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New Lyme Disease Bacteria Crawling Through the Midwest, CDC Finds
Researchers have discovered new Lyme disease-causing bacteria, Borrelia mayonii (B. mayonii) in the upper Midwest. Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting, and a more widespread rash, officials say.
The FDA has granted approval for betamethasone diproprionate (Sernivo Spray/ Dr. Reddy-Promius Pharma) to treat mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis in patients at least 18 years of age.
Psoriatic arthritis, a chronic skin condition that affects patients on physically and mentally – often impacts patients’ mobility in their daily lives. Healthcare professionals across all specialties have experience when dealing with these patients in different capacities.
Researchers are closing in on a medical treatment for wart-like skin growths know as seborrheic keratosis.
Why should primary care physicians consider the concierge model of medicine? The question should really be rephrased: Why shouldn't they?
New analysis of data from longitudinal cohorts finds that psoriatic arthritis patients were more than 50% more likely than those with psoriasis but no arthritis to develop infection. It also provides further evidence that biologic medications are also a risk factor for infection.
The inaugural national survey assessing skin infections among high school athletes showed wrestlers hold the record for the highest number of infections.
It’s long been understood sun exposure is the primary source of vitamin D and that vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are linked to health problems affecting 40% of children and 60% of adults.
A compound called bixin, found in the natural food additive annatto, can be used to help prevent skin cancer.

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