Pediatrics

Vitamin D lessens symptoms of severe eczema in children

Vitamin D supplementation eased the symptoms experienced by children with severe atopic dermatitis, or eczema, in a recent randomized controlled trial published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cure found for rare form of inflammatory bowel disease

A rare genetic condition which causes inflammatory bowel disease can be successfully treated by bone marrow transplant, according to University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists demonstrate how genetic variations cause eczema

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health delineates how two relatively common variations in a gene called KIF3A are responsible for an impaired skin barrier that allows increased water loss from the skin, ...

Immunology

Antihypotensive agent disrupts the immune system in sepsis

Patients who go into septic shock are treated with the antihypotensive agent norepinephrine. Researchers from Radboud University Medical Center published results in today's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Psoriasis tied to higher Alzheimer disease risk

(HealthDay)—The incidence of Alzheimer disease (AD) is significantly higher in patients with psoriasis versus individuals without psoriasis, according to a Korean study published online April 15 in Scientific Reports.

Medical research

New approach to treating arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

Researchers from Peter Mac have discovered an innovative way to dampen severe inflammation in mice, uncovering a potential new therapeutic approach for inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis and ...

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