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New arthritis drugs not a shingles risk

The newest medications used to treat auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis don't appear to raise the risk of developing shingles, new research indicates.

Hip replacement boosts heart attack risk

People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery are about 30 times more likely to have a heart attack in the two weeks after the procedure, a new study finds.

Rheumatoid arthritis can be costly

Workers with rheumatoid arthritis have higher health care and other costs for US employers than workers without the condition, a new study finds.

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Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London. Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital. He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach. Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.

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