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Mar 22, 2017
HIV lesions: Pictures and treatments

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. ...

Mar 15, 2017
Oral and topical antibiotics for clinically infected eczema in children: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial in ambulatory care

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 ...

Mar 10, 2017
Why do shorter men go bald more often?

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 d...

Mar 09, 2017
How stable manure protects against allergies

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

Mar 08, 2017
Melanoma: Mutations that alter immune system to promote tumor growth identified

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

Mar 08, 2017
Penn physician pioneers new reconstructive surgery for female genital mutilation

There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation....

Mar 06, 2017
Vaccination may reduce cases of serious shingles complications in seniors

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

Mar 06, 2017
'Red hair' gene variant may underlie association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease

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 ...

Mar 03, 2017
Absent tumor-suppressors allow melanoma to thwart immunotherapy

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 ...

Feb 28, 2017
Tanning devices cost US healthcare $343 million a year

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

Sep 18, 2014
Eating Your Five-a-Day is the Key to a Sexy Sun-Kissed Glow:
Forget sun beds, sunbathing and fake tanning lotions. The secret to a sexy, healthy glow lies in eating your fruits and vegetables, reveals new breakthrough research from Taylor & Francis.

Aug 07, 2014
New Biomaterial Can Coat Tricky Burn Wounds and Block Out Infection:
Scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay.

sunscreen Jul 03, 2014
Sunscreen Users Motivated by Fear of Skin Cancer:
University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.

bandages Jan 07, 2014
Highly Effective Treatment for Excessive Scars:
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery assembles evidence on laser therapy for scar prevention and treatment

dog bite Dec 03, 2013
'Revision' Procedures Often Needed To Manage Facial Dog Bite Scars In Children:
Dog bites to the face are a relatively common injury in young children, and often require repeated plastic surgery procedures to deal with persistent scarring.

petri dish Nov 05, 2013
Technique using patient's own fat improves appearance and function in patients with difficult-to-treat scars:
A technique using injection of the patient's own fat cells may be an effective treatment for hard, contracted scars resulting from burns or other causes.

Jun 04, 2013
Hiding and Healing Self-Injury Scars:
Though some scars may never heal, there are steps that can be taken to hide or erase the marks left by self-injury.

May 07, 2013
Laser Therapy: Men Do It, Too:
When striae affect athletes, laser treatment can help.

tanning Mar 12, 2013
How Young is Too Young for Tanning?:
And what role should the government have in regulating the health choices of minors?

scientists Jan 16, 2013
The Opposite of Scarring:
New York University scientists recently revealed a potential method for curbing the body's natural scar-producing function.

doll Dec 17, 2012
Scars from Childhood Cancer Can Affect Adult Quality Of Life:
The increased risk of disfigurement caused by childhood cancer and treatment is associated with emotional distress and reduced quality of life in adulthood

Oct 02, 2012
Laser Surgery on Dark Skin:
Laser surgery has been historically more difficult and potentially dangerous for dark skinned patients. However, new technology has significantly increased the safety of laser surgery for dark skinned patients.

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