Learn about the risks of Psoriasis for patients with heart disease in this report from Insider Medicine.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is InsiderMedicine60. From Atlanta - According to the CDC, the U.S. is unlikely to meet the smoking cessation goals outlined in the Healthy People 2010 initiative. While 44 states have seen a decline in smoking rates, only Utah has reached the goal of 12% or less. Presently, no state is supporting tobacco control programs at funding levels recommended by the CDC. From San Francisco - According to research presented to the American Academy of Dermatology, psoriasis may raise the risk of heart disease and stroke. In a study of nearly 1,600 patients, researchers found that those with psoriasis had a 30% increased risk of coronary disease, and a 12% increased risk of stroke. The risk did not seem to vary by severity of psoriasis. And finally, from Florida - According to research in BMC Pediatrics, hyperbaric therapy may be effective against autism. In a study of 56 children with autism, researchers found that those who received 40 one-hour treatments of hyperbaric therapy over a four-week period improved by 1.13 points in parental Clinical Global Impressions scores, compared to 0.38 among children who underwent sham treatment. For InsiderMedicine60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.