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Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

New research finds that treatment with biologic drugs reduces coronary plaque buildup among people with severe psoriasis. An immunosuppressant drug for psoriasis can also improve heart artery health for those with the skin condition. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 7.5 million people in the United States and approximately 125 million worldwide. […]

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Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Why Do More and More Americans Use Medical Marijuana?

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Easing chronic pain is the main reason Americans use medical marijuana, a new study finds. “We wanted to understand the reasons why people are using cannabis medically, and whether those reasons for use are evidence-based,” said lead author Kevin Boehnke. He’s an investigator at […]

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Chest Pain

Chest Pain

Angina and heart attack (myocardial infarction) The concern for most patients and health care professionals is that any chest pain may originate from the heart. Angina is the term given to pain that occurs because the coronary arteries (blood vessels to the heart muscle) narrow and decrease the amount of oxygen that can be delivered […]

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Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men’s Fertility?

Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men’s Fertility?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Forget the mellow slacker image — pot smoking might actually make men more potent. Men who’ve smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who’ve never given it a try, a new study reports. There’s also a potential […]

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Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Little Evidence Pain Creams Work

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite their wide use, commercial pain creams and gels don’t do much for chronic pain, a new report claims. In fact, the government-funded study, ordered by U.S. Congress, found these creams/gels were no better than placebos, researchers said. “Our study of nearly 400 pain […]