Robotic nav platform developer Xact Robotics raises $5m
Israeli medical device developer Xact Robotics has raised $5 million in a new round of financing to help support its medical robotic navigation and steering platform, according to a Globes Israel report. Funds in the round came from existing shareholders, and bring the total raised by the group to date up to $15 million, according to the report. Xact Robotics, which is controlled by the Medx Ventures Group, is developing a robotic platform for procedures which require the insertion of a thin device at precise points within the body, such as biopsies and drug injections into internal organs. “The system includes a han...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics xactrobotics Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Skin Biopsy
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PAs Less Accurate Than Dermatologists at Diagnosing Melanoma PAs Less Accurate Than Dermatologists at Diagnosing Melanoma
Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants (PAs) are less likely to diagnose melanoma and more likely to perform more biopsies for each case of diagnosed skin cancer, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PAs May Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Physician assistants (PAs) perform more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnose fewer melanomas in situ than dermatologists, according to a study published online April 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Alyce M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spouses Can Boost Early Detection For Melanoma Patients, Study Says
CHICAGO (AP) — There’s an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the most dangerous type skin cancer. More importantly, they may also be more inclined to nag their partners to get those moles checked out, the researchers said. The findings suggest that unmarried people should ask relatives or friends to do skin checks or seek frequent skin exams with dermatologists. Why marriage might...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Melanoma Skin Cancer Source Type: news

The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure
What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian...
Source: MDDI - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body
It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues and other organs do their jobs, as well as in some diseases like cancer. In a study published in Scientific Reports, a New York University-led team of researchers describe the interstitium, which is a series of connected, fluid-filled spaces found under skin as well as throughout the gut, lungs, blood vessels and muscles. The bubble wrap-like network only became visible when the pathologists used a new laser endoscope, called a confocal laser endomicroscope, that allowed ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?
It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues and other organs do their jobs, as well as in some diseases like cancer. In a study published in Scientific Reports, a New York University-led team of researchers describe the interstitium, which is a series of connected, fluid-filled spaces found under skin as well as throughout the gut, lungs, blood vessels and muscles. The bubble wrap-like network only became visible when the pathologists used a new laser endoscope, called a confocal laser endomicroscope, that allowed ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime medicine Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Anticancer Skin Bacteria; RT Misperceptions; Liquid Biopsies
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here ’s How Much That Costs
Barbra Streisand cloned a beloved dog, as revealed in a wide-ranging cover story for Variety. Her two pups Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett (who appear periodically on her Instagram) are clones of her Coton du Tulear Samantha, who passed away in May of 2017. Streisand has a third Coton du Tulear named Miss Fanny, who is a distant cousin of Samantha. “They have different personalities,” Streisand told Variety, of the cloned dogs. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and seriousness.” This has left us wondering, “What does it take to clone a pet?” ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: celebrity cloning entertainment onetime Pets Science Source Type: news

Light & #039;Em Up: S & amp;N & #039;s Device Images Bacteria in Wounds
Smith & Nephew has begun selling a handheld imaging device that can detect bacteria in hard-to-heal wounds and instantly measure wound surface area. MolecuLight i:X is already available in Canada, where its inventor stumbled across the idea for the device. Ralph DaCosta, MD, now a principal investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, was a PhD student researching fluorescent imaging of gastrointestinal cancer in 2007. The big, expensive device he was using didn’t produce any green images, which would have indicated cancer, but a red image that he couldn’t identify. DaCosta took a photo of t...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Almost One in Four Skin Biopsies Is Melanocytic Proliferation
83.1 percent classified as nevi, other benign proliferations such as mildly dysplastic lesions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Philips wins FDA 510(k) for small parts ultrasound transducer
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its eL18-4 ultrasound transducer designed for ‘small parts’ assessments to detect abnormalities in small organs close to the skin. The Amsterdam-based company said the device is part of its Ultimate Small Parts Solution which also features the company’s MicroFlow Imaging, Elastography and Precision Biopsy technology. The eL18-4 transducer is also designed to assess musculoskeletal injuries. “The superb image quality derived from Philips’ breakthrough, ultra-broadband frequency transducer along with full solution Elastogra...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

Hologic wins expanded FDA nod for Cynosure SculpSure
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its subsidiary Cynosure’s SculpSure non-invasive body contouring laser, now cleared to treat the submental area. The new treatment indication expands the total for the company to 6, as the device is already cleared to treat the abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. “Most patients in the 57-person clinical trial received two brief treatments six weeks apart. The short treatment time, 100% satisfaction rate, and dramatic contour reductions typically seen in the study patients give Sculp...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

Imported fire ant envenomation: a clinicopathologic study of a recognizable form of arthropod assault reaction - Villada G, Hafeez F, Ollague J, Nousari CH, Elgart GW.
BACKGROUND: Skin reactions to the sting of the imported fire ant have characteristic clinicopathological features. METHODS: One case of experimental envenomation was prospectively followed during 48 hours, with biopsies. In addition, six cases from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Patient Presents With Skin Mass on Shoulder
A 48-year-old man presents with a skin mass on his left shoulder, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

A Lump, Two Bumps, and One Odd Pigmentation
Can you identify these 4 lesions seen in a primary care setting? Should biopsy be performed on any? All? Test your visual diagnostic skills. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Robert P. Blereau, MD Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 4, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From MDCorp inking a European distribution deal to Align Technology’s North Carolina expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. MDCorp inks distribution deal with Smart Endoscope Systems MDCorp announced in a July 31 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Smart Endoscope Systems, giving MDCorp permission to sell Smart’s G-Eye system throughout its European market. Neuraxon, which is in the process of merging with MDCorp, is going to be responsible for distributing the G-Eye system in Europe and a netw...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Ultrasound Vascular Weight loss Access Scientific Inc. aligntechnology Central California Blood Center Cerus Corp. FujiFilm Medical Systems MDCorp MedTech Smart Endoscope Systems Standard Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 14, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Novarad touting its VR-surgical guidance system to Zynex paying off its $2.2M loan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Stimwave announces first patient in Brazil Stimwave announced in a July 5 press release that its first patients in Brazil have received Stimwave’s wireless pain relief device treatment for chronic pain. The patients are expected to receive the neuromodulation treatment as an alternative to opioid pain relief. The devices created by Stimwave deliver small pulses of energy to specific nerves to trigger a reac...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Diagnostics Imaging Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Research & Development American Red Cross Nemaura Medical Novarad Owlstone Medical Stimwave Tactical Medical Zynex Inc. Source Type: news

Faster diagnosis of inherited and lethal nerve disease could advance search for new treatments
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins physicians report success in a small study of a modified skin biopsy that hastens the earlier diagnosis of an inherited and progressively fatal nerve disease and seems to offer a clearer view of the disorder's severity and progression. With a quicker and less invasive way to visualize the hallmark protein clumps of the rare but lethal disease -- familial transthyretin amyloidosis -- the researchers say they hope to more rapidly advance clinical trials of treatments that may slow the disease and extend patients' lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Accurate Are Skin Biopsies?
Title: How Accurate Are Skin Biopsies?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 30, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SciBase wins FDA PMA nod for Nevisense malignant melanoma detector
Medical device company SciBase said today it won FDA pre-market approval for its Nevisense device designed for the early detection of malignant melanoma. The Stockholm-based company’s device is indicated for use on cutaneous lesions with 1 or more clinical or historical characteristics of melanoma, for obtaining additional information when considering a biopsy, the company said. The Nevisense device is designed to detect malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer which accounts for 75% of deaths related to skin cancer, directly on the skin, SciBase said. The company touted the device as the 1st of it&rsquo...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance scibase Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Pathologists can vary widely when assessing skin biopsies for melanoma, particularly when the case is not clear-cut, researchers say, adding concern for patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear - cut as many might think (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Biopsy, Melanoma, Skin Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 -- Joann Elmore is a doctor, so when her dermatologist said her skin biopsy indicated possible melanoma, she knew just what to do -- get a follow-up biopsy to verify. But she got two polar-opposite diagnoses, leaving her... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment often can keep morphea symptoms in check
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. After a biopsy, I was diagnosed with morphea. I was told that it is not systemic, but that the drug methotrexate could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Is this possible, and what are the risks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A father ’s hope for his son’s life
Juan and Fredy in 2017. Juan was looking forward to having his son, Fredy, 14, finally come home to live with him. The teenager had been living under the care of his grandmother since he was a toddler. But on that long-awaited homecoming day, Juan was quickly jarred from feeling great joy to grave concern. “When I saw his face, one side looked very different from the other and his lip was swollen,” says Juan. “He admitted right away that his face had been hurting.” Juan remembered that the last time he’d seen his son — more than one year ago — Fredy’s face had looked slightly...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Reza Rahbar Dr. Salim Afshar interventional radiology juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma tumor Source Type: news

Multifocal but non-disseminated phaeohyphomycosis in a healthy man via a unique mechanism: ejection from MVA into a vegetable field in Afghanistan resulting in multiple contaminated skin wounds - Malakzai MO, Sahak JG, Campbell R, Abobakar M, Hoogestraat DR, SenGupta DJ, Bryan A, Gardner JM.
A 20 year-old male presented with multiple subcutaneous nodules on the head, neck, chest and oral cavity. FNA and biopsy showed pigmented fungal hyphae diagnostic of multifocal phaeohyphomycosis, found to be Exophiala spinifera by molecular diagnostics. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Non-invasive test offers quick skin cancer diagnosis
A non-invasive imaging technique has been developed that accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy. Multiphoton microscopy of mitochondria accurately identified melanomas and basal cell carcinomas by detecting abnormal clusters of mitochondria in both types of skin cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Disease
Cat scratch disease is an infection transmitted by cat scratches and bites. The lesion is usually small and less than 1 cm in length. It is normally a benign, self-limiting illness lasting for about 6-12 weeks. It is caused by an exposure to bartonella henselae bacteria. Scratches or bites from an infected cat can cause symptoms in people including swollen and draining lymph nodes, fever, fatigue and headache. Swollen, tender, or hard lymph nodes could be confused with a soft tissue tumor. Regional Lymphadenopathy (main clinical feature) These areas of lymph node concentration include cervical nodes, axillary node...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This AI can spot skin cancer as well as doctors
A dermatologist uses a handheld microscope called a dermatoscope to examine skin lesions. Stanford University researchers think a new AI developed could potentially provide another layer of screening. Stanford University researchers say that they’ve trained a deep learning algorithm to identify skin cancer as well as dermatologists. The researchers pitted the artificial intelligence against 21 board-certified dermatologists when it came to diagnosing skin lesions. The deep convolutional neural network’s performance was on par with the experts when it came to spotting the most common cancers—keratinocyte c...
Source: Mass Device - January 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Diagnostics Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development AI artificial intelligence deep learning MedTech skin cancer Stanford University Source Type: news

Skin Lesion Found on 54-Year-Old Patient
A 54-year-old woman is found to have a skin lesion on her right arm, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Researchers develop automated melanoma detector for skin cancer screening
Doctors have trouble diagnosing melanoma because benign moles look very similar to malignant growths. But in developing a new technology that automatically extracts quantitative data from images of melanomas, scientists hope to help doctors detect the disease earlier and avoid unnecessary biopsies. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - December 23, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Katie Fenz Tags: Science News automated detection cancer screening imaging biomarker James G. Krueger Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology melanoma Source Type: news

A Clinical Aid for Detecting Skin Cancer A Clinical Aid for Detecting Skin Cancer
A new, simplified dermoscopy algorithm for skin cancer detection can help primary care physicians identify lesions that require skin biopsy or specialist referral.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Most People Want to Learn About Their Skin Biopsy Results Online Most People Want to Learn About Their Skin Biopsy Results Online
Most people want to learn about their skin biopsy results over the internet - especially when they're benign, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 8, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Skin Lesion on 58-Year-Old Patient
A 58-year-old man presents with a skin lesion, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

How is Swimmer ’ s Itch Diagnosed?
Discussion Cercarial Dermatitis (CD) is known by many names throughout the world, but is commonly known as swimmer’s itch. It is a water-borne, non-communicable infectious disease that is caused by the larval stage (cercariae) of parasitic schistosomatid flukes. The cercariae causes an allergic maculopapular skin rash in humans that is usually self-limited (usually 4-10 days) but can cause problems for up to 20 days. CD parasites are considered an emerging disease because of the increased distribution of the problem across the globe. Different parasite species cause the problem. In a normal life cycle that occurs ma...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

If You’re Called Back After a Mammogram
By Stacy Simon Most of the time, women getting their routine mammogram will receive a letter within 30 days saying the results were normal. But if doctors find something suspicious, they’ll call you back – usually within just 5 days – to take new pictures or get other tests.Getting that call can be scary, but a suspicious finding does not mean you have cancer. What else could it be? A suspicious finding may be just dense breast tissue, a cyst, or even a tumor that isn’t cancer. Other times, the image just isn’t clear and needs to be retaken. Or, if this is your first mammogram, your doctor may...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - September 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news

Acne won't extend your life, but might delay signs of ageing
Conclusion Acne can be very distressing for teenagers and those who get it later in life. It may be some comfort to know that people with acne tend to show fewer signs of skin ageing, such as wrinkles and thin skin, when they get older. The link between telomere length and acne is interesting for researchers, but doesn't mean that much for the rest of us. It may be part of the explanation for slower skin ageing in people who've had acne. And it adds weight to the theory that there's a genetic component to acne. But the study doesn't tell us whether people who'd had acne and had longer telomeres actually had younger-looki...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New-onset pediatric AD phenotype differs from adult AD
The skin phenotype of new-onset pediatric atopic dermatitis differs substantially from that in adult AD, according to an assessment of biopsy findings in infants and children. The study findings have important therapeutic implications, especially in light of the fact that much of the work in this... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 23, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Skin Biopsy
Title: Skin BiopsyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 10/26/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 7, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Earliest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In the fossil-rich region of South Africa known as the Cradle of Humankind, scientists have discovered the earliest known case of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Using 3-D imaging, the researchers have diagnosed an aggressive type of cancer called osteosarcoma in a foot bone belonging to a human relative who died in Swartkrans Cave between 1.6 and 1.8 million years ago.   The discovery—which has just been published in the South African Journal of Science—suggests that, while modern lifestyles have increased the incidences of cancer,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Earliest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In the fossil-rich region of South Africa known as the Cradle of Humankind, scientists have discovered the earliest known case of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Using 3-D imaging, the researchers have diagnosed an aggressive type of cancer called osteosarcoma in a foot bone belonging to a human relative who died in Swartkrans Cave between 1.6 and 1.8 million years ago.   The discovery—which has just been published in the South African Journal of Science—suggests that, while modern lifestyles have increased the incidences of cancer,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases June 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD June 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 258 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 235 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 23 DEVICE: ORAL BOND STEINER LABORATORIES 510(k) NO: K142130(Traditional) ATTN: GREGORY G STEINER PHONE NO : 866 3171348 1051 Olsen Street, Building 3611 SE DECISION MADE: 06-JUN-16 Henderson NV 89011 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: QiF Blood and Fluid Warmer Quality in Flow Ltd. 510(k) NO: K150404(Traditional) ATTN: Neta Sherman PHONE NO : 972 54 6600146 3A Bazel St. POB 10159 SE DECISION MA...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Patient Presents With Skin Nodule on Leg
A 57-year-old man presents with a superficial nodule on his right calf, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news