This May Be Why Women Are Far More Likely to Get Autoimmune Diseases

Nearly 80% of people who suffer from autoimmune diseases are women, and why that's the case has long been a medical mystery. But new research suggests the answer may have to do with differences between men's and women's genes—a discovery that could pave the way for better diagnostic methods and treatments in the future. ...

This Woman Posted a Selfie When Her Skin Condition Was Flaring Up to Make a Powerful Point

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin, and though it’s common, some cases are much more severe than others. Influencer Aimee Godden has one of those severe cases, but instead of trying to hide her skin from the world, she embraces it as part of who she is. ...

Kim Kardashian Just Revealed the Product She Swears By to Cover Up Psoriasis

Kim Kardashian seems to have many secret weapons in her beauty arsenal, and now she’s letting us in on the one that she swears by for concealing psoriasis flare-ups.  ...

This Painful Rash Can Develop Under Your Breasts

Psoriasis typically occurs on the elbows and knees, but when you have inverse psoriasis, it tends to appear as smaller, pink, sometimes itchy patches in the skin folds or creases. ...

The Most Severe Type Of Psoriasis Can Actually Be Deadly

Psoriasis is a skin disease hallmarked by red, scaly skin that can be painful or hot to the touch, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS); and while it's definitely not a fun thing to suffer through, it's relatively common (about eight million Americans have it, per the...

Why You Need to Stop Worrying About 'Catching' Psoriasis

Kim Kardashian West's not necessarily the first person you think of when it comes to health icons, but she's still had one major impact on the health community: helping to normalize psoriasis.  ...

What To Know About Scalp Psoriasis, The Autoimmune Disease That Can Look Like Dandruff

Fun fact: Your skin is the largest organ in your body (that's according to literally everywhere, like the American Academy of Dermatology)—and, as a chronic skin condition, psoriasis can happen anywhere on that organ. But when it shows up on your scalp, it's specifically called scalp psoriasis. ...

Safety Issues Prompt FDA Changes to Psoriasis Drug Label

By Theresa TamkinsFRIDAY, Oct. 17 (Health.com) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday that it has updated the label for the psoriasis drug Raptiva to reflect the fact that the drug may increase the risk of life-threatening opportunistic infections. ...

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