Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals
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  April 18, 2017  
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 Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study revealsWomen have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals
 
The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionally affects men.
 
 
 New EIU report highlights need for more government action to address the psoriasis challengeNew EIU report highlights need for more government action to address the psoriasis challenge
 
A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reveals governments have taken little or no action to improve care for those living with psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease of the skin that affects 125 million people worldwide, since the 2014 World Health Organisation Resolution, which called for global action to improve quality of life for those living with the disease.
 
   Tumor necrosis factor may help control blood pressure, study suggestsTumor necrosis factor may help control blood pressure, study suggests
 
Investigators at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research have discovered a surprising new role for tumor necrosis factor (TNF): namely, that it is a major regulator of small blood vessel function, the key determinant of blood pressure. The study is published online today in Nature Communications.
 
   Pharmaceuticals containing cannabinoids may be effective against skin diseases, say researchersPharmaceuticals containing cannabinoids may be effective against skin diseases, say researchers
 
Cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
 
   Scientists uncover Achilles' heel in unique kind of immune memory cellsScientists uncover Achilles' heel in unique kind of immune memory cells
 
The capacity for memory isn't exclusive to the brain. The immune system, with its sprawling network of diverse cell types, can recall the pathogens it meets, helping it to swiftly neutralize those intruders upon future encounters.
 
 Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
 
Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)By Sally Robertson, BSc Over the last decade, the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) have been key areas of research into complex disease genetics. More than 100 genes have been identified that increase the risk of these conditions developing, confirming that a strong genetic element is involved.
 
 
 Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain
 
Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of painA team of the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona has participated in the design of the first light-activated drug -the JF-NP-26, for the treatment of pain, according to a research with animal models published in the journal eLife.