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Women With Psoriasis May Have Increased Risk For Crohn’s Disease

MedPage Today (5/16, Bankhead) reports, “Women with psoriasis had a four-fold increase in the risk of Crohn’s disease, according to data from two large cohort studies” presented at the Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting. “The Crohn’s risk held up in separate analyses of the two studies and in a combined analysis of data from both… Read more »

Study: 42% Of Americans Will Be Obese By 2030

A new report on US obesity projections received heavy coverage, with network news broadcasts devoting nearly four minutes to the study. Most sources emphasized the costs and health burden associated with an increasingly obese population, but many also pointed to the fact that obesity rates have stabilized in recent years.         NBC Nightly News (5/7,… Read more »

Carmel: OTC Medications Interfere With Doctor-Patient Relationship

 In USA Today (5/7), Peter W. Carmel, president of the American Medical Association, expresses skepticism about the Food and Drug Administration’s “new concept to make more prescription drugs available over the counter (OTC),” noting that his organization “is concerned about patients taking certain drugs without physician involvement – especially patients with chronic diseases.” Carmel argues,… Read more »