Sleep well to maintain bone health experts advise in light of new research

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Getting too little sleep is linked with a higher risk of having low bone mineral density and developing osteoporosis in older women says a large study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Excess vitamin B6 and B12 may increase risk of hip fracture

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Continuous NSAIDs in ankylosing spondylitis linked to increased blood pressure in new study

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NSAID, blood pressure, hypertension, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis research Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat ankylosing spondylitis on a continuous basis is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure experts reveal in Arthritis Care & Research. Continue reading

Vitamin D cannot be used as a DMARD to manage rheumatoid arthritis

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Exercise programmes may reduce some ankylosing spondylitis symptoms says review of the evidence

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