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    1. 5 Summer Tips for Psoriasis

      The end of a long winter can be good news for people with psoriasis. Warmer weather may mean smoother skin. "Many people report considerable relief of their psoriasis flares in the summer," says Erin Boh, MD, PhD. She's the Chastain chair of the department of dermatology at Tulane University Medical

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    2. Steroids Often Wrongly Prescribed for Psoriasis

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although corticosteroid pills are not recommended for the management of psoriasis, new research reveals these drugs are commonly prescribed by dermatologists treating this chronic skin condition. Corticosteroids, i

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    3. Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests. Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 1

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    4. Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the legions of Americans living with the red, scaly patches of psoriasis, doctors have good news. "We are at a point where we can help almost anyone, and we can do it fairly safely," said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, who chairs the Na

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    5. Weight Loss Might Ease Psoriasis, Study Hints

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis who lose weight could experience some relief from the symptoms of their chronic skin disease, according to a small new study. A clinical trial based in Denmark found that obese patients with psoriasis w

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    6. How to Stay Upbeat When You Have Psoriasis

      Scaly psoriasis patches may make you self-conscious about how you look. Your emotional response could cut even deeper. Having psoriasis increases your risk of depression by nearly 40% -- more than 70% if your psoriasis is severe. So it’s important to take care of your emotional health as well as you

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    7. Psoriasis Linked to Diabetes

      Aug. 29, 2012 (Munich, Germany) -- The chronic skin disorder psoriasis may raise the risk of diabetes, a large study shows. The risk is highest -- about two-fold higher -- in patients with the most severe psoriasis, says researcher Ole Ahlehoff, MD, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in cardiology at Copen

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    8. Some Psoriasis Therapies May Cut Heart Attack Risk

      Aug. 20, 2012 -- People with psoriasis, known to be at higher risk of heart attack, had a lower risk when treated with drugs known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, such as Enbrel, Humira or Remicade, compared to medicines applied to the skin, according to new research. Those on oral medici

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    9. Vigorous Exercise Might Protect Against Psoriasis

      May 24, 2012 -- Here's yet another reason to exercise: A new study suggests that vigorous physical activity could reduce the risk of psoriasis. The findings come out of the long-running Nurses' Health Study, which includes only women, but previous research suggests that exercise may also protect men

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    10. Biologic Treatments May Ease Psoriasis

      March 28, 2012 -- Two experimental biologic treatments may help treat psoriasis, researchers report in The New England Journal of Medicine. The biologics are called brodalumab and ixekizumab. They're both given by injection and target the same inflammation-promoting protein, interleukin-17. In trial

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