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Medical News Today
Yale scientists have discovered the cause of a disfiguring skin disorder and determined that a commonly used medication can help treat the condition.
About 1 in 200,000 people are affected by a group of severe skin disorders known as the ichthyoses (ik-thee-oh-sees), which feature dry, scaly, or thickened skin. Although treatment with topical medications can help, there is no cure. To better understand the cause of such skin disorders, a Yale-led research team studies the genes of individuals affected by the conditions.
People diagnosed with melanoma who then undergo surgery to have lymph nodes removed near the original tumor site do not live longer than patients who forego this common operation, researchers said recently.
The report in the New England Journal of Medicine was based on a study of more than 1,900 patients with melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, at more than 60 medical institutions worldwide.
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Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) have developed a way of increasing pigmentation in human skin without the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Their study is a follow-up to a 2006 study that identified the molecular pathways underlying the tanning response and induced tanning in a strain of mouse that normally does not produce the protective, dark form of melanin.
Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a skin treatment that harnesses the power of ultraviolet (UV) light to ease severe eczema symptoms. It can be a potent weapon in the arsenal of treatments for people with difficult-to-treat atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema. But while light therapy can help improve symptoms, it also comes with risks.
Primary care-based skin cancer training and screening is feasible, and may improve primary care physician diagnostic accuracy, according to recently published study results in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers studied patients aged 35 years or older scheduled for an annual health habits screen in the primary care practitioner general clinics through a pilot intervention study at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
The ongoing rush of safe, highly effective systemic agents for psoriasis has created a new era in which substantial numbers of patients may achieve complete clearance, said an expert at the American Academy of Dermatology 75th Annual Meeting, held here.
In the year 2000, said Craig Leonardi, M.D., two authors called complete skin clearance an unrealistic expectation for patients with psoriasis.
Have you ever worked out your face? An eyebrow-raising beauty trend, called a microcurrent facial, aims to do just that.
The noninvasive treatment involves zapping your face with tiny electrical currents to stimulate, tone and tighten facial muscles. "It's like a little workout for your face," actress Jennifer Aniston said in an interview with InStyle magazine last year.
Stem cell researchers at the University of Calgary have found another piece of the puzzle behind what may contribute to hair loss and prevent wounds from healing normally.
Jeff Biernaskie's research, published recently in the scientific journal npj Regenerative Medicine identifies a key signalling protein called platelet-derived growth factor. This protein is critical for driving self-renewal and proliferation of dermal stem cells that live in hair follicles and enable their unique ability to continuously regenerate and produce new hair.
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Galderma announced in December 2016 that it had released next-generation flexible hyaluronic acid dermal fillers Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne to the U.S. marketplace. The filler duo, which has been used in the U.K. under the names Emervel Classic (Refyne) and Emervel Deep (Defyne), were approved by the FDA for treatment of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Affecting more than 6 million Americans, chronic plaque psoriasis manifests as patches of red, scaly skin most frequently on the scalp, elbows and knees. Chronic plaque psoriasis most often appears in adolescence or mid-life and can require lifelong medication. Until the 1990s, physicians had few options to offer their patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Up to a quarter of patients with psoriasis suffer from these more aggressive cases that can affect anywhere from 10 to a 100 percent of the surface of the skin.
Now, two Phase 3 trials have demonstrated that a biologic agent called tildrakizumab is efficacious and well-tolerated in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Medical News Bulletin
A new article describes research performed on different methods of minimizing pain associated with injectable facial noninvasive cosmetic treatments.
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, and soft-tissue filler have become the two most frequently performed nonsurgical cosmetic facial treatments in the United States, with roughly between 2.1 million and 4.3 million procedures, respectively, in 2015 alone. Ensuring that patients are satisfied with their treatment is just as important as their comfort while experiencing it. There have been complaints in the past about treatments performed on one side of the face being more painful than the other side.
The difference between acne and healthy skin is largely dependent on the balance of the skin microbiota, according to study results presented in April at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
The study was published in December 2016 in the journal Scientific Reports.
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