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Aug. 16, 2013

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Study: Many psoriasis patients going without treatment
HealthDay News
The autoimmune skin disorder known as psoriasis affects millions of Americans, but a new study suggests it remains woefully undertreated. In 2011, between 30 percent and nearly 50 percent of patients said they had no treatment for their psoriasis, depending on the severity of their disease.
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Sunburn cases heat up during long summer days
By Denise A. Valenti
Hot summer days of bright sunshine and more hours of daylight greatly increase in the rates of serious sunburn. During the one month following the start of daylight savings time, there is reported to be a more than 200 percent increase in the rate of serious sunburns due to the extended daylight hours and the subsequent time spent outdoors. Not surprisingly, twice as many of the visits related to sunburn presenting in urgent care clinics are in those states with greater and more intense sun exposure — Arizona, Colorado and Texas compared to Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia.
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Psoriasis linked to major comorbidities
Dermatology Times
Patients with psoriasis have increasingly higher chances of having at least one other major comorbidity when compared to patients who do not have psoriasis, study results indicate. Investigators with Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, conducted a survey of physicians treating 9,035 patients with psoriasis.
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Study: Lack of sleep impacts skin aging
Premium Beauty News
In a clinical trial commissioned by Estée Lauder, physician-scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Ohio found that sleep quality impacts skin function and aging. According to the study, poor sleepers have increased signs of skin aging and recover more slowly from a variety of environmental stressors.
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Beauty buyer beware: Putting the beauty customer in the driver's seat
With a total of 14,629,276 cosmetic procedures performed in the US in 2012 alone, consumers have more options than before on where to go for their must have beauty treatments. However, with recent news stories of plastic surgery gone bad, daily discount deals flooding e-mail inboxes and plastic surgeons reporting that anywhere from 40-70 percent of their new patients consults are for revision surgery, "Beauty Buyer Beware" is the new mantra.

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Red light reduces erythema following ablative resurfacing
Photomodulation with a 635nm light-emitting diode reduces both the intensity and duration of post-CO2 fractional laser erythema, showing a significant reduction in redness at day four.
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More beauty consumers using mobiles to find products, services
Professional Beauty Magazine
In June, 816,482 searches were made on mobile or smartphone devices for queries relating to makeup, skin care, nail care, hair care or fragrance. The new data from digital marketing agency Greenlight highlights the importance of connecting with potential clients via mobile phones, and of mobile-optimised websites and apps that allow consumers to browse, book appointments and even make purchases on-the-go.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Researchers make sunscreen breakthrough with microorganisms ( USA)
Sharon Stone reveals secrets to aging well without cosmetic surgery (Medical Today)
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AmSpa launches 1st state-by-state summary of medical spa laws (Skin Inc.)
Red light reduces erythema following ablative resurfacing (MedEsthetics)

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Dermatologists provide tips to help psoriasis patients
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine via The Medical News
For people with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, taking good care of their skin can alleviate some of the discomfort that may be experienced, such as itching, cracking and bleeding of the skin. While managing the skin condition can be a challenge, dermatologists provide tips to help psoriasis patients experience relief.
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Antibodies' role in scleroderma variant uncertain
Dermatology Times
A recent study confirms the presence of certain antibodies in patients with morphea, but only in linear morphea is the presence associated with clinical indicators of severity. Researchers with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, examined 187 patients from the Morphea in Adults and Children cohort and Scleroderma Family Registry and DNA Repository along with 651 matched controls.
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The right Botox: It should look natural, not frozen
Lifestyle Inquirier
No amount of makeup can yield a skin that has been pampered and fed a nutritious diet. Our skin matures as we age, and it is vital for us to optimize its well-being.

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Scientists find answers on sunburn pain
Medical News Today
Scientists have identified a molecule in the skin's epidermis called TRPV4 that causes the pain we feel from a sunburn. By identifying and inhibiting it, the researchers may have found a way to block the pain.

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The limits of cosmetic surgery
The New York Times
Patients who get facial plastic surgery often assume that they will look younger and more appealing afterward. But a new study, the first to try to quantify attractiveness after a face-lift, brow-lift or eyelid surgery, found only a tiny, insignificant increase in attractiveness.

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Images spur skin self-exams
Dermatology Times
Photographs of skin cancers caused patients to be more likely to conduct skin self-examinations, according to results of a recent study. Using seven databases, researchers with the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, found 25 studies to analyze the effectiveness of interventions or educational aids that utilize visual images to promote skin self-exams, according to the abstract.
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Facebook likes rarely translate into sales
Professional Beauty Magazine
The number of "likes" your company's Facebook fan page receives, is unlikely to have any effect on sales, according to a new survey. Over three quarters of U.K. adults — 76 percent — have a Facebook account and 64 percent will regularly "like" fan pages of products or companies they like.
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Acne affecting younger kids due to early onset of puberty
Professional Beauty Magazine
A group of leading U.S. dermatologists have released new guidelines on treating acne following a rise in cases among children as a result of early puberty. The earlier onset of puberty is often linked to childhood obesity and could mean salons will be approached by the parents of ever younger teens and children seeking help to treat their acne.
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