Arthritis Research UK press releases

Our press office is happy to assist with media enquiries about our research into arthritis, and can provide information, case studies and experts on request for national and regional media.

If you wish to contact our press officer Jane Tadman please email us or telephone 01246 558033. For out of hours media queries call 07974 203828.

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Researchers to harness social networking to spread awareness of arthritis in children

31 January 2013

Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers in Newcastle are hoping to harness the power of social networking to get across important messages about how arthritis can affect children and teenagers, working with patients, health professionals and local filmmakers to develop and pilot two videos.

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One third of New Year fitness drives falter by February

29 January 2013

A new survey released today (29th January) by Arthritis Research UK and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has found that over a third of people (34%) in Great Britain who started a fitness drive in January last year, had stopped or reduced the amount of exercise they were doing by February, just one month into their new regime.

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More funding for primary care research centre to underpin shift in care of arthritis patients

22 January 2013

Arthritis Research UK has awarded a further five years of funding of £2.2m to its national primary care centre, which aims to improve the way that people with common musculoskeletal conditions are treated in GP surgeries.

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Parasite molecule discovered by Scots scientists may help fight painful arthritis

10 January 2013

The anti-inflammatory properties of a molecule secreted by parasitic worms found in the tropics could be used as a new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study from Scottish scientists funded by medical research charity, Arthritis Research UK.

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New report on complementary therapies for arthritis reveals lack of scientific evidence

09 January 2013

A new report into the effectiveness of complementary therapies, commonly used for treating arthritis, has found a lack of scientific evidence to support their use.

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London physiotherapist to investigate how exercise may improve well-being of people with arthritis

02 January 2013

An academic physiotherapist from London is embarking on a research project to examine how exercise can benefit the well-being of people with arthritis.

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New National Clinical Directors to be appointed for musculoskeletal conditions

21 December 2012

Arthritis Research UK has welcomed the announcement by the NHS Commissioning Board that for the first time, National Clinical Directors are to be appointed for musculoskeletal conditions and spinal disorders. The new directors will work closely with patients and clinicians to support improvements in health outcomes for patients affected by these conditions.

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Researcher to develop educational resources to help families affected by arthritis

21 December 2012

Researchers in Dudley, funded by Arthritis Research UK, are aiming to produce information about arthritis aimed at children whose parents are living with the painful condition.

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Arthritis Research UK’s Show Garden highlights a very personal journey

18 December 2012

Award winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw, will be telling a very personal story in the design of his show garden for Arthritis Research UK at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013, having lived with a form of the disease since his early teens.

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Swansea scientists move closer to regeneration of cartilage

18 December 2012

Arthritis Research UK-funded scientists at Swansea University have moved closer to try to understand how to heal osteoarthritic joints. Work by lecturers Dr Ilyas Khan and Dr Lewis Francis from the university’s Centre of Nanohealth has shown the progress of disease, which is the number one cause of physical disability in the world, can potentially be stopped, and even reversed.

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