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Can aspirin, other NSAIDs lower skin cancer risk?
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Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen may help protect against certain types of skin cancer — including melanoma, the most dangerous form of this disease. The new study hints at a possible link between NSAID use and skin cancer risk. It does not prove that a link exists or speak to how these medications may stave off skin cancer risk. Other studies have produced conflicting results. The findings appear online in the journal Cancer. More

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Tattoo removal booms in slow job market
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With the job market recovering but still shaky, people with tattoos find it even harder to get hired, prompting them to reconsider their body art. According to The Patient's Guide, a website comprised of 25 niche publications dedicated to skin care, laser tattoo removal has increased 32 percent over the past year, with many citing employment as a main reason for the treatment. More

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The future of Facebook: Doctors will need to be 'social by design'
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Perhaps you've heard the news that a certain social network went public, a move that promises to raise as much as $16 billion, boost its hoodie-wearing founder's net worth to $24 billion and value the company at more than $100 billion. What's that mean for doctors with brand or personal pages on the world's largest, most popular social network? In the short term, not much, but if you dig into the Facebook IPO just a bit, you get a sense of what co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Co. have in mind for the future. More

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Novel melanoma therapies portend a 'golden age' of cancer care
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Several newly approved therapies have changed and are continuing to change the treatment of melanoma therapy so that it is no longer the "black sheep" of cancer therapy, according to Dr. Adil Daud. "These treatments have made a tremendous difference to the treatment of melanoma," says Daud of what he calls "game-changing" therapies such as vemurafenib and ipilimumab. More

Acne medication isotretinoin increases risk of eye disorders
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The acne medicine isotretinoin may be linked to a nearly twofold increased risk of ocular adverse effects in users, according to a study published online April 16 in the Archives of Dermatology. More

Skin transplants improve color in vitiligo patients
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Transplants of healthy skin from a patient's own body can improve discoloration caused by vitiligo, researchers from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit reported. The procedure was developed in Saudi Arabia, and the Ford researchers are the first U.S. team to attempt it, according to Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi, a Ford dermatologist. More



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1 in 5 women with hair loss feel neglected by doctors
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Five million women experience hair loss at some point in their lives — often it's connected with a drop in hormonal levels, diabetes and thyroid problems, as well as some medications. For some women, however, it is related to stress alopecia with hair loss occurring all over the scalp rather than in patches. Now, a study published in the Journal of Applied Cosmetology reveals how such hair loss affects women. More

ACS reports research boom on ingredients for 'enhanced cosmetics'    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to the American Chemical Society, growing demand for "enhanced cosmetics" that combine cosmetic and active ingredients is further pushing research in the direction of microcapsules and other delivery technology areas in order to keep up. More

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Psoriasis boosts Crohn's risk fourfold
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Psoriasis patients nearly are at a fourfold increased risk of developing Crohn's disease, and the risk is higher in psoriatic arthritis patients. These findings from 174,646 prospectively followed participants in the Nurses' Health Study I and II are consistent with the results of genomewide association studies, which have found susceptibility genes common to both psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease, especially genes in the interleukin-23 pathway, Dr. Wenqing Li said at the recent annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. More

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Breakthrough facelift without a scalpel
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The Stem Cell Facelift is making news as the latest among a variety of techniques that can rejuvenate the skin creating dramatic and noticeable improvements to the face without a scalpel. The technique significantly differs from the traditional facelift in which skin is pulled taut to artificially cause a more youthful appearance by firming things up. As an anti-aging technique, the Stem Cell Facelift is gaining steam. Celebrities like Courtney Love are rumored to have had the procedure done, but fans will never know. Without the leftover scars from a traditional facelift, it's virtually impossible to know. More

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 Survey Results

Hours Worked Survey Results
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In the May 25 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "How many hours do you work in an average week?"

Here's how our readers responded:

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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