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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New study aims to reduce winter vitamin D deficiency in older people

05 November 2012

Researchers at Newcastle University are aiming to reduce vitamin D deficiency in people over 70 during the winter months caused by lack of sunlight. The Arthritis Research UK-funded team are looking at the impact of three different doses of vitamin D supplementation on bone health.

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Arthritis Research UK announces new trustee

12 October 2012

Arthritis Research UK has appointed Professor David Isenberg to its Board of Trustees. Professor Isenberg has been the Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology at University College London since 1996, and is a leading figure in British academic rheumatology. He is the past president of the British Society for Rheumatology.

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Charity survey reveals poor public understanding of arthritis in Great Britain

08 October 2012

Arthritis Research UK concerned many people living with joint pain are unaware of importance of early diagnosis.

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Arthritis Research UK trustee appointed President of the RCGP

05 October 2012

Arthritis Research UK trustee Professor Mike Pringle has been appointed as the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

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New osteoarthritis of the hand trial

04 October 2012

People with painful osteoarthritis of the hand are set to benefit from a major new clinical trial about to be launched at the University of Leeds. The £900,000 Arthritis Research UK-funded clinical trial could offer welcome relief to the eight per cent of the population affected by hand osteoarthritis.

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Patient education pilot cuts physiotherapy waiting times in half

03 October 2012

An innovative new education pilot from Wolverhampton City PCT in partnership with the medical research charity Arthritis Research UK, has halved waiting times for physiotherapy appointments and improved patient satisfaction.

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Launch of new self-help guide for people with long-term musculoskeletal pain

02 October 2012

A new self-help guide has been launched aimed at people with long-term musculoskeletal pain who don’t know where to turn to find the relief they desperately need. Living with long-term pain: a guide to self-management has been produced by medical research charity Arthritis Research UK and aims to offer a lifeline to those people who feel they have exhausted the usual avenues of NHS treatment.

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New back pain gene identified in largest genetic study of its kind

21 September 2012

Research funded by Arthritis Research UK at King’s College London identifies for the first time a gene linked to age-related degeneration of the intervertebral discs in the spine, a common cause of lower back pain.

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Neck pain sufferers invited to discuss their experiences

17 September 2012

Researchers are inviting people suffering from neck pain to join focus groups to discuss their experiences which will feed into the ATLAS neck pain trial, a major study funded by Arthritis Research UK.

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Adolescents' weight linked to severe knee pain

05 September 2012

Adolescents with a body mass index rating of obese experience knee pain more often and to a greater severity than adolescents with a healthy weight, a new Arthritis Research UK study shows.

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