Month: October 2019

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that is more likely to affect people with psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis have joint pain and chronic inflammation. The condition can also cause complications that range from mild to potentially life threatening. While most of the people who develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA) already have psoriasis, it is
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. The Trump administration may allow mint- and menthol-flavored vaping products to stay on the market after all. (Bloomberg) Firefighters aren’t the only ones facing occupational health risks from the wildfires raging in California. (Kaiser Health News) Former Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), the longest-serving African American in Congress
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Gut bacteria, specifically Prevotella histicola, have anti-inflammatory benefits that could help treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and ankylosing spondylitis. Researchers examined the possibility using mice, and more studies are planned. Mayo Clinic rheumatology chair Eric Matteson, M.D., explains why this is a hot area of research.
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The skin on the back of the neck by the hairline comes into contact with many things that can irritate it, including shampoo, residual detergent on clothing, sweat, and hair care products. This area of skin is also subject to friction from the hair and clothes. As a result, lumps, bumps, and other skin problems
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Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The study was conducted by Xiaobing Wang, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public
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A recent analysis investigated whether consuming dietary fiber and yogurt might be linked to a lower risk of lung cancer. Perhaps surprisingly, the team concludes that it is. Could yogurt and dietary fiber reduce lung cancer risk? A recent paper in the journal JAMA Oncology looks for a relationship between diet and lung cancer. In
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A swollen lump under the chin can be troubling, but it is usually not a cause for concern. Swollen lymph nodes, cysts, and allergies may cause these lumps to form. A lump can appear anywhere in the soft area under the chin and jawline. The lump may be large, small, firm, or soft, depending on
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SAN ANTONIO — More than half of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) had objective responses to treatment with an oral formulation of a topical corticosteroid, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed. After 12 weeks of treatment budesonide oral suspension (BOS), 53.1% of patients had histologic response (defined by reduced eosinophil count), and 52.6% had symptomatic response
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Graduates celebrated with faculty, family and friends on May 24. Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website: https://hms.harvard.edu
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Medical school is no joke. In fact, becoming a doctor requires completion of one of the world’s most rigorous and testing paths of any profession. A substantial percentage of medical students burn out, give up, or are plain miserable. Other students, like me, are the weirdos that actually enjoy the process. Here’s how I did
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To end the HIV epidemic in the United States, the use of behavioral and social science research-;combined with biomedical strategies-;is essential, according to a series of new papers in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS). The 15 article supplement was co-edited by two faculty members in the Perelman School of Medicine at the
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Everyone experiences feelings of sadness occasionally, but depression is different. It persists over time and can cause a variety of other symptoms. Depression is a medical condition that affects more than 300 million people globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). People sometimes call it clinical depression or major depressive disorder. In this article,
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Caffeine pills are a popular method for boosting short term energy and focus, often during work or study. But do they work and are they safe? Like drinking a cup of coffee, taking a caffeine pill
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Researchers conducted a database search to investigate whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. The researchers identified 146 patients harboring multiple intracranial aneurysms, five millimeters or less in diameter, that had been observed for at least five years. In this set of patients, the researchers found an
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LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer. During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the cervix. They send a sample of these cells to a laboratory to detect signs of cancer
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