Medical News Today: Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

New research has found evidence suggesting that a person’s body mass index can increase their risk of developing psoriasis, an increasingly common skin condition. The mechanisms at play, however, remain unclear. A new study confirms that higher body weight contributes to psoriasis risk. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive

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Medical News Today: How does oxidative stress affect the body?

Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to cell and tissue damage. Oxidative stress occurs naturally and plays a role in the aging process. A large body of scientific evidence suggests that long-term oxidative stress contributes to the development in a

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Medical News Today: What is a normal body temperature range?

Normal body temperatures vary depending on many factors, including a person’s age, sex, and activity levels. The normal body temperature for an adult is around 98.6°F (37°C), but every person’s baseline body temperature is slightly different, and may consistently be a little higher or lower. In this article, we discuss

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Medical News Today: How does social media use affect our body image?

A new study reveals how social media use could affect the self-perceived body image of young women. Being active on social media may affect how young women perceive their own appearance. Recently, the effects of social media use on our mental health and well-being have been the topic of much

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