Two Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis: Studies

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Two experimental drugs show promise in treating psoriasis and a related condition, psoriatic arthritis, new studies report.
The drugs, brodalumab and secukinumab (Cosentyx), represent a new approach to treatment, said…
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2 Experimental Drugs Offer Hope Against Psoriasis: Studies

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Two experimental drugs show promise in treating psoriasis and a related condition, psoriatic arthritis, new studies report.
The drugs, brodalumab and secukinumab (Cosentyx), represent a new approach to treatment, said…
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Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds.
“As the severity of obesity in kids gets worse, their risks for…
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'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Smokers are more likely to cut back or quit if they switch to cigarettes made from tobacco containing very low levels of nicotine, new research shows.
In the study, the participants smoked nearly one-third fewer…
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Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Having a cold or the flu may sometimes trigger a stroke in children — particularly those with underlying health conditions — though the overall risk remains low, a new study indicates.
Comparing two groups of more than…
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Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — The presence of four types of gut bacteria in infancy may reduce a child’s risk for asthma, Canadian researchers report.
Most infants get these bacteria naturally from the environment. But some babies are given…
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Could Your Cellphone Be Harming Your Love Life?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Spending too much time on your cellphone can take a toll on your love life, a new study finds.
Baylor University researchers surveyed more than 450 American adults to define and gauge the impact of what they called…
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Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Injuries from accidents and violence cost the United States $671 billion in 2013, with men accounting for far more of those costs than women, federal health officials reported Wednesday.
Fatal injuries cost $214 billion…
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More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Bubblegum, cotton candy, chocolate: Just a few of the tempting flavors often added to tobacco being consumed by American children and teens.
Now, an analysis of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey finds that seven in…
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U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 — Faster helicopter transport times helped reduce deaths among U.S. soldiers who suffered serious combat injuries in Afghanistan, researchers say.
In 2009, the Pentagon introduced what’s known as the Golden Hour Policy,…
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