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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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Bumps on the skin: Pictures, causes, and treatments

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about common types of bumps found on the skin, from skin tags to melanomas, including their causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.



Common skin rashes: Pictures, causes, and treatments

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of skin rashes including eczema, hives, and psoriasis. Learn about possible triggers and when to see a doctor.



Six fixes for cracked heels

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the common causes of cracked heels, how cracked heels may be prevented, and home remedies that are recommended.



FDA approves first treatment for rare form of skin cancer

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell...



HIV lesions: Pictures and treatments

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People with HIV can be prone to skin lesions. In this article, we take a close look at the causes and treatments available for the most common types.



Oral and topical antibiotics for clinically infected eczema in children: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial in ambulatory care

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Estimates suggest that 40 percent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from this study published in Annals of Family Medicine suggest there is no meaningful benefit...



Why do shorter men go bald more often?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. An international genetic study under the leadership of the University of Bonn at least points in this direction.



How stable manure protects against allergies

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Improved hygiene has largely eliminated infectious diseases from everyday life. There is, however, a downside to this progress: the number of allergies is growing steadily.



Melanoma: Mutations that alter immune system to promote tumor growth identified

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists show that mutations in ATR - a regulatory protein that normally repairs DNA - alter the immune system to favor tumor growth in some melanomas.



Vaccination may reduce cases of serious shingles complications in seniors

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Immunization can significantly lower the risk of serious complications from shingles among older adults, suggest findings from a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available...



'Red hair' gene variant may underlie association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known association between...



Absent tumor-suppressors allow melanoma to thwart immunotherapy

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It's what's missing in the tumor genome, not what's mutated, that thwarts treatment of metastatic melanoma with immune checkpoint blockade drugs, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson...



New research shows primary care physicians can help detect more skin cancer at an earlier stage

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research at UPMC suggests that if full body skin cancer screenings became a part of routine annual primary care visits, significantly more skin cancers would be discovered and at earlier stages.



Tanning devices cost US healthcare $343 million a year

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study says indoor tanning-related skin cancers contribute significantly to early deaths.Tanning devices cost the US $343.



See-through heating pad could help prevent burns from thermotherapy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

To soothe aches and pains, many people turn to heating pads, patches or creams. Although a common practice, thermotherapy can cause burns.



Skin health: Friendly bacteria keep harmful Staph in check

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The mix of bacteria on our skin influences its health. Now, scientists show how harmful Staphylococcus aureus is kept in check by skin-friendly cousins.



HIV rash: What does it look like and how long does it last?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Rashes are one of the earliest symptoms of an HIV infection. Learn about the types of rash that can occur, their duration, and treatment options.



Cytotoxic immune cell in sick and healthy skin a key to understanding vitiligo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

With the aid of thousands of skin biopsies and over a hundred kilograms of skin, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have observed how two subgroups of immune cell behave in healthy skin.



FDA approves new psoriasis drug

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...