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A small amount of alcohol is better than none for women, research suggests. Flickr/Andrew Borodin

Risk of arthritis half for ‘moderate’ female drinkers

Women who consume three alcoholic drinks a week over a period of at least 10 years will halve their risk of developing rheumatoid…
Voltaren is commonly used by arthritis sufferers for pain relief but it’s been found to harm heart health. e b e cd z/Flickr

Over-the-counter painkiller may increase risk of heart attacks

Causing constant pain from inflammation of the joints, arthritis is common and debilitating, especially in older people. Adding to the woes of arthritis sufferers, a recent study has highlighted that commonly…
The hands of a 36-year-old sufferer of familial digital arthropathy brachydactyly, a form of inherited osteoarthritis. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Arthritis gene breakthrough could lead to new drugs

Australian researchers have pinpointed a gene that helps cause osteoarthritis, paving the way for new drugs that may one…
There aren’t any miracle cures but there are a number of treatments that can reduce its severity. Flickr/Algo

Monday’s medical myth: osteoarthritis can be ‘cured’

Switch on daytime television on any given day and you’d be forgiven for thinking there was a cure for the debilitating and dreaded condition, osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, there’s not. And that’s not…
While it may make you unpopular, cracking your knuckles won’t cause arthritis. Flickr/orijinal

Monday’s medical myth: cracking your knuckles causes arthritis

For some it’s a morning ritual – cracking your knuckles before beginning the day. For others, it’s a way to pass time while pondering a thought or reading something particularly interesting online. But…

New clues to auto-immune arthritis

New information about a form of auto-immune arthritis which can damage the spine has been found by researchers from the University…

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