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Young adults in Britain more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have a higher education background

Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new ...

New material temporarily tightens skin

“Second skin” polymer could also be used to protect dry skin and deliver drugs. ...

Is hair the root to understanding our stress levels?

Women with lower incomes have higher concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair, according to a new study from UCL. ... Full story

Virtual Dermatology Care Increases Access to Specialists for Medicaid Enrollees

Offering virtual dermatology care to Medicaid recipients can sharply increase use of dermatology services, offering one potential way to increase access to medical specialists who are in short supply, according to a new RAND Corporation study. ... Full story

Health system fails to prepare patients for reality of psoriatic arthritis

In a new University of Manchester study, people with psoriatic arthritis have told researchers about the condition’s deeply damaging mental effects and how healthcare services failed to prepare them for its reality. ... Full story

Medicare Patients Have Low Adherence to Biologic Drug Therapy for Psoriasis

Penn study hints that patient out-of-pocket costs are a factor ... Full story

Penn Medicine Study Uncovers New Pathways that Control Skin Tanning and Lightening

Results Could Lead to Development of Treatments that Tan or Lighten Skin without UV Radiation or Toxic Bleaching Agents ... Full story

Research opens new treatment strategies for specific form of Psoriasis

​ Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease that is characterized by patches of abnormal and inflamed skin. It is generally thought to have a genetic origin, which can be further triggered by environmental factors. People with specific mutations in the CARD14 gene have a high probability of developing psoriasis. A VIB/UGent research team now reveals the molecular signaling mechanism by which mutations in CARD14 lead to increased inflammation in patients with psoriasis. The results are published in the prestigious journal EMBO Reports. ... Full story

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