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Feb. 15, 2013


CDC puts psoriasis on its public health agenda
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It's official. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is leading collaborative efforts among clinical, biomedical and public health experts to develop the first-ever public health agenda for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, giving federal recognition to millions of Americans living with these diseases. More

Organic vs. regular: The skin care difference
Greener Ideal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Is using all natural products on your skin always better for you? Or is that an outdated notion that ignores scientific fact and advancements? If you use a lot of skin care products, there are important questions to consider. More

Topical antibiotic clears cutaneous leishmaniasis
New England Journal of Medicine via Dermatolgoy Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An investigational topical cream composed of two antibiotics effectively treated cutaneous leishmaniasis, results of a phase 3 study demonstrated. Investigators from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research evaluated the cream — WR 279,396, which was composed of paromomycin 15 percent and gentamicin 0.5 percent — in patients who had 1 to 5 ulcerative lesions from cutaneous leishmaniasis, according to the study abstract. More

AAD helps you turn back time
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Does anyone remember that hilarious, yet somewhat true, scene in the 2008 "Sex and the City" movie when Samantha chastises Carrie for becoming engaged to Mr. Big, and proposes Botox as a more viable option? She proudly states, "Honey, you know me, I don't really believe in marriage. Now, Botox on the other hand, that works every time." This may be a fictional scene from a movie, but the sentiment could not hold more true for many women today. Well, mark your calendars because today, the way you view your anti-aging routine, will change forever. Researchers at the American Academy of Dermatology have discovered a new method using plant stem cell technology to extract antioxidants from plants in their most pure and stable form. More

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Studies back drug to trim double chin
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An injectable drug that disrupts fat cell membranes effectively reduced fat deposits under the chin, called submental fat, in two phase III studies, one of its co-developers said. More

Looking to share your expertise?
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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 Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.

Shorter, newer antibiotic regimen shows equal effectiveness for skin infections
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Once daily treatment with a new antibiotic called tedizolid phosphate for six days proves just as successful as the antibiotic linezolid twice a day for 10 days, for patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. More



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Doctors' perceptions of psoriasis therapies vary
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Doctors who treat patients with psoriasis show wide variation in their beliefs about the safety and effectiveness of psoriasis treatments, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Shire initiates phase 3 study of ABH001 for Epidermolysis Bullosa
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Shire has announced the initiation of a Phase 3 study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ABH001, its dermal substitute therapy, for the treatment of nonhealing wounds in patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a group of rare genetic skin disorders that begin to manifest at birth or early childhood and occur in approximately 19 per 1 million live births in the U.S. More

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As health scares, and perceptions emerge, ingredient suppliers face new challenges USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Continued reporting of health worries and perceptions of chemical dangers brings about fresh challenges for innovation that cosmetic ingredient suppliers must adapt according to U.S.-based Inolex. More

Adult acne can be a stubborn problem to treat
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It's rough for any teenager, and downright devastating for grown women in their 40s or 50s. Adult acne is a complex medical problem, and dermatologists are seeing more of it. "We have more women with adult acne than we do have teenagers in our practice," says Dr. Victoria Cirillo. "It's because the hormone levels are changing very quickly and in large numbers, they start to switch." The fix is just as complex as the cause. The reality is, no two cases are the same. More

Untreated depression may cut shingles vaccine effectiveness
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Doctors often urge older patients to get the shingles vaccine because it can prevent or cut the severity of this viral disease. But according to a new study, the vaccine may be less effective in people with untreated depression. More

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