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Dangerous skin lightening products on sale on our streets

Even though South Africa has some of the toughest laws against skin lighteners, many international products containing dangerous and illegal substances are ...

Topical Gel Proves Safe, Effective Treatment for Patients with Skin T Cell Lymphoma, Penn Study Finds

Phase One Trial First to Show Topical Therapy Causes Systemic Immune Response, and May Eradicate Cancerous Cells from Treated and Untreated Lesions ...

Proving nanoparticles in sunscreen products

Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. Experts suspect they may have harmful effects on people and the environment. But it is difficult to prove that the particles are in the lotions. Using a method developed by Fraunhofer researchers, the particles can now be calculated. ... Full story

Yale researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema using a rheumatoid arthritis drug recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata. The study is evidence of a potential new era in eczema treatment, they report. ... Full story

Dermatologist offers unique treatment for vitiligo skin discoloration

A UT Southwestern Medical Center dermatologist has improved a technique to transplant pigment cells that can repair the affected area of skin discoloration from vitiligo. ... Full story

Acupuncture Can Improve Outcomes in Dermatological Conditions

New Rochelle, NY - Medical evidence supports the potential for acupuncture to be significantly more effective in the treatment of dermatologic conditions such as dermatitis, pruritus, and urticaria than alternative treatment options, “placebo acupuncture,” or no treatment, according to a review of the medical literature published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The review article is available free on The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine website until August 14, 2015. ... Full story

Antioxidants help treat skin-picking disorder in mice, researcher says

Two antioxidant supplements were found to be effective in treating a skin-picking disorder in mice, suggesting they may be useful in people with the condition. ... Full story

New treatments urgently needed for rare, disfiguring and painful skin condition

The first major scientific study into a rare, disfiguring inflammatory skin condition has shown that current standard treatments are not good enough and in half the cases offers no real hope of recovery for patients. Experts say new treatments have to be developed as a matter of urgency. ... Full story

Hello, Gorgeous!"Pulse" Technology May Replenish Skin's Collagen

Tel Aviv University researcher harnesses pulsed electric fieldsto rejuvenate epidermal function and appearance ... Full story

New UCLA research links vitamin B-12 supplement to pimply skin

FINDINGS : Vitamin B-12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin. The altered activity of the facial bacteria promotes inflammation and leads to pimples. ... Full story

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