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July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

Efficacy of Topical Benzoyl Peroxide on the Reduction of Propionibacterium Acnes During Shoulder Surgery

June 30, 2015 — The effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with chlorhexidine skin preparation, has on the presence of Propionibacterium acnes cultured at the time of shoulder surgery has been the focus of ... read more

Vitamin B12 Supplement Linked to Pimply Skin

June 24, 2015 — Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin, leading to pimples, new research ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Unlikely to Cause Melanoma, Researchers Conclude

June 23, 2015 — A rigorous analysis of more than 20,000 medical records concludes that erectile dysfunction drugs are not a cause of melanoma, an often deadly form of skin cancer, despite the higher risk for the ... read more

Pulsed Electrical Fields May Provide Improved Skin Rejuvenation

June 17, 2015 — Current therapies aimed at skin rejuvenation that affect all exposed tissue can change skin's structure and function. Even approaches that directly target skin cells -- such as fractional and ... read more

Body's Response to Injury, Inflammation May Hinder Wound Healing in Diabetes

June 15, 2015 — Scientists have found that they could speed up wound healing in diabetic mice by keeping immune cells called neutrophils from producing bacteria-trapping neutrophil extracellular traps ... read more

Probing Ways to Convince Young Women Not to Use Indoor Tanning

June 11, 2015 — Messages with images depicting the harsh realities of melanoma are more powerful than the text-only warning required by the US Food and Drug Administration in persuading women to reconsider indoor ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Scratching the itch of eczema, researchers have identified the serotonin receptor HTR7 as a key mediator of eczema and other forms of chronic itch. Eczema affects some 10 percent of the population ... read more

Physical Trauma Associated With Onset of Psoriatic Arthritis Among Psoriasis Patients

June 11, 2015 — The results of a large population study showed an increased risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis among psoriasis patients exposed to physical trauma, particularly when the trauma involved bone ... read more

Interest in Learning About Skin Cancer Appears to Increase During Summer

June 10, 2015 — Google searches for information on melanoma and skin cancer increased over the summer months during a five-year period, although the level of interest did not correlate with the melanoma mortality to ... read more

New Drug Can Clear All Psoriasis Symptoms

June 10, 2015 — A new psoriasis drug has resulted in 40 percent of people showing a complete clearance of psoriatic plaques after 12 weeks of treatment and over 90 percent showing ... read more

Plasma Makes Wounds Heal Quicker

June 10, 2015 — Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Scientists describe a new mechanism shaping cells and generating cell contractile forces during development and organogenesis. The new mechanism includes strategies shared with programmed cell death ... read more

June 3, 2015 — People get goosebumps when they feel a sudden surge of emotion. Goosebumps are due to the shrinkage of the skin cells around hairs, making the hairs stand on end. Animals, such as lions and cats, ... read more

Is Our First Line of Defense Sleeping on the Job?

June 2, 2015 — The skin microbiome is considered our first line of defense against pathogens. Across our bodies, we are covered with a diverse assemblage of bacteria. However, the skin can be a harsh environment ... read more

Bacteria May Cause Type 2 Diabetes

June 1, 2015 — Chronic exposure to a toxin made by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria produces the hallmark symptoms of Type 2 diabetes (T2D), including insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, in rabbits, ... read more

New Study Reviews Undertreated Side Effect from Cancer Treatment and Recommendations for Managing Symptoms

June 1, 2015 — An extensive literature review has found that side effects from regorafenib like redness and swelling may be undertreated. Also included in this study are recommendations from experienced oncologists ... read more

Massive Weight Loss Fuels Surge in Plastic Surgery

June 1, 2015 — Data shows an increase in weight loss surgeries may be having a ripple effect in plastic surgery. In 2013 there were about 500 weight loss surgeries a day and a year later there's been a surge ... read more

Contact Lens Wearers: Eyes May Get More Infections Because Their 'Microbiomes' Have Changed

May 31, 2015 — Using high-precision genetic tests to differentiate the thousands of bacteria that make up the human microbiome, researchers suggest that they have found a possible — and potentially surprising — ... read more

Melanoma Rates Dramatically Increasing in Children and Young Adults

May 28, 2015 — The incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973, according to new ... read more

May 28, 2015 — New research is helping to improve the ability of medical students and health professionals to detect early forms of skin cancer. The study concludes that traditional teaching methods can be improved ... read more

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