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Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today 139 Winter 2008

Winter 2008

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A 19th century print of a typical gout sufferer

Gout: common and curable?

If gout is supposedly curable why are so many affected people still suffering? Experts Edward Roddy and Mike Doherty explain what gout is all about.

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Terry Lawrence and her family

Can the arcOGEN study help future generations?

In a special feature, Arthritis Today highlights the first of three important new studies which could have a major impact on osteoarthritis treatment – now and in the future.

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Professors Chris Buckley and Mike Salmon

Focus on Birmingham

With funding of more than £1 million from Arthritis Research UK, the Rheumatology Research Group at the University of Birmingham is committed to tackling rheumatoid arthritis – the earlier the better.

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A man on an exercise bike

Exercise is effective for older people with knee pain

Exercise and active coping strategies are effective in relieving knee pain in older adults, a new Arthritis Research UK study has shown.

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A woman having physiotherapy

Lose weight and keep fit to beat knee pain

Arthritis Research UK’s clinical trial in Nottingham to examine the effects of weight loss and exercise on knee pain has shown that both can be helpful. But have the people taking part in the trial managed to maintain their good, healthy habits – or have they slipped back to their bad old ways?

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