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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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Tacrolimus 'offers long-term lupus nephritis benefits'

09 July 2014

New research has underlined the long-term benefits of tacrolimus as a treatment for lupus nephritis.

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New calcium/collagen supplement shows bone health benefits

08 July 2014

KoACT, a dietary supplement that combines calcium and collagen, has been shown in a clinical study to offer bone strength and flexibility benefits for postmenopausal women.

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New study shows certolizumab pegol benefits for psoriatic arthritis

07 July 2014

The benefits of certolizumab pegol therapy on patient-reported outcomes for psoriatic arthritis have been demonstrated in a new clinical trial.

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Physical activity 'aids health quality in knee osteoarthritis patients'

07 July 2014

A strong relationship between physical activity and health-related utility levels has been observed in a study of patients with or at risk for osteoarthritis.

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Knee osteoarthritis 'causes nocturnal pain that disrupts sleep'

04 July 2014

Nocturnal knee pain and sleep problems have been shown to be a growing risk in patients with osteoarthritis, impacting their quality of life.

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New UK study into sciatica management approaches receives funding

04 July 2014

Arthritis Research UK-supported scientists have received funding for a new study that will assess improved ways of treating patients with sciatica.

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Rheumatoid arthritis 'may be a syndrome, not a single disease'

02 July 2014

New research into inflammasomes has suggested that rheumatoid arthritis could be treated more effectively if categorised as a syndrome, rather than a single disease.

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New software 'can facilitate creation of custom wrist splints for arthritis'

02 July 2014

UK scientists have developed a software concept that will allow clinicians to create 3D printed wrist splints for arthritis sufferers in future without the need for prior expertise.

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients 'would sacrifice other benefits for less time-consuming treatment'

01 July 2014

A new study has shown that rheumatoid arthritis patients would accept treatments with lower efficacy and greater risk to achieve lower duration and frequency.

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