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  • Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis

    Posted: 05/28/2017

    Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug might help ease the pain and disability of a form of arthritis often linked to psoriasis. According to Stanford University researchers, psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder tied to an out-of-control immune response. The disease affects about one in every 200 people and is often accompanied by the autoimmune skin disorder psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis typically arises af...

  • Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse

    Posted: 05/26/2017

    Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty and race are tied to the health of lupus patients in the United States, according to two new studies. One study of 783 patients linked poverty to an increased risk of organ damage from the autoimmune disease. It was published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology . "Persistent poverty and being poor in an area of concentrated poverty seem to worsen the amount of disease damage over time, while exiting poverty may ...

  • Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games

    Posted: 05/23/2017

    Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Playgrounds are supposed to be fun. But rusty bars, litter and poorly maintained equipment can make these seemingly kid-friendly zones downright dangerous, according to a group of emergency medicine physicians. More than 200,000 children are treated in the emergency department each year for playground-related injuries -- a dramatic increase in recent years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. And ...

  • People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maureen Murphy believes she has much to lose if Republicans in Congress pass a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. One of millions of Americans with a pre-existing condition, Murphy was a healthy nonsmoker with normal blood pressure when her medical saga began. What one hospital wrongly diagnosed as Bell's palsy turned out to be "antiphospholipid antibod...

  • Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When kids with autism graduate high school, they may need adult services to help them find a job or live on their own. And parents may need a helping hand in navigating the new and confusing system, researchers say. In a small study, investigators found that young adults with autism fared better when their parents received help in understanding the adult services system. The young adults were twice as likely to b...

  • Poverty May Be More Stressful for Women Than Men

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    Poverty May Be More Stressful for Women Than Men TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely to be anxious when they live in a poor community than in a more affluent one, a new British study suggests. But researchers say the same isn't true for men. "We see from our study that women who live in deprived areas not only have to cope with the effects of living in poverty, but are also much more susceptible to anxiety than their peers," said study lead author Olivia Remes. She's a candida...

  • Poorer Kindergarteners Face a 'Double Dose of Disadvantage'

    Posted: 05/15/2017

    Poorer Kindergarteners Face a 'Double Dose of Disadvantage' FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income kids face language-learning obstacles at home and at school, a new study contends. "Children may go from a home with limited physical and psychological resources for learning and language to a school with similar constraints, resulting in a double dose of disadvantage," said study lead author Susan Neuman. She is a professor of childhood and literacy education at New York University. Neuman and...

  • Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

    Posted: 05/14/2017

    Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A Colorado children's hospital saw four times as many marijuana-intoxicated teenagers land in its ER or urgent care centers following legalization of recreational pot in that state, a new study reports. The number of teens diagnosed annually with marijuana intoxication or testing positive for pot during a drug screen at Children's Hospital Colorado rose from 146 in 2005 to 639 in 2014. The fi...

  • Planning Your Diet Plan

    Posted: 05/14/2017

    Planning Your Diet Plan FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first rule of diet success is to make changes you can stick with for the long term. And that means scheduling -- not skipping -- meals and snacks. This keeps you feeling satisfied and helps you say no to tempting high-fat foods. You might do best on a plan with many small meals throughout the day. Or maybe a schedule of three meals, two small snacks and a low-calorie dessert would work better for you. People often find that mid-morning ...

  • Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

    Posted: 05/08/2017

    Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News ) -- Brain injuries suffered during wartime exposure to an explosive device often leave psychiatric troubles that can last years, new research shows. The study also discovered an "evolution" of symptoms, as cognitive (thinking and memory) symptoms ease, but psychological aftereffects linger. Many soldiers who've suffered a traumatic brain injury "experience evolution rather than resolution of symptoms from...