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Increased Rick of Psoriases in Women with Hypertension

A new study reveals an increased risk of psoriasis among women with high blood pressure.
A new study reveals an increased risk of psoriasis among women with high blood pressure.

Researchers found women who had hypertension for at least six years were 27% more likely to develop the chronic skin disease.

And those who used beta-blockers for six years or more had a 40% increased risk of psoriasis compared to women who never used these drugs.

In other health news, the number of teens who smoke cigarettes has dropped significantly over the past decade.

But a new study reveals more and more adolescents are using alternative tobacco products, like hookah.

The nationwide survey of high school seniors found one in five used hookah, or water pipes, at least once over the past year.

Researchers say despite what many believe, hookahs may be more damaging to health than cigarettes.
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