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Jan. 25, 2013


Study explains skin's response to UVA light
Brown University    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers have strengthened their understanding of how skin cells called melanocytes sense ultraviolet light and act to protect themselves with melanin. In a new study, experiments show that an ion channel well-known elsewhere in the body for its chemical sensitivity, plays a central role in this process. More

Apps for skin cancer delay diagnosis
Dermatology Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Consumers who use smartphone applications to analyze suspicious lesions or moles are at risk of having inaccurate diagnoses and delayed treatments, results of a new study indicate. More

Regulator of skin aging
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite progress in regenerative medicine, with age, the skin loses its properties in an irreversible manner. The ATIP-Avenir team, Epidermal Homeostasis and Tumorigenesis, directed by Chloe Feral, an Inserm researcher at the French Cancer and Aging Research Institute, Nice, France, has defined the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining skin cells and skin healing in advanced years. More

Microneedle radiofrequency effectively treated acne, less recovery time
Healio    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A fractional microneedle radiofrequency device and a CO2 fractional laser system performed equally well in treating facial acne vulgaris, while microneedle treatment reduced recovery time, according to study results. More

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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Warfield Weekly Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SDSS, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment.

Laser resurfacing clears photodamage, AKs
Dermatology Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A fractional resurfacing technique that uses a 1927 nm nonablative thulium laser reduces the number of facial actinic keratosis and provides noticeable clearance of photodamage, results of a recent study indicate. More

Eczema linked to gut bacteria in kids
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kids who have eczema have a more diverse set of bacteria in their guts than kids who do not have the condition. More

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Study suggests deodorant use could be genetically tailored USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Research shows that 75 percent of people who carry a specific version of a gene meaning they don't produce under-arm odor, wear deodorant anyway. More

Recent trends in anti-aging technology
The Harley Medical Group    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While Botox is still a very popular way for people to fight wrinkles, some new and unusual anti-aging treatments are finding their way on to the market. More

Physicians' online behavior warrants investigation
Dermatology Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
State medical boards have a high consensus regarding the likelihood of investigations for some online behaviors by physicians, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco provided 10 hypothetical vignettes for 48 state medical boards regarding the potential for investigations for online professionalism violations, according to the study abstract. More



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How to stay ahead in the green cosmetics game USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In many ways market entry into the natural and organic cosmetics category is easier these days but success will not come without integrity, according to a Euromonitor analyst. More

Why do my nails break?
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Nails get brittle with age, which is the most common cause of the condition, according to New York University Medical Center's explanation on the subject. But there can be underlying conditions that affect the structural quality of the nail. More

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Dermatologists blast tanning industry campaign to play down skin cancer fears
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The tanning industry has a new campaign aimed at promoting the safety of sunbed use. The American Academy of Dermatology has fired back accusing the tanning industry of making claims that are "ridiculous" and unsupported by scientific evidence. The dermatology group said, "Indoor tanning is dangerous." More

Pew study: How reliable is health information online?
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Looking up your health symptoms on the Internet can be a traumatizing experience. Some websites are riddled with incomplete or inaccurate guidance, leaving you feeling like death is around the corner. Meanwhile, drug companies pitch you with online ads for prescriptions before you've even seen a doctor. So how reliable is the information on the Web for those self-diagnosing their health? More

 Continuing Education

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Organics in the Physicians Office

Presented by Patricia Scherven, LE, BA, NCEA Certified

About the webinar:
The trend of using organics and in-organics in the physician’s office will be explored. Consumers are aware, and will ask the skincare specialist the benefits and concerns of using these ingredients and products. The direction in which these compounds: natural, unrefined oils and flower essences along with beliefs and health issues will be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Describe the difference between organic versus in-organic.
2) Evaluate the ingredient’s safety factors.
3) Explore the future of organic ingredients in your practice.
4) Recognize the marketing challenges.

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 31 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More



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