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Nov
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Study finds new genetic links to psoriasis

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An international research team has published data from a group of studies, which have uncovered new genetic variants associated with the autoimmune disease, psoriasis.

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11
Nov
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Dating With Psoriasis

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Dating is rarely easy for anyone. But when you live with a disfiguring skin disease like psoriasis, you have another layer of anxiety to add to the everyday stresses of finding a partner.

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11
Nov
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Study Finds Links Between Psoriasis, Heart Failure

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People with the skin disorder psoriasis might be at higher risk for heart failure and should be screened for heart disease, experts say.

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08
Nov
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Psoriasis - Things You Should Know

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Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease that causes the excessive growth of skin cells, and usually brings the red and scaly patches along with it. There are five types of psoriasis, each with different types of symptoms.

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07
Nov
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National Psoriasis Foundation - Research and Tools

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The National Psoriasis Foundation has a wealth of great resources and tools to help you manage your disease and live well with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

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07
Nov
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Psoriasis - Related Medindia Resources

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Psoriasis is a recurrent and complex inflammatory skin disorder that can have tremendous physical and psychological impact on the sufferer.
Psoriasis is a complex, inflammatory disease which mostly affects the skin and joints. It is however not a contagious disease.

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09
Sep
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Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review

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alert_12_iconThe health benefits of organic foods are unclear. To review evidence comparing the health effects of organic and conventional foods. MEDLINE (January 1966 to May 2011), EMBASE, CAB Direct, Agricola, TOXNET, Cochrane Library (January 1966 to May 2009), and bibliographies of retrieved articles. English-language reports of comparisons of organically and conventionally grown food or of populations consuming these foods. 17 studies in humans and 223 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in foods met inclusion criteria.

 


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Crystal Smith-Spangler, Margaret L. Brandeau, Grace E. Hunter,  et al.  (2012). Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review.  Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012;157:348-366. Continue reading
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12
Jul
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Immunosuppressive effects of fish oil and flaxseed oil

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Alert_11_iconThe omega-6 fatty acids are the predominant polyunsaturated fats. The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are metabolically distinct and have opposing physiologic functions. Animal and human studies support the hypothesis that omega-3 PUFA suppress cell mediated immune responses. The increased omega-6/omega-3 ratio in Western diets most likely contributes to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and inflammatory disorders.


 

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Virella G, Fourspring K, Hyman B, Haskill-Stroud R, Long L, Virella I, La Via M, Gross AJ, Lopes-Virella M. (1991). Immunosuppressive effects of fish oil in normal human volunteers: correlation with the in vitro effects of eicosapentanoic acid on human lymphocytes. Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology. 1991 Nov;61(2 Pt 1):161-76.

Park HJ, Park JS, Hayek MG, Reinhart GA, Chew BP. (2011). Dietary fish oil and flaxseed oil suppress inflammation and immunity in cats. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 2011 Jun 15;141(3-4):301-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2011.02.024. Epub 2011 Mar 6.

Simopoulos AP. (2002). Omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2002 Dec;21(6):495-505.

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Jul
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A Review of Health Outcomes in Patients with Psoriasis

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Alert10_iconPearce and colleagues110 examined the cost-effectiveness of psoriasis treatments over a 12-week period comparing methotrexate, acitretin, cyclosporine, narrow band UV-B, PUVA, etanercept, and efalizumab. The total cost per completed treatment regimen was calculated based on drug acquisition costs, dosing and cost of physician visits, laboratory testing, phototherapy treatment charges, liver biopsy, and infusions charges.

 

 

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Li Kai & Armstrong April W. (2012). A Review of Health Outcomes in Patients with Psoriasis. Dermatologic Clinics. Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 61-72, January 2012 Continue reading
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May
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National Skin Centre: An Article about Psoriasis

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I happen to come across an article on Psoriasis on National Skin Centre website. I find it short and concise,making it easy to understand.It is coupled with some illustrative photos.

 

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