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Mar. 8, 2013


Cut-price cosmetic surgery a risk to patients
The Sydney Morning Herald
Dangerous cosmetic treatments are occurring daily, the head of Australia's peak body for plastic surgeons says. He has called for procedures being carried out in risky environments to be outlawed. Doctors have supported the call, with a senior research fellow from the University of Melbourne's center for health policy, programs and economics saying the patients that came forward to complain were just "the tip of the iceberg."
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Melanoma 'shuts down' body's premier immune defence
Digital Journal
A new study by U.K. researchers shows a deadly form of skin cancer is capable of basically shutting down the body's strongest immune response. King's College London researchers found that melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, shuts down the body's immune system by intentionally creating conditions that weaken the body's most potent B cells immune response, while attracting the least effective.
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Frequent laboratory monitoring questioned for patients on isotretinoin
Researchers surveyed dermatologists and analyzed results of patients with acne who were treated with isotretinoin and found that frequent laboratory monitoring of the patients may be unnecessary, according to research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting.
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Modified protein could lead to effective vitiligo therapy
Dermatology Times
A genetically modified protein demonstrated a reversal of vitiligo in lab mice and could lead to therapies for the condition in human patients. Researchers with Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine genetically modified one of the amino acids in HSP70i, a protein that plays a crucial role in the autoimmune response that causes vitiligo, according to a university news release. The modification led to a mutant HSP70i, which displaced the normal protein and thus reversed vitiligo's immune response.
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Lack of support drives psoriasis patients to social media
Practical Dermatology
Lack of support from family and friends drives psoriasis patients to use social media, a new study from the National Psoriasis Foundation found. According to the findings, 48 percent of patients who do not have support from friends and family say they are likely to use social media regularly on a long-term basis, versus 31 percent of patients with support.
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Strain of acne-causing bacteria found to actually preserve skin
Medical News Today
Everyone has acne-causing bacteria living on their skin, but researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have identified that there are "good" and "bad" strains of the bacteria, which determine the frequency and severity of developing pimples.
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NGO calls on the FDA to ban anatase titanium dioxide in cosmetics USA
Friends of the Earth U.S. and Australia are calling on the FDA to ban the use of a potentially hazardous form of anatase titanium dioxide in sunscreen and cosmetics.
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New collagen stimulating treatment claims to zap laughter lines in a single injection
The Daily Mail
The old adage goes that happiness and laughter are the key to youth. But one unwanted side effect of our joy is crow's feet or laughter lines, which appear when the skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid, and one thing's for sure — those of us who have them don't find them funny. Now, a new scientific skin care development is causing a buzz and according to the latest research, a single injection that stimulates collagen production can zap laughter lines in just one treatment.
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Innovations in noninvasive procedures keep dermatology on cutting edge
Skin & Allergy News
Noninvasive procedural dermatology has evolved at a dizzying pace, and continues to do so. In addition to an array of procedures for skin tightening, skin resurfacing and fat reduction, emerging technologies such as complex feedback devices, nanotechnology and stem cell–based therapies promise to keep dermatology at the forefront of the cosmetic and esthetic realm, according to Dr. Murad Alam.
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Researchers made a breakthrough discovery in melanoma treatment
Doctor Tipster
Researchers at the University of Utah are investigating a new way to stop melanoma, which is the most serious form of skin cancer, from spreading. It seems that by inhibiting the new target discovered lung metastasis can be stopped.
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Tweeting your way to a successful industry blog
By Katie Dubow
In order for your company to really use digital communications to the fullest, you've simply got to have an industry blog. A company blog allows you to do many things: It's your chance to strut your stuff, show off, discuss industry news and have your voice heard. Your company blog is totally in your control, there are no character limits and no restrictions as to what you can talk about. But what if your blog is stellar and no one's reading it? One easy way to up your page views is using Twitter. Below are three quick tips to tweet your way to more page views on your blog.
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    Laser hair removal tops list of most litigated laser surgery procedures (Plastic Surgery Practice)
Malpractice suits related to laser skin surgery soar (Dermatology Times)
Address your aging eyes (NewBeauty)
Study examines Botox dose disparity in aesthetic face tx (HealthDay News via Medical Xpress)
Propionibacterium acnes strain associated with healthy skin (Healio)

Record number of cosmetic surgeries last year, but a new trend has started
The Star-Ledger
Plastic surgery has come a long way, and now as one of the fastest growing legs of the medical field, it still has a long way to go. Decades ago most people associated plastic surgery with a facelift, liposuction or breast augmentation, but now plastic surgery has evolved to mean so many more things. CNN recently explored the history of the surgical trends in cosmetic surgery and predicts new surges in popularity for some procedures more than others.
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