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Jun. 7, 2013

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Physicians reiterate skin care benefits over cosmetics surgery USA
In a world of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the potential to be snapped and shared has grown rapidly and this is prompting people to take more care of their appearance, with cosmetic surgery figures rising as a result, according to two American physicians.
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Skin cancer prevention
Dermatology Times
Recent developments in tanning bed restrictions as well as improved sunscreen testing and labeling have raised the stakes in the ongoing battle against melanoma. Measures and initiatives addressing primary and secondary skin cancer prevention are always in flux, and while dermatologists readily support and promote secondary prevention methods, including early and frequent skin cancer screenings, one expert says that still more can be achieved in primary skin cancer prevention.
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Beware your cellphone — it causes wrinkles
Next Avenue
Next Avenue editor John Stark writes: "No one wants to give up their smartphone, despite the health and safety risks these electronic devices may impose. Up until the other day I felt the same way. You couldn't pry it out of my cold, dead hands. But that was before I read about a frightening new condition that is being linked to smartphone use. When I told my boomer friends about it, they had the same reaction I did: Shock and horror."
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IBD boosts melanoma risk
Dermatology Times
Patients who have inflammatory bowel disease are at an increased risk of melanoma, according to study results presented recently. Researchers with the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., conducted a search of all published studies related to IBD over the past 70 years, according to a news release.
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Valuable alternative to animal models predicts reactions to novel drugs, cosmetics
Medical News Today
A simple lab-based skin test which eliminates the risk of adverse reactions to new drugs, cosmetics and household chemicals has been developed by a Newcastle University, U.K. team. It uses real human skin and immune cells to show any reaction such as a rash or blistering indicating a wider immune response within the body.
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Anti-aging skin care: 4 superstar treatments worth a doctor's visit
The Oprah Magazine via The Huffington Post
If time and money are on your side, these proven innovations are worth a trip to the dermatologist's office.
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Identification of growth factor responsible for triggering hair follicle generation during wound healing
Medical News Today
Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have determined the role of a key growth factor, found in skin cells of limited quantities in humans, which helps hair follicles form and regenerate during the wound healing process. When this growth factor, called Fgf9, was overexpressed in a mouse model, there was a two- to three-fold increase in the number of new hair follicles produced.
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Research suggests daily sunscreen use can reduce signs of aging by 24 percent USA
A team of international scientists have released research results that are said to prove that using sunscreen regularly can reduce the signs of skin aging significantly.
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Be wary of skin bleaching and its side effects
Jagran Post
Skin bleaching inarguably is one of the most effective ways to achieve a brighter and clearer skin. But, one should be wary of the active ingredients in skin bleaching products, as these could be quite dangerous for your skin.
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Research: Clinicians can tap Twitter to air accurate info
Dermatology Times
Clinicians can sift facts from fiction on diseases such as acne by checking Twitter, a letter by Boston-based Center for Connected Health researchers suggests. The letter notes that clinicians can better understand how people perceive and misconstrue diseases such as acne and can use the platform to disperse trusted medical information to so-called followers.
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    FDA approves 2 next-gen melanoma drugs; more hope for advanced cancer patients (Medical Daily)
Lentigo maligna removed with wider surgical margins (Dermatology Times)
Nondoctors enter world of tattoo removal (The Boston Globe)
Use testimonials to attract new patients (Plastic Surgery Practice)
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Dermatologic surgeons performed majority of skin reconstructions among Medicare patients
Healio (subscriber article)
Dermatologic surgeons performed more skin reconstructions among the Medicare population than any other single specialist, according to study results. Researchers determined the proportion of layered closures, grafts and flaps by specialty by assessing the Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Master File from 2004 to 2009. Claims by dermatologic surgeons in 2009 accounted for 60.8 percent of immediate closures, 75.1 percent of complex repairs, 55.5 percent of local tissue rearrangements and 57.5 percent of full-thickness skin grafts in the Medicare population.
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Slathering on sunscreen shows results, researchers find
The New York Times
People who diligently use sunscreen every day can slow or even prevent for a time the development of wrinkles and sagging skin, a new study found.

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Is your margarita bad for your skin?
She had nary a hint of sunburn, but what was much worse was the dark brown, rashlike burn on her hip. My first thought was melanoma. But it wasn't cancer. It was margarita dermatitis.

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What you need to know about new needles
There's three new needle-driven procedures currently up for FDA approval — and all of them promise rewards sweeter than a stick of gum. Herewith, we chew through the hype, hope, how, and even the 'hmm?' of each coming-to-market treatment."

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