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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 ...

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. ...

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

Researchers map the mechanisms behind affective touch

Nerve fibers in our skin are calibrated to respond to human touch. The researchers behind this finding work at Sahlgrenska Academy, and they have also determined the optimum speed and temperature for caressing the skin to be pleasant. ... Full story

Study: Dermatologists Prescribe Steroids for Psoriasis Management

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - When it comes to psoriasis management guidelines, use of systemic corticosteroids are discouraged, but a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center indicates they are widely prescribed by dermatologists. ... Full story

Skin reactions during radiation therapy preventable: new finding

Severe skin reactions during radiation therapy could be prevented by applying a thin transparent silicone dressing to the skin from the first day of treatment, a clinical trial shows. ... Full story

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