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Adverse pregnancy outcomes up for women with psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Pregnancies in women with psoriasis have an increased risk for adverse outcomes, including preeclampsia and stillbirth, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Dermatology. Yu-Heui Huang, M.D., from Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, and colleagues examined maternal and fetal outcomes for mothers with psoriasis using a population-based nationwide […]

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Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation and prostate cancer

A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo)—destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them—provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). “Freedom from cancer, as documented by biopsy, was […]

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New hope for ACL injuries: Adding eccentric exercises could improve physical therapy outcomes

People with anterior cruciate ligament injuries can lose up to 40% of the muscle strength in the affected leg––with muscle atrophy remaining a big problem even after ACL reconstruction and physical therapy. Now, a new University of Michigan study challenges conventional wisdom about which exercises are most beneficial during post-injury physical therapy, and findings suggest […]

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Visits + phones = better outcomes for teens, young women with pelvic inflammatory disease

A patient-centered, community-engaged program featuring home visits by nurses and mobile phone links to caregivers works better than traditional adult-focused and patient self-managed care systems for treating and managing pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among historically underserved teens and young women, a Johns Hopkins Medicine study shows. In a report on the study appearing in […]