Haven ’t You Heard? Best Buy and Telehealth Are a Thing Now
Somewhere between laptops and the videogame section lies Best Buy’s latest commitment to healthcare. The retail giant – which has outlived many of its competitor, has formed a partnership with telemedicine specialist Tyto Care. Details of the partnership show that Best Buy will sell Israel based Tyto Care’s handheld examination device. The company said the TytoHome technology is now available exclusively on BestBuy.com for all customers and in select Minnesota Best Buy stores, with in-store availability coming soon in North Dakota, South Dakota, California and Ohio. Tyt...
Source: MDDI - April 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

The headset that claims to use 80 lasers to treat long locks that aren't suitable for a transplant
So can any DIY products help with female hair loss instead? Dr Sharon Wong, a consultant dermatologist who specialises in hair loss at London Bridge Hospital, reviews a selection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monarch Becomes the 1st FDA-Cleared Device for ADHD
The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System made history last week after it became the first device to win a nod from FDA to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It should be noted the technology has had CE mark since 2015. Monarch was developed by NeuroSigma and is indicated to help treat 7 to 12-year-olds suffering from ADHD. What makes this de novo clearance from FDA so significant is that typically pharmaceutical solutions are used to treat patients suffering from the neurological disorder. Monarch is about the size of a cellphone. The device generates a low-level electrical pulse ...
Source: MDDI - April 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

How to Avoid Skin Problems When You Garden
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- As you dig into gardening this spring, be sure you don't plant the seeds of skin problems, an expert advises. " Adverse skin reactions from gardening are very common and may include bug bites and stings, plant-induced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Is Especially Dangerous for Immigrants in Texas. Here ’s Why
McALLEN, Texas — Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said, money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was relying on friends and family to cover doctor appointments, food and other basics. His treatment had been complicated by a collapsed lung. “I’m not able to work — I’m breathing with just one lung,” said the 50-year-old painter, who asked to be identified by only his first n...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Huff / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Guidelines for Management of Primary Cutaneous Lymphoma 2018 Guidelines for Management of Primary Cutaneous Lymphoma 2018
Newly published guidelines provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations on the management of primary cutaneous lymphoma.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Marine Skin dives deeper for better monitoring
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) A pioneering tagging system that monitors the movement and local environment of sea animals reaches deeper depths and higher sensitivities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Indicators of Human Trafficking?
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Winnie Harlow vitiligo: What is the skin condition? Signs and symptoms revealed
WINNIE HARLOW will be a guest on ITV ’s The Jonathan Ross Show tonight. The model has the long-term skin condition vitiligo. But what are the signs and symptoms of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For three years her skin ulcers and pain would flare, then vanish, stumping doctors. Her daughter, a nurse, finally figured it out.
After hearing a case study in class, Kimberly Ho was startled by the similar symptoms. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency warning - does your skin look like this? Hidden signs revealed
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may include tiredness, difficulty breathing, and having a pain in your hands or mouth. But you could also be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, and should consider adding more B12-rich foods to your diet, if your skin has a distinctive colour change. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The flammability of textiles when contaminated with paraffin base products - Hall S, Franklin L, Bull J, Beard A, Phillips G, Morrissey J.
Several fire related deaths have been reported and linked with the use of paraffin base skin creams/emollients. However, no scientific research has been published on the flammability of textiles when contaminated with such products. Therefore, this paper p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A baby was born with nearly no skin. Doctors are fighting to keep him alive.
Doctors believe Ja’bari Gray was born with a rare genetic condition called epidermolysis bullosa that makes his skin appear translucent, or even non-existent. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA - SAB incidence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2019 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

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2019 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

E-Cigarettes by Laura Uselding, MD
Laura Uselding, MDE-cigarettes are the MOST COMMON tobacco product used by adolescents. According tothe 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey conducted by the University of Michigan, the prevalence of vaping increased by approximately 1.3 million teens from 2017 to 2018. It found that 37% of 12th graders and 10% of 8th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the last 12 months.  The use of e-cigarettes is likely putting a new generation of teens at risk of nicotine dependence. Here are some important things to know about e-cigarettes: E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid containi...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Leftists infuriated over any image depicting the American flag… because they HATE America as founded
(Natural News) In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans were nearly united in their desire to see those responsible for planning the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the history of our country brought to justice.  We all came together — men and women, Americans of varying skin color, ethnicity and religions,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas baby born without skin in critical condition
Doctors have tentatively diagnosed him with a rare genetic disorder (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Three in Four Nigerian Women Use Skin-Lighteners? No Data Supports Claim
[Africa Check] Claim (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for eczema: The plant-based oil that could repair sore and cracked skin
BEST supplements for eczema: When it comes to eczema, experts often recommend special moisturisers, creams and ointments to relieve symptoms. But these don ’t work for everybody. An alternative treatment could be found in a plant-based oil, native to the desert regions of northern America. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients struggling to contact new provider after service transfer
Patients have claimed they have been left hanging on the telephone for hours after a dermatology service was transferred to a new provider. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Burden of Childhood Atopic Dermatitis in the PC Setting The Burden of Childhood Atopic Dermatitis in the PC Setting
This study sought to determine the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in children attending primary care, and describe skin care practices used by parents on their children both with and without AD.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Ginkgo seed extracts show antibacterial activity on skin pathogens
(Emory Health Sciences) Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Shimmer launches version 2.0 of its NeuroLynQ ™ neuromarketing platform
(Rana Healthcare Solutions LLC) Shimmer's NeuroLynQ biometrics neuromarketing platform uses scientifically-validated galvanic skin responses (GSR) to monitor an audience's nonconscious emotional response to stimuli, such as a live performance or new advertising material. A Harvard Business Review study also shows how Shimmer's biometric data can help predict viral marketing campaigns. NeuroLynQ v2.0 features an entirely new analytics module, which reduces the time required for neuromarketing data analysis from days and weeks to minutes and hours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. Building on past research showing that women have more VGLL3 in their skin cells than men, a team studied it further in mice. They show that having too much VGLL3 in skin cells pushes the immune system into overdrive, leading to an autoimmune response and symptoms similar to lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctors stunned by woman's rare disease that made her gums look like strawberries
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT An unnamed 42-year-old woman from Iran visited a dermatologist complaining of overgrown gums. She was diagnosed with a rare condition called 'strawberry gingivitis'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Eating Just 1 Slice Of Bacon A Day Linked To Higher Risk Of Colorectal Cancer
(CNN) — Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday. People who ate 76 grams of red and processed meat per day — that’s in line with current guidelines and roughly the same as a quarter-pound beef burger –– had a 20% higher chance of developing colorectal cancer compared to others, who ate about 21 grams a day, the equivalent to one slice of ham, according to the research. The study also found that processed meat, like sausages or bacon, posed a bigger risk than red meat, with...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bacon Cancer CNN Source Type: news

The life-threatening rash of poisoning - Lavery MJ, Wolf R.
Dermatology is frequently viewed by physician and surgical colleagues as a specialty with few emergencies. Although the majority of dermatology practice is in the office setting, cutaneous emergencies do occur through referrals from primary care and as war... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Managing Adverse Events Caused by Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD Managing Adverse Events Caused by Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD
Anti-TNF therapy for IBD can have a wide spectrum of adverse effects, including autoimmune, dermatological, cardiac and neurological conditions. Review their management in this paper.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Spicy Food Makes Your Nose Run —and Why It’s Great for You
Munch a bit of habanero pepper or hot-sauce-soaked jambalaya, and you’ll notice a tingling numbness in your mouth followed by a burning sensation. If that burning sensation is sufficiently strong, your nose and eyes will start to run, and your mouth and throat will start to generate mucus. You may not be able to feel it, but your stomach and parts of your intestine will also start secreting excess fluid, says Dr. Brett Comer, a surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Why does all this happen? Like spraying water on a filthy car, your body turns on the waterworks...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Eczema: Applying this sweet food spread to the skin may reduce itchy eczema symptoms
ECZEMA can leave the skin feeling itchy, dry and sore, and sometimes flare-ups can be hard to control. As more and more people are looking at natural remedies to treat symptoms, some experts recommend a particular sweet food spread. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy
Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: APOORVA MANDAVILLI Tags: Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Disabilities Bacteria Rumors and Misinformation Skin Tuberculosis Discrimination Politics and Government London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine World Health Organization India your-feed-science Source Type: news

Biosensor 'bandage' collects and analyzes sweat
(American Chemical Society) Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what's going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by dripping or absorbing it from the skin's surface, can be time-consuming and messy. Now, researchers have developed a bandage-like biosensor that both collects and -- in conjunction with a smart phone -- analyzes sweat. The device, which could someday help diagnose diseases, is reported in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby boy receiving treatment after he was born without skin
A baby boy is receiving specialized hospital care three months after he was born without skin (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Three-month-old baby boy born without skin below the neck to get life-saving treatment
Ja'bari Gray, three months, from San Antonio, Texas, was born in January 2019 with almost no skin below his neck. He's been transferred to Houston for potentially life-saving treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline
Lumps on the back of the neck hairline can be the result of skin irritation or acne or may be a sign of a new mole. Other possible causes include muscle knots, cysts, boils, and swollen lymph nodes. Learn more about these causes and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Featured Review: Different doses, durations and modes of delivery of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a medicine that is available as skin patches, chewing gum, nasal and oral sprays, inhalers, lozenges and tablets that deliver nicotine through the body to the brain. In many countries, people can get NRT from healthcare professionals as well as over-the-counter, without prescriptions. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?
Title: Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair growth: 6 home remedies
Though common to experience some hair loss with age, home remedies and treatments can help. In this article, learn about a range of home remedies for hair growth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Patch Testing May Reveal Allergy to Implanted Cardiac Device Patch Testing May Reveal Allergy to Implanted Cardiac Device
Contact allergy to implanted devices is rare, but should be considered and tested for in certain situations, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Are Fish Allergy Tests Unreliable?
A study from researchers at James Cook University (JCU) in Australia is shedding new light on diagnostics for fish allergies. The team led by PhD candidate Thimo Ruethers from JCU's Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) found that materials in fish allergy tests could be unreliable. Researchers evaluated 26 commercially available fish preparations used for skin prick testing, the most common way of diagnosing fish allergy in Australia. "We found the amount of allergens present varied greatly, and in some preparations major fish allergens could not be detected. This means many skin prick tests t...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Business Source Type: news

Patch Offers a New Approach for Treating Iron Deficiency
Patch-like wearables are becoming increasingly popular in medtech. The latest device to employ such a design and make medtech headlines is transdermal patch being developed by Fe3 Medical. San Antonio, TX-based Fe3 said its biphasic iontophoretic transdermal technology is for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. The firm announced results from its first human study of the patch-like device. The human study focused on the safety and tolerability of Fe3's iontophoretic transdermal technology designed to bypass ionic resistance build up in the skin. The human study follows a series of successful preclinical studies demons...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Adhesives Source Type: news

Celebrity ‘ Fat - Shaming ’ Affects All Women, Study Finds
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo Cousin
Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn't cause a high. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Skin Diseases Appear to Be Underdiagnosed
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- Skin diseases might be more common than previously thought, with a majority of individuals unaware of their condition, according to a study published online March 19 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OCT for Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma OCT for Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma
This review explores how optical coherence tomography, a noninvasive near-infrared light imaging technology, might improve the diagnosis and management of basal cell carcinoma.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Moffitt researchers identify mechanism of resistance to BRAF inhibitors in melanoma
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, but recent advances in targeted therapies have improved the prognosis for many patients. Unfortunately, for some patients these positive outcomes are not long lasting, due to the development of drug resistance and tumor recurrence. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have discovered a mechanism by which melanoma cells become resistant to the commonly used drugs that target the BRAF protein and its signaling pathway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about scabs on the face
Causes of scabs on the face include acne, shingles, and eczema. Treatment depends on the cause, and prevention is possible in some cases. Learn more about scabs on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

The Risks of Getting a Tattoo Are Rare, But Real. Here ’s What to Know
Nearly three in 10 Americans have a tattoo, yet ink is still somewhat stigmatized. Many job seekers and office workers hide their body art rather than risk disapproval from higher-ups. Research also finds that tattoo stigma is widespread. A recent study, published in the journal Stigma and Health, found that when hypothetical patients with HIV or lung cancer had tattoos, others were more likely to blame them for their high health care costs compared to tattoo-free folks with the same illnesses. The study provides “initial evidence that tattooed individuals face health disparities,” the study authors write. Ta...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Heart attack: Lumps on your skin you shouldn’t ignore - does your skin look like this?
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease signs if you have this hidden symptom on your skin. Do you have these lumps? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news