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Simple dietary changes may have significant effect on psoriasis

A Western diet rich in sugar and fat leads to an imbalance in the gut's microbial culture and may contribute to inflammatory skin diseases...

Development of microbe for bacteriotherapy of eczema — First-in-human trial

A first-in-human, Phase I, double-blinded clinical trial had identified a universal strain of bacteria derived from healthy human skin that can treat the most...

Tirbanibulin superior to placebo in treating actinic keratosis

Tirbanibulin is superior to vehicle at two months for the treatment of actinic keratosis, but almost half of patients who had a complete response...

Low fitness linked with an up to 35% higher psoriasis risk later in life

A major register-based study among Swedish military conscripts, over a median of 31 years, found an up to 35% elevated risk of the least...

No evidence for daily emollient to prevent infant eczema

A randomised controlled trial in 12 hospitals and four primary care sites across the UK found no evidence that daily emollient during the first year of...

Western diet rich in fat and sugar linked to skin inflammation and psoriasis

A study suggests that dietary components, rather than obesity itself, may lead to skin inflammation and the development of psoriasis. A common and chronic...

FDA study finds sunscreen's active ingredients readily absorbed in bloodstream

The active chemicals in sunscreens can readily soak into the bloodstream, found a US Food and Drug Administration pilot study. Scientists at the US...

Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17% reduction in risk for getting cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, the second-most-common type...

Topical cream effective in reversing effects of vitiligo

A nationwide phase II clinical trial, coordinated out of Tufts Medical Centre in Boston, has found that a topical cream was extremely effective in...

Doctors now favouring combination therapies to treat acne

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favour of a combinations of therapies, according to Rutgers researchers. The findings...

Breast feeding for three months helps keep child eczema at bay

Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who...

Allergy shots may help with severe atopic dermatitis

A medically-challenging case presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found that allergy shots provided significant benefits...

Sunscreen users get only 40% the sun protection they think

A small UK experiment found sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 50, applied in a typical way, would at best provide 40% of...

Advice platform compiles skin cancer indices

derma.plus, the platform for dermatological advice, has conducted an international study on skin cancer to better understand the geographical and socio-economic factors which make...

First successful treatment of squamous cell carcinoma with HPV vaccine

JAMA Dermatology reports what they believe to be the complete regression of squamous cell skin cancers after combined systemic and direct intratumoral injection of...

Diuretic drug found to be successful in treatment of acne

The diuretic drug spironolactone may be just as effective as antibiotics for the treatment of women's acne, found a US study. In a finding that...

Osteoporosis drug found to stimulate hair follicle growth

A new drug could ease the distress of men and women who suffer from baldness, according to researchers from The University of Manchester's Centre...

No meaningful benefit from emollient bath additives for children with eczema

Emollient bath additives provide no meaningful benefit when used in addition to standard eczema care in children, finds a trial. Bath additives are widely...

Generic skin cream reduces risk of SCC surgery

A clinical trial involving more than 900 military veterans at high risk for keratinocyte carcinoma skin cancer provides evidence that using the generic skin...

Facial exercise programme helps women look younger

A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise programme sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance...

Improved healing for drained skin abscesses with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment was associated with improved outcomes in patients with drained skin abscesses regardless of lesion size or guideline criteria, according to a study...

No added benefit from bleach baths for eczema

For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new Northwestern...

Recommendation on safety of skin procedures after Tx with isotretinoin

International literature review regarding the safety of skin procedures performed either concurrently with, or immediately after, treatment with the acne medication isotretinoin. For decades, it...

Asthma drug effective for patients with urticaria

The asthma drug Omalizumab is shown to be effective in treating hives, found two separate German clinical studies. Patients who develop itchy wheals in response...

No benefit from using topical antibiotics for eczema

Findings from the CREAM study are that there is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically...

Non-invasive technique to detect skin cancer

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a non-invasive imaging technique that accurately detects skin cancer without surgical...

Swapping out armpit bacteria can end bad body odour

Swapping the underarm microbiome of someone with a body odour problem, with that of a less smelly relative, saw improvements in that in half of...

Five year efficacy of imiquimod in treating basal cell carcinoma

The success rates of imiquimod, a topical skin cream used to treat low-risk basal cell carcinoma (BCC), were sustained for the extended study period...

The pseudoscience of beauty products.

beautyproducts.jpgThe beauty industry is massive, a huge cultural force in a tight, symbiotic relationship with celebrities and the celebrity-oriented media. So by its very nature, it creates massive problems for anyone seeking to get to the truth about the products it makes and promotes, writes Prof Timothy Caulfield of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, in The Atlantic.

UV damage continues even indoors

Sunlight continues to cause skin damage for hours after people head indoors, according to a Yale University study. Meanwhile, German research has found that the main component of the root extract of the plant Glycyrrhiza inflata (Chinese Licorice), is able to protect the skin from subsequent UV damage.

Eczema medication not linked to paediatric cancer

The topical eczema medicine pimecrolimus appears unlikely to be associated with an increased risk of cancer in children, based on a group followed for 10 years, a new US study found.

Sun tanning could be addictive, research finds

Spending time basking in the sun's warming rays may have addictive properties, claim researchers in the US. BBC News reports that their study showed...

Hair products contain dangerous amounts of formaldehyde

A study at the University of Cape Town, led by Prof Nonhlanhla Khumalo, found that most commercial ‘Brazilian keratin type’ hair-straightening products contain ‘unacceptably...

Alternative therapy for young eczema sufferers

The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. And, reports Science Daily, in an effort to...