Tattoos have long been associated with unhealthy behaviours and a deviant lifestyle, and a recent study suggests that inked individuals are more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and engage in risky behaviours such as smoking, ever spending time in jail or prison, and having multiple sex partners compared with their noninked counterparts.
Serum levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) can be used as a biomarker to assess response to anti-programmed cell death protein (PD)-1 antibody treatment in metastatic melanoma patients, reports a recent study.
A treatment regimen containing oral tetracycline and nicotinamide plus topical clobetasol appears to be effective in the treatment of bullous pemphigoid, yielding better survival rates compared with prednisone, according to a study.
Despite low absolute incidence rates, inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, are more likely to develop in patients with psoriasis, a recent Danish study has found.
Olanzapine confers a modest therapeutic effect on weight compared with placebo in adult outpatients with anorexia nervosa, a study has shown. However, it does not appear to offer significant benefit for psychological symptoms.
Reduced caloric intake results in a significant improvement in glucose metabolism and body-fat composition, including liver-fat content, according to a study. Changes in ferritin levels appear to mediate the striking reduction in liver fat.