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Psoriasis patients have reduced access to efficient treatment method with age

A new study from Umeå University shows that age plays a huge role when it comes to patients’ access to psoriasis treatment. ...

Research project looking for mums-to-be with family history of eczema

Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for pregnant women to take part in a study into preventing babies developing eczema. ...

Toenail trim saves lab mice from common, life-threatening skin condition

A new Stanford-developed technique helps preserve valuable research mice from a condition that is the most common, preventable reason for euthanasia. ... Full story

Yale doctors help bald teen grow hair using novel cream

By Ziba Kashef - A young woman who had no scalp or eyebrow hair for years now enjoys a full mane after using a novel cream devised by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. ... Full story

Temple Researchers Find Association between Stress Levels and Skin Problems in College Students

(Philadelphia, PA) – College is a stressful time in the lives of students, and a new study by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and Temple University found that heightened levels of psychological stress are associated with skin complaints. ... Full story

Researchers Find Rapid Increase in Prices of Prescription Dermatologic Drugs

Consumer prices for 19 brand-name prescription dermatologic drugs increased rapidly between 2009 and 2015, according to a new study led by Steven P. Rosenberg, M.D., a voluntary professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. ... Full story

Have your say on wearable gadgets that help avoid sunburn

Wearable gadgets are the new wave of sun protection offering the potential to reduce skin cancer rates to those most at risk of sunburn, young people aged 18-35, according to QUT researchers. ... Full story

Penn Scientists Reveal 90 Percent of Skin-Based Viruses Represent Viral "Dark Matter"

Researchers Use State-of-the-Art Techniques to Survey the Skin's Virus Population, or "Virome" ... Full story

Fighting head lice effectively with plasma

Once head lice have attached themselves to hair follicles, they can deftly evade detection and are therefore hard to kill. Infestations of these bloodsucking parasites are commonly dealt with using chemicals and a specialized nit comb. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a technological comb that can reliably eliminate head lice using plasma with no biocide agents or chemicals. They will present a working prototype at the MEDICA exhibition (Hall 10, Booth G05) in Düsseldorf. ... Full story

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