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Jun. 21, 2013

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FDA urges protection of medical devices from cyber threats
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently urged medical device makers and medical facilities to upgrade security protections to protect against potential cyber threats that could compromise the devices or patient privacy.
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Antibiotics linked to eczema risk in children
The Telegraph
A review of 20 earlier studies found that children with eczema are significantly more likely to have been treated with antibiotics during their first year of life. Every additional course of antibiotics appeared to increase the risk by a further seven percent.
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Pulsed dye laser recommended for plaque psoriasis, acne treatment
Evidence exists to support the efficacy and safety of pulsed dye lasers for treating localized plaque psoriasis and acne vulgaris, according to recent study results. In order to propose a recommendation on pulsed dye laser treatment for inflammatory skin disease, researchers in the Netherlands searched PubMed for publications dated January 1992 to August 2011. They identified 2,215 articles regarding PDL treatment for an inflammatory skin disease and determined a level of evidence.
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Melanoma detectable through skin odor
Dermatology Times
An odor emitted by melanoma through skin cells allows the disease to be detectable noninvasively, results of a recent study indicate. Researchers from the Monell Center and colleagues used sampling and analytical techniques to identify volatile organic compounds, which are chemical molecules that give off an odor. The VOCs were identified in three stages of melanoma and in normal melanocytes, according to a news release.
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New finding: Acupuncture with herbs clears acne
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of acne. A meta-analysis of 43 acupuncture acne trials with approximately 3,500 patients was reviewed. Several types of acne were investigated: vulgaris, papulopustular, inflammatory, adolescent and polymorphic. The researchers discovered that when acupuncture is added to a therapeutic regime, it synergistically enhances the medicinal benefits of the treatment protocol and leads to superior patient outcomes.
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1 side effect of finasteride, for male pattern hair loss, may be decreased drinking
Medical News Today
Finasteride is a synthetic drug for the treatment of male pattern hair loss and an enlarged prostate. The side effects of finasteride for treatment of these two conditions can include increased rates of sexual dysfunction, such as low libido and erectile dysfunction; in fact, some men who have discontinued the medication continue to experience persistent sexual side effects.
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Is the beauty market ready for customization? USA
In this latest blog, Imogen Matthews looks at the new trend of product customization and evaluates whether or not it can provide enough impetus to become the next big thing for the cosmetics industry.
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California: New state rule aims at cosmetic procedures
Sacramento Business Journal
Responding to the explosive growth of cosmetic medicine in physician offices, new regulations by the Medical Board of California specify what it means to have a doctor "immediately available" when elective procedures are performed using laser or similar devices.
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Japan's Astellas looks to sell dermatology assets
Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma Inc. is looking to sell its dermatology portfolio, which could be worth between $500 million and $1 billion, according to three people familiar with the situation.
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US made up with makeup as revenues set to grow USA
Product innovation and demand for organic ingredients is helping to boost sales of makeup products in the U.S., and it is set for steady growth in the next few years.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Medical spas need a checkup (The Huffington Post)
More and more dads are asking for facials, Botox, neck-lifts on Father's Day (New York Daily News)
Pressure grows to outlaw cosmetics microbeads ( USA)
New hair-growth, wound-healing treatment in the works (Surgery Practice)
National Skin Care Certification exapands to more than 330 testing sites in the US, Canada (SDSS)

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How to get rid of an unwanted tattoo
Unfortunately, regretting a tattoo is all too common. Maybe your interests changed or maybe your "Billy Bob" tattoo isn't quite relevant anymore or maybe you simply grew out of it. There are a lot of options out there to get rid of your tattoo — it just depends on how far and how badly you want it removed. After speaking with makeup artists and dermatologists, here are a few ways to get rid of your tattoo temporarily — or permanently.
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Virus targets melanoma in mice
Dermatology Times
A virus injected into mice with melanoma proved effective for prompting an immune system response that killed the virus and the tumor, a recent study demonstrated. Researchers with Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Conn., injected the vesicular stomatitis virus into mice and determined that the fast-acting virus bypassed healthy melanocytes, but found 19 melanoma tumors, according to a news release.
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Amount of men receiving Botox treatments increases
After the New York Times reported that more plastic surgeons are pitching their services as a Father's Day gift, WTOP-TV's Paula Wolfson did a little digging on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.

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Nanoneedle technique shines light on aging process, skin barrier function
Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new technique to study the properties of skin, which could help the development of topical skin creams and treatments and improve understanding of the skin aging process.

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Book: Legal & Liabilty Issues of a Medical Spa
A medical spa is a facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision of a licensed healthcare professional. The facility operates within the scope of practice of its staff, and offers traditional, complementary and alternative health practices and treatments in a spa-like setting.

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