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Marriage may protect against heart ... A global study led by Keele University has found that marriage ... (20 Jun 2018)
Risk of burnout can be estimated by ... According to calculations from the World Health Organisation, ... (20 Jun 2018)
Obesity in women and current smoking in men ... Study shows 46% of women and 38% of men with early rheumatoid ... (20 Jun 2018)
Study suggests siblings of patients with ...  Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their siblings were 44% ... (19 Jun 2018)
Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of ... The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress ... (20 Jun 2018)
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A global study led by Keele University has found that marriage may protect against the development of heart disease/stroke as well as influencing who is more likely to die of it.

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According to calculations from the World Health Organisation, depression occupies first place in the global "disease burden" and, by 2030, experts estimate that there will be three mental illnesses in the Top 5: depression, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and alcohol addiction. Even Austria is seeing an increase in mental problems such as burnout and, since 2010, these have been the main reason for invalidity retirement. Researchers from MedUni Vienna and the Health Insurance Agency’s Health and Prevention Center have now shown that burnout can be identified by means of a simple saliva test. The hormone cortisol is the marker used for this.

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Study shows 46% of women and 38% of men with early rheumatoid arthritis do not achieve remission within a year

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The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that gout is associated with a 17-20% higher risk of dementia in the elderly.1

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 Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their siblings were 44% and 23% more likely to suffer from acute coronary syndrome respectively than matched comparators

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Significantly higher prevalence of gum disease found in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis compared to healthy controls

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Eating more fruit, vegetables, Omega 3 and low carb food reduces gum inflammation

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Randomised controlled trial demonstrates significant effect on adherence rates and serum urate levels over 12 weeks

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Some symptomatic benefit was seen in patients with milder disease

The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) show that a one-yearly infusion of zoledronic acid (ZA) did not significantly reduce knee pain or bone marrow lesion (BML) size overall in knee osteoarthritis patients over two years. However, it may have symptomatic benefit in milder disease.1

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Study looked at rates of mortality after 23 years follow-up

The results of a 23-year, follow-up study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest early, intensive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has long-term benefits including the normalisation of mortality to levels consistent with the general population.1

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