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Study examines skin diseases in older adults
In a study of 552 adults aged 70 to 93 years old, 80% of participants had at least one skin disease that required treatment, and the most common conditions were fungal skin infections, rosacea, actinic keratosis, and eczema. (2020-08-05)

Psoriasis patients' mental health is more than skin-deep
A new study from Umeå University, Sweden, shows that other somatic diseases have even more impact on patients' mental health than their skin symptoms, highlighting the importance of holistic patient care. (2020-06-04)

Allergic diseases increase the risk of adult-onset asthma
A Finnish study found that the more allergic diseases an individual has, the higher the asthma risk. (2019-09-06)

'Intensive' beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases
More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests. (2019-07-17)

Medication linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Medications that target tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), a protein involved in inflammation, have revolutionized the management of certain autoimmune diseases, but paradoxically, these agents might provoke the development of other autoimmune conditions. (2019-07-03)

The bigger the evolutionary jump, the more lethal cross-species diseases could be
Some diseases which are fatal in one species can cause only mild discomfort in another--but it's hard for scientists to predict how lethal a disease will be if it leaps across species. However, a new paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that the evolutionary relationship between infected hosts can predict the impact of diseases. (2019-03-28)

Skin diseases are more common than we think
Skin diseases are ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, but many affected people do not consult a physician. A new Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology study estimates the prevalence of skin diseases outside the typical medical setting. (2019-03-20)

Fruit fly protein could be new tool in tackling disease-carrying mosquitos
An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling disease-carrying mosquitos, such as malaria and yellow fever, scientists at the University of York have found. (2018-10-11)

Consumption of fast food linked with asthma and other allergic diseases
A new Respirology review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis. (2018-07-05)

New theory on why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases
New findings are now being presented on possible mechanisms behind gender differences in the occurrence of rheumatism and other autoimmune diseases. The study, published in Nature Communications, can be of significance for the future treatment of diseases. (2018-06-05)

Study links asthma and allergic rhinitis with cataracts
In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of having cataracts. Atopic dermatitis was not linked with cataracts in the Journal of Dermatology study, however. (2018-01-04)

Immune diseases inflict identical twins differently
A new study by researchers at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine reports which epigenetic factors in certain chromosomes that make one twin more at risk for autoimmune thyroid diseases. (2017-12-12)

Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases
This review focuses on four modifiable risk factors including physical inactivity, vascular disease-related conditions, obesity and type two diabetes mellitus, all of which have been identified as risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD). (2017-08-25)

Coral disease outbreaks fluctuate with El Niño years, new research finds
Disease outbreaks in corals have followed El Niño-fueled coral bleaching events in the past, leading to speculation about the connection between the diseases and the El Niño cycles. This new study confirms the speculation. (2017-07-31)

Reproducing a retinal disease on a chip
Good news for the treatment of retinal diseases using the organ-on-a-chip approach. (2017-06-14)

Study examines burden of skin disease worldwide
How much do skin diseases contribute to the burden of disease worldwide? (2017-03-01)

Oxford University Press to publish Diseases of the Esophagus
Oxford University Press and the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish Diseases of the Esophagus, ISDE's monthly scientific journal. (2017-01-30)

Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young people: arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases. (2016-11-24)

Antioxidant therapies may help in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases
A new review examines the potential of antioxidant approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis. (2016-08-01)

Treating diseases at their origin
Hokkaido University scientists are getting closer to understanding the function of a protein involved in vital cellular processes. This may lead to the discovery of drugs that can treat some cancers and autoimmune disorders. (2016-06-30)

Will blocking IL-17A help treat kidney disease?
Animal studies of diseases damaging glomeruli suggest that IL-17A/F and Th17 cells are involved in the initial inflammatory response within the kidney. (2016-01-22)

Possible new treatment for neurodegenerative diseases found
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that a well-established anti-epileptic drug could also be used as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases. (2015-10-13)

Link between Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes could lead to new treatment
Could a new treatment for Alzheimer's be found by studying type 2 diabetes? Dr. Jie Zheng and his team believe they have found a link that could lead to a single drug that treats both diseases. (2015-09-15)

WHO says the international community must do more to take action against rabies
A new report from the World Health Organisation urges the global community to accelerate action against rabies and other neglected zoonotic diseases. (2015-07-16)

New research: Coffee not associated with lifestyle diseases
Danish researchers are the first in the world to have used our genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body. The new study shows that coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases. (2015-07-09)

Asbestos use in Asia poses serious health dangers
The use of asbestos continues to increase in Asia despite clear health hazards. A recent Respirology review notes that with approximately 4.3 billion people and a growing population, Asia will likely see a large crop of asbestos-related lung diseases in the next few decades. (2015-04-07)

Depression often co-occurs with joint diseases
Those suffering from depressive symptoms have an increased risk for physical diseases, especially for arthrosis and arthritis. These findings were reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Ruhr-University Bochum. Their results, based on data from 14,300 people living in Switzerland, have been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Public Health. (2015-04-01)

Canadians' preferences for receiving incidental findings from genetic testing
Although many people value receiving information about incidental findings identified from genomic sequencing, not everyone wants to know about genetic conditions regardless of potential health implications, found a study of Canadian preferences in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2015-03-09)

Tracking parasites with satellites
Scientists are teaming up to use satellite data to target deadly parasites to help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids. (2015-02-14)

PIDS supports IDSA statement on involuntary quarantine of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected countries
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society endorses a statement from the Infectious Diseases Society of America regarding involuntary quarantine of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected countries. (2014-10-28)

Patients with eating disorders have an increased risk of autoimmune diseases
Finnish researchers have observed an association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases with different genetic backgrounds. Their findings support the link between immune-mediated mechanisms and development of eating disorders. (2014-08-26)

Regulating the regulators: Degradation is key to the activity of the miR-21 oncomiR
Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies in Japan have gained new clues that suggest the existence of a regulatory network that contributes to the irregular proliferation of cells in diseases such as cancers and psoriasis. (2014-07-21)

The Lancet: Infectious diseases cause significant burden in the USA
Infectious diseases remain major public health challenges in the United States, according to a new report published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans. (2014-07-01)

New book from CSHLPress provides a comprehensive review of the biology of the skin
'The Skin and Its Diseases' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is a vital reference for dermatologists, cancer biologists, cell and developmental biologists, immunologists, and all who seek to understand the numerous functions and diseases of this major organ. (2014-06-13)

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say
Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate the lives of thousands of people in the developing world, a study reveals. (2014-06-06)

Domesticated animals provide vital link to emergence of new diseases
Research at the University of Liverpool suggests pets and other domesticated animals could provide new clues into the emergence of infections that can spread between animals and humans. (2014-05-15)

Loyola neurologist is co-editor of 3-volume, 1,480-page guide to clinical neurology
Loyola University Medical Center neurologist Jose Biller, M.D., is co-editor of a three-volume, 1,480-page comprehensive guide to clinical neurology. (2013-12-13)

Prion-like proteins drive several diseases of aging
Two leading neurology researchers have proposed a theory that could unify scientists' thinking about several neurodegenerative diseases and suggest therapeutic strategies to combat them. (2013-09-05)

Institut Pasteur Korea -- DNDi come together for the fight against neglected diseases
IP-K and DNDi have entered into a Master Research Agreement for collaboration in identification and development of safe, effective and affordable new treatments for patients suffering from neglected diseases. Under the terms of agreement, both parties will conduct various research programs including Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease for next two years. (2013-08-14)

Brain inflammation likely key initiator to prion and Parkinson's disease
In a recent publication, researchers of the Computational Biology group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine showed that neuro-inflammation plays a crucial role in initiating prion disease. (2012-11-29)

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