Health News

Several New Medications Approved
As a new year begins, we celebrate the beginning of something new and exciting. This year, that includes several new medication approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Psoriasis May Increase High Blood Pressure Risk
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition, but it may be more than skin-deep. It may also raise high blood pressure risk.
Psoriasis Risk Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women
The health of your heart and that of your skin may not seem that connected, but the authors of a new study suggest that for some women, the two may be intertwined.
Treat Psoriasis, Save Your Heart
Those suffering from psoriasis are known to be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke. A new treatment for psoriasis may also significantly decrease the cardiovascular risk. In the treatment, a compound known as adalimumab (sold as Humira ) is injected under the skin. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology and showed that the treatment decreased skin damage and improved cardiovascular health indicators. Ask your dermatologist about psoriasis’ relation with cardiovascular disease. Robert Bissonn...
Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk for Heart Attacks
For people who suffer from the inflammatory skin disease psoriasis, their risks of a heart attack, stroke, or dying from cardiovascular disease are much higher.
Overweight kids develop more psoriasis
Overweight children have a significantly higher prevalence of psoriasis - and they are also at higher risk for heart disease that starts in childhood with higher cholesterol levels.