Warfield Weekly Update
Feb. 21, 2014

Research: Correlation between OCD, body dysmorphia, tanning addiction
Bowling Green State University via News-Medical.Net
They keep tanning, even after turning a deep brown and experiencing some of the negative consequences. Skin cancer is among the most common, preventable types of the disease, yet many continue to tan to excess. Research from Drs. Lisham Ashrafioun, a Bowling Green State University student in psychology, and Erin Bonar, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center, shows that some who engage in excessive tanning may also be suffering from obsessive-compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders. More

Dermatologists can diagnose selfies sent from your smartphone
The future of dermatology may be as simple as sending your doctor a selfie of your curious-looking mole. A new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology takes a look at the field of teledermatology, which involves sending dermatologists photos of suspicious spots and getting a remote diagnosis. According to the findings, this actually works pretty well.More

Emphasis on aging prompts sunscreen use in teens
Dermatology Times
Using educational videos focused on premature aging caused by sun exposure was more likely to improve teens' sunscreen use than videos focused on skin cancer risk, a recent study suggests. Researchers with the University of California, Davis, and University of Colorado, Denver, conducted a randomized, controlled study of 50 high school students from February to March 2012. Students viewed either a video focused on appearance — showing UV-induced premature aging — or a video that explained the skin cancer risk associated with UV exposure. More

Study: Instructional video improves skin cancer diagnoses in older men
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into two groups. In one group, men received a video and brochures about looking for possible skin cancers, while those in a control group received only brochures.More

Aesthetic procedures on upward trend
Dermatology Times
If your practice's business is anything like national trends, you may need to beef-up your number of staff members for 2014 to handle the explosion of aesthetic procedures coming through your doors. According to a recent survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the number of surgical and nonsurgical skin cancer and aesthetic procedures increased from 2012 to 2013.More

Topical treatments for psoriasis: Molecules to watch
Skin & Allergy News
Though it's been more than a decade since a new class of topical medication has been approved for psoriasis, there are several promising new anti-inflammatory compounds to keep an eye on, says Dr. Linda Stein Gold. More

Found: The face-lift alternative
Brisbane Times
Age-defying lotions and skin-plumping potions are all the rage today, but in 2000, when Maria Hatzistefanis founded skin care business Rodial, her cutting-edge anti-wrinkle formulations were ground-breaking. "There was a gap in the skin care market for a product that offered an alternative to cosmetic surgery," she explains. "Nobody was making products like that." More

Appearance-based video effectively promoted sunscreen use to students
An appearance-based educational video was more effective than a health-based video in promoting sunscreen use to high school viewers, according to recent study results.More

Cellceutix submits FDA application for Prurisol, a potential treatment for psoriasis
The Boston Globe
Beverly-based Cellceutix Corp. said in a press release that it has submitted an investigational new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration for the clinical development of Prurisol as a potential new treatment for psoriasis.More

10 nervous habits that hurt your health
Yahoo News
Nervous habits are often more annoying to the people around you than to yourself, but some types of fidgeting and fussing can do real harm. Here, experts reveal the reasons why nail-biting, hair-twirling and other seemingly harmless habits can be hazardous to your health. More

10 secrets of the anti-aging industry
Peeling back the layers to reveal the true cost of bottled youth.More

Advanced malignant melanoma treatment enters new era
Dermatology Times
Treatment for metastatic melanoma has begun a dramatic renaissance with the development of novel immunotherapy strategies and targeted therapeutic approaches.More

CE Articles from PCIJournal.com
ROSACEA &mdah; Signs, Symptoms and Subtypes: COA #PCIA0709   Exp. 7/1/2017  This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.   Download article and test.

Learning objectives
After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of rosacea.
  2. Outline and understand the subtype classification system.