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Sorting Through Recycling Bins to Learn about Alcohol Use

Low-tech method provided data on drinking habits in older adults ...

Pioneering gloves seek to tackle skin disorders

Researchers at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, have recently been awarded just over £1.6m from the ...

New research funding into pioneering gloves for people with skin blistering condition

Researchers at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, have recently been awarded just over £1.6m from the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) Programme. This study aims to design and test pioneering, high-tech gloves for people suffering from debilitating skin disorders that affect the hands. ... Full story

Penn Medicine Researchers Zero in on Psoriasis-Hypertension Link

Study is the First to Use Objective Measures of Psoriasis Severity to Examine its Association with Blood Pressure ... Full story

Vitamin D supplements significantly improve symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physician, the report in the October issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology supports the results of a preliminary study that showed similar results in a small group of children in Boston. ... Full story

Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment

UCLA study points to resveratrol as key to possible combination therapy ... Full story

How skin falls apart: The pathology of autoimmune skin disease is revealed at the nanoscale

UB researchers have pinpointed important changes in cellular behavior that occur in Pemphigus Vulgaris, the rare, blistering skin disease shown in this microscopic image. ... Full story

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. ... Full story

Use a rule of thumb to control how much you drink

Use a rule of thumb when pouring wine ... Full story

FDA-Approved Drug Restores Hair in Patients with Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease that causes disfiguring hair loss ... Full story

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