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|May 5, 2017 ||
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Atopic dermatitis (AD), a chronic inflammatory skin disease, is often referred to as "eczema," which is a general term for several types of skin inflammation. About 31.6 million Americans have symptoms of eczema, including 17.8 million with symptoms of AD. Eczema treatments have generally been limited to topical medications, steroid creams, moisturizers and ultraviolet light, plus antihistamines to relieve itching, which provide some relief for eczema but limited relief for AD. Basically, there is no cure for eczema — until now.
Scientists now know how the virus that is responsible for the most aggressive form of skin cancer can stay dormant for decades after infection — but then re-emerge to cause cancer.
In general, viruses ensure their survival by either defeating their host's immune system and replicating themselves or finding a new host. However, sometimes, viruses can remain silent in the body without replicating, periodically reactivating when the conditions are right, such as when the host has a weakened immune system.
Medical News Today
Sunscreen is considered key when it comes to protecting against skin damage. A new study, however, suggests that there may be a significant drawback to using sunscreen: it could lead to vitamin D deficiency.
The research suggests that sunscreen use and chronic diseases — such as diabetes, celiac disease, and other conditions that affect the body's ability to absorb nutrients from food — contribute to nearly 1 million cases of vitamin D deficiency across the globe.
In the last few years, there have been many advances in the treatment of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Until recently, treatment options for skin cancers such as melanoma included: removal of cancerous tissue, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Now, newly developed immunotherapies and targeted therapies are significantly improving patient survival in late stages of melanoma by targeting specific parts of cancerous cells or by boosting the immune system to fight cancer.
The use of a noninvasive pigmented lesion assay significantly improved biopsy specifity, which may allow dermatologists to miss fewer melanomas while reducing the number of benign lesions biopsied, according to study results recently published in JAMA Dermatology.
"The utility study demonstrates that even pigmented lesion experts surgically biopsy about half as often and miss fewer melanomas when adding the pigmented lesion assay to their decision process," researcher Dr. Laura Korb Ferris, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, stated in a press release from DermTech.
New York Post
At age 18, John figured out he was balding from a photo on Facebook.
Growing up, John — now a 28-year-old San Francisco public relations professional who asked that we withhold his real name — prided himself on his luscious locks. "I had always had a thick, full head of hair — I'm of Middle Eastern/Jewish ancestry," he says. "That was closely associated with my identity." But as a freshman in college, he discovered that he was losing his hair when a friend posted a photo of him on Facebook. Experts say they’re seeing more people like John: men, and even women, as young as 18, who are freaking out about going bald.
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute via ScienceDaily
New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona uncovers the modus operandi of a mysterious molecule called SPRIGHTLY that has been previously implicated in colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, bolster the case for exploring SPRIGHTLY as a potential therapeutic target, or a biological marker that identifies cancer or predicts disease prognosis.
"We show in this study that SPRIGHTLY acts as a hub for organizing cancer-related genes in the nucleus of the cell," says the study's senior author Ranjan Perera, Ph.D., scientific director of analytical genomics and bioinformatics at SBP Lake Nona.
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SDSS aims to develop and foster the highest standards of skin care in the dermatology setting.
One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to reliable estimates. And with 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, period. It is also one of the most preventable, and highly treatable when detected early.
That's why the American Academy of Dermatology has launched a campaign this year called "Check Your Partner. Check Yourself," which is asking women to check their partners and themselves. Why women? Research has shown that women are nine times more likely than men to notice melanoma on others.
As an adult, you have the privilege of voting, legally drinking alcohol, and renting a car. And yet, you're still battling chin acne like a teenager. Actually, acne isn't just for sullen teens. About 80 percent of youths and adults between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer acne outbreaks; there are even some people in their forties and fifties unlucky enough to see spots. Chin acne especially targets adults, but you don't have to suffer.
You'd be surprised by how many people ask this question. The easy answer is no, as nonsurgical treatments such as injectables carry little risk.
However, the reality is that any nonsurgical cosmetic procedure, whether it be fillers, muscle relaxants or lasers, will always tend to deliver the best results on younger skin.
This is because the ageing process has not had an opportunity to take hold, so there will be fewer lines and wrinkles, less fat loss and skin laxity. However, just because you're in your 70s does not mean you should "give up." There are many procedures that will enhance your appearance.
The Huffington Post
It's no secret — men are getting more Botox now than ever before.
According to a recently released study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men getting botulinum toxin injections totaled 453,281 in 2016 — adding up to 9.9 percent of total procedures done on both men and women. In 2015, a study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said that the number of men getting injections increased by 337 percent since 2000.
Whether it's for license renewal or NCEA Certified credential recertification, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a very real demand of every skin care professional. But while the benefits of continuing education are obvious, the cost is high: travel expenses; time away from home; and scheduling conflicts with work. SDSS now provides affordable, quality continuing education courses at your convenience, presented by experts in a variety of subject areas!
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