Vitamin D deficiency linked to higher disease activity in childhood arthritis

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vitamin d, childhood arthritis, JIA vitamin, JIA supplement, arthritis digestVitamin D is back under the spotlight, this time because its deficiency has been linked to higher disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and inflammation of the middle layer of the eye in research in Arthritis Research and Therapy. Continue reading

Few high-risk women are started on bisphosphonates says evidence review

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bisphosphonates, osteoporosis treatment, osteoporosis drug, fracture drug, bone mineral density drugA review of the way in which osteoporosis is treated so as to prevent fractures has been published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, highlighting that clinical evidence should be used to inform treatment decisions. Continue reading

Post your journey: Instagram as a support community for people with fibromyalgia

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fibromyalgia instagram, fibromyalgia support, fibromyalgia helpResearch into the impact that social media websites have on various aspects of physical, mental and spiritual health, remains in its infancy. Now a new study has looked at how Instagram has become a recent resource allowing people with fibromyalgia to interact in a virtual community devoted to the condition. Continue reading

Discovery of enhanced bone growth could lead to new osteoporosis treatments

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bone growth, osteoporosis, new osteoporosis treatment, fracture support ukA dramatic pattern of bone growth has been discovered in female mice, a finding that could lead to stronger bone density in women and new treatments for osteoporosis in older women, a research group writes in Nature Communications. Continue reading

Single infusion of rituximab slows development of rheumatoid arthritis – new research

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rituximab, rheumatoid arthritis, treatment window, arthritis support, arthritis digestOne 1,000mg infusion of rituximab seems to slows the development of arthritis in people who are at risk of rheumatoid arthritis, experts highlight in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Continue reading

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