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New study shows heavy comorbidity burden for osteoporosis patients

22 July 2014

A new US study of more than 44,000 women over five years has demonstrated the significant burden caused by comorbidities among osteoporosis patients.

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Testosterone fluctuations 'could lead to overdiagnosis of bone weakness'

21 July 2014

Declines in testosterone levels among men who suffer an acute fracture could be leading to over-diagnosis of bone fragility among these patients, according to a study.

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Arthritis drug etanercept 'can slow Alzheimer's progression'

18 July 2014

The drug etanercept, which is commonly used in the treatment of arthritis, has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

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Orthopaedic surgery 'can be safe for patients over 80'

18 July 2014

Orthopaedic surgery can generally be considered safe for patients aged 80 and older, according to a new US population study.

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Smoking 'can increase people's risk of mobility problems'

16 July 2014

People with mobility impairments are significantly more likely to be smokers than those without, according to a US study of more than 13,000 people.

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New study highlights role of bone marrow lesions in osteoarthritis

16 July 2014

A new study has shed light on the role bone marrow lesions play in causing pain for osteoarthritis patients, as well as the factors that result in them becoming more prevalent.

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Low bone mineral density 'may be linked to poor heart health'

14 July 2014

Lower bone mineral density could be associated with an elevated risk of heart disease, suggesting new research may be needed into the link between osteoporosis and heart failure.

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Omega-3 supplements 'could offer osteoarthritis treatment benefits'

11 July 2014

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to lessen the severity of osteoarthritis in mice in a new US study.

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Weather conditions 'do not affect low back pain'

10 July 2014

New Australian research has suggested the common perception that weather conditions affect low back pain cannot be scientifically substantiated.

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New type of arthritis therapy shows promise in treating multiple diseases

10 July 2014

An international research project has demonstrated the effectiveness of a new class of anti-arthritic drugs in effectively treating multiple inflammatory diseases.

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