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The new trends in anti-aging, detox medicine
Haute Living
The search for the "fountain of youth" has fascinated people and medical researches for centuries. Today, the anti-aging industry is projected to reach close to $300 billion in sales of various products and services promising to make users look younger. As the amount of interest and sheer number of products grows, consumers desperately are in need of help navigating the treacherous waters of vast choices in anti-aging items presented to them. Unfortunately, to date, there officially are no FDA-approved medications or products that can comprehensively reverse aging.
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Psoriasis symptoms may be improved by stimulating a protein in skin cells
Medical News Today
Psoriasis is a common, long-lasting disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Environmental contaminants can trigger psoriasis and other autoimmune disorders, and it is thought that a protein called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, which senses environmental toxins, could play a role. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Immunity, shows that the severity of inflammation associated with psoriasis is unexpectedly suppressed by AhR.
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Study: Birth control works in long-term acne treatment
TIME
Birth control pills are as effective as antibiotics for treating women's acne in the long term, according to a new review of clinical studies. The dermatological study shows that antibiotics are more effective than the pill for the first three months of treatment, but are equally successful after six months.
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Tumor size a determining factor in melanoma drug's efficacy
Dermatology Times
Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have found that pretreatment tumor size is the primary reason some patients with advanced melanoma respond better than others to the experimental immunotherapy MK-3475. Their findings were presented at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The researchers say their findings could lead to different treatment strategies and perhaps influence staging of advanced melanoma.
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Growing indications for laser-assisted drug delivery
MedEsthetics
A new review of laser-assisted drug delivery highlights the potential of laser technology to increase efficacy and reduce side effects of prescription medications. "Laser Assisted Drug Delivery: A Review of An Evolving Technology," by Drs. Lindsay R. Sklar, Christopher T. Burnett, Jill S. Waibel, Ronald L. Moy and David M. Ozog was published in the April issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
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FDA approves new topical onchomycosis drug
Dermatology Times
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug application for Jublia — efinaconazole 10 percent, Valeant — a topical treatment for onychomycosis of the toenails. Jublia, developed to treat distal lateral subungual onychomycosis, is the first topical triazole antifungal agent approved to treat the condition, according to a news release. The topical solution is applied daily to the affected area using a built-in "flow-through" brush applicator.
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Can breast cancer risk be predicted by skin moles?
Medical News Today
PLOS Medicine has simultaneously published two new studies finding that moles — or cutaneous nevi — may be a predictor of breast cancer. The two teams from U.S. and France, find that women with a greater number of moles are more at risk of developing breast cancer.
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Cannulas and the new horizon in injectable aesthetic treatments
Modern Aesthetics
Just as there are different kinds of brushes in a painter's arsenal, each with unique qualities that procures a different effect, aesthetic clinicians now have a multitude of options to approaching cosmetic procedures. In the arena of injectable treatments, the needle has long served as the primary tool for injecting agents, such as toxins and fillers. In recent years, however, as the injectable market has grown by leaps and bounds, one vehicle for delivering these agents has also opened new possibilities for delivering subtle results: the cannula.
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Evidence-based diet plus acne app gains traction
Medscape
A free mobile app that conveys evidence-based content on diet and acne has been downloaded from the iTunes store to more than 5,500 devices in 98 countries, according to the Chicago researchers who created the app. In a research letter published online in JAMA Dermatology, the app's developers suggest that apps based on peer-reviewed literature "may be an effective method to disseminate medical information to a large and diverse population."
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New treatments make acne easier to manage
Health24
No cure exists for acne yet, but new treatments make this common scourge of adolescence easier to manage, dermatologists say. "Things are so much better today because there are so many more options for treating acne," said Dr. Sarah Taylor, a dermatologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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No advantages from circulation of physician payment data
Dermatology Times
Release of 2012 physician payment data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has perhaps done a disservice to the reputation of healthcare providers, including dermatologists, say several dermatologists. The dissemination of Medicare payments in early April, showing that 880,000 physicians and other healthcare providers received $77 billion under the federal program, received much attention in the lay media, including in high-profile daily newspapers, such as "The New York Times."
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How probiotics will improve your skin
New York Magazine
The latest to join the is-it-bad-or-is-it-good debate are probiotics. On Reddit skin care message boards, the benefits and detriments of probiotics are hot topics, with some claiming that they are an acne miracle cure and others blaming them for cystic acne.

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Study IDs possible genetic link to keloid scarring
Dermatology Times
New research has led to the discovery of previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring. The findings could lead to more effective treatment methods.

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Advanced skin cancer research with striking results
Health Aim
Two international trials against advanced skin cancer showed exciting results. The two experimental drugs are nivolumab and pembrolizumab.

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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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