Eczema may signal higher risk of cardiovascular problems, says study

About one in 10 people have eczema, a chronic inflammatory condition that leaves skin dry and itchy. People with more severe forms may experience a scaly rash or skin that cracks and oozes

Eczema may signal higher risk of cardiovascular problems, says studyThese people may also be at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a study published inThe BMJ. For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 385,000 adults with eczema, which was classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Each was matched with up to five people of similar age and sex who […]

Gandhi Jayanti: Sassoon Hospital raises awareness on mental health and skin disease

In order to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Sassoon General Hospital, (SGH), had arranged counselling for mentally ill patient’s relatives. The department of skin at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy General Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, in collaboration with Pune Cycle Pratishthan had also organised a cycle rally today to commemorate Swacha Twacha Diwas

Gandhi Jayanti: Sassoon Hospital raises awareness on mental health and skin diseaseThis unique cyclothon which was flagged off from BJGMC Pune by Hon. Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale in presence of Dr Ajay Taware concluded at the historic Shaniwarwada. It was organised to create social awareness –‘Healthy body healthy skin, vitiligo is treatable and leprosy is curable.’ On this occasion Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale congratulated dept. of […]

Maharashtra to launch state-wide leprosy detection mission

Under National Leprosy Eradication Mission, Maharashtra for the first time this year will start state-wide leprosy detection mission. When 22 districts were covered last year under the mission, this year the entire state will be covered

Maharashtra to launch state-wide leprosy detection missionThe mission will be implemented from September 24 to October 09. A team of two, comprising a man and a woman will visit 25 houses every day and will carry out the survey. Dr Sanjay Jathar, Addition District Health Officer, (ADHO), Pune, said, “We would be referring the newly detected patients to hospitals and soon […]

Study findings reveal: People with psoriasis often face stigma, discrimination

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that speeds up the lifecycle of skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells cause scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Some people with psoriasis develop arthritis, too

Study findings reveal: People with psoriasis often face stigma, discriminationPeople with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don’t want to shake hands with them and who see them – incorrectly – as contagious, according to a new study. “Patients with psoriasis often express frustration to me that they experience discrimination in public places and the work environment,” said study […]

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’

A survey was done by Novartis about how psoriasis patients have difficulty in maintaining relationships. As per a global ‘Clear About Psoriasis’ Survey, 43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships, owing to the skin disease. The survey was done among 8300 patients from among different parts of the World

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy. People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment, revealed the study. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin […]