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    1. Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay 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 o

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    2. Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay 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

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    3. 'Designer Cells' Promising Against Mice Psoriasis

      By Amy Norton HealthDay 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

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    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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