brand name Stelara, as a new treatment for psoriatic arthritis.

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Better monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis 'can lead to improved outcomes'

02 June 2014

Nurse-led programme on comorbidity management and patient self-assessment of disease activity have both been shown to offer benefits in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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