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01/09/2021 - Low-cost health solutions to turn pandemic tide
Low cost and innovative health technologies could help the developing world combat the threat of COVID, the World Health Organization has reported. More

27/08/2021 - Major progress in osteoarthritis research
A major step forward has been made in understanding genetic risk factors in osteoarthritis, researchers have reported. More

10/08/2021 - Men's fertility affected by arthritis diagnosis
Men’s fertility may be affected if they are diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis before or during peak reproductive years, according to new Dutch research published today. More

04/08/2021 - COVID vaccine effective with rituximab
COVID-19 vaccination can effectively produce antibodies in patients on rituximab treatment, according to a new European study. More

14/07/2021 - Plasma jabs no use for Achilles pain
A new study has found no benefit for treatment with platelet rich plasma injections for Achilles tendinopathy. More

09/07/2021 - Children's risk of developing severe COVID-19 'very low'
The risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 is extremely low in children and teenagers, according to the most comprehensive analyses of public health data yet. More

05/03/2021 - COVID-19 gout treatment trial to include under-50s
A UK COVID-19 trial that is assessing the effectiveness of a common gout drug to help alleviate the virus’s symptoms can now include under-50s, it has been announced. More

21/01/2021 - Antidepressants 'ineffective' for back pain and osteoarthritis
Antidepressant drugs do not provide any benefit for people with back and osteoarthritis pain, according to a review published. More

21/12/2020 - Prehabilitation needs to be lengthy - study
Older adults should complete a lengthy programme of exercise before undergoing elective surgery to help counteract muscle-wasting effects caused by bed rest, says a UK study published today (21 December 2020). More

15/12/2020 - Discrepancies in opioid prescribing patterns in England
England has hugely varying rates of opioid prescribing across its regions, researchers say today. More

04/12/2020 - Pandemic mortality risk for people with rare autoimmune disease
People with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases have been at greater risk of dying during the COVID-19 pandemic than the general population, according to a study published today. More

16/11/2020 - Baricitinib could reduce COVID-19 mortality
Baricitinib, the rheumatoid arthritis drug, has shown promise as a treatment that could help to reduce COVID-19 mortality, an early-stage study has found. More

01/10/2020 - Care homes to test anti-inflammatory virus treatment
An anti-tumour necrosis factor drug is to be tested as a community treatment for COVID-19 infection, it has been announced. More

16/09/2020 - Joint replacement report shows “continued success”
An annual report has been released showing the outcomes of joint replacement procedures. More

11/06/2020 - Recommendations for rheumatic patients with Covid-19
New provisional recommendations for people with rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases who test positive for Covid-19 has been published by the European League Against Rheumatism. More

09/06/2020 - Genetic risk score devised for osteoporosis patients
Genetic researchers have discovered how to predict which individuals with osteoporosis are likely to have fractures. More

02/06/2020 - Stillbirth associated with increased lupus risk
Women who have had a stillbirth are four times more likely to develop lupus than those who had an uncomplicated live-birth, a new UK study has found. More

13/05/2020 - Global 'burden' of osteoarthritis measured
A new global study of osteoarthritis has found that the condition is “a major public health challenge”, with increasing rates in most countries. More

27/01/2020 - Potential for new rheumatoid arthritis therapy revealed
New rheumatoid arthritis therapy could be developed after the discovery that restricting the amount of an endogenous amino acid significantly restricts excessive formation of osteoclasts, Austrian researchers have announced. More

29/08/2019 - Antibiotic link to arthritis
Taking antibiotics may lead to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study. More

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