Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Classification of psoriasis severity depends on definition

(HealthDay)—Depending on the definition used, there are large variations in the proportion of patients identified as having moderate-to-severe psoriasis, according to a study published in the December issue of the British ...

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Providers show interest in prescribing therapeutic cannabinoids

The cannabis plant and its derivatives have been used in medicinal treatments for millennia. With the recent legalization of medical marijuana in 33 states across the country, as well as Washington, D.C., several specialties ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Baldness caused by alopecia could soon be treatable

Baldness caused by alopecia areata could soon be treated safely and effectively, after an international University of Melbourne-led trial found two new drugs to be safe and effective.

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Dermatologist intervention tied to better sun protection

(HealthDay)—A brief intervention delivered by dermatologists is associated with improvements in patients' sun protection behavior as well as their satisfaction with dermatologists' communication, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Microneedling + 5-fluorouracil effective vitiligo treatment

(HealthDay)—Microneedling in combination with 5-fluorouracil is a safe and effective treatment for vitiligo, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Patients rate blunt cannula subcision best for acne scars

(HealthDay)—Blunt cannula subcision (BCS) is more effective than Nokor needle subcision (NNS) for acne scar treatment, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dermatology scale validates quality of life

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

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Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. The name of this specialty originated in the form of the (semantically wrong) words dermologie (in French, 1764) and, a little later, dermatologia (in Latin, 1777). A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

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