Immunology

Research identifies obesity and infection link

The list of diseases and conditions complicated by obesity is a long one; it includes heart disease, cancer, diabetes and impaired wound healing, as well as skin infections. It is not always clear, however, in what way this ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Full functionality after hip fracture takes two to three years

Hip fracture survivors experience notable declines in function and well-being in the first year after a hip fracture compared with peers without fracture, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal ...

Medical research

Developmental origins of eczema and psoriasis discovered

Scientists have created a highly detailed map of skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are re-activated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease. The researchers from the Wellcome Sanger ...

Medical research

Weaker skin barrier leads to faster uptake of chemicals

The ability of skin to protect from chemicals is heritable. Some people are less well-protected, which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in ...

Medical research

A novel approach to Parkinson's disease

When scientists study the neuronal mechanisms responsible for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, they can open the door to promising new approaches to treating those diseases with drugs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scabies: The neglected tropical disease no one wants to talk about

Some diseases are more likely to enter public conversation than others. COVID-19 has dominated the public discourse in 2020, while cancer and AIDS are high-profile diseases that attract significant scientific and media attention. ...

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Skin disease

Dermatosis (plural dermatoses), a noun, is defined as "any disease of the skin," and, while thousands of skin disorders have been described, only a small number account for most visits to the doctor. Uncommon presentations of common diseases are common.

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