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Joint Pain from the Gut

David Kohn Jan 12 2015 Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointesntial tracts—may be to blame. Doctors aren’t entirely sure what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the

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New Drug Trials Could Lead to a Ground-Breaking Cure for Arthritis

Experts have hailed the discovery which will revolutionise treatment of the devastating disease and bring hope to millions of Britons suffering in daily agony. There is currently no cure for rheumatoid arthritis and what few treatments are available can only the progression of the disease and treat

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Gut Microbes May Play a Role in AS

Published: Dec 4, 2014 By Diana Swift , Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) had a more diverse intestinal microbiota and a greater abundance of intestinal microbes, some of which are linked to severe intestinal inflammation, according to a new study.

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New Priority for Arthritis

Published in The Post Newspaper 22nd November 2014 After nearly 40 years of campaigning by Shenton Park group Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA, a professorship dedicated to arthritis has been established at the University of WA. Arthritic, systemic autoimmune and other bone and joint conditio

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Making Sense of Pain Workshop

THE THIRD INTER-DISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS NOVEMBER 14-15 th 2014 Report prepared by Melanie Galbraith and John Quintner, Course Co-Convenors. The late Robert Elvey, world-renowned Perth Manual Therapist, to whom these workshops are respectfully dedicated, would have been

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MEDIA RELEASE - $2.7M Role To Target 'Poor Cousin' Of Chronic Diseases

21 October 2014 Painful arthritic, rheumatic and other bone and joint conditions which cost Australia an estimated $24 billion a year will receive long overdue attention with the appointment of Dutch rheumatology expert Johannes ‘Hans’ Nossent as the inaugural Chair of Rheumatology

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Men Twice as Likely to Die from Weak Bones

Kimberly Gillan Friday, October 10, 2014 Men are twice as likely to die from hip fractures as women, prompting experts to warn men to look after their bone health or risk death. Osteoporosis is often viewed as a "women's disease" but new figures from the International Osteoporosis Foundatio

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Aussies Propose Fracture Threshold

Rheumatology Update, Rachel Worsley 2nd October 2014 Australian researchers have proposed a new set of intervention thresholds for fracture risk in response to concerns that at-risk patients are not getting the right treatment.   They report in the journal Bone that fracture risk guidelines f

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Staff Fear Cut with Move to Fiona Stanley Hospital

Gareth Parker State Political Editor The West Australian September 29, 2014, 8:38 am The nation's main organisation for pain management and the State Opposition are worried that staff working in pain management in the southern suburbs could be cut when services transition to Fiona Stanley Hospita

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Alarm over Ross River Virus

Natalie Brown The West Australian September 6, 2014, 2:10 am A crisis meeting will be held next week to tackle growing concerns about Ross River virus in WA, as the number of cases of the mosquito-borne virus heads towards record levels. In the past 12 months the Health Department has been notifie

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Daily walking can help reduce Osteoarthritis-related limitations - Arthritis UK Research

Published on 01 September 2014 A new study has highlighted the benefits that physical activity can have in reducing the functional impact of osteoarthritis. Led by researchers at Boston University in the US, the research evaluated data from 1,788 subjects to look at how physical activity

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New Vice Patron Appointed

New role for Stephen Smith Tayissa Barone The West Australian July 17, 2014, 5:41 am Former Defence and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith will become Vice Patron of Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA. Mr Smith will announce the role at a University Club of WA breakfast today. Since retiring la

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