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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests hyaluronic acid filler remnants safe to reuse

(HealthDay)—Remnants of hyaluronic acid fillers that have been opened and stored can be reused safely, with no signs of aerobic or anaerobic bacterial or fungal growth in non-aseptic conditions, according to a study published ...

Medical research

Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

In 1906, English statistician Francis Galton happened to visit a livestock fair where fairgoers were invited to guess the dressed weight of an ox scheduled for imminent slaughter. Some 800 attendees took part and afterwards ...

Oncology & Cancer

Skin cancer may develop during laser removal of tattoo

(HealthDay)—Malignant melanoma may develop on a preexisting nevus within a tattoo that is being removed with laser therapy, according to a case report published online July 31 in JAMA Dermatology.

Health

Sunscreen use may lead to vitamin D deficiency

(HealthDay) -- Using the amount and sun protection factor (SPF) of sunscreen recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) is associated with little or no vitamin D production, suggesting that regular sunscreen use may ...

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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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