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Skin layer grown in lab could replace animal testing

Skin layer grown from human stem cells could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing ...

Manchester Psoriasis Shout Out raising awareness of the skin condition psoriasis

Patients, researchers, doctors and nurses are teaming up to organise a fashion show, poetry evening and flash mob dance as part of ...

Warning about mercury in skin-lightening creams

Inorganic mercury inhibits the production of pigment (melanin) in the skin and can lighten skin. However, mercury is harmful to health and to the environment and its use is banned in skin creams. ... Full story

Dermatologists with access to sample drugs write costlier prescriptions, study finds

BY KRISTA CONGER - Dermatologists with access to free drug samples are more likely than those without access to samples to write prescriptions for drugs that are more expensive, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. ... Full story

Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. ... Full story

Youth, Adults with Acne Needed for Clinical Trial

Patients age 12 or older are sought to assess the safety and effectiveness of a topical acne treatment. ... Full story

HEALTH LINE: Adding Antioxidants to a Sun Protection Plan

CINCINNATI—With winter finally in the rearview mirror, many Cincinnatians are making plans for fun outdoors. But don’t stop at sunscreen and a hat for sun protection: a UC Health skin care specialist recommends adding another item to your daily routine. ... Full story

Pause paunch and halt hair loss

A new discovery showing how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat. ... Full story

How much sun is enough? New study to find the answers

Up to 50 per cent of women aged between 16 – 25 years may be putting themselves at risk of chronic illness and disease because of their lack of sun exposure. ... Full story

Got an Itch? Allergy to Moistened Wipes Rising Says Ohio State Dermatologist

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More and more people are developing an itchy, painful rash in an effort to stay clean. A dermatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says a preservative in many types of pre-moistened wipes is linked to a dramatic rise in allergic reactions. ... Full story

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