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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, often involving the knee. OA is also a major reason most patients have a knee replacement. A new study examined if taking Vitamin D, which is important for bone health, could improve knee pain and slow the progression of arthritis. Catherine Dolf has...

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More Reassuring Findings on Cancer Risk with TNF-Inhibitors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The use of tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors (TNF-I) therapy for various immune-mediated chronic inflammatory diseases does not increase the risk of cancer, at least in the short term, relative to other common alternative treatments, according to a retrospective cohort...
A new report in The Journal of the American Medical Association assessed "the risk of malignancy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) enrolled in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of biologic response modifiers (BRMs). "The study compared the "safety of any BRMs used in RA patients with placebo...