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UK waiting times for RA and PsA patients: an interview with Dr Marwan Bukhari, Consultant Rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

UK waiting times for RA and PsA patients: an interview with Dr Marwan Bukhari, Consultant Rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Research shows that in cases of inflammatory joint disease, the earlier you catch the disease and suppress the immune system, the less likely a patient is to develop damaging and ongoing, chronic inflammation. [More]
Skin cancer may increase subsequent primary malignancy risk

Skin cancer may increase subsequent primary malignancy risk

Research suggests that people with non-melanoma skin cancer are at moderately increased risk for developing other primary malignancies in the future, particularly breast and lung cancer and melanoma. [More]
GP clinics at hospitals: an interview with Dr Sharma, Monash University

GP clinics at hospitals: an interview with Dr Sharma, Monash University

Around 13 per cent of hospitals have a primary care unit within the emergency department and 6 per cent have a free standing primary care unit. [More]
Halometasone and fusidic acid optimal for infected eczema

Halometasone and fusidic acid optimal for infected eczema

Results from a randomized, open-label phase III trial suggest that a combination cream of halometasone and fusidic acid reduces symptoms of eczema to a similar degree to a betamethasone and neomycin sulphate cream, but is more effective at treating infected lesions. [More]

GP clinics at hospitals should reduce waiting times in emergency departments

The addition of a GP clinic at hospitals should reduce waiting times in emergency departments, according to new research. [More]

Omalizumab scratches the itch for urticaria patients

The monoclonal antibody omalizumab seems to be effective at relieving symptoms for patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria who have not responded to H1-antihistamine therapy, report US researchers. [More]
FTO function may encompass more than body mass

FTO function may encompass more than body mass

Three variants in the fat mass and obesity associated gene are associated with significant predisposition to melanoma, show findings published in Nature Genetics. [More]
GP consultations: an interview with Associate Professor Helena Britt, University of Sydney

GP consultations: an interview with Associate Professor Helena Britt, University of Sydney

Well it hasn’t varied at all over the last 15 years, which I find pretty amazing because we’ve been through a lot of changes in general practice. Yet, the average length of consultation, as measured from a start to finish time, in a sample of 40,000 consultations in Australia in a year, shows that the average is 15 minutes and the median is 13 minutes. [More]
No increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease with isotretinoin

No increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease with isotretinoin

Researchers report no link between isotretinoin use for the treatment of acne and increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease in women of reproductive age. [More]
Kaposi’s sarcoma risk factors revealed

Kaposi’s sarcoma risk factors revealed

Scientists have uncovered an intriguing relationship between the risk for Kaposi’s sarcoma, smoking, and the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy. [More]
Mental health risk increased in children with atopic dermatitis

Mental health risk increased in children with atopic dermatitis

Results from a US study suggest that children with atopic dermatitis (AD) are at significantly increased risk for mental health disorders. [More]

ABCDE criteria non optimal for pediatric melanoma diagnosis

Conventional criteria for diagnosing melanoma may not be accurate in children and adolescents, suggest results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. [More]
Depression reduces efficacy of shingles vaccine

Depression reduces efficacy of shingles vaccine

Research suggests that the varicella zoster, or shingles, vaccine is less effective in older people with untreated depression. [More]
Researchers ESTABLISH efficacy of tedizolid phosphate for skin infections

Researchers ESTABLISH efficacy of tedizolid phosphate for skin infections

Results from the phase III ESTABLISH-1 study show that the new antibiotic tedizolid phosphate is noninferior to linezolid for the treatment of acute bacterial and skin structure infections. [More]

Milk thistle constituent shows promising skin protection properties

Silibinin, a key component of milk thistle seeds, can help protect against skin damage caused by ultraviolet B radiation, show study findings published in Molecular Carcinogenesis. [More]

New insight into eczema’s itch

Research shows that innate lymphoid cells accumulate in active eczema lesions and may contribute to disease progression. [More]
Achilles tendon lengthening shows benefits for diabetic foot

Achilles tendon lengthening shows benefits for diabetic foot

Researchers report that the addition of Achilles tendon lengthening to procedures for managing diabetic forefoot and midfoot ulceration seems warranted. [More]

Asthma linked to atopic dermatitis persistence

Asthma is associated with rash persistence in children with atopic dermatitis, US researchers report. [More]
Children with eczema have distinct gut microbiome

Children with eczema have distinct gut microbiome

Infants with eczema have more diverse total gut microbiota than those without the skin condition, show study findings. [More]

Winning the genetic body odor lottery could save on deodorant

Research shows that people who have two copies of the minor allele of a single nucleotide polymorphism found in the ABCC11 gene could save money on deodorant as they are genetically odorless. [More]