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  1. Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- 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. "Psoriasis in general is a pretty visible disease," said s

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  2. Your Psoriasis Questions Answered

    Got questions about psoriasis? WebMD is here with answers, from the most basic issues to more complicated topics. Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from our Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD. What ca

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  3. Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay 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

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  4. Home Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

    If your search for relief from scalp psoriasis leaves you scratching your head, set your mind at ease. Remedies are as close as your corner store, and some you may already have in your pantry. There are a lot of good products you can buy without a prescription, says Joel Gelfand, MD. The trick is us

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  5. New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriasis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter 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 hav

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  6. Psoriasis and Obesity: What’s the Connection?

    Did you know that psoriasis may be linked to your weight? People with this skin condition are more likely than others to be obese. And if you have a lot of extra pounds, the condition may become worse and harder to treat. Doctors don’t know which comes first. But long-lasting inflammation throughout

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  7. Ways to Ease Pain During a Psoriasis Flare

    When you’ve got psoriasis pain, you want relief. There are several things you can do to help ease it and soothe your skin. First, if your skin is cracked and bleeding, see your doctor right away, says dermatologist Colby Evans, MD, chairman-elect of the board of trustees of the National Psoriasis Fo

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  8. Advances in Psoriasis Treatment

    Psoriasis treatment has come a long way in the past 10 years. That's welcome news for the 7.5 million Americans with this complex skin disease. "Every year, we've had either a new medication or a new use for one of these medications," says Michael P. Heffernan, MD. He's a dermatologist with Central

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  9. Exercise and Psoriasis

    Pain may make you feel like sitting still, but when you move it can help how your skin looks and feels. Hard to believe?   Exercise is good for your immune system, and it helps fight inflammation in your body. Experts think inflammation may make psoriasis worse. Bonus: Being active helps fight stres

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  10. MS, Psoriasis Drugs and Deadly Brain Infections

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay 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

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