Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease

Patients with psoriasis treated with biologic therapy, which are protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation, had a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. Chronic inflammation in people with psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of developing […]

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Identifying, preventing and managing heart rhythm side effects of medicines

Health care professionals should become more familiar with medications that cause irregular heart rhythms called arrhythmias, according to “Drug- Induced Arrhythmias,” a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. “Many commonly used medications can cause irregular heartbeats as a side effect,” said James E. Tisdale, Pharm.D., […]

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FedEx wrings out profit as pandemic-fueled e-commerce deliveries surge

U.S. delivery firm FedEx Corp FDX.N reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, after price hikes, lower fuel costs and efficiency gains countered negative impacts associated with a pandemic-fueled surge in e-commerce shipments. Shares in the Memphis-based company jumped 7.6% to $254.66 in extended trading. Average daily package volume for FedEx Ground, which handles e-commerce […]

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