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FDA Approves Dupixent (dupilumab) for Eczema

Posted 28 Mar 2017 by

March 28, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dupixent (dupilumab) injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis). Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or those for whom topical therapies are not advisable. Dupixent can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. “FDA’s app ...

Is the 'No-Shampoo' Trend a Healthy One?

Posted 30 Dec 2015 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 – A new trend in beauty is based on the idea that less is more – at least when it comes to shampooing your hair. Some people – including celebrity Kim Kardashian – have stopped shampooing their hair regularly, or even altogether, based on the belief that the detergents in shampoo strip hair of its healthy natural oils. This form of hair care has even been dubbed ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Skin at Work

Posted 16 Dec 2015 by

-- The workplace can be hard on hands, especially if you work near harsh chemicals or in an environment that takes a toll on your skin. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Wear protective clothing and equipment, such as gloves and aprons, to keep oils, grease and caustic chemicals off your skin. After work, remove clothing that has been in contact with chemicals. Put on newly ...

High-Tech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products

Posted 2 Apr 2015 by

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 – Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing. "Our daily routines – what we eat, what we put on our skin – also become a part of our skin," said study co-author Pieter Dorrestein, of the University of California, San Diego. "Very few of us think about ...

Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe, Study Concludes

Posted 5 Nov 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 – Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are nearly risk-free, a new study says. Researchers examined the results of more than 20,000 of these procedures – such as fillers, neurotoxins and the use of laser and energy devices – performed by 23 dermatologists at eight centers across the United States. Minor complications, such as bruising, swelling, redness, bumpiness or ...

Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts

Posted 22 Oct 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 – Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body's absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researchers report. BPA, originally created as an estrogen supplement, has been linked to developmental problems in infants and children, and cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease in adults, researchers say. The chemical is ...

Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing

Posted 15 Oct 2014 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 – Insights gleaned from salamanders may help keep people scar-free after surgery, University of Florida researchers say. They're focusing on a type of salamander called the axolotl, which can regenerate lost limbs and re-grow its own spinal cord. "When axolotls are young and still living together in nature, it seems like their favorite snack is their siblings' appendages. ...

Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk

Posted 8 Aug 2014 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 – Inks in some home tattoo kits are contaminated and could cause skin infections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency issued the warning after tests confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened home tattoo kits marketed by White and Blue Lion, Inc. "FDA has confirmed one case of skin infection involving a consumer that used this company's tattoo ...

Stem Cells Yield Lab-Grown Skin, Researchers Say

Posted 25 Apr 2014 by

FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 – Skin that was created from stem cells and grown in a lab could be used instead of animals to test drugs and cosmetics, and to develop new treatments for skin disorders, scientists report. An international team of researchers said it's the first to create lab-grown epidermis – the outermost layer of skin – that has a functional barrier like real skin. The functional ...

New 'Bioengineered Skin' Gets Closer to the Real Thing

Posted 29 Jan 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 – People who need skin grafts because of burns or other injuries might someday get lab-grown, bioengineered skin that works much like real human skin, Swiss researchers report. This new skin not only has its own blood vessels but also – and just as important – its own lymphatic vessels. The lymph vessels are needed to prevent the accumulation of fluids that can kill ...

Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks

Posted 8 May 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, May 8 – Researchers say they finally know what causes babies to be born with port-wine stain birthmarks and a rarer but related condition that often leads to lifelong struggles with blindness, seizures and mental disabilities. In a new study published in the May 8 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists say a single random change to a single gene after conception ...

Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

Posted 26 Mar 2013 by

TUESDAY, March 26 – As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can cause blisters and permanent scarring. While the ink used for permanent tattoos is injected into the skin, temporary tattoos are applied to the skin's surface. Temporary tattoos often ...

Gel Manicures Durable, But Can Cause Lasting Problems

Posted 1 Mar 2013 by

FRIDAY, March 1 – Many women like gel manicures because they are durable and long-lasting, but frequent use can cause nail thinning, brittleness, peeling and cracking, and also hide nail disease, an expert warns. "In general, any manicure left in place for an extended period of time is not a good idea because you are not seeing what is going on underneath the nail polish," Dr. Chris Adigun, an ...

Want to Get Rid of That Old Tattoo? You're Not Alone

Posted 10 Feb 2013 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 8 – It seems that tattoos are everywhere these days, but along with the increase in people getting inked, the number of Americans undergoing procedures to have a tattoo removed is also on the rise, experts say. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates both tattoo inks and the laser devices used to remove the body art, cautioned that deciding to have a tattoo removed is ...

Cholesterol Drug Boosts Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice: Study

Posted 29 Nov 2012 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 – Applying a common cholesterol-lowering drug, Zocor (simvastatin), to the skin appears to speed wound healing in diabetic mice, a new study shows. The Japanese researchers said their findings might have significant implications for people with diabetes, who often develop serious complications, including amputation, because of delayed wound healing. They also pointed out that ...

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