Warfield Weekly Update
Jul. 3, 2014

Future treatments for psoriasis
Although psoriasis is a serious and compromising issue for millions of Americans, not a great deal is known regarding how it is contracted. Originally in the 60s and 70s there was ground to cover due to the discovery of the immune system's role, which led to various forms of treatments. Some of these included, corticosteroids, cyclosporine and methotrexate. Afterward, however, there wasn't much medical progress made. While there is some opportunity for this, there is always room for more.More

Duration of antibiotic use for acne decreasing slowly
Dermatology Times
Physicians are prescribing antibiotics for acne for shorter durations, but almost one-fifth of antibiotic therapies for acne still exceed six months, according to results of a recent study. For the retrospective cohort study, researchers with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa., reviewed data from the MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database to examine the duration of antibiotic therapy among 31,634 courses prescribed. Most courses lasted for less than nine months. Mean course duration was 129 days, according to the study. More

How to get people using sunscreen? Make them too scared not to
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
Latest research from a team of scientist at University at Buffalo in New York state shows that it is fear rather than facts that is the best means of encouraging people to use sunscreen. The findings of the study were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Behavioral Science, which points to the fact that fear and worry of the potential damage caused by skin cancer was more likely to lead to sunscreen use than simple statistical information outlining risk.More

Polymethylmethacrylate, collagen effective for acne scars
HealthDay News via Healthcare Professionals Network
Polymethylmethacrylate microspheres in collagen are safe and effective for the treatment of atrophic acne scars of the face, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Botox … really?
Time Out Dubai
As extreme beauty treatments get more and more outrageous, what are people really prepared to do to change the way they look, and what results do they ultimately want to achieve? Many people opt for injectables, a form of noninvasive cosmetic surgery in an attempt to achieve the required results — and these are far less traumatic to the body than face lifts and various other youth-enhancing procedures. More

Top 5 skin cancer stories reported in June
Sun and indoor tanning are the leading causes of skin cancer. Regularly, Healio Dermatology reviews the top journals and association websites to uncover the latest news from cancer doctors and researchers. With summer and sun exposure in full swing, here is a look at the top skin cancer stories of the month.More

Study questions role of skin pigment in enabling survival at higher latitudes
Medical News Today
The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D — vital for healthy bones and immune function — is questioned by University of California San Francisco researchers in a new study published online in the journal Evolutionary Biology.More

Should you worry about that mole? Here's how to tell
Business Insider
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 percent of Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives if current trends continue. While not all skin cancers are deadly, melanoma, the most dangerous and third-most-common kind, is extremely deadly if not found early. More

Excessive sweating is embarrassing: 3 hyperhidrosis treatment options
Medical Daily
As summer in the city heats up, excessive sweating becomes a problem for many when forced out of their air conditioning and into the strong sun. Whether you're in the subway, out for a walk or working out, the body is constantly working to maintain ideal temperature. Part of this process is sweating. When 1 in 5 Americans experience excessive sweating, dermatologists look for answers through technological advancements. More

New sunscreen labels aim to reduce skin-cancer deaths
The Journal News
These days, the dangers of the sun are well-documented. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 86 percent of melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. In late May, the FDA changed its regulations on tanning beds and booths, requiring them to carry a black-box warning recommending against their use for people under 18 — a move championed by the Melanoma Research Foundation. More

It's OK to be vain about varicose, spider veins
Morris Daily Herald
Not only can they be unsightly, if they're not taken care of they can lead to serious health problems, says Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center in Illinois.More

Can acne be improved with Ultherapy?
Dermatology Times
"Can we improve acne with Ultherapy?" It's a question Dr. Michael Gold asked during his presentation, "Micro-focused ultrasound and RF for skin tightening: New clinical concepts," at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014.More

Probiotics hold promise for 4 skin conditions
Live Science
Maintaining a balance between good and bad bacteria in the body has benefits beyond the digestive tract — it also may affect the health and appearance of the skin, researchers have found.More