Restless leg syndrome more common in psoriasis patients

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is more common in psoriasis patients and is associated with more severe psoriasis, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the International Journal of Dermatology. Berna Solak, M.D., from Sakarya University in Adapazar─▒, Turkey, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study to examine whether psoriasis is associated with RLS. The […]

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Study calls into question the ‘Hispanic paradox’ for birth outcomes in New York City

In the United States, African American or non-Hispanic Black infants have historically experienced worse birth outcomes than Hispanic infants, whose outcomes are more comparable to those of non-Hispanic white infants despite mothers’ lower educational attainment and income as well as reduced access to health care. This phenomenon is referred to as the “Hispanic paradox.” A […]

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Housing the homeless is the first step toward improving their mental and physical health, say researchers

Providing unconditional access to housing is the first step towards improving the mental and physical health and well-being of those experiencing homelessness, researchers say. The results of the University of Otago-led study of health, income and justice outcomes for 387 people in the first two years after they were housed in a Housing First program […]

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Recommendations developed for lower-extremity varicose veins

In clinical practice guidelines issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery, American Venous Forum, and American Vein and Lymphatic Society, and published online Oct. 11 in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, recommendations are presented for the diagnosis and treatment of lower-extremity varicose veins. Peter Gloviczki, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in […]

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