This New Psoriasis Drug May Offer Long-Term Skin Improvement

June 9, 2016

A new drug that has shown “unprecedented” effects on the skin condition psoriasis seems to work well in the longer term, too, researchers report.

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

April 27, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.
Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared to people without diabetes.
The […]

Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: Study

April 14, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis patients may face a higher risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, though the overall odds of experiencing this potentially deadly blood vessel rupture are small, new research shows.
The Danish scientists also found that the more severe the psoriasis — a chronic autoimmune condition characterized […]

Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms’ Skin Conditions

March 4, 2016

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There are a number of safe and effective ways to treat chronic skin conditions in pregnant women, a dermatologist says.
“If there is a way to manage your skin condition without medication during pregnancy, that is the preferred option,” said Dr. Jenny Eileen Murase, an assistant clinical professor of […]

‘Designer Cells’ Show Promise Against Psoriasis in Lab Mice

December 16, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve engineered cells capable of automatically detecting and treating psoriasis flare-ups in lab mice — in an early step toward a “precision” therapy for the chronic skin disease.
Experts said they were “excited” by the findings, reported Dec. 16 in the journal Science Translational […]

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

November 25, 2015

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests.
Between 2009 and 2015, retail prices of brand-name dermatologic drugs rose 401 percent, on average, study […]

Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

October 9, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided.
Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly thought psoriasis — which produces widespread, scaly […]

Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

October 8, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The skin disorder psoriasis appears linked with artery inflammation, raising the odds for heart disease, a new study says.
“As the amount of psoriasis increases, the amount of blood vessel inflammation increases,” said senior investigator Dr. Nehal Mehta, a clinical investigator with the U.S. National Heart, […]

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 […]

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