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Newswise — Nearly half of all U.S. adults say they can’t live without their smartphones, according to the Pew Research Center. But what happens when our fondness for the latest electronic gadgets creates more pain than gain?

So-called tech-related injuries are on the rise. From “swiper’s thumb,”...

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Newswise — A Western diet rich in fat and sugar may lead to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, a study by UC Davis Health researchers has found.

The study, published today in Journal of Investigative Dermatology, suggests that dietary components, rather than obesity itself, may lead to...

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Newswise — Osteoarthritis can’t be ignored.

On a grand scale, it is the most common form of arthritis (which actually isn’t a specific disease but rather a general term for inflammation in a joint), accounting for more cases than all the other forms combined. It affects an estimated 31 million...

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Newswise — In experiments with mice and human tissue samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that neuronal stem cells in the part of the nose responsible for the sense of smell transform themselves to perpetuate the long-term inflammation in chronic sinusitis. Results of the...

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Newswise — This clear, gooey substance, which is naturally produced by the human body, has been popularized by cosmetic and skin care products that promote healthier, plumper and more supple skin. Also recognized for its abilities to speed up wound healing, reduce joint pain from osteoarthritis, and...

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Newswise —  World Trade Center (WTC) responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers in Molecular...

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Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, affects 2% to 4% of the population worldwide, with a particularly high incidence—up to 11% by some estimates—in Norway. In an effort to better understand the environmental and inherited contributors to the condition, a research team led by Mari Løset,...

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Inflammation—a necessary physiological response to foreign agents and invasive organisms—becomes harmful when excessive or prolonged, contributing to gout, osteoarthritis, and other conditions. Immune cells regulate inflammation via the NLRP3 inflammasome that, when triggered by damage to cell...

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