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The Solution for Skin Ailments Could Be Right Under Your Nose

While bacteria has long been associated with disorders like acne and eczema, scientists are now fighting back with friendly members of the skin ’ s microbiome.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Skin Microbiology Bacteria Acne Eczema Source Type: news

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Conclusion Eczema was the most common skin disease seen in our study, followed by dermatological infections. The emerging challenges for dermatologists are to prevent and reduce these skin diseases that pose a major healthcare burden, as well as affect the quality of patients' lives.
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
Follow the current debate on “healthcare reform”–which has NOTHING to do with healthcare reform, but healthcare insurance reform, by the way–and you will hear comments about the escalating and uncontrolled cost of healthcare and how people need access to it. What you will NOT hear is that fact that, because the healthcare system fails to deliver genuine health, real health is actually quite easy, straightforward, and inexpensive–nearly free. We achieve a life of being Undoctored, not becoming a profit source for the healthcare industry, not being subjected to the predatory practices of Big P...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux anti-aging autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis energy Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health healthcare Inflammation joint pain low-carb Source Type: blogs
Poonam Puri, Shashi Kumar Nandar, Sushruta Kathuria, V RameshIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2017 83(4):415-423The increase in air pollution over the years has had major effects on the human skin. Various air pollutants such as ultraviolet radiation, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, oxides, particulate matter, ozone and cigarette smoke affect the skin as it is the outermost barrier. Air pollutants damage the skin by inducing oxidative stress. Although human skin acts as a biological shield against pro-oxidative chemicals and physical air pollutants, prolonged or repeti...
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Exactly how much water people need to drink each day to stay hydrated is a subject of debate. You’ve likely heard that you need at least six to eight glasses a day, but the real figure depends on other factors. How much activity you get, the climate you live in and how much water you get from sources like fruits and vegetables all matters. The good news is that as long as you make water your main beverage, drink when you’re thirsty and consume it with meals, you don’t need to get caught up tallying glasses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But keeping properly hydrate...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study, we seek to determine the presence of dermatology-related content with regard to the most common cutaneous diseases of the world. We searched the account types and hashtags associated with the eight most common skin diseases globally as identified by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study by Hollenstein et al.: eczema, psoriasis, acne,pruritus, alopecia, decubitus ulcer, urticaria, andscabies [9]. The majority of Instagram accounts included patient experiences (n=73), private accounts(n=52), and disease advocacy and awareness groups(n=20), (total n=221). We further investigated over 2 million skin disease h...
Source: Dermatol Online J - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research
(American Chemical Society) Cosmetic companies have started developing and selling products designed to harness the skin microbiome to help treat a range of skin conditions from acne to eczema. Skeptics, however, warn that touting such an approach is premature because scientists are still working to understand the bacteria that live on our skin and interact with it. The cover story in Chemical&Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, scopes out the scene.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
We want clear, glowing skin as much as anyone else. The internet and magazines will tell you how to eat your way there with chia seeds, oily fish, mushrooms and complex carbs.  But here’s the problem: It is not possible to directly improve your complexion through diet, according to Jon Hanifin, MD and professor of dermatology at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.  “I don’t know why anybody would be advertising foods to eat for glowing skin,” Hanifin told HuffPost. “I have a feeling that maybe this comes from people trying to sell health supplements.” ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Atopic dermatitis is the most frequent pediatric dermatosis in all age groups. Viral infections, pigmentary disorders, and nevi account for a significant proportion of the referrals. The high incidence of mastocytosis in our study may be attributed to overdiagnosis, overestimation due to the relatively small study population, or it may represent the real incidence of mastocytosis in our region. The low incidence of acne in our study may be attributed to the fact that only severe cases are referred to our hospital. PMID: 28408849 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
Recognizing the need for standardization of outcome measures used in clinical trials for acne, the Acne Core Outcomes Research Network (ACORN) was formed in 2012 with support from NIAMS. ACORN is aligned with the International Dermatology Outcome Measurers (IDEOM) and the Cochrane Skin Group (CSG-COUSINS). Our objective is to follow the roadmap outlined by the Harmonizing Outcome Measures in Eczema (HOME) to develop standardized outcome measures. ACORN has 90 members including clinicians, researchers, statisticians, patients, journal editors and industry trialists representing 6 continents.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research: Patient Outcomes Research Source Type: research
Conclusion This review provides superior or equivalent effects of the nourishing yin method using herbal prescriptions for treating skin diseases compared with conventional medicines.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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