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Obesity, moderate drinking linked to psoriatic arthritis
body mass index and moderate – but not heavy – drinking may increase the risk of individuals with psoriasis going on to develop psoriatic arthritis, a study has found.Around one in five people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), wrote Amelia ......(full story)
Postdural puncture headache linked to increased risk of subdural hematoma
puncture headache in women who have undergone neuraxial anesthesia in childbirth may be associated with a small but significant increase in the risk of being diagnosed with intracranial subdural hematoma, research findings suggest.A cohort study, published online in JAMA Neurology, looked at ......(full story)
Inflammatory markers may start in later stages of bipolar disorder
IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), and tumor necrosis factor–alpha (TNF-alpha) activity was associated with inflammation and neurodegeneration in patients with chronic bipolar disorder, according to Sercan Karabulut, MD, of Kepez State Hospital in Antalya, Turkey, and associates.In a study published in the Turkish ......(full story)
For trans children, early gender ID conversion efforts damage lifelong mental health
identity conversion efforts during early childhood quadruple lifetime risk of suicidal behavior for transgender people, a study of almost 28,000 adults has determined.The findings prompted the authors to issue a blanket warning against the controversial treatment, which already has been decried by ......(full story)
Ankylosing spondylitis severity, comorbidities higher in blacks than in whites
ankylosing spondylitis may be more common among whites, black patients have more comorbidities and express higher disease activity, Dilpreet Kaur Singh, MD, and Marina Magrey, MBBS, reported in The Journal of Rheumatology.A retrospective review of a large U.S. medical database conducted by ......(full story)
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