Sufferers of arthritic diseases like the ones above will be delighted to hear that there is a new drug licensed and approved in the UK earlier this year. It's the first medicine to combine a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory treatment (NSAID) Ketoprofen, with a proton pump inhibitor, omeprezole, to prevent ulcers and internal bleeding.

Around 4,000 people develop stomach ulcers every year through taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or neproxen, and some 700 people die from it.

They are taken for pain but you should also take another medication at the same time to prevent stomach ulcers, as some painkillers stop the body providing the liquid that protects the stomach lining from acid. Definitely good news for some...