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Popular collagen drink from Japan now in the Philippines
Manila Standard Today
Collagen literally holds the body together. It plays a key role in providing the structural scaffolding for cells, tissues and organs. Collagen is also responsible for the smooth and plump appearance of young and healthy skin. This is why beauty conscious people have collagen injections — to make sagging skin plump and healthy looking again. Now, collagen drinks are said to be the secret for longevity and beauty of Japanese people, who are known for their smooth skin and youthful appearance. These drinks are also very popular in China and South Korea.
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FDA panel backs novel biologic for psoriasis
MedPage Today
An FDA advisory committee voted, 7-0, that the benefits of secukinumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis appear to outweigh the risks, supporting the drug's approval.
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Scientists unravel the mystery of rare sweating disorder anhidrosis
Medical News Today
An international research team discovered that mutation of a single gene blocks sweat production, a dangerous condition due to an increased risk of hyperthermia, also known as heatstroke. The gene, ITPR2, controls a basic cellular process in sweat glands, promoting the release of calcium necessary for normal sweat production and its loss results in impaired sweat secretion.
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What really causes pimples? Research that may change acne treatment
Everyday Health
Acne is one of the most common, chronic skin diseases affecting more than 85 percent of teenagers and adults at some point in their lives. How a pimple pops up has been a controversial question for years, as there are multiple factors at play, including excess oil/sebum production from the sebaceous glands, abnormal growth of the skin lining the hair follicle, inflammation and bacterial colonization of the hair/sebaceous gland unit by the bacterium Proprionibacterium acnes. For years, the concept of noninflammatory and inflammatory acne has dominated our treatment approach. Now, a significant amount of research in the past 10 to 15 years has shown how part of the immune system, called the innate immune system, reacts inappropriately to P. acnes and calls in the immune troops.
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Ultrasound reduces chest lines and wrinkles
Medical News Today
Investigators are reporting significant aesthetic improvement in lines and wrinkles of the décolletage at three and six months after a single treatment using microfocused ultrasound with visualization.
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How does your skin stack up? This app knows
Yahoo Beauty
The SkinBetter app, created in partnership with Allure magazine, is a free app that works by mapping your skin and analyzing it for a number of issues: redness, spots, wrinkles and so forth. It also compares your results to other people of your skin type and age. The idea is to give people information about the health of their skin, then recommend dermatologist-vetted products for their particular complexion needs.
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Study: Taking a 'selfie' may help with dermatology care
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds.
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  Nectifirm® has Uplifting Clinical Results

Nectifirm® addresses all of the changes that occur as the skin on your neck ages. New clinical results of this best-selling formula by Revision Skincare show 98% of subjects experienced a more lifted appearance of the neck.*

*After 12 weeks. Data on file. Results may vary.

Is wine the cure for acne?
The San Diego Union-Tribune
University of California, Los Angeles researchers have demonstrated how an antioxidant called resveratrol, derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne.
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Teledermatology app teams up with dermatologists
Practical Dermatology
A new teledermatology app is partnering with board- and state-certified dermatologists to assist patients with on-the-spot information regarding the detection and evaluation of skin disease in early stages. Having already launched in 13 states, Klara has partnered up with Drs. Mark Kaufmann, associate professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and Chris Adigun, assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. According to the company, the app offers secure and private communication via smartphone between dermatologists and patients and is user-friendly for both parties.
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    Skin anti-aging guidelines: What's right at what age? (Dermatology Times)
Study: Anti-wrinkle collagen pill really works (EmaxHealth)
Can microneedling improve the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars? (The Wall Street Journal)
FDA clears PicoSure for wrinkle treatment (Dermatology Times)

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PDL and AFL treatments improve appearance of surgical scars
In a study published in Dermatologic Surgery, researchers Dr. Dai Hyun Kim, et al, compared the efficacy of carbon dioxide ablative fractional lasers and pulsed dye lasers for surgical scar improvement. A 10,600nm AFL and a 595nm PDL were used to treat surgical scars on 14 Korean patients; half of each scar was treated with each laser. AFL improved the pliability and thickness of the scars more effectively than PDL, while PDL demonstrated superior improvement of vascularity and pigmentation.
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Study: Link between high blood pressure and psoriasis
Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension than those not suffering from the common skin condition, according to new research appearing in the online edition of the journal JAMA Dermatology. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, examined the effect of psoriasis and its severity on blood pressure control among patients diagnosed as having hypertension.
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