Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prevalence data suggest increasing trend of psoriasis with age

A clear bimodal age pattern exists in psoriasis onset, and prevalence shows an increasing trend with age until 60 or 70 years, according to a review published in the February issue of the British Journal of Dermatology.

Oncology & Cancer

How inflammatory signalling molecules contribute to carcinogenesis

A team of MedUni Vienna researchers led by Johannes A. Schmid at the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Research, has managed to identify a previously unknown molecular connection ...

Inflammatory disorders

Child proton pump inhibitor use may increase asthma risk

Initiation of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is associated with an increased risk for asthma among children compared with nonuse, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Inflammatory disorders

Scientists switch on tissue repair in inflammatory bowel disease

A method that instructs immune system cells to help repair damaged tissues in the intestine has been developed by researchers at KU Leuven and Seoul National University. This opens the way for more effective treatment of ...

Cardiology

Uncovering a link between inflammation and heart disease

Inflammation is part of an immune response to fight off pathogens and clear infections. But patients with cardiac disease often have chronic inflammation that damages their hearts, even with no infection present.

Inflammatory disorders

In survey of those with uncontrolled asthma, half smoked cannabis

As the number of states increase where medical and recreational cannabis use is legal, so does the importance that physicians discuss with patients the effects of cannabis on those with asthma. A new survey in Annals of Allergy, ...

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