Researchers discover that beneficial bacteria in yogurt may affect severity of lupus
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  October 19, 2017  
  Dermatology  
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 Researchers discover that beneficial bacteria in yogurt may affect severity of lupusResearchers discover that beneficial bacteria in yogurt may affect severity of lupus
 
Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus.
 
 
 Public health efforts should focus on early treatment of facial cellulitis, study saysPublic health efforts should focus on early treatment of facial cellulitis, study says
 
Public health efforts regarding facial cellulitis - a sometimes dangerous infection of the skin - should focus on early treatment of the condition, according to a new scientific study.
 
   New topical treatment to combat skin cancer yields promising results in preliminary studyNew topical treatment to combat skin cancer yields promising results in preliminary study
 
Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP), in Brazil, are testing a technique in mice that combines low-intensity electric current with a formulation containing nanoencapsulated chemotherapy to treat skin cancer.
 
   New guideline on care of adults with lupus publishedNew guideline on care of adults with lupus published
 
A University of Birmingham academic has led the authorship of the UK's first guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
 
   Study: Protein known to play key role in psoriasis can be blocked without posing risk to patientsStudy: Protein known to play key role in psoriasis can be blocked without posing risk to patients
 
A protein known to play a significant role in the development of psoriasis can be prevented from functioning without posing a risk to patients, scientists at King's College London have found.
 
 Malignant Melanoma
 
Malignant MelanomaMalignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer that originates in the melanocytes. In the UK, about 15,000 individuals are diagnosed with melanoma annually, which means about 42 new cases crop up each day. In the past 10 years, the number of melanoma patients increased by about 50%, making this cancer the fifth most common among cancers in the UK.
 
 
 Penn study explains how acute viral infections can linger
 
Penn study explains how acute viral infections can lingerInfections caused by viruses, such as respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, measles, parainfluenza, and Ebola, are typically considered acute. These viruses cause disease quickly and live within a host for a limited time. But in some cases, the effects of the infection, and presence of the virus itself, can persist.
 
 
 Medicaid patients with melanoma more likely to experience surgical treatment delays
 
Medicaid patients with melanoma more likely to experience surgical treatment delaysA retrospective review of several thousand melanoma cases in North Carolina found that Medicaid patients were more likely to experience surgical treatment delays than patients with private insurance, according to a study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
 
 
 Antifungals and probiotics could play critical role in potential new therapeutic approaches for IBD
 
Antifungals and probiotics could play critical role in potential new therapeutic approaches for IBDScientists have determined that fungus may play a key role in chronic intestinal inflammation disorders. They found that patients with Crohn's disease tend to have much higher levels of the fungus Candida tropicalis compared to their healthy family members.
 
 
 Rutgers scientist receives $2.4 million grant to reduce indoor tanning among young women
 
Rutgers scientist receives $2.4 million grant to reduce indoor tanning among young womenA five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Jerod L. Stapleton, PhD, will support the development and testing of a novel behavioral intervention delivered through the social media site Facebook to reduce high-risk indoor tanning behaviors among young women.
 
 
 UIC study receives $3 million federal grant to study effects of inflammation on PCOS
 
UIC study receives $3 million federal grant to study effects of inflammation on PCOSThe University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $3 million federal grant to study the effects of inflammation on polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS.
 
 
 Canadian researchers pinpoint new gene linked to peanut allergy
 
Canadian researchers pinpoint new gene linked to peanut allergyCanadian researchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with peanut allergy, offering further evidence that genes play a role in the development of food allergies and opening the door to future research, improved diagnostics and new treatment options.
 
 
 Paget's Disease of the Vulva
 
Paget's Disease of the VulvaThe vulva, consisting of the outer lips (labia majora), and inner lips (labia minora), is the visible outer portion of the female genitalia. The vulva gives access to the sexual organs, vestibule, urinary opening, and the vagina in women.
 
 
 Are Tattoos Safe?
 
Are Tattoos Safe?A tattoo is a mark made on the body that is indelible and created by the insertion of ink into the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, with a needle. The result is a permanent change in the pigmentation of the skin at the point of injection. Using multiple injections leads to the formation of a tattooed image of any desired shape and size.
 
 
 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.
 
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person. But more than 300,000 children in the U.S. suffer from chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which has more to do with joint inflammation than wear and tear on cartilage and bone.
 
 
 One ninth of men in the US are infected with oral HPV, study shows
 
One ninth of men in the US are infected with oral HPV, study showsAround one in nine men in the US. are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study led by researchers at the University of Florida.
 
 
 Xstrahl receives FDA 510 (k) clearance for marketing its Photoelectric Therapy System
 
Xstrahl receives FDA 510 (k) clearance for marketing its Photoelectric Therapy SystemThe Photoelectric Therapy System is a compact and ergonomic superficial X-Ray therapy system operating in the 10 kV to 80 kV range intended for superficial radiotherapy and surface electronic brachytherapy treatment of primary malignant epithelial neoplasms of the skin and keloids.