Medical News Today: How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that commonly develops in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes a rapid buildup of skin cells. These cells form patches of itchy, often irritating skin that doctors call plaques. Changes in the nails are common symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, psoriatic…

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Wait —: Wait — ‘Cats’ Is Crazy

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. Cats: Some people mummify them so that they can function as their private secretaries to the gods; some people are afraid they’re going…

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The Leopard Skirt You’ve Been Searching For is Only $30

Leopard skirts are always on my mind. Every Influencer on Instagram has one, which serves as a constant reminder that I need one too. The skirt makes me believe the whole «dress it up and down» scheme actually exists. It’s wild enough for a night out, but it won’t look out of place at the…

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What is the secondary stage of syphilis?

Syphilis, which the bacterium Treponema pallidum causes, is a form of sexually transmitted infection. There are four stages of syphilis. The infection can be serious or cause severe complications without treatment. Primary syphilis includes the first sign of syphilis, which is typically a small and painless sore near the genitals, anus, or mouth, near the…

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you asked: Massaging Away a Potential Complication of Birth?

Does perineal massage work to prevent tearing? I mean both prenatally as “prep” for birth and during the birth itself, or both? — @LaraLeeRasberry via Twitter Short take Perineal massage during pregnancy and during delivery can reduce tearing and the need for an episiotomy (a surgical incision to enlarge the vaginal opening during childbirth). The…

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A Woman, Her Best Friend, and a Quick Walk Down the Aisle?

Lilly Smartelli dreams of marrying her best friend on Valentine’s Day. “Bernie and I have been looking for just the right wedding venue to stage our big Italian wedding,” said Ms. Smartelli, 55, who lives in Phoenix. Ms. Smartelli marks Feb. 14 on her calendar, not as a romantic holiday, but as a day defined…

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Life as a Runway: What 9 Fighters Wore to a Boxing Gym in TriBeCa

While newer boxing clubs like Rumble and Overthrow may draw the Instagram crowd with their nightclub lighting and electronic dance music, Church Street Boxing, a block from City Hall in Manhattan, is known for its vintage fight posters, seasoned trainers and creaky equipment. On a recent Monday night, the groans of finance bros, creative professionals…

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