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How to Get That Perfect Shave

Posted 25 Feb 2018 by

SUNDAY, Feb. 25, 2018 – Guys, a perfect shave may be more about preparation and technique than the actual razor. "The perfect shave is a combination of art and trial and error," said Dr. Robert Anolik, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine. "That said, there are steps you can take to help ensure a clean and comfortable shave," he said in an ...

New Combination Treatment Could Be 'Breakthrough' for Vitiligo Skin Condition

Posted 5 Feb 2018 by

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 – Doctors have discovered a combination of treatments that can return color to skin that has been lightened by vitiligo – the skin disease that turned Michael Jackson's skin white. The new therapy includes the oral medication Xeljanz (tofacitinib) – a drug already approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis patients that dampens the body's immune response – and ultraviolet-B ...

Smartphone Pics Help Docs ID Kids' Skin Condition

Posted 4 Dec 2017 by

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 – Parents can get a reliable diagnosis for their child's skin condition simply by taking a smartphone photo and sending it to a dermatologist, new research suggests. The finding offers a way to get around what experts describe as a dire shortage of pediatric dermatologists. "Advances in smartphone photography, both in quality and image transmission, may improve access to ...

Daytime Wounds May Heal Faster Than Nighttime Ones

Posted 8 Nov 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 – Your internal body clock is the reason why wounds heal faster if an injury occurs during the day rather than at night, new research suggests. Experiments with skin cells and other cells in mice showed that daytime wounds healed about twice as fast as nighttime wounds. Then, when analyzing the wound recovery for 118 people with burn injuries, the researchers found that ...

Newer Eczema Treatments Offer Relief

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Children and adults with eczema shouldn't suffer in silence because new, improved treatments can do more to help ease the uncomfortable, itchy rash associated with the skin condition. Many adults diagnosed with eczema (atopic dermatitis) actually had the condition since they were children but were never diagnosed, explained Dr. Luz Fonacier. She is an allergist in ...

Health Tip: Talking To Your Kids About Tattoos

Posted 3 Oct 2017 by

-- Although most states require parental consent for tattoos, it's still important to discuss the issue with your child. TheAmerican Academy of Pediatrics says many people are unaware of these potential risks: Infections – Used needles and instruments may spread germs, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV. A licensed tattoo parlor is more likely to be cleaner and safer. Allergies – The ...

Health Tip: Four Common Types Of Acne

Posted 20 Sep 2017 by

-- Acne is typically caused by the clogging of hair follicles by debris from skin cells, skin inflammation, oily secretions and certain bacteria. The American Skin Association identifies these common types of acne and their causes: Comedones- These are non-inflammatory acne lesions and may be open or closed. Closed comedones are commonly called whiteheads. Open comedones, also known as ...

Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians

Posted 18 Sep 2017 by

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 – That tattoo and nose ring may look cool now, but what about tomorrow? Teens should pause before getting inked – especially with the name of their current sweetheart. That's some of the advice in a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a leading group of doctors who care for children. Tattoos and body piercings may have hit the mainstream, but the report ...

Many Moisturizers Aren't What They Claim to Be

Posted 6 Sep 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 – Many skin moisturizers that claim to be fragrance-free or hypoallergenic are not, and may aggravate skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema, a new study says. Northwestern University researchers examined the top 100 best-selling, whole-body moisturizers sold at Amazon, Target and Walmart for affordability and content. They found that 83 percent of so-called ...

Severe Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Earlier Death

Posted 5 Sep 2017 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 – People with severe cases of the skin disease psoriasis appeared to have almost double the risk of dying during a four-year study than people without the condition, research suggests. But the increased death rate was only seen in those with psoriasis affecting more than 10 percent of their body surface area. For those with less-severe disease, the risk of dying early was ...

Moles Not Most Likely Spot for Melanomas

Posted 29 Aug 2017 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 – Contrary to what you might think, moles are not the most likely place for a deadly melanoma to develop, a new analysis shows. In fact, a review of 38 previously published medical studies involving more than 20,000 melanomas showed that only 29 percent of the skin cancers started in moles patients already had, while 71 percent arose as new lesions on the skin. "Patients ...

Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair

Posted 16 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 – Should you consider trimming or shaving "down there," proceed with care – a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think. Cuts, burns and infections are reported more than a quarter of the time, according to the online survey of more than 7,500 U.S. adults. "In another study, we found that 3 percent of all adults who were ...

Time for a Makeup Refresh?

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 – You love a certain shade of lipstick, but do you know how long ago you bought this particular tube of it? Makeup has a shelf life and, after a set amount of time, many cosmetics need to be tossed out, even if they haven't been used up. Manufacturers aren't required to put an expiration date on makeup, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), but many do. ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Skin at Work

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by

-- Jobs including manufacturing, food preparation and construction may expose your skin to harsh, irritating chemicals. The American Academy of Family Physicians says here's how you can protect yourself: Make sure your work area is clean, and chemicals appropriately labeled and stored. Dispose of all waste in appropriate containers. Have eye wash stations and safety showers available, and always ...

Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Posted 5 Jul 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 – A dip in a pool, stream or lake on a hot summer day is refreshing, but take some precautions to avoid bacteria and parasites that might lurk in the water. "One of the worst offenders is the kiddie wading pool," said Dr. Christopher Ohl, a professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. "Warm, shallow water and kids in swim ...

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