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    1. Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay 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

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    2. Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests. The depression risk may be driven more by concerns about appearance than by th

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    3. 2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay 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, sai

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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 stress,

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