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Psoriasis Raises Risk For Diabetes, Heart Disease And Ulcers, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>The problems of psoriasis affect more than just your skin, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, which found that people with the condition are at an increased risk for other diseases, such as diabetes, ulcers and heart disease.<p>Researchers from the …

When Your Medicine Makes You Sick

Once the FDA forces drug manufacturers to directly contact consumers who have been prescribed or are taking recalled medicine, it will send a strong message that patient safety is more important than corporate profit.<p>So far this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that drug …

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What You Need To Know About Cyclosporosis: The Parasitic Infection Causing Outbreaks In 16 States

Cyclosporosis, a parasitic infection passed to humans via contaminated food or water, has sickened at least 504 people in 16 U.S. states since late June. Thirty people have been admitted to the hospital.<p>Reports of the microscopic parasite, usually found in tropical and subtropical climates, have …

Why 70,000 Americans Die Needlessly In Hospitals Each Year

<i>Dr.</i> <i>Donald Berwick</i> <i>contributed significantly to this article.</i><p>Sepsis kills more than 210,000 Americans each year, equal to the population of Rochester, New York.<p>Sepsis is a bloodstream infection that can start from something as simple as an insect bite or a bladder infection. It kills nearly a third …

Stay Safe At the Beach — 13 Tips for Preventing Injury and Illness

Few things scream “summer” more than soaking up some rays with the scent of salt water in the air and sand between your toes. According to the …