Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 32 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Feb-2003
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FDA Approves first biologic therapy for psoriasis
FDA today announced the approval of Amevive (alefacept), an injected medication that treats adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. more

Information for patients: Questions and answers about psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease characterized by scaling and inflammation. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of the skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin's surface. more


Attention chocolate lovers: More evidence your favorite treat is good for the heart
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a report published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association says that chocolate is good for your heart. more

What's love got to do with health? Plenty, OSU studies find
Marriage is under a microscope of sorts at The Ohio State University Medical Center, where researchers are examining how the quality of the union may affect married partnersí health. more

Vitamins C and E may enhance effectiveness of insulin for diabetes
Boosting insulin with vitamins C and E may improve the drug's effectiveness for treating diabetes.  more

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