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15 Jun 2017
Telomeres appear to be shorter in patients with gout than in healthy individuals, indicating increased cellular senescence, according to a study. In gout, telomere shortening is associated with flare frequency and cardiovascular (CV) disease.
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The skeleton is one of the most common sites of metastases. Metastatic tumors are the most common malignancy of bone, affecting 10 to 30 percent of cancer patients.

30 Mar 2017
Patients diagnosed with asthma are at a greater risk of schizophrenia, a new study shows. On the other hand, corticosteroid use is not tied to increased risks of schizophrenia.
Naomi Adam, 01 Feb 2014

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease, the underlying cause of which is not fully known. Recently, biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have started to be considered for the treatment of SLE due to their improved tolerability profiles compared with conventional therapies. This report profiles belimumab, a novel biologic DMARD, which has been approved for use in the treatment of certain patients with SLE.