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Identical twins light the way for new genetic cause of arthritis

Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease. By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modelling the genetic defect in a mouse model, the research team led by Adrian… Read More »

What types of pain can HIV cause?

Experiencing pain is common among people living with HIV. Types of HIV-related pain can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain can have a profound, negative impact on people’s overall quality of life. One study revealed that people with HIV were more likely to experience pain than those without HIV. The researchers also found… Read More »

West Nile virus cause of New Jersey man's death, health officials say

A New Jersey man infected with West Nile virus died last weekend, health officials said.  (iStock) A Lodi, New Jersey man recently infected with the West Nile virus died Saturday, state health officials said. A spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed the death to Fox News on Friday, noting his passing marked… Read More »