Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study investigates treatments for prurigo nodularis

Prurigo nodularis is a disabling chronic skin condition characterized by severely itchy, crusty, firm papules and nodules that often occur on the arms and legs, but can appear diffusely on the body. The pathogenesis of prurigo ...

Oncology & Cancer

AAD releases new guidelines for the tx of cutaneous melanoma

(HealthDay)—New guidelines have been released for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma, according to a report from the American Academy of Dermatology published online Nov. 1 in the Journal of the American Academy ...


Facial exercise speeds Botox's wrinkle-reducing effects

For people who can't wait the three or four days for the wrinkle smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to kick in, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows facial exercise after the injections speeds the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prurigo nodularis more likely in African-Americans

(HealthDay)—African-American patients are more likely to have prurigo nodularis (PN), which is associated with systemic, cardiovascular, and psychiatric comorbidities, according to a study recently published in the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stigmatizing views and myths about psoriasis are pervasive in the US

The stigma associated with the autoimmune disease psoriasis may lead people to avoid patients who show signs of the condition, including not wanting to date, shake hands, or have people in their homes if they suffer from ...

Oncology & Cancer

Skin cancer risk higher in military personnel

(HealthDay)—There is an increased risk for skin cancer among U.S. active duty service members and veterans, according to a review published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racial differences uncovered in debilitating itchy skin condition

An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known as prurigo nodularis (PN). ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Carbon dioxide reduces belly fat

The first randomized, controlled trial testing carbon dioxide gas injections (carboxytherapy) to reduce belly fat found the new technique eliminates fat around the stomach. However, the changes were modest and did not result ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Certolizumab looks promising for moderate-to-severe psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Twice-weekly certolizumab biologic appears to be both safe and effective for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, according to a study published online April 13 in the Journal of the ...

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