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Dermatology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to skin, hair and nails. It also concentrates on maintaining the health of your skin. Your skin is your body's largest organ, which covers and protects your body. Anything that irrit

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FDA approves new psoriasis drug

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection.

Can honey and cinnamon help treat acne?

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Can a honey and cinnamon face mask help relieve the symptoms of acne? Learn about the possible benefits for the skin along with research into this remedy.

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.

How to treat and prevent chigger bites

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article learn what chiggers are, how to prevent being bitten, and how to treat a bite. What are the signs and symptoms of a chigger bite?

Staph infections reduce effectiveness of intradermal flu vaccine in atopic dermatitis patients

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The dry, cracked and itchy skin of atopic dermatitis patients is often colonized with Staphylococcus bacteria.

Jock Itch: Causes, Treatments, and Remedies

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is jock itch? How is it diagnosed, are there any risk factors, when should a doctor be consulted, and what lifestyle tips may help to prevent it?

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree - a weedy, invasive species common in Florida - contain an extract with the power to disarm dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, scientists at...

Scientists discover an unexpected influence on dividing stem cells' fate

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

When most cells divide, they simply make more of themselves. But stem cells, which are responsible for repairing or making new tissue, have a choice: They can generate more stem cells or...

Tinea Versicolor: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is tinea versicolor? In this article, learn about how tinea versicolor is diagnosed, what the risk factors are, and how it may be prevented.

Psoriasis vs. Eczema: Differences in Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are the similarities and differences between psoriasis and eczema regarding appearance, location, itching, and age of occurrence? Learn here.

Patient self checks are critical to avoid potentially deadly melanoma recurrence

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PST

Recurrences of early stage (stage II) melanoma are more often detected by patients and their physicians than by routine imaging tests, according to study results published online on the Journal of...

Fibromyalgia and Itching: Causes and Treatment

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

How does fibromyalgia relate to itching and is itching mentioned in the diagnosis criteria? What may cause the itching and which treatments will help?

How are calluses and throat cancer related?

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between calluses and cancer of the esophagus, in a condition called 'tylosis with esophageal cancer.'

How to stop pain from serious burns using epigenetics

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with a harmful stimulus can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved.

Are prebiotics or probiotics effective against dermatitis?

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in...

Emu Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is emu oil, what is it used for, and does it have health benefits? How does emu oil work and are there any side effects, risks, or considerations?

Experts predict melanoma death rates will fall by 2050, but numbers of deaths will increase unless effective treatments are developed

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

By 2050 the death rates from malignant melanoma will have decreased from their current levels but the numbers of people dying from the disease will have increased due to the aging of populations.

Plaque Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is plaque psoriasis and what are its causes? In this article, learn about the triggers, symptoms, complications, and when to see a doctor.

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

It's scary enough making a doctor's appointment to see if a strange mole could be cancerous.

3-D bioprinter produces functional human skin 'suitable for transplant'

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Scientists have developed a 3-D bioprinter capable of producing totally functional human skin either from cell lines or from patient-derived cells.

Keeping skin cancer in check - how the environment influences the tumor

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Malignant melanoma is the fastest-growing type of cancer and the most fatal skin disease.

Scientists decipher a mechanism in serious skin infections

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Sugar polymers on the outer cell envelope of Staphylococcus au-reus mean that the disease progresses in a particularly aggressive way - and this suggests a starting point for possible...

Spanish scientists create a 3D bioprinter to print human skin

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, in...

Comparing beach umbrella vs SPF 100 sunscreen to protect beachgoers from sun

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

How did sun protection compare for people who spent 3½ hours on a sunny beach with some under an umbrella and others wearing SPF 100 sunscreen?

Cyanobacteria: The future of sunscreen?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sunscreens and moisturizers derived from biological sources such as cyanobacteria could represent a safer alternative to current, synthetically produced cosmetics, research published in the...