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The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) states that about 8 million people currently have psoriasis, with nearly 60 percent reporting the disease to be a large problem in their everyday lives. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches usually affect the elbows, knees, and scalp,
The word “bacteria” doesn’t normally bring up sunny thoughts of spring and puppies. We associate the word with disease and infections, and it’s true that bacteria can cause these unpleasant things. But over the past few decades, we’ve also learned that there are a lot of good bacteria that actually help us live healthier lives.
When you think of your immune system, you may imagine an army of cells deep in your bloodstream working to eradicate any viruses or bacteria you may encounter. You probably don’t imagine similar cells marching up and down your arm, but you could. That’s because the skin is a complex organ that not only provides
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Whatever your answer, we’re talking about your natural internal clock, or what scientists call your “circadian rhythm.” You’ve probably heard about this lately, as researchers are learning more about it all the time. While they used to believe it affected mainly your sleep/wake cycle, new studies