Psoriasis in the News

Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis

03/21/2014 - Condition affects some with psoriasis

Health Tip: Avoiding Acne Triggers

03/18/2014 - These things may cause skin problems

Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines

02/28/2014 - Their use may cause skin flare-ups and isn't backed by evidence, study author says

Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study

02/19/2014 - Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

02/14/2014 - In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children

01/13/2014 - Researchers report six cases where stopping use of wipes resolved skin reaction

Dermatologist Offers Tips on Dry Winter Skin

12/28/2013 - Keep showers short, apply moisturizer, wear soft fabrics such as cotton

Study Finds Links Between Psoriasis, Heart Failure

11/01/2013 - Researchers recommend screening psoriasis patients for heart risks

Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face

10/30/2013 - Siblings who smoked had more wrinkles, creases, droops and jowls

Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

10/16/2013 - Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

Psoriasis Drug May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes: Report

09/23/2013 - Alefacept appeared to reduce need for insulin in study

Health Tip: Treating Psoriasis on the Feet

09/19/2013 - Keep them moisturized

Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

09/13/2013 - There's no cure, but experts cite reasons for hope for 7.5 million Americans with the disease

Atlanta Women Offers Hope for Those With Psoriasis

09/13/2013 - 'The majority of people don't know what psoriasis is, but many are open to hearing more about it,' she says

FDA Approves Botox for Crow's Feet

09/11/2013 - However, cosmetic improvement is only temporary

Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study

09/04/2013 - Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

Skin Care Tips for Psoriasis Patients

08/23/2013 - Expert suggests ways to ease itching and other discomforts

Many Psoriasis Patients Going Without Treatment, Study Finds

08/14/2013 - More than half surveyed said they are dissatisfied with the level of care

Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says

08/07/2013 - As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids

07/26/2013 - Often caused by medical devices, these wounds can cause distress for family members, researchers say

Reference: Skin, Hair and Nails section on Better Medicine

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Psoriasis usually starts between ages 15 and 35.