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Safety Issues Prompt FDA Changes to Psoriasis Drug Label

By Theresa TamkinsFRIDAY, Oct. 17 (Health.com) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday that it has updated the label for the psoriasis drug Raptiva to reflect the fact that the drug may increase the risk of life-threatening opportunistic infections. Known as a boxed warning, the new label …

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Living Well with Psoriasis on World Psoriasis Day

Even if you don’t have psoriasis and don’t know anyone with this skin condition, it’s helpful to be aware of the myths and facts, especially on World Psoriasis Day. Between 5.8 million and 7.5 million people live with the skin disease psoriasis, yet almost half with moderate to severe cases …

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The Strange Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

By Tara HaelleHealthDay 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 study author Dr. Roger …

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What Psoriasis Feels Like

Actress Ciena Rae Nelson took to Instagram last week to post a powerful message about psoriasis with a pair of side-by-side photos: On the left, her face during a flare-up, the red, scaly patches just visible beneath her makeup. On the right, the same photo, but edited to enhance the color and details—and …

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The Many Ways Stress Can Affect Your Skin

Last week Anne Hathaway was apparently so stressed out by an upcoming appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she broke out in hives. “Proof that nerves are real,” she posted with a photo of the angry rash on Instagram. And a few days ago actress Kirsten Storms announced she was taking …

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This New Psoriasis Drug May Offer Long

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new drug that has shown “unprecedented” effects on the skin condition psoriasis seems to work well in the longer term, too, researchers report. The drug, called ixekizumab (Taltz), was approved in March by the U.S. Food and Drug …

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This May Be Why Women Are Far More Likely to Get Autoimmune Diseases

Nearly 80% of people who suffer from autoimmune diseases are women, and why that’s the case has long been a medical mystery. But new research suggests the answer may have to do with differences between men’s and women’s genes—a discovery that could pave the way for better diagnostic methods and treatments in the future. Autoimmune …

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Did Stress Trigger Kim Kardashian West's Psoriasis Flare

After a three-month hiatus, Kim Kardashian West returned to social media this week with a series of adorable photos of North and Saint. But a recent tweet has fans concerned about the reality star’s well-being.  Kardashian West, 36, suffers from , an autoimmune disease that causes raised red, white, or silvery patches on …

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Cyndi Lauper on Her Psoriasis Treatment

I found out I had psoriasis when… I had this kind of buildup on my scalp, which, because my son played hockey at the time, I thought Oh, it might be bugs [from the hockey players]. I’d never had bugs. Then I went to the doctor and he said, “No, …

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