Vitamin D, calcium combo may halve melanoma risk in some women
HealthDay U.S. News & World Report Share
Certain women at risk for developing melanoma, the most severe form of skin cancer, may cut the likelihood in half by taking vitamin D/calcium supplements, a new study suggests. The women most at risk of developing the life-threatening cancer are those who have had a previous non-melanoma form of skin cancer, such as basal cell or squamous cell cancer, the researchers said. More
Only 1 in 4 women equate beauty with youth
Skin & Allergy News Share
European women are more interested in aesthetic procedures to improve their stomach or abdomen than their face, according to a large survey. A majority of the women surveyed indicated they were most satisfied with how they looked about 10 years ago, when most were in their late 20s. Three-quarters of the women said they didn't mind looking their age—they just didn't want to look older. Eighty percent believed beauty is under an individual's control and can be enhanced or shaped. More
Handle with care: Baby Brody born without skin
ABC News Share
Brody Curtis has a big smile across his face, about the only part of his little body that is not swaddled in thick bandages. The one-month-old was born with epidermolysis bullosa, which means he is missing skin on much of his body and what skin he does have is fragile and can easily erode. More
8th Annual Meeting webinars available
Let the Light Shine On! Entering the Light Therapy Market
Presented by Kate Riley
This presentation will provide an introduction into phototherapy for the skin care specialist who is not presently offering this procedure. We will discuss the underlying theory of light-based therapy; the differences in how light is generated and the benefits and limitations of each type of modality. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Summarize basic phototherapy theory.
2) Discuss the differences in light-based modalities.
3) Compare Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
4) Evaluate if phototherapy can work in their practice.
To order this CE webinar:
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Research competition, market needs before purchasing aesthetic technologies
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
Before investing in aesthetic devices, physicians need to do their homework and carefully weigh the pros and cons of each device and attend lectures focused on various aesthetic devices and technologies. This approach may help them ultimately choose an aesthetic device that is right for them and their patients. More
Study: Botox and texting may not mix
Are you a typical American teenager who sends more than 1,000 text messages each month? If so, Botox might impair your communication prowess, suggests a new report of a 17-year-old who had the treatment for a condition that causes excessive sweating. More
Daily aspirin may protect against melanoma
An aspirin a day may keep melanoma at bay, a new study suggests. After scrutinizing the medical records of 1,000 people, an international team of researchers have determined that the risk of melanoma was cut by almost half when people took a daily dose of aspirin for at least five years. More