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What causes hives and how dangerous can they be? A nurse practitioner explains

Every year, about 20% of Americans will get hives—those itchy, red bumps or welts that can appear after a day in the garden, taking medication, being bitten by a bug or for no apparent reason at all. Patricia A. MacCulloch ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Immune-inflammatory biomarkers higher in severe mental illness, type 2 diabetes mellitus

Individuals with severe mental illness or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have increased levels of peripheral immune-inflammatory biomarkers, which may contribute to neurocognitive and social deficits, according to a study ...

Immunology

Potential long-term treatment for asthma found

A possible way to tackle one of the underlying causes of asthma has been developed by researchers from Aston University and Imperial College London. In tests in mice, the researchers were able to virtually eliminate asthmatic ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Inside out' signaling promotes tumor growth

A specific immune system kinase has been found to promote tumor inflammation and progression, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

Inflammatory disorders

Update on acute liver inflammation of unknown origin in children

Unexplained cases of acute liver inflammation in children, especially in the United Kingdom (U.K.), were reported earlier this year. In response, the European Reference Network on Hepatological Diseases (ERN RARE-LIVER) conducted ...

Medical research

Dermatologist visits shorter for Asian psoriasis patients

Asian patients with psoriasis receive significantly less face-to-face time with a dermatologist than patients of other races and ethnicities, according to a research letter published online Aug. 3 in JAMA Dermatology.

Medical research

Inflammation accelerates aging of the hematopoietic system

In mice, inflammation in early to mid-life leads to a permanent decline in functional blood stem cells, according to a recent publication by scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Stem Cell Institute ...

Medications

Seven in ten people with asthma could be using less medication

Seven out of ten Australians with asthma aged over 12 years may be prescribed too much preventer medicine. In Australian Prescriber Prof. Helen Reddel and coauthors from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research write about ...

Inflammatory disorders

Teleconsultation to prevent skin conditions in infants

A recent publication in JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting reported that mothers of infants are prone to experiencing parenting stress, which adversely affects mothers' and children's well-being. Additionally, studies have reported ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New acne treatment 'exciting', but Europe will have to wait

A new drug touted as the first real breakthrough in acne treatment in decades has been available for months in the United States, but when it will hit the shelves in Europe and elsewhere remains unclear.

Inflammatory disorders

Familial risk estimated for inflammatory bowel disease

The risk for a patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) having a first-degree relative (FDR) with IBD is increased, according to a study published in the August issue of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling stressed? It can show in your skin, hair and nails

Stress is a part of life. Whether your stressors are small or large, they can impact both your mental and physical well-being. While we can't completely remove stress from our lives, board-certified dermatologists can recommend ...

Medications

OCS-sparing effect of dupilumab for severe asthma maintained

Long-term treatment of severe asthma with dupilumab supports sustained reduction in oral corticosteroid (OCS) dosage and improvement in clinical end points for up to 96 weeks, according to a study published in the July issue ...

Medications

Marijuana plant might hold key to treating chronic inflammation

Several minor cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant "strongly inhibit" the activation of human immune cells that lead to chronic inflammation, according to physiologists at The Queen's Medical Center and University ...

Medical research

Finding the triggers of inflammation

Chronic or acute inflammation can contribute to a range of ailments—some potentially deadly—including stroke, respiratory and heart disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. In May, ...

Immunology

In colitis patients, skin conditions may originate in the gut

A new study by UC San Francisco researchers reveals how gut inflammation can disrupt not only the digestive system, but also the skin. It's a tale in which the main players are specialized immune cells and the bacterial communities—called ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Discovery of molecular pathway through which stress affects lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects all the organ systems of the body. This chronic disease includes periods of illness, called flare ups, and periods of remission, when symptoms are few. ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Study lays foundation for new psoriasis treatment strategy

About 250,000 people in Austria suffer from psoriasis. One third of them develop inflammation in their joints (psoriatic arthritis) as a result of the chronic skin condition. As part of a study, a MedUni Vienna research team ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug target identified for inflammatory lung disease

Researchers at the Centenary Institute and the University of Technology Sydney have identified a new drug target for the treatment and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease ...

Inflammatory disorders

Twelve-week treatment regimen reduces facial redness

A 12-week topical treatment regimen for facial redness and sensitive skin calms inflamed skin and is well-tolerated, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Inflammatory disorders

What is cellulitis? A dermatologist explains

Your skin usually deflects any bacteria it encounters, protecting you from all sorts of infections. However, when you get a bug bite or a rash, some of that bacteria can sneak in, potentially causing serious consequences.

Immunology

Females found to itch less than males

Among the many reasons men may have for envying women, at least when it comes to skin inflammation, is that women have a significantly lower incidence of severe psoriasis. However, the underlying reason for the sex differences ...

Inflammatory disorders

Predictors of diagnostic delay in psoriasis identified

Diagnostic delay is common for patients with psoriasis and is increased for men and with psoriasis in specific areas, according to a study recently published online in the British Journal of Dermatology.