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Association Between Depressive Symtpoms And Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study, researchers examine short- and long-term depressive symptoms can predict the occurrence of cardiovascular events. In addition, short-term or baseline depressive symptoms increase the risk for cardiovascular events for up to 15 years, and chronic depressive symptoms for up to 10 years. The study was published in the Journal of Health Psychology, explored the prospective relationship between baseline and chronic depressive symptoms, and the development of cardiovascular disease over a 15-year period.

Role Of Interferons & Photosensitive Responses In Lupus Patients

Skin inflammation and photosensitivity are common in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), yet little is known about the mechanisms that regulate these traits. Here they investigate the role of interferon kappa (IFN-κ) in the regulation of type I interferon (IFN) and photosensitive responses and examine its dysregulation in lupus skin.

Imagine being so sensitive to the sun's rays that you're forced to either slather yourself in sunscreen or risk a rash so severe it could leave permanent scars. This is the unfortunate reality of many people with lupus. Up to 60% of patients with the autoimmune disease have some degree of sensitivity to ultraviolet light, a condition called photosensitivity.

It can result in skin inflammation or a flare-up of a wide-range of lupus symptoms, such as joint pain and fatigue. For some patients, even the light of a photocopier is enough to trigger the disease's characteristic angry red rash.