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Scientists find important molecular trigger for wound healing
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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Fla., have made a breakthrough in understanding a class of cells that help wounds in skin and other epithelial tissues heal, uncovering a molecular mechanism that pushes the body into wound-repair mode. The findings focus on cells known as γδ (gamma delta) T cells, and demonstrates a skin-cell receptor hooks up with a receptor on γδ T-cells to stimulate wound healing. More

Digital aids boost self-exams for melanoma
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Patients' performance of skin self-exams improved significantly after a three-month program of computerized patient education, skin exam tutorials and electronic reminders, a randomized trial showed. More

Hand sanitizers deserve more recognition by dermatologists
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Hand sanitizers represent a new, and perhaps underappreciated, category of cosmeceutical, according to Dr. Zoe Draelos, a North Carolina dermatologist in private practice and consulting professor, department of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Azathioprine may benefit pediatric atopic dermatitis
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For pediatric patients with refractory atopic dermatitis, oral azathioprine is associated with clinical improvement, and measurement of thiopurine methyltransferase activity seems useful for monitoring treatment, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Some psoriasis therapies may cut heart attack risk
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People with psoriasis, known to be at higher risk of heart attack, had a lower risk when treated with drugs known as tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, such as Enbrel, Humira or Remicade, compared to medicines applied to the skin, according to new research. More

Makeup that shields soldiers from searing heat of bomb blasts
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Camouflage face makeup for warfare is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes in thousands of years, as scientists described a new face paint that both hides soldiers from the enemy and shields their faces from the searing heat of bomb blasts. Firefighters also could benefit from the new heat-resistant makeup, according to the report. More

Nutritional deficiencies may precipitate vitiligo in children of color
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Promising breakthroughs in treating children of color include the discovery that nutritional deficiencies may have implications in vitiligo, said Dr. Nanette Silverberg at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting. More



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Cosmetic devices: From spas into consumers' homes USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The rising popularity of at-home cosmetic devices is being driven by a continued migration from spas, beauty salons and even medical institutions, explains a leading expert in this fast-growing category. More

Bizarre bridal beauty treatments: Are they worth it? via KSTP-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A sleek figure and glowing skin are typical items on bridal wish lists. But recent bizarre health and beauty regimens — including feeding tube diets and bee venom — make you wonder how far brides are willing to go. More

How to build brand awareness with Web display ads
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Small businesses can strengthen consumer awareness of their brands by smart use of online display advertising, experts say. Among the keys are targeting the market, including a specific action step for the customer and measuring success. More

Strawberry birthmarks grow earlier than previously held
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Infantile hemangiomas may grow rapidly much earlier than previously thought, new research shows. According to the new study, the most rapid hemangioma growth of superficial hemangiomas occurs between 5.5 and 7.5 weeks of age. Previously, physicians believed that the tumors grew during the first five months of life. More

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 31 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More



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