American Academy of Dermatology Association welcomes new FDA sunscreen rules
The American Academy of Dermatology Association recently said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new sunscreen regulations will help Americans reduce their risk for skin cancer by guiding them to the most effective sunscreens and advising them about other sun-protection measures. During the FDA announcement of the new regulations, the Academy reviewed scientific data about skin cancer and outlined how people can reduce their skin cancer risk. More
To baldly go where no man has gone before
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Baldness affects 25 percent of men in their 20s and 60 percent before they are 40. Despite attempts by some celebrities, such as Harry Hill and Bruce Willis, to embrace their baldness, there is still a social stigma over premature hair loss. It's associated with the aging process and loss of virility. And just as women faced "has-she, hasn't-she" whispers about boob jobs, so men suspected of tampering with their barnet to conceal baldness were subjected to constant conjecture. More
US drivers more likely to develop skin cancers on left arm
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Cruising with the windows down and the wind in their hair is how many people like to drive. But that open feeling could be costly. New research suggests that people in the U.S. are more likely to develop skin cancer, such as melanoma and merkel cell carcinoma, on the left side of their bodies. Driving may be to blame, because the left arm receives more UV, say researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle, who analyzed cancer cases in a government database More
8th Annual Meeting webinars available
The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved these webinars for 1.0 CE each through March 8, 2013. For more information on the COA, please visit www.NCEACertified.tv.
Update on Acne
Presented by James Fulton MD, Ph.D.
Acne remains a teenager's worse four-letter word. This presentation will debunk the acne myths and establish that acne is genetic. Initial treatment is topical and consists of benzoyl peroxide cleansers, alpha hydroxyl toners and vitamin A conditioning lotions. Boosters may include acne surgery, chemical peels, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin. New therapies such as LED lights and Fraxel® lasers will also be discussed. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the pathogenesis of acne.
2) Apply treatment decisions based on the grade of acne.
3) Employ boosters as needed to continue the patient's progress. 4) Recognize appropriate light and laser therapies.
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Some docs still 'prescribe' tanning, despite risks
Five minutes in a bikini with her eyes closed, relaxing in the heat of a tanning bed, and Delta Payet felt her winter blues easing away. It was just as her doctor had promised. More
Botox and the beauty premium: Can taking 10 years off your face add 10K to your salary?
If youth equals beauty, well, beauty in turn equals money. Numerous studies over the years have documented the reality of the "beauty premium" in the workplace. One study at the University of Texas even put percentages on it; plain people earn 5 to 10 percent less than average people, researchers concluded, while the "better than average" jump their earnings another 5 to 8 percent. More
Clues on why hair turns gray
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A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center has shown that, for the first time, Wnt signaling, already known to control many biological processes, between hair follicles and melanocyte stem cells can dictate hair pigmentation. The study was published in the June 11, 2011, issue of the journal Cell. More
Counseling combats hand eczema
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Brief individual counseling sessions led to significant improvement for physicians and other health care professionals suffering from occupational hand eczema, InternalMedicineNews.com reports. University of Copenhagen dermatologist Kristina Sophie Ibler, M.D., presented the results of her Hand Eczema Trial (HET) at the 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, held recently in Seoul, South Korea. She described HET as the first clinical trial of secondary prevention of occupational hand eczema in healthcare workers. More