Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 24, 2006
'Madagascar Declaration' focuses African development policies on value of nature
Ambitious goals for reducing poverty and disease in Africa are unreachable without radical changes that make biodiversity and its socioeconomic value the foundation for development policies, a global environmental conference concluded Saturday.

New study adds weight to argument for steroid injections in patients with hip osteoarthritis
New evidence, presented on Saturday (24 June) at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, suggests significant benefits for patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) when receiving intraarticular (IA) steroid treatment.

New research addresses taboos around the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients' sex lives
New research, presented today at the 7th EULAR annual congress, reveals one third of rheumatoid arthritis patients feel their condition has 'considerably' negative influence on their sexual activity.

Weighing up new data in research
Results from a comprehensive meta-analysis, presented today at the 2006 EULAR congress suggest weight reduction in patients with knee osteoarthritis significantly reduces physical disability and has an impact on pain.
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