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Mediterranean Diet Might Help To Fight Against Psoriasis

New research bolsters the notion that the Mediterranean diet might help fight immune-system disorders like psoriasis. A study of more than 3 500 French psoriasis patients, Specifically, the closer an individual adhered to the nutritious "Mediterranean" diet, the less onerous their psoriasis became. This was true regardless of whether or not the patient was obese.

The study was published in JAMA Dermatologyfound that the healthier their diet, the less severe their symptoms. The Mediterranean diet is heavy on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, olive oil and nuts, and light on red meat, dairy, and alcohol.

It's long been recommended as "heart healthy" by groups such as the American Heart Association. Now, the new research bolsters the notion that the regimen might also help fight immune-system disorders such as psoriasis.

Immunotherapy Combination With Pembrolizumab In Advanced Melanoma

The researcher has found that a treatment that uses a bacteria-like agent in combination with an immunotherapy drug could help some people with advanced melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, live longer.

The research showed that using the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab and the experimental agent SD-101, a sequence of nucleic acids that mimics a bacterial infection, altered the microenvironment around the tumor in a way that enabled the immune system to more effectively attack cancer. 

The research was an early-stage study, conducted to test the side effects and best dosage of a potential new combined therapy. The study was published in the journal Cancer Discovery.

Eczema Impacts The Quality Of Life

Researchers examined that itching, blisters, sores, and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame, and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema.

The study was published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggest that many of those battling moderate-to-severe eczema suffer from an inability or reluctance to engage in activities and socialising, which leads to a considerably diminished quality of life.

Major Causes And Symptoms OF Eczema

Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become itchy, red, inflamed, rough and cracked. The term eczema is specifically used to talk about its most common i.e. atopic dermatitis where “atopic” refers to a group of diseases which also involves the immune system and “dermatitis” refers to inflammation of the skin. It is not a contagious condition. Symptoms may vary depending upon the factors like age and can be triggered through environmental factors like pollen and smoke.

Treating Children With Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Researchers showed that treating children with severe atopic dermatitis remains a challenge because there are so few effective and approved therapies. But there is hope that pipeline therapies, including Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors and a monoclonal antibody against the IL-31 receptor for the treatment of itch, may address some needs among severely impacted children.

The study was published in the Current Allergy and Asthma Reports.  The researchers reviewed what is known about severe atopic dermatitis in children and identified gaps in treatment and knowledge. 

Risk Factor For Atopic Dermatitis Is Increased Skin pH

According to a study, researchers examined the acidity of the skin appears to be significantly higher in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients than in controls without the condition, indicating that increased skin pH may heighten the risk of developing AD.

Skin pH protects against outside microorganism and bacteria colonization, as well as helps adhesion of nonpathogen bacteria on the skin. Acidity plays an important role in maintaining skin barrier permeability and homeostasis, as well as stratum corneum desquamation and integrity/cohesion.

Cosmetic Treatments Will Give Better Results

A new study has found that people who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good. For the study, researchers polled roughly 500 U.S. adult patients, most of whom were white women, aged 45 and up. All had undergone some type of relatively non-invasive cosmetic procedure between 2016 and 2017.

The results revealed that nearly seven in 10 chose the procedure to improve their psychological well-being. More than half also wanted to protect their health, boost their confidence levels in a social setting, or look "professional" at work. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.

Melanoma Can Predict Future Cancers

According to a new study, people who have multiple incidences of a common type of skin cancer are at an increased risk of developing a range of other cancers. Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer; there are a number of types, the most common being basal cell carcinoma. There are millions of diagnoses each year in the United States.

Our skin is regularly bombarded by ultraviolet light, which damages DNA and can eventually lead to cancer. The study was published in the journal JCI Insight. In our cells, there is a range of proteins whose job it is to repair this type of damage.