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September 24, 2020

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Certain Immunosuppressive Drugs Do Not Increase Risk for COVID-19, Study Finds

Patients on immunosuppressive therapy for common skin and rheumatic diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis are not at increased risk for contracting COVID-19 and should continue taking ...

Getting Under the Skin of Psoriasis

Psoriasis afflicts millions of people worldwide, but treatments are limited to small molecules like steroids, which can cause skin thinning and lose their effectiveness over time. Medical researchers ...

Western Diet Rich in Fat and Sugar Linked to Skin Inflammation

Dietary components, rather than obesity itself, may lead to skin inflammation and the development of psoriasis, a study has ...

How Do Ketogenic Diets Affect Skin Inflammation?

Not all fats are equal in how they affect our skin, according to a new study. The investigators found that different ketogenic diets impacted skin inflammation differently in psoriasiform-like skin ...

Psoriasis Drug Target Offers Potential for Osteosarcoma

A treatment for psoriasis could be repurposed to treat a rare but aggressive form of youth cancer, new findings ...

Psoriasis Patients Turn to Alternative Medicine When Traditional Treatments Fail

A recent survey from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found patients with psoriasis frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms when traditional ...

Some Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis May Be Safer for Patients

Dermatologists found a decreased risk of infection in patients with psoriasis using some of the newer, more targeted medications compared to those taking methotrexate, a drug widely used since the ...

Stigmatizing Views and Myths About Psoriasis Are Pervasive in the United States

The stigma associated with the autoimmune disease psoriasis may lead people to avoid patients who show signs of the condition, including not wanting to date, shake hands, or have people in their ...

Insight Into Potential New Strategy to Target Skin Diseases Like Psoriasis

Research has shown that targeting metabolism in growing cells holds promise for the treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis that are characterized by skin overgrowth resulting from excess cell ...

Psoriasis Treated With Compound Derived from Immune Cells

A compound from the body's own immune cells can treat psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, according to a new ...

Drug That Treats Psoriasis Also Reduces Aortic Vascular Inflammation

An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular ...

Scientists Shed Light on a Key Molecular Mechanism of Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

An international team of researchers has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. ...

Preventing Psoriasis With Vanillia Extract

Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin, are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. But vanillin's versatility doesn't stop there. In a ...

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease. Researchers found people ...

How the Skin Becomes Inflamed: Toxin-Producing Bacteria

Researchers report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why to how our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. ...

Uncovering Why Psoriasis Recurs

New research helps address a longstanding question about the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis: Why do skin lesions that have resolved with therapy recur in the same locations after a patient ...