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2009-09-14 09:30:42

Researchers in Montreal say inflammatory diseases -- polymyositis and dermatomyositis -- are linked to increased cardiovascular risk. The study, published in The Journal of Rheumatology, also find the immunosuppressive therapies currently used to treat the two inflammatory diseases looked at in the study --polymyositis and dermatomyositis -- may have a preventive effect against heart attacks. This is an extremely interesting finding for patients who are suffering from polymyositis and...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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