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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases. Dermatologists take care of diseases and cancers of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
Scientists identify 'molecular barcode' in blood samples that can predict survival of Ebola patients

Scientists identify 'molecular barcode' in blood samples that can predict survival of Ebola patients

Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection. [More]
New Apple ResearchKit app from Penn Medicine focuses on sarcoidosis patients

New Apple ResearchKit app from Penn Medicine focuses on sarcoidosis patients

Penn Medicine today launched its first Apple ResearchKit app, focused on patients with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can affect the lungs, skin, eyes, heart, brain, and other organs. [More]
Common drug for high blood pressure repurposed to treat soft tissue sarcoma in Europe

Common drug for high blood pressure repurposed to treat soft tissue sarcoma in Europe

A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission. [More]
Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

Everyone gets an itch once in a while. Usually it only lasts for a short time and is often caused by annoyances like a mosquito bite or scratchy fabric. [More]
New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

In a new study of indoor tanning and skin cancer risk, the use of indoor tanning among non-heterosexual black male teens was found to be nearly equal to that of heterosexual white females. [More]
Researchers discover natural regeneration process for scar-free skin repair

Researchers discover natural regeneration process for scar-free skin repair

Scars are often the unwanted and permanent result of wound healing, but University of California, Irvine and University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered a natural regeneration process that stimulates scar-free skin repair. [More]
Experts issue clinical guidelines to help early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants

Experts issue clinical guidelines to help early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants

An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines today to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. [More]
New research letter compares melanoma death and incidence by states and geographic regions

New research letter compares melanoma death and incidence by states and geographic regions

A new research letter published online by JAMA Dermatology compares melanoma death and incidence by states and in four geographic regions. [More]
Weight loss leads to improvements in psoriasis symptoms and quality of life

Weight loss leads to improvements in psoriasis symptoms and quality of life

Weight loss has a significant and prolonged positive impact on psoriasis symptoms and quality of life. [More]
Contact dermatitis or contact eczema?

Contact dermatitis or contact eczema?

There is allergic contact dermatitis, which is mediated through an immune mechanism, this means that the person is specifically allergic to what they have come in to contact with their skin. Their body has had to go through a process whereby they have... [More]
U-M researchers identify gene expression linked to gender differences in autoimmune diseases

U-M researchers identify gene expression linked to gender differences in autoimmune diseases

Women represent nearly 8 out of every 10 people with autoimmune diseases. Although the statistics are well-known, the scientific community is still trying to figure out why women's immune systems are more likely to become overactive and attack their own healthy cells. [More]
Antibiotic gel shows promise in preventing onset of Lyme borreliosis following tick bite

Antibiotic gel shows promise in preventing onset of Lyme borreliosis following tick bite

An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite. [More]
Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions

Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions

A combination of two FDA-approved drugs - a topical chemotherapy and an immune-system-activating compound - was able to rapidly clear actinic keratosis lesions from patients participating in a clinical trial. [More]
How to stay safe in the sun

How to stay safe in the sun

When choosing a sunscreen, you must first consider what you will be doing when wearing it, for example if you're running, the sunscreen you choose must be able to withstand sweating. [More]
Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients

Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients

Psoriasis is well-known for causing too many skin cells on elbows, knees, and across the body, but people living with psoriasis may also be at an increased risk of heart disease. [More]
Scientists find novel way for earlier detection of deadly Merkel cell carcinoma

Scientists find novel way for earlier detection of deadly Merkel cell carcinoma

Scientists have found a way to detect earlier if a deadly cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), is recurring in patients, according to a paper to be published 11 a.m. Eastern time, Dec. 7, in the journal Cancer. [More]
Age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands from melanoma

Age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands from melanoma

An age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. [More]
Cost effective moisturizers could help prevent eczema in high-risk newborns

Cost effective moisturizers could help prevent eczema in high-risk newborns

What if it was possible to prevent your child from getting eczema -- a costly, inflammatory skin disorder -- just by applying something as inexpensive as petroleum jelly every day for the first six months of his or her life? [More]
Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women. [More]
Acne: when to seek help?

Acne: when to seek help?

Acne develops due to an interplay between genetic factors (so people often have a family history) and hormonal factors that can increase the size and activity of the sebaceous or oil gland. [More]