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World's 1st drinkable sunscreen goes on sale
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The world's first drinkable SPF has arrived. Harmonised H20 UV provides users with up to 30 percent protection, helping sunbathers to soak up the rays for longer without fear of getting burned, U.K. MailOnline reported. According to U.S. company Osmosis Skincare, the product's liquid molecules cancel out 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays after vibrating on the skin upon being ingested. Priced at $29 for a 100 milliliters bottle, the liquid sunscreen boasts of being the world's first one. It is currently on sale.
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Some allergic reactions may be caused by mobile phones
Medical News Today
Studies have identified mobile phones and related devices as sources of metal sensitization and potential causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Despite efforts to control allergen release in phones, many phones on the market release levels of metals, such as nickel and chromium, which are sufficient to induce ACD
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Study IDs predictors for Merkel cell carcinoma
Dermatology Times
Findings of a Kaiser Permanante study suggest that radiation treatment can help reduce the recurrence of Merkel cell carcinoma, but that chemotherapy appears to have little effect on recurrence or survival. Seeking to characterize Merkel cell carcinoma and identify recurrence and survival predictors, a research team led by Dr. Maryam M. Asgari of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, conducted a cohort study involving 218 MCC patients who were followed from January 1995 through December 2009, according to a news release.
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Stem cell therapy helps slow hair loss
WPLG-TV
When men lose their hair they're often described as more manly, even sexy, but when women experience hair loss it's a different story.
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Off-label cosmetic facial filler use tied to significant vision loss
HealthDay News via Physician's Brief
Dermal injection of cosmetic fillers into the forehead can lead to irreversible blindness, according to a study published in the May issue of JAMA Ophthalmology. Dr. Michelle V. Carle and colleagues from the Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group in Los Angeles describe irreversible vision loss from central retinal occlusion occurring after cosmetic facial enhancement.
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Nasal bacteria may predict skin infections
Skin Inc.
Bacteria found in the nose may be a key indicator for future development of skin and soft-tissue infections in remote areas of the body. Scientists have long known that a number of bacteria reside in the nose, and that those who carry the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus in their noses are at a higher risk for developing skin and soft tissue infections. However, until now, no one has been able to determine why some S. aureus carriers develop infections while others do not.
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Strategy shift allows dermatologists to overcome challenges in cosmetic market
Dermatology Times
Challenges facing physicians in dermatology include marketplace consolidation and competition from noncore providers. These issues are top of mind not just among clinicians themselves, but also among the executives of pharmaceutical companies.
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Pine bark substance may treat melanoma
Laboratory Equipment
A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Current melanoma drugs targeting single proteins can initially be effective, but resistance develops relatively quickly and the disease recurs. Penn State researchers have identified a drug that may solve this problem.
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An update on management of necrotizing soft-tissue infections
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Necrotizing soft-tissue infections, or NSTIs, are fulminant infections that lead to the death of subcutaneous tissues. Severe cases of infection are associated with the risk of mortality, limb loss or tissue loss. Diagnosis at an early stage is important to improve the survival rate. Antibiotic therapy, fluid correction, surgical debridement, wound care and organ support measures could reduce the mortality rate in NSTI. The benefits of novel therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen and intravenous immunoglobulins, are being explored.
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Brides-to-be are getting 'hand-lifts' for the perfect engagement selfie
COSMOPOLITAN
"Will you marry me?" are four words some women look forward to hearing their whole lives. For many, the moment it happens is something they’ll want to relish, first with their partner, then with the world. These days, most of us are finding out about our friends' engagements not from hyperventilating phone calls or caps-lock Facebook status updates, but from Instagram selfies of sparkling rings with hashtags like #WereEngaged, #SaidYes and #PutARingOnIt. But despite the happiness and security that comes with finding a life partner, this new visual platform for engagement announcements is also stirring up some major insecurities.
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Truth in advertising could facilitate realistic patient expectations
Dermatology Times
Both dermatologists and patients have expectations of what might result from an office visit. Dermatologists hope to meet the patient's expectations and heal or address their concerns regarding diseases of the skin, hair or nails. Patients also have an expectation and meeting those expectations yields patient satisfaction and a good patient/physician interaction. The challenge is identifying those patient expectations.
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A genetic analysis of skin development
Medical Xpress
Researchers report the first comprehensive analysis of genes that affect a single tissue. Genes don't act in isolation and it is only by studying the effects of many genes that scientists can gain a more accurate and holistic view of the complex biology of tissues.

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New melanoma treatments hit tumors where they live
Plastic Surgery Practice
For years, dermatologists and oncologists who treated melanoma didn't have much to offer individuals with melanoma. In recent years, however, four new melanoma drugs have been approved and there are even more therapies in the pipeline.

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Dermatology is huge market for EHR adoption
EHR Intelligence
The Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs have gathered a certain amount of notoriety among specialty providers for being insensitive to their particular needs, a circumstance that has left many specialists behind the EHR adoption curve. Dermatology is one specialty that fits that unfortunate trend.

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. (www.PCIJournal.com) Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has more than 33 years' experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored more than 450 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. She is the recipient of the prestigious Crystal Award for Life Achievement by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa.More

                    



 

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