Health

Vitamin C does not lower uric acid levels in gout patients

Despite previous studies touting its benefit in moderating gout risk, new research reveals that vitamin C, also known ascorbic acid, does not reduce uric acid (urate) levels to a clinically significant degree in patients ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Severe cutaneous adverse rxns up in allopurinol initiators

(HealthDay)—Allopurinol initiators have an almost 10-fold increased risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) compared with nonusers, according to a study published in the April issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

Cardiology

Gout drug offers hope for heart disease patients

(Medical Xpress)—Research at the University of Dundee has shown than an old, inexpensive anti-gout drug has benefits for heart disease sufferers and has the potential to one day help prevent heart disease, sudden deaths ...

Medications

Old gout drug found to benefit heart patients

(PhysOrg.com) -- A drug which has been used to prevent gout for more than 40 years has now been shown to be an effective treatment for angina, research at the University of Dundee has found.

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