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Hidden costs of skin cancer caused by workplace sun exposure revealed

Skin cancer cases attributable to work-related sun exposure could be costing millions of dollars, and must be better addressed by policymakers.

Source: Science Daily


Health Tip: Improve Aging Skin

Aging skin, like death and taxes, is unavoidable. But you can slow down the process and keep your skin looking younger.

Source: HealthDay


Why people experience seasonal skin changes

A new study provides information that may help explain why many people experience eczema and dry skin in the winter.

Source: Science Daily


New Rx for allergic contact dermatitis

Research has found a promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects.

Source: Science Daily


Chemical peels are safe for people with darker skin, result in few side effects and complications

The findings, first published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, show that less than four percent of people with darker skin experienced unwanted side effects from a chemical peel. In addition, the researchers observed a lower rate of side effects compared to previous studies that included all skin types.

Source: Science Daily


Dermatology scale validates quality of life

Can having a skin condition impact the quality of your life? Absolutely, claim researchers who have set out to find the best tool to measure the impact on patients.

Source: Science Daily


How to Care for Your Skin During Menopause

Noticing skin changes as you enter menopause? You’re not alone. Changes in your skin during menopause are common and can include dry skin, thinning skin, age spots, and more hair on your face than before. These changes are a result of decreased hormone levels, according to American Academy of Dermatology. Read on to learn about common skin issues that occur during this stage of life and strategies you can use to minimize them.

Source: Health Central


Why Some Are Still Skeptical of Tanning Bed Risks

The health risks are high for young people who use tanning beds, but not all parents seem to see it that way.

To figure out why that is, researchers polled more than 1,200 parents of U.S. kids aged 11 to 17 years. The investigators found that parents who are less likely to believe that indoor tanning is harmful for teens include:

Source: Medical xpress


How to Take Action Against Acne

Waiting for acne to clear up on its own can be frustrating, especially for teens who are already self-conscious about their appearance.

Source: Medical xpress


Pain of Acne More Than Skin Deep

Acne can be emotionally devastating at any age, and new research suggests it could even throw you into a deep depression.

Source: HealthDay


Artificial intelligence helps with earlier detection of skin cancer

New technology being developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Sunnybrook Research Institute is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier.

Source: Science Daily


Laser treatment helpful for androgenetic alopecia

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) improves hair regrowth and thickness in patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA), according to a review published online April 25 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Source: Medical Xpress


Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill?

The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within—but it’s unclear whether the products they’re trying to hawk are safe and effective.

Source: Medical Xpress


Laser plus topical antifungal effective for onychomycosis

Fractional carbon dioxide laser therapy combined with topical antifungal is effective in the treatment of onychomycosis, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Source: Medical Xpress


Temporary skin tattoos can evoke delayed hypersensitivity

Black henna, used in temporary skin tattoos, can evoke type IV delayed hypersensitivity reactions, according to an article published online April 27 in BMJ Case Reports.

Source: Medical Xpress


Preventive topical steroids cut atopic dermatitis severity

Intermittent preventive administration of topical corticosteroids in children controls the severity of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a study published online April 14 in the Journal of Dermatology.

Source: Medical Xpress


Simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

With spring and summer arriving, the air becomes warmer, the sun gets brighter and outdoor activities are more frequent. Naturally, your skin’s exposure to the sun increases during this time of year, which results in a greater risk of skin damage, including the development of skin cancer. The good news is most skin cancers can be preventable.

Source: Medical Xpress


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