Psychology & Psychiatry

When your immune system meddles in your love life

About a decade ago, evolutionary psychologists suggested that humans have evolved a first line of defense against disease: a behavioural immune system (BIS). This system is thought to be unconsciously activated, to varying ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatal case of hidradenitis suppurativa described

(HealthDay)—Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be associated with infectious and/or neoplastic fatal complications, according to a case report published online Oct. 16 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

Immunology

Uncovering why psoriasis recurs

New research by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rockefeller University helps address a longstanding question about the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis: Why do skin lesions that have resolved with therapy ...

Medications

Odomzo approved for recurring basal cell carcinoma

(HealthDay)—Odomzo (sonidegib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat basal cell carcinoma skin cancer that has returned despite surgery or radiation.

Neuroscience

In MS patients, HDL cholesterol has a protective effect

Several studies in recent years have shown that high cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of lesions in the brains of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the impact of HDL cholesterol—high-density ...

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