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This Skin Condition Is Often Linked to Depression

October 1, 2015

Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests.

2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis: Studies

September 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental drugs show promise in treating psoriasis and a related condition, psoriatic arthritis, new studies report.
The drugs, brodalumab and secukinumab (Cosentyx), represent a new approach to treatment, said Michael Siegel, director of research programs at the National Psoriasis Foundation.
“These studies show how targeting […]

The Strange Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

August 21, 2015

People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.

Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise

July 8, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary trial results suggest that an experimental psoriasis drug may control the chronic skin disease better than the current standard treatment.
The drug, guselkumab, was compared to the commonly used medication adalimumab (Humira, Enbrel) in a study involving nearly 300 patients with plaque psoriasis.
Up to 86 […]

New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriasis

June 16, 2015

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many patients with the skin disease psoriasis showed significant improvement when taking an experimental drug called ixekizumab, according to a late-stage, phase 3 clinical trial.
“The visible effects of psoriasis can have a major and life-ruining impact on people’s confidence and self-esteem,” study leader Chris Griffiths, a professor of […]

Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis

June 12, 2015

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Injuries increase the risk of psoriatic arthritis in people who have psoriasis, a new study suggests.
Psoriatic arthritis — chronic arthritis associated with the skin condition psoriasis — can lead to severe, disabling joint damage. About 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, according to the researchers.
The […]

Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections

April 8, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An active ingredient in some psoriasis and multiple sclerosis medications has been linked to two cases of a rare and sometimes lethal brain infection.
The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, appears to have contributed to the deaths of two European women. The women contracted progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or […]

‘Ground Zero’ Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

March 19, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.
The findings, reported online March 16 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, add to the list of potential health […]

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

January 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
People with plaque psoriasis, the most common form of the autoimmune skin disease, develop thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s […]

Psoriasis Costs Americans Up to $135 Billion Annually, Study Finds

January 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis is more than just a troublesome skin condition for millions of Americans — it also causes up to $135 billion a year in direct and indirect costs, a new study shows.
According to data included in the study, about 3.2 percent of the U.S. population has the chronic […]



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