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Methotrexate helps OA pain and inflammation: study

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Methotrexate helps OA pain and inflammation: study

Methotrexate may help relieve pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis, new research suggests.

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RA should be treated as an emergency: report

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RA should be treated as an emergency: report

Billions of dollars could be saved if arthritis patients received earlier and better treatment, says an expert report released this week.

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CT scans find missed gout

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CT scans find missed gout

CT scans can help detect cases of gout that have otherwise proved negative on needle aspirate, a study from the Mayo Clinic shows.

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Cystic lesions linked to OA knee abnormalities

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Cystic lesions linked to OA knee abnormalities

Baker’s cysts and bursitis are linked to increased osteoarthritic knee symptoms and abnormalities but it is not yet clear if they are cause or effect, a new Tasmanian study finds.

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More evidence physical fitness helps in RA

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More evidence physical fitness helps in RA

The clinical presentation of RA is often milder if patients are fitter, new research shows.

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Sex hormone levels predict joint replacement

Sex hormone levels predict joint replacement

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Women who have knee and hip replacements due to osteoarthritis (OA) have different patterns of sex hormone concentrations compared with the general population, according to Melbourne researchers.

Study links NSAIDs to higher AF risk

Study links NSAIDs to higher AF risk

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Current or recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, research confirms.

IL-6 ligand blockade effective in RA

IL-6 ligand blockade effective in RA

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An experimental monoclonal antibody that binds to interleukin 6 (IL6) significantly reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in patients who do not respond to methotrexate, Austrian researchers find.

New lupus journal

New lupus journal

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The first online open-access journal for lupus research is now seeking submissions.

It’s official: homeopathy is a sham

It’s official: homeopathy is a sham

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Homeopathy has finally been shown up as quackery by Australia's peak medical research body, putting pressure on pharmacists to stop stocking it.

Website to help ease chronic pain

Website to help ease chronic pain

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New resources for pain management are available via an Australian-first website, aimed at improving the quality of life of people living with chronic pain.

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