U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Strata Skin Sciences adds license for excimer laser vitiligo treatment  
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said it has reached an agreement with an “internationally acclaimed health institution” giving Strata an exclusive license to treat vitiligo using its Xtrac excimer laser. In a novel treatment for vitiligo, the excimer laser incrementally increases the light emitted in the UVB range to restore pigmentation to skin areas affected with vitiligo. A disorder in which melanocytes — the skin cells that make pigment — are destroyed, vitiligo causes white patches to surface on the skin. The cause is unknown. “We are quite pleased to have secured the license and exclusi...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

Restoring Hair Growth on Scarred Skin? Mouse Study Could Show the Way
Title: Restoring Hair Growth on Scarred Skin? Mouse Study Could Show the WayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 11, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Eczema
-- If your child has eczema, anything that aggravates the child's skin can worsen symptoms, the American Academy of Dermatology says. While everyone's triggers may be different, common ones include dry air, sweat and stress. As a child grows older,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

hydrocortisone valerate
Title: hydrocortisone valerateCategory: MedicationsCreated: 4/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 10, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Biological Therapy and Cancer Risk in Patients With Psoriasis Biological Therapy and Cancer Risk in Patients With Psoriasis
Does long-term exposure to systemic immunomodulatory therapies increase the risk of cancer in patients with psoriasis?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Providers show interest in prescribing therapeutic cannabinoids
(George Washington University) A team from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found many dermatologists are interested in learning more about and recommending therapeutic cannabinoids to their patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lupin gets EIR from USFDA for Pithampur facility unit
Lupin's Pithampur facility manufactures dermatological products, dry product inhalers, and metered dose inhalers. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rights offering pulls in $45m for Pulse Biosciences
Pulse Biosciences (NSDQ:PLSE) said today that it raised $45 million in an over-subscribed rights offering. The price per share for the offering, which closed yesterday, was equivalent to the five-day volume-weighted average share price at $12.5658 apiece, Hayward, Calif.-based Pulse said. The company received subscriptions and over-subscriptions for 4,023,779 shares, topping the original offering of 3,581,148 shares. “We are pleased with the results of the rights offering,” president & CEO Darrin Uecker said in prepared remarks. “The rights offering offered our stockholders an opportunity to part...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat Pulse Biosciences Source Type: news

clobetasol (Cormax, Embeline, Temovate, Olux, Clobex)
Title: clobetasol (Cormax, Embeline, Temovate, Olux, Clobex)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 7, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Novartis's New Treatment for Hives Outperforms Xolair in Trials Novartis's New Treatment for Hives Outperforms Xolair in Trials
Novartis said on Tuesday it was taking its experimental medicine ligelizumab to late-stage trials after the drug showed signs of outperforming existing product Xolair in treating severe urticaria.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Tiny Wearable Device Warns of Exposure to UV Light
Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering scientists have developed what is being called the world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device to measure light. The technology enables scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths. The device is as about as thick in diameter as a credit card and is about the size of an M&M. It is also solar powered. Researchers said the device monitored therapeutic UV light in clinical phototherapy booths for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as well as blue light phototherapy for newborns with jaundice ...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
ThisSpecial Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.The suite of eleven reviews was  led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by theCochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30 researchers and expert advisors, funded by the  National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).   The reviews  summarise research evidence assessing the accuracy of different diagnostic tests to support clinical and policy related decision making in the diagnosis of all types of skin cancer. D...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
Reasons for nondisclosure include not wanting to be judged or lectured, being embarrassed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psy Source Type: news

Eczema Rates Rise With Age Among Adults, Study Finds Eczema Rates Rise With Age Among Adults, Study Finds
Atopic dermatitis rates rise with age among adults in primary care, a study found. The data provide new information about the epidemiology of the disorder after childhood, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Use apple cider vinegar if you have eczema
(Natural News) Who says you have to put up with eczema for the rest of your life? Or, for that matter, use expensive and potentially harmful chemicals to get rid of it? An article in Homeo-Pathic demonstrates how to make home remedies for the skin condition using good old apple cider vinegar. Also called dermatitis,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 10 Will Develop Eczema in Their Lifetime
Title: 1 in 10 Will Develop Eczema in Their LifetimeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 4, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Dapsone Useful for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Dapsone Useful for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
Dapsone is an effective second-line treatment for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) patients in whom antihistamines and other first-line therapies have failed, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Realistic exposure study supports the use of zinc oxide nanoparticle sunscreens
(Elsevier) An important new study provides the first direct evidence that intact zinc oxide nanoparticles neither penetrate the human skin barrier nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated application to human volunteers under in-use conditions. This confirms that the known benefits of using ZnO nanoparticles in sunscreens clearly outweigh the perceived risks, reports the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ixekizumab for Moderate-to-Severe Genital Psoriasis Ixekizumab for Moderate-to-Severe Genital Psoriasis
Genital psoriasis is a challenging manifestation of psoriasis with significant negative impacts on sexual health and quality of life. Is ixekizumab effective for this difficult to treat condition?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

November 2018 Briefing - Dermatology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could sonic hedgehog be the answer to hair loss?
Despite much scientific effort, regrowing hair is still not possible. A recent study asks whether the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway could offer clues. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Brentwood health company expands to five states in first two years
A 2-year-old Brentwood-based dermatology practice-management company has staked its claim out west, but the founders' experience in the dialysis space may help the company expand closer to home. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Brentwood health company expands to five states in first two years
A 2-year-old Brentwood-based dermatology practice-management company has staked its claim out west, but the founders' experience in the dialysis space may help the company expand closer to home. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Can Arthritis Be Prevented in Patients With Psoriasis?
(MedPage Today) -- Proof-of-concept study suggests the answer may be yes (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 30, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Naltrexone May Be of Use for Chronic Skin Diseases
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit with low-dose treatment seen in various case reports, series (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 30, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Unlocking the Mysteries of Hair Growth
Title: Unlocking the Mysteries of Hair GrowthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 29, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

New Surgery Gets Amputee Moving Again -- Without the 'Phantom Limb' Effect
Title: New Surgery Gets Amputee Moving Again -- Without the 'Phantom Limb' EffectCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 29, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Lanadelumab Prevents Hereditary Angioedema Attacks Lanadelumab Prevents Hereditary Angioedema Attacks
Treatment with lanadelumab significantly reduced attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) type I and II in the phase 3 randomized controlled HELP study, supporting its use as a prophylactic therapy for HAE, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand
A new study finds out why the soles of our feet do not grow hair. The mechanisms involved may help design the hair loss treatments of the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Generex Biotechnology Expands Medical Device Portfolio With Acquisition of Olaregen Therapeutix Inc.
Announces Commercial Launch of FDA Approved Excellagen®, Proprietary, Patented Wound Care Product Focused on the Treatment of Complicated Wounds including Diabetic Ulcers and 16 Other FDA Approved Indications MIRAMAR, Florida, November 28, 2018 -- (... Devices, Wound Care, Mergers & Acquisitions Generex Biotechnology, Olaregen Therapeutix, Excellagen, flowable dermal matrix (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid the Appearance of Aging
-- There's little you can do about wrinkles appearing -- they're a natural part of the aging process. That doesn't mean you can't take steps to avoid becoming too wrinkled, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Here's are the academy's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid the Appearance of Aging
Title: Health Tip: Avoid the Appearance of AgingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 28, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

NHS crackdown on silk garment prescriptions
There is limited evidence they are effective for patients with eczema and dermatitis, draft guidance says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Health precautions you need to know about pedicures
Pedicures can feel great and make your feet look fabulous. But are they dangerous? Reports of people getting infections after pedicures have prompted some people to worry. Dr. Rachel Miest, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, has safety tips to consider the next time you head to the spa for a pedi. https://youtu.be/-O-USPQ2llQ Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tazarotene Gel an Option for Post-Acne Scarring Tazarotene Gel an Option for Post-Acne Scarring
Home treatment with tazarotene gel was as effective as microneedling in improving acne scar severity, in a small trial in India.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Omalizumab Seems Safe, Effective for Real-World Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Omalizumab Seems Safe, Effective for Real-World Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
In real-world patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), omalizumab meets or exceeds the safety and efficacy results seen in clinical trials, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Perrigo Launches Its AB Rated Generic Version of Solaraze(R) Gel 3%
DUBLIN, Nov. 27, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced it has launched its AB rated abbreviated new drug application referencing Solaraze® Gel, 3% (diclofenac sodium gel, 3%). Solar... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Dermatology, Product Launch Perrigo, Solaraze, diclofenac (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: How to use fats and oils for healthy hair, skin
Dermatologist Whitney Bowe explains the key skincare ingredients to look out for and how household items like olive and coconut oil improve your skin and hair. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation occurs when a person develops darker patches on the skin, such as age spots or melasma. Learn about the causes, types, and treatments for hyperpigmentation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Lipid that aids normal skin turnover may help psoriasis
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Topical application of the lipid phosphatidylglycerol, or PG, on a mouse model of psoriasis reduced inflammation as well as characteristic, raised skin lesions, they report in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Coverage gains did not negatively impact employment levels, hours worked, earnings (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about erythema multiforme
Some infections and medicines can trigger an immune skin reaction called erythema multiforme. Erythema multiforme causes a distinctive rash resembling a bullseye. In severe cases, people may have painful lesions with mucus. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of erythema multiforme. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes purple feet?
Purple feet can result from bruising following a minor injury. However, purple skin can also indicate a problem with blood flow to the feet, which can be a sign of an underlying health condition. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

#DYK November is #NationalHealthySkinMonth. Are you thinking about getting Dermal Fillers? Check out the @US_FDA's information on Dermal Fillers before you do: https://go.usa.gov/xPHtk   #FDA #MedicalDevice
#DYK November is #NationalHealthySkinMonth. Are you thinking about getting Dermal Fillers? Check out the @US_FDA's information on Dermal Fillers before you do: https://go.usa.gov/xPHtk  #FDA #MedicalDevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Sun Pharma to buy Japan ’s Pola Pharma
Sun Pharma said it will acquire Japan-based Pola Pharma for around $1 million to strengthen its global dermatology presence. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allergan Makes New Appointments to Finance Leadership Team
Daphne Karydas named Senior VP, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and Strategy Manisha Narasimhan, PhD, joins as VP, Investor Relations & Strategic Initiatives DUBLIN, Nov. 26, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (NY... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Personnel Allergan (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tofacitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Plaque Psoriasis Tofacitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
This study describes the long-term safety profile of tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor, in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tanning Bed Use Hikes Second Melanoma Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Median time to diagnosis of second primary melanoma was 225 days (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 24, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Here ’s Why People Are Obsessed With Popping Pimples
You know it’s a bad idea to pop your pimples. Dermatologists say so. “If the inflamed or infected material”—i.e., the pimple pus—“is not easily extruded with a little pressure, you could force it deep and spread the extent of the inflammation, and even cause permanent scarring and pitting of the skin,” says Dr. Michael Olding, a dermatologist and chief of plastic surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. But despite these warnings, many find it hard to resist evicting the unsightly little squatters that set up shop in their skin. One dermat...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news