Smoking Has Negative Effects for Patients With Psoriasis

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 — For patients with psoriasis, smoking has negative effects, including increased frequency of nail involvement and cardiovascular diseases and higher psoriasis area and severity index, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Yildiz Hayran and Basak Yalcin, M.D., both from Ankara City Hospital in Turkey, examined smoking habits […]

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Participation in Leisure Activities in 50s Not Tied to Dementia

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 — Participation in leisure activities at an average age of 56 years is not associated with dementia risk, although there is an association for decline in participation thereafter with subsequent risk, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Neurology. Andrew Sommerlad, Ph.D., from University College London, and colleagues examined the association between participation in […]

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New Evidence That Coronavirus Antibodies Only Last a Few Months

New evidence adds to the growing belief that coronavirus antibodies wane rapidly, creating the risk of reinfections. Experts say it’s reasonably clear that immunity from natural infection won’t hold up for years and years but likely dwindle after 2, 3, maybe around 5 months. Because COVID-19 is highly transmissible, our best shot at achieving herd immunity is through an effective […]

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Stephen 'tWitch' Boss and Allison Holker Tease Their Family Halloween Costumes: 'It's Very Funny'

Allison Holker and Stephen "tWitch" Boss love spending time with their three children — especially during spooky season. Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE about their collaboration with Amazon, the couple discussed their upcoming Halloween plans, which are taking place a bit differently this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "We are going to be doing Halloween at home as a family. […]

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Female college athletes from across the US say they’ve been bullied, manipulated, and psychologically abused by their coaches

Insider spoke with 17 former college athletes from 10 universities around the US about their negative experiences with coaches. A pattern emerged of psychological and emotional abuse in women's sports. The long-term damage of psychological abuse can be severe, but colleges have seemed unwilling or unable to change coaching in their women's sports programs, experts said. The colleges that host […]

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Meet Vlad and Niki, the YouTuber Brothers Who Are a Hit with Preschoolers

Vlad and Niki Vashketov might be your child's new favorite YouTube stars! The Russian-American brothers have made quite the splash on the streaming platform since launching their presence in 2018, posting videos across 16 channels (translated into 13 languages!) that explore preschool-focused topics like make-believe, science experiments, storytelling and more. PEOPLE recently spoke with the mother of Niki, 5, and […]

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Aspirin use best for those with high coronary calcium, low risk of bleeding

An X-ray test commonly used to assess hardening of the arteries could help doctors decide whether the benefits of taking aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke outweigh the risks of bleeding from its use, UT Southwestern research suggests. The findings, published online today in JAMA Cardiology, could give doctors and patients more concrete guidelines for making this […]

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Scientists uncover proteins essential for memory B cell survival

Signals from two key proteins are essential for the survival of our ‘immunological memory’, according to new research from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Memory B cells are long-lived cells that confer immunological memory by providing rapid and robust antibody responses to infections our body has seen before. Their longevity is key […]

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Difficult to build a family after exposure to chemical weapons

People who have been exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) feel uncertain, decades after the exposure, about their survival and ability to build a family, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Women are more severely affected than men. The study, published in BMJ Open, is based on qualitative, in-depth interviews with 16 survivors of the massive 1988 poison-gas attack on […]

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