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Losing weight improves response to treatment for psoriasis
Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Most people think of obesity as just a fat storage problem.  Eat too many calories and your body will simply convert the excess energy into fat, which is then stored in specialized fat cells.  But although fat cells store energy, this is not all they do for a living.

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Psychological Aspects of psoriasis
Mon, 13 Oct 2014
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In this film, the second in a series of short films, people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis talk about the psychological aspects of psoriasis.

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My psoriasis journey: A new short film.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014
Admit one to see my psoriasis journey

Sharing other peoples’ experiences can often provide a useful insight into living with a chronic disease, and help to reduce the isolation and loneliness associated with conditions such as psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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Setting patient led research priorities
Fri, 08 Aug 2014
Completing paper version of survey
  • Do you have psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis?
  • Would you like to help with research?
  • Do you want to have your say about what is important to you?
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Latest PAPAA Journal available
Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 39 2014 - The Journal of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance

Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 39 is now available. In this issue there are articles on the Global Psoriasis Atlas, an international consortium of organisations formed in a partnership to fill gaps in the understanding of the prevalence and burden of psoriasis.

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Scotland accepts certolizumab pegol for PsA
Wed, 09 Jul 2014
Scotland accepts certolizumab pegol for psoriatic arthritis

Certolizumab pegol is a treatment for psoriatic arthritis, a medicine that blocks a protein called tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) and helps to reduce swelling and pain.

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New updated leaflets available
Fri, 27 Jun 2014
Physio and OT leaflet cover

The challenges of living with psoriatic arthritis are widespread; just managing the physical symptoms of pain and fatigue are both difficult, add to this the lack of mobility and frustration of carrying out daily tasks can make life a daily struggle.

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New drug evidence summary for psoriatic arthritis
Wed, 25 Jun 2014
Image of needle

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

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Consultation on 2014 Care Act
Wed, 18 Jun 2014
Department of Health

The Department of Health is seeking views on how local authorities should deliver the care and support reforms in the 2014 Care Act
The department is asking for views on the draft regulations and guidance for Part 1 of the 2014 Care Act.

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Research summaries
Fri, 30 May 2014
British Journal of Dermatology

Have you found the thought of reading research reports daunting; or get lost in the medical jargon?

For the last few months, the British Journal of Dermatology (BJD) has been trialling a new initiative of plain language summaries of research papers, which is aimed at lay reader.

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